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
17th Jan Ancient Britain
6th Feb 65th Anniversary of Queen's Accession
15th Feb Windsor Castle
14th Mar David Bowie
6th Apr Racehorse Legends
4th May Songbirds
20th Jun Windmills and Watermills
13th Jul Landmark Buildings
31st Jul The Great War
22nd Aug Classic Toys
14th Sep Ladybird Books
12th Oct Star Wars
7th Nov Christmas 2017
Miniature Sheets
15th Feb Windsor Castle
15th Feb Windsor Castle
14th Mar David Bowie
5th Jun Machin Design Icon
5th Jun Machin Golden Anniversary
7th Nov Christmas 2017
20th Nov Platinum Wedding
Post and Go
15th Feb Travelling Post Office
5th Jun Machin Colour Palette
13th Sep Mail by Air
Definitives - Elizabeth II
21st Mar £1.17, £1.40, £1.57, £2.27, £2.55 (EP)
Regionals & Country Pictorials
21st Mar England £1.17, £1.40
21st Mar Northern Ireland £1.17, £1.40
21st Mar Scotland £1.17, £1.40
21st Mar Wales £1.17, £1.40
Prestige Stamp Books
15th Feb Windsor Castle
5th Jun Machin Design Icon
31st Jul The Great War
14th Dec Star Wars Last Jedi
14th Dec Star Wars Last Jedi - Pane 1
14th Dec Star Wars Last Jedi - Pane 2
14th Dec Star Wars Last Jedi - Pane 3
14th Dec Star Wars Last Jedi - Pane 4
Stamp Books
15th Feb Windsor Castle
14th Mar David Bowie
12th Oct Star Wars
12th Oct Star Wars
Generic Sheets
13th Sep Postal Museum [Commemorative Sheet]
7th Nov Christmas 2017


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