Our Categories

GB Reigns and Historic Periods

  • 001 PRE-STAMP & STAMPLESS: General - Early Postmarks, Bishop Marks, Dockwras, Namestamps, Receivers, Fleurons
  • 002 QV ISSUES: Destination mail - All QV Issues on Overseas Mail, for Internal Usage see Categories 011-016 {incl'}
  • 003 FOUR KINGS: Edward VII issues - All issues, Departmental Overprints, Posted in Advance For Christmas
  • 004 FOUR KINGS: George V issues - 'Downey' Heads, Mackennals, Seahorses, WW1, Wembleys, UPU, Photogravure
  • 005 FOUR KINGS: Edward VIII issues - 1936 Definitives incl' Overprints, Abdication Covers
  • 006 FOUR KINGS: George VI issues - All issues incl 1937 Coronation, Silver Wedding, Festival of Britain, WW2
  • 007 QEII ISSUES: General - 'Castle' High Values, Wildings, Machins, Commemoratives, Regionals
  • 008 ALL REIGNS: First Day Covers - FDC, FDI, New Postal Rates, Last Day Covers, Pre-Issue Covers, Signed Items
  • 009 ALL REIGNS: High Values - All isues 2s/6d & above incl' Revenues, Seahorses, Festivals, Castles etc
  • 010 POSTAL REFORM & Historic Postal Items - 1839 Uniform 4d Post, 1840 Uniform 1d Post, Plus Later Significant Items
  • 000 HISTORIC LETTERS & Autographs - Important Personalities, News, Contents, Signed Items, All Periods

GB Postmark Categories

  • 020 CANCELS: Numerals, Spoons & Scots Locals - Unusual & Experimental Cancellations Generally, Sideways Duplex, Duplex
  • 021 CANCELLATIONS: Maltese Cross - See also Mulready & Line-Engraved Categories 011, 012 & 013
  • 022 REGISTERED, Express & Special mails - Insured, COD, Parliamentary Notice, Jury Summons, Notice of Objection
  • 023 PARCELS, Printed Matter & Book Post - Newspaper Wrappers, NPB Postmarks, Sample Post
  • 024 UNDERPAID, INSTRUCTIONAL & Explanatory marks - Inspectors Marks, Charge, Tax, Mis-sort, Missent, RLO, RLB
  • 025 TIMED & LATE MAIL, incl' Xmas deliveries - Timed Postmarks, Late Fee, Sunday Delivery, Leap Year, Valentines, Christmas
  • 026 'FREE' FRANKED & OFFICIAL MAIL - Privelege Mail, Par Pro, OHMS, Departmental Overprints, Certifying Stamps
  • 027 EXHIBITIONS & Special Events - Including 1890 Penny Postage Jubilee, Wembley & Philatelic Congress Items
  • 029 ADDITIONAL HALFPENNY: All Counties - Wheel Tax, Manuscript & Handstamp types ex England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales
  • 018 MACHINE CANCELS & Mechanisation - Pearson Hill Trials, Rideout, Azemar, Hoster, Slogans, Meter Mail
  • 019 CANCELS: CDS, Hooded & Squared Circles - All Circular Types including 'Skeleton', 'Traveller' & Fancy Geometrics

Subjects and Thematics

  • 028 ROYALTY, Parliamentary & Diplomatic - Royal Household, House of Commons, Lords, Consular, Secret, Diplomatic Bag
  • 030 MARITIME: General incl' Paquebots - Packet boats, Shipping Companies
  • 031 MARITIME: Trans-Atlantic mail - Named Vessels, Pioneer Steamers, Steamship Companies, Cunard etc
  • 032 MARITIME: Indian & Far East mails - Named Vessels, Sea Post Offices, Tea Clippers, Includes Early Australian Mails
  • 034 MARITIME: GB Steamers, Ship & Packet Letters - India Letters, Mobile Box, Coastal Steamers, H&K Packet, G&A Packet, Cahets
  • 035 RAILWAY: General - Station, RSO & TPO Postmarks, Railway Companies, Letter & Parcel Stamps
  • 036 GB AIR MAIL & AVIATION: General - 1911 Aerial Post, Pioneer Aviation Items, First Flights, Internal & External
  • 037 AIR MAIL: Airship, Rocket, Catapult, Helicopter & Pigeon Posts - RAF, RFC, RNAS, Air letter, Airgraph, Aerogrammes
  • 038 GB MILITARY, Censorship & War related items - Historic Military, Anglo-Boer War, WW1, WW2, Camps, Hospitals, POW etc
  • 039 GB NAVAL, MARINE & AIR FORCES - Royal Navy, Royal Marines,RAF, RFC, RNAS, Air letter, Airgraph, Aerogrammes
  • 040 POSTAL STATIONERY: General - 1d Pinks, STO, Envelopes, Postcards, Lettersheets, Reply Cards, Military Items
  • 041 TELEGRAPHS, Postal Orders & GPO Forms - Money Orders, POSB, Printed GPO Items, Labels, Telephone & Postal Receipts
  • 042 ILLUSTRATED & ADVERTISING: General - Hand-illustrated, Advertising Rings, Advertising Stationery, Early Postcards
  • 043 PRIVATE POSTS, College Stamps, Locals & Perfins - Underprints, Security Overprints, Cinderellas, Propaganda, Strike Post
  • 044 REVENUES, Postal Fiscals & Ephemera - GPO Savings Stamps, GPO Training School Items, Early Lottery Tickets
  • 045 INTERRUPTED: Crash, Wreck, Disinfected & Disaster mail - Disinfected Mail, Quarantine, Damaged, Salvaged, Captured, Service Suspended
  • 047 SPORT, SCOUTING & EDUCATION incl' Universities - Universities, Colleges, Schools, Football, Cricket, Rugby, Commonwealth Games, Highland Games
  • 048 COFFEE HOUSES, Inns, Canals & Coaching - Hotels, Early Transport, Mailcoach, Industry, Industrial Revolution
  • 033 MARITIME: Early European mail - Early Cross-Channel Items, London Foreign Office Postmarks
  • 049 HISTORIC THEMATIC SUBJECTS: General - All Other Subjects, Religion, Charity, Insurance, Banking, Police etc
  • 046 FORWARDED & Returned Mail incl' Combination frankings - Forwarding Agents, FACs, Turned, Re-directed, Returned, Dead Letters

GB Counties

  • 050 Bedfordshire
  • 051 Berkshire
  • 062 Gloucestershire & Bristol
  • 052 Buckinghamshire
  • 053 Cambridgeshire
  • 054 Cheshire & The Wirral
  • 055 Cornwall
  • 056 Cumberland
  • 057 Derbyshire
  • 058 Devon
  • 059 Dorset
  • 060 County Durham
  • 061 Essex
  • 063 Hampshire {IOW see '094 ENGLISH ISLANDS'}
  • 064 Herefordshire
  • 065 Hertfordshire
  • 066 Huntingdonshire
  • 067 Kent
  • 068 Lancashire - Liverpool, Manchester, Furness District
  • 069 Leicestershire
  • 070 Lincolnshire & Rutland
  • 071 Middlesex
  • 072 Norfolk
  • 073 Northamptonshire
  • 074 Northumberland
  • 075 Nottinghamshire
  • 076 Oxfordshire
  • 077 Shropshire
  • 078 Somerset
  • 079 Staffordshire
  • 080 Suffolk
  • 081 Surrey
  • 082 Sussex
  • 083 Warwickshire & Birmingham
  • 084 Westmoreland
  • 085 Wiltshire
  • 086 Worcestershire
  • 087 Yorkshire - City of York, North Riding, East Riding, West Riding

GB Regions and Ireland

  • 088 LONDON: General - Undated Receivers, Branch Offices, Numerals, Foreign Office
  • 089 WALES: General
  • 090 SCOTLAND: General
  • 091 SCOTLAND: Edinburgh & Lothians
  • 092 SCOTTISH ISLANDS & Argyllshire
  • 093 CHANNEL ISLANDS - Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark
  • 094 ENGLISH ISLANDS - Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Scilly, Lundy
  • 095 IRELAND: General

GB Stamp Issues and Mulreadys

  • 011 MULREADY, Caricatures & Derivatives - Classic Early Illustrated & Pictorial Postal Items incl' Deraedemaeker Reprints
  • 012 LINE-ENGRAVED: 1840 1d blacks & 2d blues - Penny Black, May Dates, Fore-runners, 1839 Treasury Competition
  • 013 LINE-ENGRAVED: 1841-79 1d reds - Imperfs (see category 021 for Maltese Cross period items), 'Stars' & Plates
  • 014 LINE-ENGRAVED: 1841-79 2d blues - Imperfs, 'Stars' & Plates {For 1840 2d Blues see category 012}
  • 015 LINE-ENGRAVED: 1870 issues - Halfpenny 'Bantams', Three Halfpence 'Shields'
  • 016 QUEEN VICTORIA: Non Line-engraved issues - Embossed, Surface-Printed, 1887-1901 'Jubilees'
  • 017 GB POSTAGE-DUE ADHESIVES - 1914-94, See also Category 024 for Postage Due Postmarks
  • 097 GB OVERPRINTED ISSUES incl' Officials & Agencies - Levant, Morocco Agencies, Bechuanaland, Oil Rivers, Gulf States etc
  • 098 GB VARIETIES, ERRORS, Proofs & Specimens - Die Proof, Colour Trial, Essay, Inverted Watermark, Controls, Misperfs
  • 096 GB POST OFFICES ABROAD and Used Abroad
  • 099 GB STAMPS off cover, Rarities & Philately - Unused, Mint, Used, Stamps on piece, Early Stamp Dealers, Collecting

Commonwealth

  • A British Africa incl' Egypt All British Africa (A), Basutoland (Ad), Bechuanaland (Ac), Egypt (Ie), Gambia (Ag), Gold Coast (Ah), Kenya Uganda & Tanganyika; K.U.T (Ak), Morocco (Am), Nigeria (An), Nyasaland & British Central Africa (Ay), Rhodesia (Ar), Sierra Leone (Ai), Somaliland Protectorate (Ap), South Africa (As), South West Africa (Aw), Sudan (Ad), Swaziland (Az)
  • B British Australasia All British Australasia (B), New South Wales (Bw), New Zealand & Islands (Bz), Australian Islands incl' Norfolk Island & Papua (Bi), Queensland (Bq), South Australia (Bu), Tasmania (Bt), Victoria (Bv), Western Australia (Bw)
  • C British South-East Asia All British South-East Asia (C), Brunei (Cb), Malaya & States (Cm), Labuan, North Borneo * Sabah (Cn), Straits Settlements & Singapore (Cs), Sarawak (Cw)
  • D British India inc' Burma All British India (D), India Used Abroad (Da), Burma (Db), Indian States (Ds), Nepal (Dn)
  • E British Europe incl' Gibraltar, Malta & Cyprus All British Mediterranean (E), British Levant (Eb), Cyprus (Ec), Eire (Ei), Gibraltar (Eg), Heligoland (Eh), Ionian Islands (Eo), Malta (Em), Morocco Agencies (Ea)
  • F British North America All British North America (F), British Columbia (Fb), Canada (Fc), Colonial America (Fa), New Brunswick (Fb), Newfoundland (Fn), Nova Scotia (Fs), Prince Edward Island (Fp)
  • G British West Indies & Americas All British West Indies (G), Antigua (Ga), Bahamas (Gb), Barbados (Gd), Bermuda (Ge), British Guiana (Gg), British Honduras (Gh), Cayman Islands (Gc), Dominica (Gd), Grenada (Gg), Jamaica (Gj), Leeward Islands (Gi), Monserrat (Gm), St Kitts & Nevis (Gk), St Lucia (Gs), St Vincent (Gc), Trinidad & Tobago (Gt), Turks & Caicos Islands (Gu), Virgin Islands (Gv)
  • H British Pacific Islands & Hong Kong All British Pacific Islands (H), British Solomon Islands (Hs), Christmas Island (Hc), Fiji (Hf), Gilbert & Ellice Islands (Hg), Hong Kong (Hk), Nauru (Hn), New Guinea (Hw), Samoa (Hs), Togo & Tonga (Ht)
  • I British Arabia incl' Egypt & Iraq All British Arabia (I), All Persian Gulf (Ig), Bahrain (Ib), Kuwait (Ik), Oman (Io), Palestine (Ip), Iran & Persia (Ii), Iraq & Mosul (Ir), Qatar (Iq)
  • J British S.Atlantic & World Polar Exploration All British South Atalntic (J), Ascension (Ja), Falkland Islands (Jf), St Helena (Js), Tristan Da Cunha (Jt), Antarctic Expeditions (Je)
  • K British Indian Ocean incl' Ceylon All British Indian Ocean (K), Ceylon & Sri Lanka (Kc), Maldives (Kv), Mauritius (Km), Seychelles (Ks), Zanzibar (Kz)
  • BA COMMONWEALTH: Airmail
  • BB COMMONWEALTH: Anglo-Boer War
  • BC COMMONWEALTH: Classic Issues & High Values
  • BF COMMONWEALTH: Allied Military Forces, POWs & Internees
  • BS COMMONWEALTH: Postal Stationery

Foreign

  • L Eastern Europe
  • M Austria & Hungary
  • N France & Colonies
  • O Germany & Colonies
  • P Italy, Colonies, Occupations & Switzerland
  • Q Benelux & Colonies
  • R Portugal, Spain & Colonies
  • S Scandinavia
  • T Turkey, Greece & Balkans
  • U U.S.A. & former Territories
  • V South & Central America
  • W Middle East incl' Egypt
  • X Central Asia incl' Pakistan & Persia
  • Y South-East Asia & Non-Colonial Africa
  • Z Japan, Korea, China, HK & Treaty Ports
  • ZA FOREIGN: Airmail incl' Zeppelins **NEW** - Catapult mail, Rocket mail, Ballon Monte, Glider, Helicopter
  • ZF FOREIGN: Military Forces, POWs & Internees
  • ZC FOREIGN: Classic Issues & High Values
  • ZS FOREIGN: Postal Stationery

World

  • WM WORLD: Maritime & Paquebots - Packet Boats, Loose Letters, Sea Post Offices, Marine Sorters, Agents & Cachets
  • WO WORLD: Olympics & Sport
  • WS WORLD: Exhibitions & Scouting
  • WE WORLD: Exploration, Missionaries, Disease & Disinfection - Religion, Explorers, Expedition, Mountaineering, Quarantine, Medicine, Vaccination
  • WP WORLD: Philately, Stamps & Varieties
  • W1 WORLD: World War 1 & Plebiscites
  • W2 WORLD: World War 2 & Austerity Period
  • WR: WORLD: Railway