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
13th Jan Design Classics
12th Feb Charles Darwin
10th Mar Pioneers of the Industrial Revolution
21st Apr The Tudors
19th May Plants
16th Jun Mythical Creatures
1st Sep Fire and Rescue
17th Sep Navy Uniforms
8th Oct Eminent Britons
22nd Oct Olympic Games
3rd Nov Christmas 2009
Miniature Sheets
22nd Jan Robert Burns
12th Feb Charles Darwin
26th Feb Celebrating Wales
21st Apr The Tudors
19th May Plants
18th Aug Post Boxes
3rd Nov Christmas 2009
Definitives - Elizabeth II
17th Feb Security Features
17th Feb Low Values Security Features (EP)
17th Feb High Values Security Features (EP)
31st Mar 17p, 22p, 62p, 90p (EP)
17th Nov Recorded Signed For (EP)
Regionals & Country Pictorials
31st Mar England 56p, 90p
31st Mar Northern Ireland 56p, 90p
31st Mar Scotland 56p, 90p
31st Mar Wales 56p, 90p
31st Mar Country Pictorials 2009


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