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.

Select Year

1920s1920192119221923192419251926192719281929
1940s1940194119421943194419451946194719481949
1950s1950195119521953195419551956195719581959
1960s1960196119621963196419651966196719681969
1970s1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
1980s1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
1990s1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
2000s2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
2010s2010201120122013201420152016201720182019

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Commemoratives
7th Feb British Dogs
21st Mar Spring Flowers
9th May European Elections
6th Jun Horse Racing
11th Jul Year of the Child
22nd Aug Rowland Hill
26th Sep Police
21st Nov Christmas 1979
Miniature Sheets
24th Oct Rowland Hill


If your interested in seeing covers with a particular postmark:
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