NORTHERN IRELAND

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 Northern Ireland.

1840 -> See Great Britain
1958 -> Regional/country definitives used alongside GB stamps

Regional/country definitives issued for Northern Ireland since 1958 are valid for postage throughout he 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 1969: 1 Pound = 20 Shhillings, 1 Shilling = 12 Pence
From 1970: 1 Pound = 100 Pence
Checklists > Countries > Northern Ireland Heraldic Cats  

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HERALDIC CATS

Item Code Item type Face value Remarks SC
7 July 1971 - Regional Definitives
GBNI19710707 PP 0_18 Presentation pack 0.18
(0.025
+ 0.03
+ 0.05
+ 0.075)
Heraldic Lion (on cover)
Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporter
6 Lions Passant Guardant
Lion Rampant
H.M's Government CoA
PP with 4 stamps
Pack no. 29
 
29 May 1974 - Regional Machin Definitives Presentation Pack

PP Back
GBNI19740529 PP 0_20 Presentation pack 0.20
(0.03
+ 0.035
+ 0.055
+ 0.08)
Heraldic Lion (on cover)
Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporter
6 Lions Passant Guardant
Lion Rampant
H.M's Government CoA
PP with 4 stamps issued 23 January 1974
Pack no. 61
 
7 January 1986 - Regional Machin Definitives
GBNI19860107 FDC 0_24 First Day Cover 0.24
(2 x 0.12)
Heraldic Lion (on stamps and postmark)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
Official FDC postmarked with
GB19860107 FDP EH3 2
 

This item is also listed under Scotland and Wales

GB19860107 FDP EH3 2 First Day Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland alongside symbols for Wales and Northern Ireland
"First Day of Issue"
Edinburgh
FDP used for all regional definitives stamps
7 January 1986
 
6 January 1987 - Regional Machin Definitives
GBNI19870106 FDC 0_18 First Day Cover 0.18 Heraldic Lion (on stamps and postmark)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
Official FDC postmarked with
GB19870106 FDP EH3 2
 

This item is also listed under Scotland and Wales
GB19870106 FDP EH3 2 First Day Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland alongside symbols for Wales and Northern Ireland
"First Day of Issue"
British Philatelic Bureau, Edinburgh
FDP used for all regional definitives
6 January 1987
 
8 November 1988 - Regional Machin Definitives


PP Back

This item is also listed under Scotland and Wales

GB19881108 PP 2_94 Presentation pack 2.94
(Sold at ???)
Heraldic Lion (on 4 stamps and cover)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
PP with all stamps for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Pack no. 17
28 November 1989 - Regional Machin Definitives


PP Back

This item is also listed under Wales and Scotland

GB19891128 PP 2_79 Presentation pack 2.79 Heraldic Lion (on 4 stamps and cover)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
PP with regional definitives for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Pack no. 20

This item is also listed under Wales and Scotland

GB19891128 FDP EH3 2 First Day Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland alongside symbols for Wales and Northern Ireland
"First Day of Issue"
British Philatelic Bureau, Edinburgh
FDP used for all regional definitives
28 November 1989
 
4 December 1990 - Regional Machin Definitives
GBNI19901204 FDC 1_02 First Day Cover 1.02 Heraldic Lion (postmark)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
Official FDC with all 4 N.I. stamps postmarked with
GB19901204 FDP EH3
 


Back cover

This item is also listed under Wales and Scotland

GB19901204 PP 3_06 Presentation pack 3.06

Heraldic Lion (on 4 stamps and cover)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
PP with stamps from all 3 countries
Pack no. 23

This item is also listed under Wales and Scotland

GB19901204 FDP EH3 First Day Postmark - Heraldic Lion (along-side Welsh and N.I. symbols)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
"First Day of Issue"
British Philatelic Bureau, Edinburgh
4 December 1990

This item is also listed under Wales and Scotland

GB19901204 MISC POST Promotional poster - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
PO promotional poster for all three countries

3 December 1991 - Regional Machin Definitives


Back cover

This item is also listed under Scotland and Wales.
GB19911203 PP 3_27
Presentation pack 3.27 Heraldic Lion (on 4 stamps and cover)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
PP with stamps from all 3 countries
Pack no. 26

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This item is also listed under Scotland and Wales.

GB19911203 FDP EH3 First day postmark - Heraldic Lion (along-side Welsh and N.I. symbols)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
"First Day of Issue"
British Philatelic Bureau, Edinburgh
3 December 1991

This item is also listed under Scotland and Wales.
GB19911203 MISC POST 1 Promotional poster - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
PO promotional poster for the issue in English

This item is also listed under Scotland and Wales.

GB19911203 MISC POST 2 Promotional poster - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
PO promotional poster for the issue in Welsh
7 December 1993 - Regional Machin Definitives


Back cover

This item is also listed under Scotland and Wales.

GB19931207 PP 3_45 Presentation pack 3.45 Heraldic Lion (on 4 stamps and cover)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
PP with stamps from all 3 countries
Pack no. 31

14 May 1996 - European Football Championship

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


Pane 1
GB19960514 BK 6_48 Prestige booklet 6.48 Heraldic Lion (on 2 stamps)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
Prestige booklet with 2x
GBSC19931207 ST 0_25
and 20 other stamps
MI MH112

23 July 1996 - Regional Machin Definitives


Back cover

This item is also listed under Scotland and Wales.

GB19960723 PP 4_38 Presentation pack 4.38 Heraldic Lion (on 4 stamps and cover)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
PP with stamps from all 3 countries
Pack no. 36
           
           
           
           

15 February 2000 - Special by DesignPhilatelic Bureau advertisement

Items from this isuue are also listed under Great Britain, Scotland, and Wales


Pane 1 (label)
Pane 2 (regional stamps
and selvedge)
Pane 3 (selvedge)
Pane 4
Back cover
GB20000215 BK 7_73 Prestige Booklet 7.73
(20 x 1st *
4 x 0.19
2 x 0.38
Heraldic Lion (on 3 stamps, 1 undenominated label, 3 pane selvedges and [at least] 2 pages)
Prestige booklet with 3 x
GBSC20000215 ST 1st 1
and 26 other stamps
MI MH131
GB20000215 LB 1 Undenominated label - Heraldic Lion
Lion sejant
Undenominated, stamp-sized, central label from Pane 1 of
GB20000215 BK 7_73
14 October 2003 - Country Definitives

This item is also listed under England, 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
 
11 May 2004 - Regional Definitives

FDC inlay
GBNI20040511FDC 0_40 EH12 First day cover 0.40 Heraldic Lions (in postmark)
Tallents House FDC with Northern Ireland Regional Definitives
 

This item is also listed under England, 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, England, 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
GBNI20060328 FDC 1_16 EH12 First day cover 1.16
(0.44
+ 0.72)
Heraldic Lions (in postmark)
Tallents House FDC with Northern Ireland Regional Definitives

This item is also listed under Great Britain, England, 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, England, 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

20 September 2007 - Army Uniforms / Country Definitives II

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


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
8 March 2008 - Celebrating Northern Ireland
GB20080308 FDP BT38 First Day
Postmark *
- Heraldic Lion
"Celebrating Norhern Ireland"
Carrickfergus, County Antrim
8 March 2008
1 April 2008 - Country Stamps and Machin Definitives

This item is also listed under Great Britain, England, 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 - 50th Anniversary of Regional Stamps

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

GB20080929 MS 9x1st Miniature sheet 9 x 1st * Heraldic Lion (on one stamp)
Lion of Scotland
MI KB107I-109I (Northern Ireland)

Pane 1 (mixed)
Pane 2 (Scotland)
Pane 3 (Northern Ireland)
Pane 4 (Wales)
GB20080929 BK 9_72 Prestige Booklet 27 x 1st * Heraldic Lions (on 5 stamps and 2 panes)
Contains 2 x
GB20080929 ST 1st 13
and 3x
GB20031014 ST 1st 3
MI MH157 (GB)
GB20080929 MISC PHQ 24 Un-franked postcard / PHQ Card - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
PHQ-card showing
GB20080929 MS 9x1st
GB20080929 MISC POST Promotional poster - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
Promotional poster for the issue

29 September 2008 - Glorious UK Smilers Sheet

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


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, England, 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
30 March 2010 - Country Stamps / Machin Definitives

This item is also listed under Great Britain, England, 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, England, 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
GBNI20120425 FDC 2_15 First day cover 2.15
(0.87
+ 1.28)
Heraldic Lion (in postmark)
Lion Sejant
Tallents House FDC with Northern Ireland Country Stamps

This item is also listed under Great Britain, England, 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
27 March 2013 - Country Stamps and Machin Definitives

FDC inlay
GBNI20130327 FDC 0_88 EH12 First day cover 0.88 Heraldic Lion (in postmark)
Lion Sejant
Tallents House FDC with Northern Ireland Country Stamps
 

This item is also listed under Great Britain, England, 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, England, 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
GBNI20140326 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, England, 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
GBNI20150324 FDC 2_33 First day cover 2.33
(1.00
+ 1.33)
Heraldic Lion (in postmark)
Lion Sejant
Tallents House FDC with Northern Ireland 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, England, 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, England, 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

This item is also listed under Great Britain, England, 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
GBNI20190319 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, England, 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: 24 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