About us
I have been a professional stamp dealer for more than 30 years I trained at the International stamp centre in the Strand London in the late 70s and have been working independently since 1984 My business is primarily mail order and based in the West Country

We were one of the first British stamp dealers to open an internet stamp shop in 1995 and today our lists contains one of the largest ranges of British stamps listed anywhere. www.greatbritainstamps.net specialise in British stamps from 1937- to date including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man stamps. While www.britishstamps.com specialise in the classic and rare British stamp issues from 1840-1935 in fine to very fine condition.

Our postal address is:

Swan Stamps
PO Box 501
Telephone (01803) 290619
Email steve@britishstamps.com

All stamps are sent worldwide postage free (first class) a certificate of posting is obtained, but please add insurance where applicable (insurance  up to £75 = £2.00)  (Insured up to £2,500  by Registered Post = £5.00) orders over £400 insurance free Regret  minimum order of £20.00
We will endeavour to despatch all orders within 5 working days subject to stock (excluding weekends & public holidays All stamps are sent on 10 days approval subject to cash with order All offers are subject to availability.
Credit / Debit card orders can only be sent to the registered cardholders address
We will email you when your order has been despatched, Please ensure that your e-mail address is correct when placing an order

We welcome both Online and Offline payments
Most customers use our secure Online payment system, but you may wish to use one of our flexible Offline payment options instead.

Telephone Orders are welcome on 01803 290619

To pay Offline, simply post your order to us with your details

Offline Payments include Bank Transfer, Cheque, and Offline Credit Card payments. Cheque payments are currently only accepted in £ sterling drawn on a UK bank
To make an offline credit card payment, you will need to send us your card details. If you make your offline payment by bank transfer or cheque,
We ask you to confirm your payment by email as this enables us to reserve the stamps for you and process your order in advance.

Our bank details are Lloyds TSB Bank   BIC  LOYDGB21078   IBAN GB74 LOYD 3096 0602 0077 04   SORT CODE 30-96-06   A/C 02007704

Online Payment Methods:
We accept MasterCard, Visa, Delta, Maestro, Switch and Solo. This payment can be made online via the SSL secure checkout facility.
No orders will be accepted without a valid card in the name of the registered cardholder and the registered card holder’s address. Postal Orders are welcome.

With the success of our previous Selected Offers lists we strongly recommend an early reservation to avoid disappointment
please phone 01803 290619 any time between 10AM - 10PM

Condition of Stamps
U/M = Unmounted Mint (no hinge mark)
M/M = Mounted Mint (with light hinge)
FU = Fine Used (usually cancelled with a circular date stamp)
FDC = First Day Cover (normally a Post Office First Day Cover with Bureau postmark in as new condition)

All items are guaranteed genuine originals. All products are offered singly, unless otherwise stated.
We make every effort to ensure that we have sufficient stocks; we cannot guarantee that every item will be in stock on any one day and available for immediate despatch.
Should a product be out of stock we will endeavour to inform you within 24 hours.
After purchase, your order will be dispatched by Royal Mail at the standard rate indicated in the Postage and Packing section.

Returns and Exchanges
We want you to be 100% satisfied with every order placed with us. Therefore if you wish to return an item for any reason at all, you may do so up to 10 days from receipt of the goods (the item must be in its original condition).

Safety and Privacy:
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Shopping is safe with www.britishstamps.com all details are sent using encrypted software.
This means that your credit card details are coded in such a way from our secure server, that only we can decode the information to obtain your credit card details.
The credit card details are encrypted on your PC through the "encryption" page and they are only decrypted after they reach our computer.
You can recognise a secure SSL transmission by the supplementary "s" attached to the Internet address ("https://www....") and by the small closed lock symbol on the right of the address bar in your browser

Emails and Newsletter
We do not send unsolicited emails. You can subscribe/unsubscribe to our monthly newsletter for our latest exclusive offers. We DO NOT sell or pass details of orders or personal details to any other company.