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CHRISTMAS - there, I said it.

As much as we'd like to deny it, in less than 12 weeks Christmas will be upon us. It may not seem worth thinking about right now, but if you're buying items from abroad then last posting dates are crucial for your shopping diary.

We would always recommend trying to get your orders in with plenty of time; this allows for delays, which are inevitable at this busy time of year. It also allows for any hiccups you may experience when buying second-hand goods. For example, if something arrives and you're not completely happy with it, you'll want to make sure you have enough time to return it and get a replacement.

However, life can get in the way; many work places are far busier on the run up to Christmas, leaving people with less time to organise themselves. Knowing your last posting dates is vital for surviving the festive frenzy on the run up to Christmas Day.

Legacy Antiques and Collectibles Ltd uses only Royal Mail and Parcelforce services, with either a signature requirement or tracking capability. These services prove far more reliable than standard untracked mail, and allow the customer to follow their parcel in transit.

We have summarised the relevant information available from the Royal Mail and Parcelforce websites below.

 

UK LAST POSTING DATES

Latest recommended posting dates Service
Friday 22nd December Special Delivery Guaranteed Saturday Delivery
Thursday 21st December Special Delivery Guaranteed 1pm
Thursday 21st December 1st Class Signed For
Wednesday 20th December Parcelforce 48

 

INTERNATIONAL LAST POSTING DATES

Latest recommended posting dates Countries
Saturday 16th December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
Friday 15th December Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Thursday 14th December Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Wednesday 13th December Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Saturday 9th December Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand
Thursday 7th December Caribbean, Central and South America
Wednesday 6th December Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Saturday 2nd December Africa, Middle East

PLEASE NOTE: These tables are offered as a guideline but we strongly recommend that all orders be placed by the day before the last posting date. We are restricted by Royal Mail and Parcelforce collection times, and while we will endeavour to ship out before the parcels are collected from the depot, any late orders will be shipped the next day. All orders placed before 1pm will be dispatched the same day.

If you have any special requirements, or are unsure of when to order by, then please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We are happy to hold orders so that they are dispatched to arrive on a certain day, and deliver gifts directly to the recipient (see our great selection of gift cards on offer).

We will continue to ship all orders, regardless of whether the last posting date has been missed; our last shipping date before Christmas will be Friday 22nd December.

If you would like to find out what service your parcel would be sent by in advance, then please email us and quote the stock reference number of the product(s) you are interested in. Should you require an expedited service or an upgrade, these are at an additional cost. This will have to be arranged before purchase.

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