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 Scotland.

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

Regional/country definitives issued for Scotland 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 > Scotland Wild Cats Also see Scotland Heraldic Cats

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Item Code Item type Face value Remarks SC
1 May 2013 - Bicentenary of the Birth of David Livingstone
GBSC20130501 SH 10x1st Pre-personalised sheetlet / Smiler sheet 10 x 1st *
(0.60 ea. on issue)
Lion (on one label)
Pre-personalised Smiler sheet issued by Royal Mail
MI KB117 (Pre-personalised)
GBSC20130501 LB 3 Pre-personalised label - Lion
Pre-personalised label from
GBSC20130501 SH 10x1st

List compiled by Geir Arveng with valuable information from the CollectGBStamps website.
Latest upate: 5 March, 2019

* A note on British First Day Postmarks:
Along with the Bureau and other official FDPs, there are ofen a number of comemmorative 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 comemmorating. Due to the obvious connection to the stamp issue we have decided to list them as FDPs rather that 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