Downloads – Barred Numeral Postmarks from 1844

The files linked to on this page comprise the text of Barred Numeral Cancellations of England and Wales by John Parmenter, David Luckly, and Ken Smith, with Prof. Cedric Prys-Roberts (Welsh section) – a comprehensive listing of these postmarks. It provides the most detailed treatment available concerning which handstamps and codes were used when, and has been revised and updated for this 2021 listing. All files include a short 4 page introduction.


The listings have been split into individual counties, as this is the way these postmarks are most commonly collected.


This listing has been split into three conveniently sized sections. However, the numbering is sequential across the three, and an index is available that covers Wales in its entirety. There is also a single file with all three complete.