14/1/81: New definitive issue stamps (UK)

On Wednesday 14 January 1981 a new set of definitive value postage stamps was issued by the UK Post Office. The new issue effectively signaled the increase in the price of sending mail.

The price of a 1st class letter increased from 12p to 14p, while the price of a second class letter went up from 10p to 11½p.

Sources: collectgbstamps.co.uk, theguardian.com

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