Deliveries may take longer than normal due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Whilst we are processing and packing orders within our normal turn-around of one to two working days, the actual deliveries may take longer than usual particularly to overseas destinations.
Please also be aware we are unable to amend orders that are already in the system. Therefore if you need to add any items, please create a new order.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unusual times.
Shipping and Postal Charges.
Shipping charges are subsidised by Lavinia Stamps.
For U.K. Standard Delivery, we charge a nominal £1.95, plus VAT, toward the postal and packing costs.
For the Europe and the rest of the world, £8.00 (up to 500gms)
(Heavy or Bulky items sent overseas may incur additional costs)
|Destination||Estimated delivery time||Price|
|Mainland UK||3-5 business days* (Excludes Local, Public & Bank Holidays)||£1.95 + VAT|
|Scottish Highlands and Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.||4-6 business days* (Excludes Local, Public & Bank Holidays)||£1.95 + VAT|
| Europe and
Rest of the World
|Europe 5-7 business days*
RoW 10-21 business days*
(Excludes Local, Public & Bank Holidays)
| Up to 500gms = £8.00
Up to 1.5kg = £11.00
Over 1.5kg = £18.00
Overseas shipping is subject to VAT at the applicable rate
In some countries, you may need to sign for international delivery. Please check with your local postal services if you are unsure.
Please note: Certain items may occasionally attract higher shipping charges. These are dependent on weight and will be normally be calculated during the checkout process, in accordance with the table above. In the case of bulky yet lightweight items, such as baubles, the shipping costs may prove to be outside of economic limits, in which case we will contact you before proceeding.
Order turn-around times
We aim to process orders within one to two days of receipt excluding weekends and public holidays. If any item is out of stock, we will refund the cost of the item and send the remaining items of the order out to you.
All UK deliveries are subject to the carriers’ standard procedures and timescales.
If you receive our confirmation of dispatch email before 3:30pm, Monday to Friday, your order will normally be collected from us by the appropriate courier that day. Orders with dispatch confirmation emails sent after these times will be collected by the appropriate delivery courier the next business day.
All UK deliveries are subject to the carriers’ standard procedures and timescales. A signature is not normally required. If the package will not fit through your letterbox and no one is home, it may be taken back to the postal depot for collection, in which case a note will be left.
* Lavinia Stamps’ normal business hours are 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Customs Duty, Excise & Other Local Taxes
Prices on this website are calculated in GB Pounds inclusive of UK VAT. The Shopping Cart and Checkout pages will display the net (ex-VAT) prices, with VAT added to the subtotal at the prevailing rate for the destination country.
The recipient of the order is responsible for all customs formalities relating to their import and where required to do so will need to pay any additional charges, including import duty, customs charges, taxes, levies and any other charges. The recipient of the goods, not the person who’s ordered them, will receive a separate request for payment of these charges.
Customers in the EU, for instance, might be asked locally to pay VAT and customs duty before their parcel can be delivered, when the total order value (including shipping) is 150 euros or more.
We have absolutely no control over this but if you do have to pay these charges, please send us a copy of the receipt and we will refund the VAT amount that you paid when placing the order.
If you are ordering goods for delivery to someone else please make sure they are aware of the possibility of these additional payments and that they will be responsible for payment.
Lavinia Stamps Ltd has no control over these import regulations or additional charges and we suggest you contact the local authorities or postal service in the destination country for further advice.