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
11th Jan Gerry Anderson
24th Feb Musicals
8th Mar Magical Realms
22nd Mar WWF
12th Apr Royal Shakespeare Company
5th May Morris & Co
14th Jun Thomas the Tank Engine
27th Jul Olympic Games
23rd Aug The Crown Jewels
15th Sep The Hanoverians
13th Oct UK A-Z
8th Nov Christmas 2011
Miniature Sheets
11th Jan Gerry Anderson
1st Feb Classic Locomotives
22nd Mar WWF
12th Apr Royal Shakespeare Company
21st Apr Royal Wedding
14th Jun Thomas the Tank Engine
27th Jul Olympic Games
9th Sep Aerial Post
14th Sep Arnold Machin
15th Sep The Hanoverians
8th Nov Christmas 2011
Post and Go
24th Jan Birds of Britain
19th May Birds of Britain
16th Sep Birds of Britain
Definitives - Elizabeth II
8th Mar 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p (Self Ad) (EP)
29th Mar 68p, 76p, £1.10, £1.65 (EP)


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