Postal Markings (General)

We have tried to list these as far as possible in date order of their subject matter, although since many books and monographs cover a wide date range of material this can only be approximate.

Great Britain's First Postage Stamp
Ernest Gladstone
[48pp, 19.8Mb, 1924]
Pioneer study of Dockwra marks, with archival examples pictured

The History of the Postmarks of the British Isles from 1840 to 1876
John Hendy
[204pp, 6.3Mb, 1909]
One of the classic early works on postmarks

Barred Numeral Cancellations of Ireland - Scarcity Ratings and Coloured Cancellations
Andrew Chappell and Chris Jones
[15pp, 254Kb, 2014]
As seen in the GBPS Newsletter

The Registration "Rotary Device"
Maurice Buxton
[21pp, 2.0Mb, 2015]
Discussion of the scarce "roller" device for making blue crossed lines 1878-81, with image gallery

Record of Covers with "Passed by BPA" Cachets 1940-53
Maurice Buxton
[120Kb, 2015]
Spreadsheet recording details of 650+ examples of these covers

The Sub Office Postmarks of Sheffield
Frank Walton
[406pp, 15.1Mb, 2018]
By kind permission of the Stuart Rossiter Trust

Postage Paid Franks and Cancellations of the Channel Islands
Glenn H Morgan
[96pp, 2.5Mb, 1983]
Used to denote that postage has been pre-paid