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)

IMPORTANT - read this!

From December 2015 Royal Mail have made their Postmark Bulletin available as a free pdf download.
Published every 2 weeks, 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

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.

Postal Museum handstamp.

postmark illustrated with puffins.

postmark showing a rose.

Postmark showing train  and channel tunnel.

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

Ref L9569 The British Postal Museum & Archive, London WC1X
  (open ended 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 L14131   The Historic Channel Tunnel, Folkestone Kent  (continuation)
E20 Postmark showing London's Olympic Stadium. Postmark showing a poppy.

Ref L12203 Royal Mail E20

(Extended until further notice)
M6043 National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Royal Mail
Permanently available

World War 1 Centenary special postmarks. RMS St Helena Postmark. Berkhamsted Arms postmark.
Ref L13110  renumbered 14146
WWI Centenary, London SW1
In use 28 June 2015 - 26 June 2018
Believed to be still available
Ref L13111 renumbered 14148
WW1 100 Years, Southampton
In use 28 June 2015 - 26 June 2018
Believed to be still available
Ref L13112 renumbered 14147
We Will Remember Them, Salisbury
In use 28 June 2015 - 26 June 2018
Believed to be still available
S14399 1990-2018 RMS St Helena Final Voyage, Aberdeen
In use 1 January - 31 December 201
L14401 Quatercentenary of Berkhamsted Charter and Arms
In use 1 January - 31 December 2018
Norvic Philatelics, PO Box 119, Dereham, NR20 3YN, GB. Phone: 08450 090939

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This page updated 15 September  2018

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