The Christmas stamps are in the safe
November 19, 2017 12:14pm CST
As usual the Royal Mail has issued a series of Christmas postage stamps this year. I have a few Christmas cards to main overseas, so I decided to purchase the Christmas issue stamps for this purpose. I was aware that they were scheduled to be released in early November, so yesterday I called into the Post Office. When I enquired as to whether they had arrived I was told “Yes”, so I requested several Christmas stamps at £2-27 each. The counter assistant told me that she did not have any of that denomination, which seemed odd because logic would decree that all values would be delivered at the same time. I asked her when she expected the £2-27 issue to be available, so she went to ask a colleague. It transpired that all denominations were in stock, but the majority were being stored in the safe. Obviously I managed to attain the stamps, but cannot imagine why they were not available immediately at the counter. With items as time sensitive as Christmas issues it would seem logical to issue them to the counter staff immediately on delivery. They will still be valid in January, but clearly of less interest to people.
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• Manchester, England
The girl was not even aware that the stamps had been delivered. Once this was known she acquired some and served me what I required. However, she only acquired the denomination that I wanted, whereas she should have acquired a small amount of each denomination.
• El Paso, Texas
You are a dying breed, most of the people I know don't send their cards, they hand deliver them and for anyone who is out of state they use an ecard via email or else Facebook. Usually that's about the only time they bother to go online.