Norvic Philatelics - GB Permanent Special Postmarks/Cancellations

These are available for any date, including Sundays

Royal Mail will also apply these postmarks to the front (picture) side of matt-finish picture postcards to create maximum cards. Special rules apply which are contained in their Postmark Bulletin.  (See below)

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See also Royal Mail's Guide to Postmarks (pdf)

If you have stamped envelopes for which you want these postmarks, please send them direct to Royal Mail - see details in the Bulletin.

Permanent pictorial postmarks for Royal Mail offices

(Note these images have been scanned at different times and are not to scale)

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Bath 6K

Belfast 5k

Birmingham 5k

Brighton 5k

Bristol 5k

Bath Abbey E4640

Belfast City Hall S4641

Birmingham St Philip's Cathedral M4642

Brighton Royal Pavilion E4643

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol W4644

Cambridge 5k

Canterbury 5k

Cardiff 5k

Chester 5k

Colchester 5k

Cambridge: Trinity Fountain E4645

Canterbury Cathedral E4646

Cardiff Castle Clock Tower W5097

Chester: Eastgate Clock W4648

Colchester: St John's Abbey E4649

Coventry 5k

Croydon 5k

Durham 6k

Edinburgh 5k

Exeter 6k

Coventry Cathedral M4650

Croydon: Clock Tower L4651

Durham Cathedral N4652

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh S4653

Exeter Cathedral W4654

Gatwick 5k

Glasgow 5k

Gloucester 5k

Grimsby 5k

Guildford 5k

Gatwick Airport: Boeing 767 E4655

Glasgow City Chambers S4656

Gloucester Cathedral M4657

Grimsby Dock Tower N4658

Guildford Cathedral E4659

Harrogate 5k

Leeds 5k

Leicester 5k

Liverpool 6k

London EC 5k

Harrogate: Royal Pump Room N4660

Leeds Town Hall N4661

Leicester Clock Tower M4662

Liver Building, Liverpool N4663

London EC: St Paul's Cathedral L4664

London EC3 6k

London SW 6k

London SW1 permanent postmark showing Big Ben clock tower of parliament.

London WC 5k

Manchester 5k

Tower of London (London EC3) L4665

Buckingham Palace (London SW) L4666

'Big Ben' Houses of Parliament (SW1) L11067

Nelson's Column (London WC) L4667

Manchester Town Hall N4668

Newcastle 5k

Norwich 5k

Nottingham 5k

Oxford 5k

Plymouth 5k

Newcastle upon Tyne Cathedral N4669

Norwich Castle E4670

Nottingham City Hall M4671

Oxford: Tom Tower E4672

Smeaton's Tower, Plymouth W4673

Portsmouth 6k

Romford 5k

Southampton 5k

Southend 5k

Stevenage 5k

Portsmouth: The Mary Rose E4674

Havering Town Hall (Romford) L4675

Southampton: Bargate E4676

Southend-on-Sea: The Kursaal E4677

Stevenage Clock Tower E5096

Stratford 5k

Truro 5k

Windsor 5k

York 6k

postmark showing impression of Giant's Causeway.

Stratford-upon-Avon: Swan Theatre M4678

Truro Cathedral W4679

Windsor Castle E4680

York Minster N4681

Giants Causeway, Bushmills, Northern Ireland S4414

Long term, but not permanent, postmarks. These usually run for a year and have thematic designs. Reminder - these are not to scale.

postmark of The Mount London EC1.

postmark with logo of British Postal Museum and Archive.

postmark illustrated with puffins.

postmark showing a rose.

Postmark showing a baby's rattle.

Ref L10056
The Mount, London EC1
in use from 8 May 2006 indefinitely

Ref L9568 The British Postal Museum & Archive, London WC1X
Used until 31 January 2016  Icon: updated.

Ref S7667 Britain's Most Northerly Post Office, Baltasound, Unst, Shetland
Permanent use

Ref L11101 On this Day CONGRATULATIONS Mount Pleasant
In use from 19 September 2008
Ref L12901 Congratulations London W8
In use 3 July 2013 - 2 July 2014
Anniversary of WWII postmark.
Postmark showing concorde. Star Wars postmarks for 2015-2016.

Postmark showing an eclipse.
Ref L13177 70th Anniversary of WWII, Whitehall, London SW1A
In use until 30 August 2015 (continuation)
W13410 Concorde Anniversaries Filton, Bristol
In use 21 April 2012 - 21 April 2016
(Further Continuation) 
Ref L13676
Star Wars,
Pinewood Road, Iver
In use on dates shown
Ref L13677
Star Wars
Elstree, Borehamwood
In use on dates shown
L13639 Science Fiction
Empire Way, Wembley
In use 20 October 2015 - 19 October 2016 at London Handstamp Centre

postmark showing train  and channel tunnel.

postmark with crown and  2 lions.

postmark showing steam locomotive.

Postmark showing London's Olympic Stadium.
Ref L13098   The Historic Channel Tunnel, Folkestone Kent  (continuation)

Ref L13391 London SW1
In use 19 April 2012 - 18 April 2016
(Further Continuation) 
Ref L13696
Britain's Great Railways, London
In use until 31 December 2016
Was 13007 until 31.12.15
Ref W13312
150th Anniv of Passenger Travel on the Festiniog, Porthmadog, Caernarvonshire
In use 4 January 2015 - 3 January 2016
Ref L12203 Royal Mail E20

(Extended until further notice)
Postmark showing railway bridge.
Postmark showing RAF Avro Vulcan jet bomber XH558.

Postmark showing a poppy.
Two postmarks showing footballers.
Ref L13318 100th Anniversary The Bakerloo Line Extension, London W9
In use 31 January 2015 - 30 January 2016
Ref N13595 Farewell to Flight, Vulcan XH558 Doncaster. The Spirit of Great Britain.
Available form North of England SHC
4 September 2015 - 3 March 2016

M6043 National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Royal Mail
Permanently available
Ref N13545 Football in and around Manchester
In use 25 August 2015 - 24 August 2016
Replacing N13210 
Ref N13546 Football in and around Merseyside, Liverpool
In use 25 August 2015 - 24 August 2016
Replacing N13211 
World War 1 Centenary special postmarks. Postmark showing crown.
Postmark showing aircraft- Battle of Britain.
Ref L13110  renumbered 13512
WWI Centenary, London SW1
In use 28 June 2015 - 27 June 2016
Ref L13111 renumbered 13511
WW1 100 Years, Southampton
In use 28 June 2015 - 27 June 2016
Ref L13112 renumbered 13510
We Will Remember Them, Salisbury
In use 28 June 2015 - 27 June 2016
Ref L133695
Berkhamsted 1066-2106
In use 1 January- 31 December 2016
Ref L13514 The Battle of Britain
75th Anniversary Folkestone.
In use 10 July 2015 - 9 July 2016  
Norvic Philatelics, PO Box 119, Dereham, NR20 3YN, GB. Phone: 08450 090939
Postmark showing Royal Mail 500 logo.
Postmark showing postbox.
Postmark showing a hand writing a letter.
intentionally blank intentionally blank
Ref L13736 St Martins Le Grand, Celebrating 500 Years of Royal Mail, London EC1A 1HQ
In use 17 Feb - 2 March 2016
Ref L13712
500 Years of Royal Mail, London EC
In use 17 Feb 2016 - 16 Feb 2017
Ref L13713 500 Years of Royal Mail, London EC2R
In use 17 Feb 2016 - 16 Feb 2017

N.B. Images are NOT to scale - all images are Copyright Royal Mail

This page updated 24 January 2016

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