New everyday stamps revealed

Royal Mail has announced that new versions of definitive, ‘everyday’, value stamps bearing the image of King Charles are now available.

These are typically used to make up postage costs on packages and parcels.

The new values have retained the colour schemes used when the stamps featured the image of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The set of seven new low value stamps are: 

  • 1p – Sapphire Blue
  • 2p – Dark Green
  • 5p – Purple Heather
  • 10p – Aqua Green
  • 20p – Light Green
  • 50p – Slate Grey
  • £1.00 – Wood Brown

The two high value stamps are:

  • £2 – Bright Blue
  • £5 – Spruce Green

Stamps are available from today at

First Class, Second Class and Large Definitive stamps bearing the image of His Majesty King Charles were first issued on April 4 2023. These are being seen more often on letters as stocks of stamps issued during the reign of the late Queen have been used. Special Stamps have carried the silhouette of His Majesty since the release of the Flowers stamps on March 23 2023 

Non-barcoded definitive stamps were no longer valid for use after 31 July 2023. Customers who have been unable to use their non-barcoded stamps can exchange them for the new barcoded versions through Royal Mail’s ‘Swap Out’ scheme.

The ‘Swap Out’ scheme opened on March 31 2022. Customers can send unused stamps via  a Freepost address. Forms are available via a variety of channels, including local Customer Service Points, the Royal Mail website, Royal Mail Customer Experience team and Post Office counters. For more information, customers should visit  

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