Norvic Philatelics logo Great Britain: special illustrated and thematic postmarks

This page updated 8 January 2018

US readers in particular should note that Royal Mail normally require that covers to be postmarked are posted to the handstamp centres no later than the day of the postmark except where announcements are late.   Collectors outside the UK are allowed 28 days especially in the case of stamps from new issues being used.

The purpose of this page was originally to show mainly thematic short-term postmarks which are usually not relevant to new stamp issues. Longer term or permanent postmarks, many of which show landmarks in towns and cities throughout the United Kingdom can be found on this page.

With immediate effect Royal Mail have made their Postmark Bulletin available as a free pdf download.

Published every month, the Bulletin can be found at

The Bulletin is also available in printed form on free subscription  

Between editions, other special postmarks are listed on a new Royal Mail webpage

No further postmarks will be shown on this page.

Norvic Philatelics, PO Box 119, Dereham, NR20 3YN, GB.
Phone: 08450 090939 or Skypeme at ian.billings-norvic

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This page updated 8 January 2018

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