Christmas postal dates

The new Star Wars stamps
The new Star Wars stamps

The Royal Mail has issued the last dates for posting for Christmas 2015.

In the United Kingdom the final date in December for all UK 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For® is on the 19th;

The final day for all UK First Class postal services is December 21 and includes all Royal Mail Signed For® post.

December 23rd is the last date for all Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® postal deliveries.

International Standard (formerly Airmail) and all International Tracking and Signature Services: December 4, Africa, Middle East; December 7, Cyprus, Asia, Far East, Japan; December 8, Caribbean, Central, South America; December 10, Greece, Australia, New Zealand; December 14, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland; December 15, Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA;

December 16, Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain;

December 17, France;

December 18, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland

HM Forces mail (BFPO); November 27 (Operational) and December 11 (Static).

Star Wars fans will be delighted as the best stamps in the Galaxy have landed just in time for the Festive season - a limited edition set of stamps emblazoned with images from the Star Wars™ franchise, including Darth Vader, Luke, Finn and Rey. It also pays respect to the British film industry.