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How do I provide 'evidence of value' for an item lost in the post in order to obtain compensation?

I posted the item via 2nd class post on 21st December and it has still not arrived. I did obtain a 'certificate of posting' but am unable to provide proof of the value of the item (clothing valued at £30). Any suggestions?

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There's unfortunately little you can do once you lose the receipt for something, which is why Royal Mail have set up the system this way. Personally, I'd find a similar value item and submit a claim saying you sent that but it got lost.



I wouldn't assume it's lost in the post just yet, I discovered that 2nd class items can take up to four weeks to arrive, sometimes beyond....coupled with all the seasonal deliveries, it may yet turn up. I would ditto the advice above though!