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Blue Planet Images - Photography by Robert Sanger


As in past years with this annual reminder of U.K. Royal Mail’s recommended last posting dates and our requested last ordering dates for Christmas, I thought that two pictures of unusual letter boxes would amuse you: both on the Isle of Tiree, Inner Hebrides off the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland - the first one here and the second below.

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The brick and plastic bottle on a string jammed into the opening are to prevent birds nesting inside them on this often windy and almost treeless island.

With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, if you still plan to place an order with us but have yet to do so then we ask that you please do so before the following Royal Mail posting deadlines thus avoiding the usual last-minute rush, especially if you wish us to send a gift on your behalf. If you are one of our many readers across the world outside the U.K, please check for similar dates with your local postal authority. I hope you find this useful – thank you:

International “Standard” (Air Mail):

Monday 9th December
Africa, Asia, Carribean, Central America, South America, Far East, Middle East
Orders to us please by Friday 6th December.

Tuesday 10th December
Cyprus, Malta,
Orders to us please by 12.00 noon on Monday 9th December.

Wednesday 11th December
Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)
Orders to us please by 12.00 noon on Tuesday 10th December.

Thursday 12th December
Australia, Cyprus, Greece, New Zealand, Turkey.
Orders to us please by 12.00 noon on Wednesday 11th December.

Saturday 14th December
Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA,
Orders to us please by 12.00 noon on Friday 13th December

Monday 16th December
Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Orders to us please by Saturday 14th December

Wednesday 18th December
Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
Orders to us please by Monday 17th December

U.K. Internal Mail

Wednesday 18th December
U.K. Second Class Post

Thursday 19th December
U.K. First Class Post
Orders to us please by 12.00 noon Wednesday 18th December

Isles of Scilly 2020 Calendar

The perfect gift for all who love these “special islands”.

Our popular special offer - now extended to 31st December.

Order now and choose either:

1 free Greetings Card with each calendar


1 free Isles of Scilly Photo Print if buying 3 Calendars

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Click on the front cover picture above or HERE for details and to order.

As always every item we sell is carefully hand-checked and wrapped by us before sending to you, well protected in e-commerce recyclable cardboard packs.

Our printing continues to be done for us professionally and locally in Cornwall using environmentally sustainable materials and monitored in person by us, supporting local businesses & jobs.

Same or next working day dispatch via Royal Mail First Class post or worldwide by Air Mail – orders also accepted and processed at weekends.


We have recently successfully trialled supplying mounted photo prints and are planning early in the New Year to do this more widely with both our eight Isles of Scilly photo prints and custom prints of your favourite pictures which you may have seen and liked in our calendars and greetings cards.

The price depends upon the size of print which are usually either approximately A4 or A3 size and your choice of mount. We prefer to leave the framing for you to arrange locally to avoid the risk of breakage of the glass in postal transit.

So if you have a favourite picture from our collection and have thought that you would like to have it as a mounted print, please give me a call on +44 1872 222601 or send an email to me at: robert@blueplanetimages.com when we can discuss the various options and cost.

A suggestion: we know from a number of clients that our greetings cards make very nice prints when mounted and framed and often look attractive when hung as a pair or with four together, especially when the images have a common theme, such as white sandy beaches or the mountains and lochs of Scotland, or maybe of our wildlife and animal pictures. If you want suggested combinations give me a call.

And finally…

Here’s the 2nd Scottish mail-box that caught my eye with unusual “bird-proofing”!!!

tiree-letterbox© Copyright Robert Sanger/Blue Planet Images

Christmas and New Year holidays opening times:
The internet never sleeps!!!

We shall be open for online business as usual throughout the holidays and contactable most of the time for telephone orders, sending them off on the next available working day.

My thanks if you have bought any of our publications during this past year and if you have yet to do so ahead of the holidays, I look forward to hearing from you.

We are blessed with the most wonderful and large number of loyal customers all across the U.K. and many other parts of the world for which I am truly grateful.

Thank you – you make my work with Blue Planet Images such a pleasure.

So as we approach another year-end I wish you a very happy Christmas and a peaceful, healthy and prosperous New Year in 2020.

Robert Sanger

Blue Planet Images Co. Ltd.
Buckland House
39 Treffry Road
Truro, Cornwall
TR1 1WL U.K.

Tel: +44 (0)1872 222601
Mob: +44 (0)78 76 033 033

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