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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home 150th Anniversary - 11 March 2010

The world famous rescue centre has come a long way since 1860, when the temporary home for ‘Lost and Starving Dogs’ was established by Mary Tealby, in Holloway, North London.  Eleven years later it moved to Battersea and in 1883 it started taking in cats as well.  

Now every year the home takes in approximately 12,000 dogs and cats, and in addition to the main home in Battersea, it also has two other centres in Kent and Berkshire; Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Brands Hatch and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Old Windsor.   

set of 10 Battersea dogs & cats stamps issued 11 March 2010.

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1. Mastiff

2. Domestic short-hair cross<

3. Mongrel

4. Domestic short-hair cross

5. Border Collie 

6. Bulldog cross

7. Lurcher

8. Domestic short-hair cross tabby

9. Jack Russell cross

10. Terrier cross

‘We aim never to turn away a dog or cat in need of our help’ – that’s the simple message of the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, and one hundred and fifty years since its formation, it remains true to its word.  From their homes they reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners through their Lost Dogs & Cats Line, or care for them until new homes can be found, giving them shelter and the highest standards of kennelling and veterinary care.

All the animals shown on the stamps have been rehomed by Battersea Dogs & Cats Homes.  Not all the dogs were abandoned or mistreated, some were taken in when their owners died or were unable to look after them.

Technical details: The 35mm square stamps are designed by CDT Design Ltd using photography by animal photographer Steve Hoskins. In sheets of 30/60 they are printed in lithography by Cartor Security Printing.

The stamp and postmark images are Copyright 2010 by Royal Mail.

Special Postmarks
Postmarks available for the day of issue are shown here - others may be added later; these may not be to scale. These postmarks cannot be obtained to order after 11 March.

postmark illustrated with aa footprint. postmark illustrated with a footprint. London SW8 non-illustrated postmark. Postmark showing dog and cat. Postmark showing profile heads of a cat & dog.
Ref FD1009
Official Philatelic Bureau FDI.
Ref FD1010 - Official London SW8 FDI postmark. Ref FD1010NP
Official London SW8 non-pictorial FDI postmark
Ref L11654 Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, 150 Years, London SW8 1860-2010 Ref N11658
The UK National Missing Pets Register, Thornton-Cleveleys
postmark illustrated with a dog. postmark illustrated with a cat. postmark illustrated with a cartoon dog advertising pet food 'thrive'. Postmark illustrated with a dog and a cat. Postmark with a dog.
Ref L11649
Dogs and Cats, London SW8
Ref L11650
Dogs and Cats, Ash, Sevenoaks.
Ref L11651
thrive, London N2 8DY
Ref M11656
Dogkennel Lane, Halesowen
Ref W11660 - Man's Best Friend, Black Dog, Crediton, Devon
Postmark illustrated with a cat. Postmark illustrated with a dog & cat profile. Postmark illustrated with cartoon dog with postage stamp on tongue. Postmark illustrated with a cat and dog.
Ref W11661
Purrfect Company, Catstree, Bridgnorth
Ref L11657
Cats & Dogs Home, Halewood, Liverpool
Ref L11652
Battersea, London SW8
Ref L11655 Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.   Norton, Suffolk
(location of The Dog Inn)


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This page updated 19 February 2010

2010 stamp issues
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7 Classic Album Covers
7 Olympic Games retail book 1
26 Business & Customised Smilers MS
2 Girl Guide Centenary
25 350th ann of the Royal Society
25 Olympic Games retail book 2
1 Castles of Wales
11 Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
23 House of Stewart
30 Machin & Country Definitives
30 Festival of Stamps retail advertising book
13 Endangered Mammals
6 Accession of George V*
8 The King's Stamps* &
London 2010 Souvenirs *
Britain Alone (1940)*
* London 2010 Festival of Stamps issues
18 Halley's Comet Commemorative Sheet
15 House of Stuart
15 Endangered Mammals Retail Booklet
8 British Grand Prix Commemorative Sheet
Olympics & Paralympics II
& Olympic Games retail book 3

10 London Eye Commemorative Sheet
19 Great British Railways I
19 Retail booklets: 12x2nd, 6x1st
15 Battle of Britain - Spitfire Generic Sheet & Retail booklet
16 Medical Breakthroughs
17 Faststamps: Bird pictorials
12 Children's Books
12 Olympic Games retail book 4
26 Special Delivery Machins
28 Remembrance: the National Arboretum
2 Christmas - Wallace & Gromit


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