Great Britain Postmarks

January 2020

Please see the page How to Obtain British Postmarks for information and the addresses for the various Special Handstamp Centres.  When requesting postmarks, please use the serial numbers as listed in the captions below each image.

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I have paid attention to postmarks for much of my philatelic life.  I probably noticed them on the used stamps in my first album (I received my mother’s childhood album as a gift on probably my 10th birthday).  I still remember the first time I received a first day cover in the mail —  it was Scott #1710 from the United States, a 13-cent stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s solo transatlantic flight and the first of many through what was to be a long subscription to the Postal Commemorative Society.  I don’t recall which was the first non-U.S. first day cover I ever saw but do remember it was from Great Britain and was amazed at the elaborate postmark having become accustomed to the standard American “FIRST DAY OF ISSUE” cancellations.

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