Genealogy in Hertfordshire

Post Cards and other Pictures

 

Hertfordshire Post Cards and other pictures

Postage Stamps and Postal Rates

up to 1940

 

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The Postcard Detective

Many of these examples come from the backs of cards in my St Albans collection and I hope to fill in the gaps (or find better examples), from the rest of my collection which covers the whole of Hertfordshire.

Stamps often found on Post Cards Notes and first issue date
To 3 June 1918 - Postage d  - Overseas 1d
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

1d Lilac

Issued 12 December 1881

(used on overseas cards)

 

d Vermillion

Issued 1 January 1887

d Blue Green

Issued 17 April 1900

King Edward VII (1901-1910)

d Blue-green

Issued 1 January 1902

1d Red

Issued 1 January 1902

(used on overseas cards)

d Yellow-green

Issued 26 November 1904

King George V (1910-1936)

 

d Green

Issued 22 June 1911

d Green

Issued 1 January 1912

d Green

Issued 1 January 1913

3 June 1918 - 13 June 1921 - Postage 1d

Issued October 1912

1d Red

(Used earlier for overseas - and also later when the postage was reduced back to 1d,)

13 June 1921 - 24 May 1922  - Postage 1d

1d Brown

Issued October 1912

24 May 1922 - 1 May 1940 - Postage 1d

Issued October 1912

1d Red

(Default stamp reverts to earlier issue when price drops.)

 

British Empire Exhibition 1924

Issued 23 April 1924

 

British Empire Exhibition 1925

Issued 9 May 1925

Ninth U.P.U. Congress Red

Issued 10 May 1929

1d Scarlet

Issued 24 September 1934

Silver Jubilee 1d Scarlet

Issued 5 May 1935

Edward VIII (1936)

1d Scarlet

Issued 1 September 1936

 

George VI (1936-1952)

1d Red

Issued 10 May 1937

From 1 May 1940 - Postage 2d - or higher

[1941-1950] - two shades?]

[1953]

Elizabeth II (1952-    )

[1955]

[1969]

The United Kingdom currency goes decimal - 1971

[1973]

If you can add to the information given above tell me.

Page updated May 2015