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
6th Jan Alice in Wonderland
19th Feb Inventive Britain
5th Mar Bridges
1st Apr Comedy Greats
14th May The Great War
2nd Jun Magna Carta
18th Jun Battle of Waterloo
18th Aug Bees
18th Sep Rugby World Cup
20th Oct Star Wars
3rd Nov Christmas 2015
Miniature Sheets
20th Jan Smilers Refresh
6th May Penny Black
13th May Penny Black
18th Jun Battle of Waterloo
16th Jul Battle of Britain
18th Aug Bees
9th Sep Long to Reign Over Us
20th Oct Star Wars
3rd Nov Christmas 2015
Post and Go
18th Feb Working Sail
13th May Heraldic Beasts
16th Sep Sea Travel
16th Nov Winter Fur & Feathers
Definitives - Elizabeth II
24th Mar £1.33,£1.52,£2.25, £2.45, £3.15, £3.30 (EP)
Regionals & Country Pictorials
24th Mar England £1, £1.33
24th Mar Northern Ireland £1, £1.33
24th Mar Scotland £1, £1.33
24th Mar Wales £1, £1.33
Prestige Stamp Books
19th Feb Inventive Britain - Pane 1
19th Feb Inventive Britain - Pane 4
14th May The Great War - Pane 3
14th May The Great War - Pane 4
18th Jun Battle of Waterloo - Pane 4
17th Dec Star Wars
17th Dec Star Wars - Pane 4
Stamp Books
6th Jan Alice in Wonderland
20th Jan Smilers Refresh
1st Apr Comedy Greats
6th May Penny Black
18th Aug Bees
18th Sep Rugby World Cup
Generic Sheets
20th Jan Smilers Refresh
24th Apr Anthony Trollope [Commemorative Sheet]
6th May Penny Black
9th Nov Year of the Monkey


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