Royal Mail announced its annual stamp
price rises in late February and they take effect from 30 March 2015.
The inland 'Royal Mail Signed For' fee remains £1.10.Airmail rates under 100g are reduced to 2 steps from 3, eliminating the 60g step.
The Europe 20g and Worldwide 10g rate of 97p rises to £1 (a 3% increase) meaning four country definitive stamps, but no new Machin definitive stamp.
The Worldwide 20g rate rises from £1.28 to £1.33 which means a 4% increase (new stamp).
The current Europe 60g rate £1.47 and 100g rate of £2.35 are replaced by a 100g rate of £1.52 (new stamp)
The World 60g rate of £2.15 and 100g rate of £3.48 are replaced by £2.25 (new stamp).The Surface mail (rebranded last year as International Economy) 20g rate rising from 81p to 85p (no new stamp).
See more at: http://www.royalmail.com/sites/default/files/Royal-Mail-UK-and-international-parcel-and-letter-prices-30-March-2015.pdf
Pre-issue images of the new stamps for 2015
|Official colours of
the new stamps:
£1.33 Amber yellow
£1.52 Orchid Mauve
£2.25 Plum purple
£2.45 Spruce green
£3.15 Aqua green
£3.30 Rose pink
Pre-issue publicity images of the new £1 and £1.33 Country Definitives.
We've doctored the England £1 stamp to show it in approximately the same colour as previous stamps in this design.
The Machin definitive stamps are self-adhesive, printed by De La Rue in gravure in sheets of 25, with 12 sheets of 25 per cylinder. They will have security cuts and the irridescent overprint.
The Country definitives will be litho printed on ordinary gummed paper by Cartor Security Print also in sheets of 25. They will have no security features.
Special postmarks available on the day of issue will be shown here.
||Ref FD1508TH -
official pictorial FDI Tallents House postmark
Ref FD1508PL - official pictorial FDI Windsor postmark
Ref FD1509NP - official pictorial FDI London postmark
Ref FD1509PL - official pictorial FDI London postmark
Ref FD1510PL- official pictorial FDI Edinburgh postmark
Ref FD1511PL - official pictorial FDI Cardiff postmark
Ref FD1512PL - official pictorial FDI Belfast postmark
Co-located non-pictorial postmarks for all except Tallents House, same reference numbers with suffix 'NP'
|Ref S6039 - Belfast operational cds postmark||Ref W6038 - Cardiff operational cds postmark||Ref S6040 - Edinburgh operational cds postmark|| Ref S6041 - Glasgow 2
operational cds postmark
| Ref S6042 - Glasgow 10
operational cds postmark
Union Street Birmingham
|Additionally, any postmarks available on this date may
also be applied to FDCs
- see Permanent postmarks and Other one-day postmarks
|Ref W5097 - Cardiff permanent handstamp.||Ref S4653 - Edinburgh permanent handstamp.||Ref S4641 - Belfast permanent handstamp.||Ref E4680 - Windsor Castle, Royal Mail permanent handstamp||Ref M13375
Windsor View, Birmingham
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