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
2010s2010201120122013201420152016201720182019

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Commemoratives
15th Jan The Just So Stories
6th Feb Golden Jubilee
5th Mar Occasions
19th Mar Coastlines
9th Apr Circus
25th Apr The Queen Mother - In Memoriam
2nd May Airliners
21st May World Cup 2002
16th Jul Commonwealth Games 2002
20th Aug Peter Pan
10th Sep Bridges of London
8th Oct Pillar to Post
5th Nov Christmas 2002
Miniature Sheets
2nd May Airliners
21st May World Cup
24th Sep Astronomy
5th Dec Wildings No.1
Definitives - Elizabeth II
5th Jun Gold Stamps
Prestige Stamp Books
6th Feb Golden Jubilee
6th Feb Accession - Pane 1
6th Feb Accession - Pane 2
6th Feb Accession - Pane 3
6th Feb Accession - Pane 4
24th Sep Astronomy
24th Sep Universe - Pane 1
24th Sep Universe - Pane 2
24th Sep Universe - Pane 3
24th Sep Universe - Pane 4
Stamp Books
2nd May Airliners
21st May World Cup
10th Sep Bridges of London
Generic Sheets
21st May World Cup
1st Oct Christmas


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