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    Bit of a stupid question but I genuinely can't find an answer anywhere.

    On the post office webpage it has different stamps like 1 st class and 2nd class but then it also has sets of "1p, 10p, 25p stamps"? They are also called fixed value stamps.

    Nowhere does it say what those are used for? For sending letter the only two options seem to be 1st or 2nd..
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    (Original post by Mystery.)
    Bit of a stupid question but I genuinely can't find an answer anywhere.

    On the post office webpage it has different stamps like 1 st class and 2nd class but then it also has sets of "1p, 10p, 25p stamps"? They are also called fixed value stamps.

    Nowhere does it say what those are used for? For sending letter the only two options seem to be 1st or 2nd..
    If you have a 2nd class stamp, but want to send something 1st class. You'd add the stamps to make up the value.

    If you need to send a parcel, it won't cost an exact multiple of 1st class stamps so you may need to make up the value with other stamps.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    If you have a 2nd class stamp, but want to send something 1st class. You'd add the stamps to make up the value.

    If you need to send a parcel, it won't cost an exact multiple of 1st class stamps so you may need to make up the value with other stamps.
    ohhh ok, that makes sense. Thank you.
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    (Original post by Mystery.)
    ohhh ok, that makes sense. Thank you.
    If you go to a post office, they can print a label that is valid for the exact postage price you need. But if you don't want to go - or already have some stamps and don't want to pay for the whole postage again - you can use the make up value stamps to add towards the ones you have.

    Last week, I posted a parcel to my sister. It cost £1.22. So if I wanted to use 2nd class stamps, they're worth 56p each. I would either need to use 3 stamps and overpay, or use 2 stamps and a make up stamp.
 
 
 
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