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The Largest Database of British Postmarks on the net

The entire database contains 18752 places or variations of which 15033 have pictures - (about 80.17 percent) See full database stats

There are 16094 British Postmarks listed with 13364 illustrated - (about 83.04 percent)
This includes 913 British special event Postmarks
There are also 140 pictures of Post Office buildings linked to offices
Click on the thumbnail in the results list to see a larger scan - these all expand on the page
Multiple images can be opened at the same time to compare types

Have you got one of these postmarks? There are still  3643  British places listed that require an illustration.
View the most recent additions to the database - (We average about 70 items a week)

We are updating the search option to allow counties. To see how these will be assigned, click the camera icon to view the map

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To search the database for place names where only part is visible on the stamp use the option to search the index

If searching the British or Australian postmarks, a 2nd table will be shown at the end with any foreign cancellations recorded as used on these stamps.

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Additional details on the slogan postmarks of Great Britain  
List of British Post Offices with details relating to each office

Updated 23rd January 2015
Special postmarks
This is used for special event and First day postmarks

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Multi Search
Enter a search string in both boxes
If the lower box is not entered it will defalt to the letter A

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If you are looking for the numerical cancellation for a particular office, enter the name in here. This is also useful for searching terms such as telegraph, diamond etc.
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If you are looking for an office where the start of the name is known, enter the name in here. This is also useful for searching for all places that begin with a certain letter or cobination of letters as well as the numericial cancellations such as (10) etc
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If you are looking for a machine roller that had a slogan section enter the details here
This is usful for the telephone, war bonds slogans etc
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Search the date stamp impressions book from the archives

These books have a sample impression along with some additional information
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Search by year of use

This will return all the operational postmarks that were in use at the given date

Special postmarks are not included in this listing
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Search for places with a picture of the office

This will show only those places that have a picture of the office
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Pictures / Scans

      If any user has a scan of a postmark that is not shown in this database, a better scan of one that is already shown or a variation that they feel should be listed then we would be grateful for a copy and details so that the information presented here can be brought up to date. All scans can be credited to the person should this be required and requested at the time. To send details please use the email address

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