ENGLAND

As the inventor of postage stamps GB is allowed by the UPU to issue stamps without country name. The Sovereign's image is, however, always included. Regional definitives bears no country name, but features national/regional symbols linked to Wales.

1840 -> See Great Britain
2001 -> Regional/country definitives used alongside GB stamps

Regional/country definitives issued for England since 2001 are valid for postage throughout the United Kingdom, but mainly listed here. Items with mixed stamps from various countries/ regions and/or ordinary GB stamps are listed under all applicable countries/regions.

From 2001: 1 Pound = 100 Pence
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HERALDIC CATS

Item Code Item type Face value Remarks SC
23 April 2001 - Country Definitives
GBEN20010423 ST 2nd Stamp 2nd *
(0.19 on issue date)
Heraldic Lion
3 Lions Passant Guardant
No white Border
Perf. 14¾:14¼ w/security perf.
English Regional Stamp
MI 1 (England)
GBEN20010423 ST 1st Stamp 1st *
(0.27 on issue date)
Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Sejant
No white border
Perf. 14¾:14¼ w/security perf.
English Regional Stamp
MI 2 (England)
If you have a scan of this item, please share. GBEN20010423 IMP 2nd Imperforate stamp 2nd *
(0.19 on issue date)
Heraldic Lion
3 Lions Passant Guardant
No white Border
English Regional Stamp
MI 1U (England)
If you have a scan of this item, please share. GBEN20010423 IMP 1st Imperforate stamp 1st *
(0.27 on issue date)
Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Sejant
Lion of England
No white border
English Regional Stamp
MI 2U (England)
GBEN20010423 FDC 1_47 SW1 First day cover 1.47 Heraldic Lions (on 2 stamps and postmark)
FDC with all stamps in set postmarked with
GBEN20010423 FDP SW1
GBEN20010423 FDC 1_47 WC2N First day cover 1.47 Heraldic Lions (on 2 stamps and postmark)
FDC with all stamps in set postmarked with
GBEN20010423 FDP WC2N
GBEN20010423 FDP SW1 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Head
"The Heraldic Lion"
Buckingham Palace Rd., London SW1
GBEN20010423 FDP WC2N First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
"First English Pictorial Definitives - St. George's Day"
London
23 April 2001
GBEN20010423 MISC POST 1 Promotional poster - Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Sejant
3 Lions Passant Guardant
"From little acorns...."
PO promotional poster for the issue
 
GBEN20010423 MISC POST 2 Promotional poster - Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Sejant
3 Lions Passant Guardant
"New England Definitive Stamps...."
PO promotional poster for the issue
 
4 July 2002 - Country Stamps and Machin Definitives III
  GBEN20020704 FDC 0_68 First day cover 0.68 Heraldic Lion
Lion Sejant
Official FDC with the England stamp, postmarked with
GB20020704 FDP EH12
 

This item is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

GB20020704 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Sejant
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
4 July 2002
 
14 October 2003 - Country Definitives
GBEN20031014 ST 2nd 1 Stamp 2nd *
(0.20 on issue)
Heraldic Lion
3 Lions Passant Guardant
White Border
Perf. 14¾:14¼ w/security perf.
English Regional Stamp
Queen's head in silver
MI 6 (England)
GBEN20031014 ST 1st 1 Stamp 1st *
(0.28 on issue)
Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Sejant
Lion of England
White border
Photogravure
Perf. 14¾:14¼ w/security perf.
Queen's head in silver
MI 7 (England)

FDC inlay
GBEN20031014 FDC 1_94 1 EH12 First Day Cover 1.94 Heraldic Lions (on 2 stamps and postmark)
Tallents House FDC with English Regional Definitives

This item is also listed under Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20031014 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all regional definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
14 October 2003
 
GBEN20031014 MISC PHQ 1 Un-franked postcard / PHQ Card - Heraldic Lion
3 Lions Passant Guardant
PHQ-card showing
GBEN20031014 ST 2nd 1
 
GBEN20031014 MISC PHQ 2 Un-franked postcard / PHQ Card - Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Sejant
Lion of England
PHQ-card showing
GBEN20031014 ST 1st 1
 
11 May 2004 - Regional Definitives

This item is also listed under Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20040511 PMK EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Sejant
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all regional definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
11 May 2004
 
5 April 2005 - Country and Machin Definitives

This item is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20050405 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Sejant
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all regional definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
5 April 2005
 

28 March 2006 - Country Stamps and Machin Definitives


FDC inlay
GBEN20060328 FDC 1_16 EH12 First day cover 1.16
(0.44
+ 0.72)
Heraldic Lions (in postmark)
Tallents House FDC with English Regional Definitives

This item is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20060328 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Sejant
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all regional and Machin definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
28 March 2006
27 March 2007 - Country Stamps and Machin Definitives I

This item is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20070327 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Sejant
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all regional and Machin definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
27 March 2007
23 April 2007 - Celebrating England
GB20070423 MS 4x1st Miniature sheet 4 x 1st * (1.36 on issue) Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion
4-stamp MS with
GB20031014 ST 1st 1
and 3 other stamps
English Regional Stamps
MI B1 (England)
GB20070423 FDP WC2N First Day
Postmark *
- Heraldic Lion
"England"
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N
23 April 2007
23 April 2007 - Glorious England Smilers Sheets
GB20070423 ST 1st Stamp 1st *
(0.34 on issue)
Crowned Lion
White border
Perf. 14¾:14¼ no security perf.
Self-adhesive
English Regional Stamp
Sold in self-adhesive Smilers Sheets w/ personalized labels attached to the left
MI 19C (England)

Possible labels:
The London Eye
The Needles (Isle of Wight)
Village Cricket, Nottingham
London Taxis
The Angel of the North
The White Horse, Uffington
Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Gateshead Millennium Bridge
Rural Postbox Sawbridge Rugby
Oast House Kent

GB20070423 SH 20x1st Sheetlet 20 x 1st * (7.35 / franking value 6.80 on issue) Crowned Lion Sejant(on stamps)
Royal Mail Self-adhesive Smilers Sheet with 20 x
GB20070423 ST 1st
with 2 x 10 "pre-personalized" labels
17 May 2007 - The New Wembley StadiumItems from this issue are also listed under Great Britain
GB20070517 MS 2_38 Miniature sheet 1 x 1st * (0.34 on issue),
2x 2nd * (0.24 on issue) and
2 x 0.78
(2.38 on issue)
Heraldic Lions (on 3 stamps)
MS with 2 x
GBEN20031014 ST 2nd 1
1 x
GBEN20070517 ST 1st 1
and 2 other stamps
MI B36 (Great Briatain)

20 September 2007 - Army Uniforms / Country Definitives II

This issue is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

  GBEN20070920 ST 1st 1 Stamp 1st *
(0.34 on issue)
Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Sejant Guardant
Lion of England
White border
Offset/litho
Perf. 14:14¼ w/security perf.
English Regional Stamp
Stamp from booklet
MI 20 (England)

Pane 3
Pane 4
Pane 4 Imp. variety
GB20070920 BK 7_66 Prestige booklet 7.66
(franking value 7.66 on issue)
Heraldic Lions (on 2 stamps an 1 non-denominated label)
Crowned Lion Statant Guardant
Crowned Lion Sejant Guardant
Lion of England
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
MI MH154
1 April 2008 - Country Stamps and Machin Definitives

This item is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20080401 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all regional and Machin definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
1 April 2008

29 September 2008 - Glorious UK Smilers Sheet

Items from this issue are also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

GBEN20080929 ST 1st 1 Stamp 1st *
(0.36 on issue)
Crowned Lion
White border
Perf. 14:14.25 no security perf.
Self-adhesive
English Regional Stamp
Sold in self-adhesive Smilers Sheets w/ personalized labels attached to the left
MI 19CS (England)

Labels for England
Tower of London
Brighton Pier
Turf Fen Mill
Royal Liver Building
Eden Project

Labels for Scotland
Scottish Exhibition Centre
Declaration of Arbroath
Dugald Stewart Monument
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Italian Chapel, Orkney

GB20080929 SH 20x1st Sheetlet 20 x 1st *
(7.75 / (franking value 7.20 on issue)
Heraldic Lions (on 10 stamps)
Royal Mail Smilers Sheet with 5 x
GBEN20080929 ST 1st 1
and 5 x
GBSC20080929 ST 1st 7
and 5 x Wales and 5x Northern Ireland stamps, all with different "pre-personalized" labels
31 March 2009 - Country Stamps / Machin Definitives III

This item is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20090331 FDP EH12 First day postmark * - Heraldic Lion
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all regional and Machin definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
31 March 2009
21 April 2009 - The House of Tudor Smilers Sheets
GB20090421 PSH 10x1st 1 Personalised sheetlet / Smilers sheet 10 x 1st *
(3.90 / 10 x 0.39 on issue)
Heraldic Lion (on stamps and selvedge)
Crowned Lion Sejant Guardant (stamps)
Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporter
Crowned Lion Statant Guardant
Six Lions Passant Guardant (on selvedge)
CoA of Henry VIII
"Queen Elizabeth I"
BFDC History of Britain Sheet 32
Sheet with 10 x
GBEN20080929 ST 1st 1
MI KB19CS (personalised)
GB20090421 PSH 10x1st 2 Personalised sheetlet / Smilers sheet 10 x 1st *
(3.90 / 10 x 0.39 on issue)
Heraldic Lion (on stamps and selvedge)
Crowned Lion Sejant Guardant (stamps)
Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporter
Crowned Lion Statant Guardant
Six Lions Passant Guardant (on selvedge)
CoA of Henry VIII
"Henry VIII"
BFDC History of Britain Sheet 33
Sheet with 10 x
GBEN20080929 ST 1st 1
MI KB19CS (personalised)
 
30 March 2010 - Country Stamps / Machin Definitives

This item is also listed under Great Britain, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20100330 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all regional and Machin definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
30 March 2010
29 March 2011 - Country Stamps and Machin Definitives

This item is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20110329 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Sejant
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all regional and Machin definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
29 March 2011
25 April 2012 - Country Stamps and Machin Definitives
If you have scan of this item, please share. GBEN20120425 FDC 2_15 First day cover 2.15
(0.87
+ 1.28)
Heraldic Lion (in postmark)
Lion Sejant
Tallents House FDC with England Country Stamps

This item is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20120425 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Sejant
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all regional and Machin definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
25 April 2012
29 August 2012 - Country Stamps
GBEN20120829 ST 2nd Stamp 2nd *
(0.50 on issue)
Heraldic Lion
Three Lions Passant Guardant
Perf. 14¾:14¼ w/security perforation
Queen's head in grey
MI 34
 
GBEN20120829 ST 1st Stamp 1st *
(0.60 on issue)
Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Sejant Guardant
Lion of England
Perf. 14¾:14¼ w/security perforation
Queen's head in grey
MI 20b
 
27 March 2013 - Country Stamps and Machin Definitives

FDC inlay
GBEN20130327 FDC 0_88 EH12 First day cover 0.88 Heraldic Lion (in postmark)
Lion Sejant
Tallents House FDC with England Country Stamps
 

This item is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20130327 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Sejant
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all regional and Machin definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
27 March 2013
9 May 2013 - Football Heroes / 150th Anniversary of the Football Association

Items from this issue are also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.


Pane 1 (label)
Pane 2 (2 stamps)
Pane 3 (4 stamps)
Pane 4 (definitives only)
Back cover

GB20130509 BK 11_11 Prestige Booklet 11.11
(franking value 10.56)
Heraldic Lion (on cover, 6 stamps and undenominated label)
Three Lions Passant Guardant
FA Crest
Prestige Booklet with the 11 self-adhesive stamps and 14 definitives
MI MH173
GB20130509 LB 1 Undenominated label - Heraldic Lion
Three Lions Passant Guardant
FA Crest
Label from Pane 1 of
GB20130509 BK 11_11
26 March 2014 - Country and Stamps Machin Definitives

FDC inlay
GBEN20140326 FDC 0_97 EH12 First day cover 0.97 Heraldic Lion (in postmark)
Lion Sejant
Tallents House FDC with England Country Stamps
 

This item is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20140326 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Sejant
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all regional and Machin definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
26 March 2014
 
24 March 2015 - Country Stamps and Machin Definitives

FDC inlay
GBEN20150324 FDC 2_33 First day cover 2.33
(1.00
+ 1.33)
Heraldic Lion (in postmark)
Lion Sejant
Tallents House FDC with England Country Stamps
 

This item is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20150324 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Sejant
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all regional and Machin definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
24 March 2015
 
22 March 2016 - Country Stamps and Machin Definitives

This item is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20160322 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Sejant
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all regional and Machin definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
22 March 2016
 
21 March 2017 - Country Stamps and Machin Definitives

This item is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20170321 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Sejant
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail - Tallents House"
FDP used for all regional and Machin definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Edinburgh EH12
21 March 2017
 
20 March 2018 - Country Stamps and Machin Definitives (new typeface)
GBEN20180320 ST 2nd Stamp 2nd *
(0.56 on issue)
Heraldic Lion
Three Lions Passant Guardant
MI 43
 
GBEN20180320 ST 1st Stamp 1st*
(0.65 on issue)
Heraldic Lion
Three Lions Passant Guardant
MI 44
 
GBEN20180320 FDC 2nd_1st_2_70 First day cover 2nd
(0.56 on issue)
+ 1st
(0.65 on issue)

+ 2.70
(1.25
+ 1.45)
Heraldic Lion
Lion sejant
Official FDC postmarked with
GB20180320 FDP EH12
 

This item is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20180320 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion sejant
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail"
FDP used for all regional and Machin definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Tallents House, Edinburgh EH12
20 March 2018
 
19 March 2019 - Country Stamps and Machine Definitives

FDC inlay
GBEN20190319 FDC 2_90 EH12 First day cover 2_90
(1.35
+ 1.55)
Heraldic Lion
Lion sejant
Official FDC postmarked with
GB20190319 FDP EH12
 

This item is also listed under Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
GB20190319 FDP EH12 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion sejant
"First Day of Issue - Royal Mail"
FDP used for all regional and Machin definitives at the Philatelic Bureau
Tallents House, Edinburgh EH12
19 March 2019
 

List compiled by Geir Arveng with valuable information from Catherine Kendell, Ian Billings (Norvic Philatelics), Hilam
Patal, Elisabeth Hallsjö, and the CollectGBStamps website.
Latest upate: 30 March, 2019

* A note on British first day postmarks:
Along with the Bureau and other official FDPs, there are ofen a number of commemorative postmarks associated with a stamp issue. In addition to cancelling FDCs these additional postmarks can also be used to cancel mail franked with other stamps than those from the the issue the postmark is commemorating. Due to the obvious connection to the stamp issue we have decided to list them as FDPs rather than commemorative postmarks.

* The following abbreviations are used for standard NVI-'denominations', eventually followed by the maximum weight in grams - e.g- "E100" means "European letter up to 100g"
2nd 2nd class normal letter (up to 100g from [date])
1st 1st class normal letter (up to 100g from [date])
1stSF 1st class normal letter Recorded/Signed For (up to 100g from [date])
2ndL 2nd class large letter (up to 100g from [date])
1stL 1st class large letter Recorded/Signed For (up to 100g from [date])
1stLSF 1st class large letter (up to 100g from [date])
PC Worldwide postard
E Europe
W Worldwide / International standard
WP Worldwide postcard
SD Special delivery