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Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th - London

Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
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A current set of 1st class postage stamp.
Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
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A set of first class stamps and three collector edition penny blacks. The Penny Black was the world's first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was issued in Britain on 1 May 1840.
Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
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A set of first class stamps and three collector edition penny blacks. The Penny Black was the world's first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was issued in Britain on 1 May 1840.
Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
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UK first-class stamps are to rise from 46p to 60p while second-class stamps will go up from 36p to 50p on 30 April.
Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
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UK first-class stamps are to rise from 46p to 60p while second-class stamps will go up from 36p to 50p on 30 April.
Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
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UK first-class stamps are to rise from 46p to 60p while second-class stamps will go up from 36p to 50p on 30 April.
Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
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A set of current 1st class postage stamp.
Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
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UK first-class stamps are to rise from 46p to 60p while second-class stamps will go up from 36p to 50p on 30 April.
Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
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UK first-class stamps are to rise from 46p to 60p while second-class stamps will go up from 36p to 50p on 30 April.
Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
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UK first-class stamps are to rise from 46p to 60p while second-class stamps will go up from 36p to 50p on 30 April.
Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
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UK first-class stamps are to rise from 46p to 60p while second-class stamps will go up from 36p to 50p on 30 April.
  • Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
  • Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
  • Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
  • Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
  • Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
  • Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
  • Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
  • Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
  • Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
  • Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London
  • Cost of UK first class postage stamps up from April 30th  London

UK first-class stamps are to rise from 46p to 60p while second-class stamps will go up from 36p to 50p on 30th April. Adhesive postage stamp were first issued in Britain in1840 for use in the public postal system.

Moya Greene, the chief executive of the Royal Mail group, said the state-owned organisation had no choice but to push up prices, having lost almost £1bn in its last four financial years.

The idea of an adhesive stamp to indicate pre-payment of postage was part of Sir Rowland Hill's 1837 proposals to reform the British postal system.

Adhesive postage stamp were first issued in Britain in1840 for use in the public postal system.

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