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
8th Jan James Bond
5th Feb Working Dogs
28th Feb The Houses of Lancaster & York
13th Mar Mayday - Rescue at Sea
15th Apr British Insects
13th May Cathedrals
10th Jun British Films
17th Jul Air Displays
18th Sep RAF Uniforms
14th Oct Women of Distinction
4th Nov Christmas 2008
6th Nov Lest We Forget 2008
Miniature Sheets
8th Jan James Bond
28th Feb The Houses of Lancaster & York
11th Mar Celebrating Northern Ireland
13th May Cathedrals
22nd Aug Olympics
29th Sep Country Definitives
4th Nov Christmas 2008
6th Nov Lest We Forget 2008


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