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Old 09-04-2007, 14:52
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I'm just about to send some letters off and I've found a book of Christmas stamps, are they still usable?
I know the price has gone up since Christmas...
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Old 09-04-2007, 15:07
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Originally Posted by John,
I'm just about to send some letters off and I've found a book of Christmas stamps, are they still usable?
I know the price has gone up since Christmas...
I think you can still use them, if they are 1st class they willl probably be send 2nd class. If they are 2nd class I wouldnt use them but on the otherhand you could go and buy 1 or 2p stamps.

Hope this helps a wee bit.
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Old 09-04-2007, 15:09
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Still perfectly useable, particularly as they won't show a price but simply 1st or 2nd Class marked on them.
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Old 09-04-2007, 15:47
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Yeah they're not marked with a price but they do have a snowman on them.
I might put 2 on each envelope just to use them up?
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Old 09-04-2007, 16:33
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The reason stamps have "1st" and "2nd" on them is so they can still be used after the price of 1st, 2nd class postage increases.
They can still be used even if they are years old.
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Old 09-04-2007, 16:38
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Originally Posted by MarkLS12
The reason stamps have "1st" and "2nd" on them is so they can still be used after the price of 1st, 2nd class postage increases.
They can still be used even if they are years old.
That'll do me, thanks...
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Old 09-04-2007, 16:54
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Originally Posted by MarkLS12
The reason stamps have "1st" and "2nd" on them is so they can still be used after the price of 1st, 2nd class postage increases.
They can still be used even if they are years old.
Better stock up then
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Old 09-04-2007, 18:56
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Deleted - sorry my computer is playing up and lagging - I made three posts the same, by mistake.

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Old 09-04-2007, 18:57
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You don't need to put two on each envelope. If they are marked '1st class' they are perfectly usable at any time, as are any unused stamps.
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Old 09-04-2007, 18:57
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You don't need to put two on each envelope. If they are marked '1st class', that's how they will be classed and they are perfectly usable at any time, as are any unused stamps.
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Old 09-04-2007, 19:32
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Oh damn, damn and triple damn!

Sorry about the three duplicate posts (one I changed). My comp is badly lagging and DS pages are not loading, I thought my post wasn't being sent. By the time I got back in, the edit time had run out. Apologies for messing up.
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Old 09-04-2007, 20:32
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Any UK postage stamp issued on or after 15th February 1971 is valid for postage.

1st class stamps can be used for first class posage regardless of when they were issued.

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Old 10-04-2007, 00:56
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Forget property, invest in postage stamps!
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Old 10-04-2007, 16:36
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Originally Posted by John,
I'm just about to send some letters off and I've found a book of Christmas stamps, are they still usable?
I know the price has gone up since Christmas...
If they are just marked 1st class then they can be used as 1st class regardless of the increase in postage.
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Old 10-04-2007, 17:22
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I'm still using snowman stamps!
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Old 10-04-2007, 19:42
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So am I.

When I buy stamps I buy them in books but I wish they wouldn't give me these silly Christmas one's as it takes me a few months to get through them.

I just want normal stamps thanks.
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Old 10-04-2007, 20:15
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Snowmen, pah! I have some with robins on, and that was three years ago, I think. And I just finished up a load of angel stamps that were from before they put 1st or 2nd. Mother keeps giving me Christmas stamps, in the hope I might send Christmas cards. So far it's not been a particularly successful strategy.
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Old 23-04-2007, 19:36
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I assume this also applies to the older brown 1st class stamps.
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Old 23-04-2007, 22:10
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If you find any old money pound, five, tenners or twenty notes, you can still get the face value as long as it's in tacked.


Well if you find old stamps you might find old money and it's good to know
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Old 23-04-2007, 22:46
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Originally Posted by Achtung
So am I.

When I buy stamps I buy them in books but I wish they wouldn't give me these silly Christmas one's as it takes me a few months to get through them.

I just want normal stamps thanks.

You ask for the standard ones, that's what I do.
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Old 24-04-2007, 11:58
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I actually posted a letter today, with a stamp on that I've had since 2000. It's not that I'm mean, just that I have a lot of 40p stamps that I'd acquired then and see no reason not to use them still.
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