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
16th Jan The Future
6th Feb Occasions
13th Feb Cats & Dogs
13th Mar The Weather
10th Apr Submarines
15th May Double Decker Buses
19th Jun Fabulous Hats
10th Jul Pondlife
4th Sep Punch & Judy
2nd Oct Nobel Prizes
6th Nov Christmas 2001
Miniature Sheets
13th Mar The Weather
15th May Double Decker Buses
22nd Oct Flags & Ensigns
Prestige Stamp Books
22nd Oct Flags & Ensigns
22nd Oct Submarines - Pane 1
22nd Oct Submarines - Pane 2
22nd Oct Submarines - Pane 3
22nd Oct Submarines - Pane 4
Stamp Books
17th Apr Submarines
4th Sep Punch & Judy
22nd Oct Flags & Ensigns
Generic Sheets
5th Jun Occasions
3rd Jul Smilers
18th Dec Cartoons


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