How much are first and second class stamps and when are they delivered?

With London being placed back under the toughest tier three restrictions and many other parts of the UK still under them too, most of us will have to make do with sending a Christmas card or letter this year.

Catch ups over drinks or a meal are just not plausible for many right now. What better time to revive the art of letter writing? It’s practically Dickensian – fitting for this time of year.

Whether you want to catch someone up, send out a small item or post some Christmas cards, how much are stamps these days and how long will a first or second class stamp take to be delivered?

How much are stamps?

The price for a first-class stamp start at 76p.

One stamp will be valid for any item up to 100g in weight – covering the likes of most cards and letters – and the cost to post something first class rises as items get heavier.

For second-class, the price of a stamp starts at 65p for letters up to 100g.

How long do first and second-class stamps take to deliver?

First-class letters and cards in the UK are expected to be delivered the day after they are posted  – provided you get your item posted within the collection times.

Second-class letters and cards in the UK are regarded as less urgent mail and can take up to two to three working days for delivery.

So, if you want something to arrive by Christmas, you still have time – but act fast…

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