Royal Mail have released their Christmas Stamp Set and the Traditional Red Postbox takes centre stage on all the Special Stamps.
Every year the Royal Mail releases special stamps to celebrate Christmas. This year’s designs all include a Traditional Christmas scene with people posting their Christmas mail at various styles of post boxes within towns and the countryside.
There are six stamp designs celebrating what many of love to do at Christmas and that sending Christmas cards and gifts in the post to our friends and family.
The artist who illustrated the images is Andrew Davidson. He's has worked on over 12 stamp issues for Royal Mail since 1982.
If you want to collect these and not post them you can buy them in different types of presentation packs, the miniature Sheet is £9.55, the Presentation pack is £10.25 and the Christmas souvenir set is £12 they all include:
- 1st Class
- 1st Class Large
- 2nd Class
- 2nd Class Large
- £1.25 Stamp
- £1.45 Stamp
- £1.55 Stamp
- £2.25 Stamp
1st Class Stamp is 67p each with a 12-stamp book costing £8.04, or you can buy sheets or 25 or 50
2nd Class Stamp 58p each with a 12-stamp book costing 36.96, or you can buy sheets or 25 or 50
Christmas 2018 Pack of 9 Postcards £4.05
Where you can Buy these Christmas Stamps
These 2018 Christmas stamps can be bought in postage stamp books or adhesive postage stamps sheets from your local post office or online, however all the presentation items can only be ordered online Here via the Post Office Shop
Last Posting Dates for Christmas in UK
As always Royal Mail is advising customers to post their cards and gifts early, so to give their postmen and women a good shot at get all the extra Christmas mail delivered in time.
The latest recommended posting dates for the UK for Christmas 2018 are:
- Tuesday 18th December for Second Class Mail, and Royal Mail Signed for 2nd Class
- Thursday 20th December for First Class Mail, Royal Mail Signed for 1st Class and Royal Mail Tracked 48
- Friday 21st December for Royal Mail Tracked 24
- Saturday 22nd December for Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed
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