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
9th Jan London Underground
21st Feb Jane Austen
26th Mar Doctor Who
16th Apr Great Britons
9th May Football Heroes
30th May Her Majesty the Queen Royal Portraits
11th Jul Butterflies
13th Aug British Auto Legends
19th Sep Merchant Navy
10th Oct Dinosaurs
5th Nov Christmas 2013
5th Nov Children's Christmas
Miniature Sheets
9th Jan London Underground
26th Mar Doctor Who
9th May Football Heroes
18th Jun Classic Locomotives
8th Aug Andy Murray Wimbledon 2013
13th Aug British Auto Legends
19th Sep Merchant Navy
5th Nov Christmas 2013
Definitives - Elizabeth II
3rd Jan Colour Changes & Iridescent Overprint (EP)
27th Mar 78p, 88p, 1st & 1st Large Signed For, £1.88 (EP)
Post and Go
20th Feb Post & Go Labels
22nd Feb Freshwater Life
25th Jun Freshwater Life
20th Sep Freshwater Life


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