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COVID-19: Maximum of two customers at a time and one way system in store

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, Galleon Stores & Post Office have instigated a maximum of two customers at a time policy and a one way system through the store. 

Please enter through the front door after checking the number inside, and leave by the side door.

One person can queue by the fruit and vegetable stall, but we ask that all other customers queue from the top of the steps, leaving at least 6 foot of space between each customer. 

Thank you for your cooperation and please stay safe.

Gary and Kay

Security features to protect you from new £20 counterfeit banknotes

With the recent issue of the new polymer £20 banknotes, The Post Office (2020) have shared a number of security features to help customers identify counterfeit notes. We’ve listed the top two below:


1. Hologram image change

Tilt the note from side to side. Check the words change between ‘Twenty’ and ‘Pounds’.


2. See-through windows

Look at the metallic image over the main window. Check the foil is blue and gold on the front of the note and silver on the back.


Look for a second, smaller window in the bottom corner of the note.

The Bank of England provides more information on security features to keep an eye out for. Visit their dedicated webpage on the new £20 note

Royal Mail stamp price increase for 2020

You may have heard recently that Royal Mail announced they will be increasing the price of stamps in line with 2020 Royal Mail tariff changes.

From 23rd March, 1st Class stamps will incur an increase of 6p, to 76p and the cost of a 2nd Class stamp will rise to 65p, an increase of 4p. 

Don’t forget though, buy your stamps before this date and you’ll pay the current price, but be able to use them at the new one.  A great tip for saving a little on stamps for Christmas too!

For more information on Royal Mail’s tariff changes for 2020 and how it might affect you, pop in or give us a call on 01803 842148. You can also visit Royal Mail’s website for a full list of changes. 

Royal Mail Christmas Stamps release – 5th November

The 2019 Royal Mail Christmas Stamps will be on sale and available to purchase at Galmpton Post Office from Tuesday 5th November 2019. This year’s release features eight stamps in total bringing the Nativity story to life.

For more information, pop in and speak to Gary or give us a call on 01803 842148.

Recommended Christmas Posting Dates reminder

Are you looking to post to Australia/New Zealand or via International Economy within Europe in time for Christmas? See below for Royal Mail’s latest recommended posting dates.

For a full rundown of recommended posting dates, visit our post here or pop in and pick up a leaflet from the Post Office.

International Economy

Saturday 2nd November – Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta, Iceland

Saturday 16th November – Western Europe

International Standard & Royal Mail International Tracked & Signature Services

Thursday 12th December – Australia and New Zealand

The Gruffalo special stamps

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Royal Mail have released a ‘The Gruffalo’ special stamps collection. There are six stamps in total featuring the characters, and the presentation pack would make a lovely gift for fans of the bedtime classic. 

The stamps are available to purchase at Galmpton Post Office now. 

Cricket World Cup Winners special stamps

Royal Mail’s latest special stamps issue celebrates England’s Women’s and Men’s ICC Cricket World Cup respective victories in 2017, and now in 2019.

The issue features eight stamps in total, capturing both teams’ celebrations on winning the cups. Available to purchase at Galmpton Post Office now.

Royal Navy ships special stamps

Paying tribute to the oldest of Britain’s armed forces, Royal Mail release their Royal Navy ships special stamps issue later this month.

Including the Mary Rose and HMS Queen Elizabeth, the issue features eight ships in total. The stamps will be on sale and available to purchase at Galmpton Post Office from Thursday 19th September 2019.

For more information, pop in and speak to Gary or give us a call on 01803 842148.

Forestry Commission special stamps

The latest special Stamps issue from Royal Mail captures six favourite views in Forestry Commission and related forests across the UK, including Sherwood Forest and Westonbirt, the National Arboretum.

The stamps go on sale and are available to purchase at Galmpton Post Office from 13th August.

Order your travel essentials at Galmpton Post Office for the summer

Heading off anywhere nice this summer? Don’t forget you can purchase Euros and all other currencies from Galmpton Post Office, in addition to travel insurance and travel money cards.

For more information, pop in and speak to Gary or give us a call on 01803 842148.

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