Postage / Payment

Are you frustrated by online shops which don't tell you how much you have to pay for postage or shipping until you are in the checkout?  So are we, so here is our current (spring 2013) list of postage rates, and an explanation of why these are higher than before.

Royal Mail have announced new postage rates for some inland and international services from 27 March 2017.  We have managed to hold our prices for now but some postage charges will have to change before long.

United Kingdom, Channel Islands
Order value up to £100 - £1.50 *; Recorded - £2.70 total.
Order value over £100 - free postage; Recorded - £1.50 total.
Special Delivery: orders up to £499.99 - £6.75; over £500 - free

Rest of the World §
Order value up to £29.99 - £3.00
Order value £30 to £74.99 - £3.50
Order value £75 to £150.00 - £7.00
Orders over £150 - free

* UK collectors - of course we can send very many stamps for the new basic inland rate of 65p (plus packing).  So if you consistently buy only stamps, that we can send for the basic letter rate,  and if you pay by cheque or bank transfer we'll give you a postage credit from time to time. Just remind us!

§ Because of losses to certain countries only tracked services are available.

Normally we post orders on Thursday each week. 

This system allows you to pay by bank transfer from UK or international bank accounts (we'll send you details). 

You can also send us a cheque (payable to Ian Billings) in sterling (GB Pounds).  We like these systems as we get all the money!  If you do send a cheque, please include a note of the order number (not written on the cheque because we won't have it after it's banked).  And if you can, please use a special stamp rather than a definitive - if nobody uses them there won't be any for people to collect!

You can also pay by debit or credit card; such payments are processed for us through PayPal so we never know your card details.  Of course if you have a PayPal account, then you can pay by transfer from your account to ours.  Just click on the PayPal button as usual.
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