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Non barcode stamps cut off date confusion



  • olgadapolga
    olgadapolga Posts: 2,284 Forumite
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    Monkey2K said:
    I understand that the the 'use by deadline' has been extended from 31st January 2023 to 31st July 2023 but has the deadline for exchanging or swapping otu old stamps been extended too?
    There is no cut off date (yet) for exchanging non-barcoded stamps.
  • Oldchap
    Oldchap Posts: 6 Forumite
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    edited 11 January 2023 at 3:37PM
    Royal Mails sites still say 31/1/2023 everywhere but I have been telling people its now  31st July 2023 after  the recent article below by  Emily White of MSE

    Should this MSE article be corrected or removed?

  • NBLondon
    NBLondon Posts: 5,578 Forumite
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    No - because the article is not wrong.   Well - there are dubious statements but in principle it still gives the correct information.   The stamps do become invalid after 31st Jan, but the recipient will not be surcharged until after 31st July.  So you can still use them or swap them.   The polite thing to do would be to swap them.

    https://www.royalmail.com/sending/barcoded-stamps  read the 5th bullet point in the last section.  

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