Postmark illustrations

To view images of postmarks for a particular stamp issue, first select the year, and then the stamp issue.

The numbers alongside each postmark refer to the catalogue entries in the latest edition of ‘Collecting British First Day Covers’ which can be purchased from this website.

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1920s1920192119221923192419251926192719281929
1940s1940194119421943194419451946194719481949
1950s1950195119521953195419551956195719581959
1960s1960196119621963196419651966196719681969
1970s1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
1980s1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
1990s1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
2000s2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
2010s20102011201220132014201520162017

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Commemoratives
9th Jan The Beatles
1st Feb Sea Life
13th Feb The Sky at Night
1st Mar World of Invention
22nd Mar Abolition of the Slave Trade
15th May Beside the Seaside
3rd Jul Grand Prix
17th Jul Harry Potter
26th Jul Scouts
4th Sep Birds (Endangered Species)
20th Sep Army Uniforms
16th Oct Diamond Wedding
6th Nov Christmas 2007
6th Nov Christmas 2007 (Madonna)
Miniature Sheets
9th Jan The Beatles
1st Mar World of Invention
23rd Apr Celebrating England
17th May Wembley Stadium
5th Jun Machin 40 Years
17th Jul Harry Potter
16th Oct Diamond Wedding
6th Nov Christmas 2007
8th Nov Lest We Forget 2007
Prestige Stamp Books
1st Mar World of Invention
1st Mar World of Invention - Pane 1
1st Mar World of Invention - Pane 2
1st Mar World of Invention - Pane 3
1st Mar World of Invention - Pane 4
5th Jun Machin 40 Years
5th Jun Machin - Pane 1
5th Jun Machin - Pane 2
5th Jun Machin - Pane 3
5th Jun Machin - Pane 4
20th Sep Army Uniforms
Stamp Books
5th Jun Machin 40 Years
Generic Sheets
1st Mar Glorious Wales
23rd Apr Glorious England
17th May Wembley Stadium
5th Jun Machin 40 Years
17th Jul Harry Potter
6th Nov Christmas 2007
8th Nov Lest We Forget 2007
30th Nov Glorious Scotland


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