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
23rd Jan Game of Thrones
15th Feb Votes for Women
20th Mar RAF Centenary
17th Apr Re-introduced Species
11th May Owls
5th Jun Royal Academy of Arts
26th Jun Dad's Army
31st Jul Hampton Court
16th Aug Captain James Cook
30th Aug The Old Vic
13th Sep The Great War
16th Oct Harry Potter
1st Nov Christmas 2018
Miniature Sheets
23rd Jan Game of Thrones
20th Mar RAF Centenary
19th May Royal Wedding
31st Jul Hampton Court
16th Aug Captain James Cook
16th Oct Harry Potter
1st Nov Christmas 2018
14th Nov Prince of Wales
Post and Go
23rd Jan Game of Thrones
14th Feb Mail by Sea
12th Sep Mail by Bike
Definitives - Elizabeth II
20th Mar £1.25, £1.45, £1.55, £2.65 (EP)
Regionals & Country Pictorials
20th Mar England 2nd, 1st, £1.25 £1.45
20th Mar Northern Ireland 2nd, 1st, £1.25 £1.45
20th Mar Scotland 2nd, 1st, £1.25 £1.45
20th Mar Wales 2nd, 1st, £1.25 £1.45
Prestige Stamp Books
23rd Jan Game of Thrones
13th Sep The Great War
4th Dec Harry Potter
Stamp Books
23rd Jan Game of Thrones
20th Mar RAF Centenary
11th May RAF Centenary
26th Jun Dad's Army
31st Jul Hampton Court
13th Sep The Great War
16th Oct Harry Potter
Generic Sheets
23rd Jan Game of Thrones
10th Oct United for Wildlife [Commemorative Sheet]


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