A world of stamps and postal history

Welcome to Postal Pursuits

As many already know Postal Pursuits shop in Letchworth will be closing in July 2016 and we will be moving the shop to France. Work has already started on the new shop and we hope to start trading from there later this year.

The shop is located in a very peaceful village in the Vienne (86) called Usson du Poitou (86350). Poitier is a short drive away and we will be offering complimentary pickup service from Poitier Airport which has Ryanair flights from Stansted. We have available both a Gîte and B&B/Self-catering.

We will try and keep everyone informed of developments through this page and our Facebook page.


As part of our preparation for the big move we are having a clearance sale open to the public on June 12 – 14. See calendar for times.


We will be present at Europhilex in May with more information on the move and bargains to be had.

In 2010 Postal Pursuits opened the first new Stamp shop in the UK in a generation. Although keeping the best of what is traditional about stamp shops we have undertaken to make stamp collecting and philately far more visible to the general public. From the informative presentations and single frame exhibits in the windows, currently showing a ‘starting to collect stamps’ guide, to the upstairs philatelic gallery, we openly welcome and encourage all ages to experience the joys of our hobby. In March 2011 we formally opened the upstairs library, browsing area and re-furbished meeting rooms which is open to use by societies and clubs to host meetings. In 2013 we have already seen a visit from the South African collectors club and on June 22  the National Philatelic Society will be holding a meeting here.

Our web site has a dedicated blog area for Postal Pursuits, local stamp clubs and collectors worldwide. 

Postal Pursuits has a positive educational policy and develops educational material for use in the shop and in schools. 

Please find below some interesting philatelic items currently on eBay that we have filtered for your general enjoyment. Pop back regularly as we will be changing what type of material is presented here from time to time. The money from just your clicks on these items helps us support our social program.

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