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 or photographs to create maximum cards.

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From January 2015 we will not add every new postmark to this page due to lack of time and changing priorities. As the existing postmarks go out of use they will be deleted.   If you use this information then we would urge you to obtain your own copy of the Postmark Bulletin.   You can keep up to date with a subscription to the Postmark Bulletin from Royal Mail.  This currently costs 12.25 for the UK and Europe and 24.95 for the rest of the world.  The Bulletin is produced every two weeks.  Visit Royal Mail's website.

If you have stamped envelopes for which you want these postmarks, do not send them to us!
We are dealers, we do not forward covers to Royal Mail for postmarking.

If you do not have the addresses of the Royal Mail Special Handstamp Centres please ask.

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
Permanent use

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. Postmark showing footballers.
Postmark showing a poppy.
Double-ringpostmark of Berkhamsted.
Ref L13177 70th Anniversary of WWII, Whitehall, London SW1A
In use until 30 August 2015 (continuation)
W13097 Concorde Anniversaries Filton, Bristol
In use 21 April 2012 - 21 April 2015
Ref L13194 Football in and Around London - Wembley 
In use 26 August 2014 - 25 August 2015
M12974 National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Royal Mail
In use 22 October 2013 - 21 October 2014  (Note, the addition of 'Royal Mail' - see below)
In use 28 August 2012 - 27 August 2013
Ref L13363
In use 18 March - 17 September 2015
Note the date will be below the circle, not within it, in the form 18 MAR '15

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)
In use 20 May 2012 - 19 May 2015
Ref L13086 London SW1
In use 19 April 2012 - 18 April 2015
Ref L13007
Britain's Great Railways, London
In use until 31 December 2015
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
In use 27 July 2011 - 25 July 2015
Postmark showing railway bridge.
Postmark showing Queensferry Railway Bridges.

Postmark of Royal Border Bridge.
Postmarks showing footballers.
Ref L13318 100th Anniversary The Bakerloo Line Extension, London W9
In use 31 January 2015 - 30 January 2016
Ref S13296
Forth Rail Bridge 125 Years
North Queensferry, Inverkeithing
In use 1 December 2014 - 31 May 2015
Ref N13367 Royal Border Bridge
Celebrating 165 Years
In use 4 March to 3 September 2015
Ref N13210 Football in and around Merseyside, Liverpool
In use 26 August 2014 - 25 August 2015
Ref N13211 Football in and around Manchester
In use 26 August 2014 - 25 August 2015
World War 1 Centenary special postmarks.

Ref L13110
WWI Centenary, London SW1
In use 28 June 2014 - 27 June 2015
Ref L13111
WW1 100 Years, Southampton
In use 28 June 2014 - 27 June 2015
Ref L13112
We Will Remember Them, Salisbury
In use 28 June 2014 - 27 June 2015

Norvic Philatelics, PO Box 119, Dereham, NR20 3YN, GB. Phone: 08450 090939

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

This page updated 27 February 2015

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