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How Royal Mail Calculates Surcharges on Underpaid Mail

From Monday 5th October 2015, Royal Mail will introduce a flat fee of only £1.50 to be paid by the recipient of a letter or a large letter where insufficient postage has been paid. This fee will be £2 when no stamp has been attached. A £3 fee will apply to a Small Parcel with insufficient postage or no stamp attached.

For Medium Parcels and Special Delivery Guaranteed items with incorrect or no postage, a fee of £1.50 plus the postage due, rounded to the nearest 10 pence, will apply.

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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.
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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 http://www.stockholmia2019.se/