Notice Board

General Data Protection Regulations 2018

Please see the Group’s notice and privacy statement here

Current Royal Mail charges on underpaid mail

The current scale of basic fees charged by Royal Mail is set out in their website

This comprises:

  • Letters/Large Letters: no postage paid - £2 flat fee
  • Letters/Large Letters: insufficient postage paid - £1.50 flat fee
  • Small Parcel: underpaid/no postage paid - £3 flat fee
  • Medium Parcel: underpaid/no postage paid - £1.50 plus incremental postage rounded to the nearest 10 pence

The process for collection and release of underpaid mail is that RM send the addressee an official card, see front view and see verso view, advising of the fee to be paid and how to pay. There are three options: (a) payment online; (b) by affixing stamps to the card and posting it back to the delivery office; or (c) payment in person at the delivery office. For postage due postal historians, option (a) is the obvious one to take as it allows retention of the ‘grey card’ for philatelic posterity. Given this state-of-the-art system for handling postage due fees, the process is a neat combination of ancient and modern.

The Postage Dues of Zanzibar 1875–1964

The Stamps, the Covers and Their Story
By John Griffith-Jones

539 pages, 270 full colour illustrations: hard bound with dust jacket, £90 plus p&p.

Published by the BPA Expertising Educational Charity.
To order or obtain more details

Members of PDMSG purchasing the book may claim a reduction of £5 from their 2016 PDMSG subscription. Please say that you are a member when ordering.

The September issue of Gibbons Stamp Monthly contains a six page, well illustrated article by John on The Postage Dues of Zanzibar 1875–1964

Underpaid International Mail

Ken Snelson has supplied the following link to his international exhibit in 2004-5

Underpaid International Mail — GPU to WWI, out of, into and through Great Britain »

Book of T

Bob Medland has now acquired a copy, thanks to a contact through the website. So as they say, 'It Pays to Advertise' and you are welcome to put your wants here.

The Royal Philatelic Society London - Stockholmia 2019

As part of its 150th anniversary celebrations the 'Royal' will be holding an international celebration in Stockholm next year. This is going to be a huge exhibition, spread over six days. Further details may be found here and on the Stockholmia 2019 website