British Postmark Society  –

The British Postmark Society (BPS) was founded on 1st January 1958 and  exists to promote and to co-ordinate the study and collection of British postal markings, particularly of the 20th and 21st centuries, and the means and mechanisms by which they are applied, and to publish and disseminate the results of our studies. Our members’ interests include hand and machine datestamps, slogan and special event postmarks, explanatory and instructional labels and markings, Post Office and Post & Go postage labels, Royal Mail SmartStamps and Online Postage indicia, and printed postage impressions of Royal Mail and other licensed postal operators.On line Special Event and Slogan catalogues

The British Postal Museum and Archive –

To connect people through the evolving story of communications past and present. British postal services helped to shape the modern world. The BPMA works to ensure that this human story of communication, industry and innovation is available and enjoyable for all.The BPMA  want everyone to have the opportunity to access Britain’s postal heritage, in all its forms, and work to assist those who need support in doing so.

Great Britain Philatelic

The GBPS was founded in 1955 by a small but enthusiastic group of collectors. Since then it has grown steadily to over 700 members both in this country and abroad.

The Society’s primary aim is to promote, encourage and contribute to the advancement of the philately of Great Britain. The GBPS now covers all aspects of GB philately: stamps, postal history, postal stationery, booklets, college stamps, revenues, telegraphs, and philatelic conservation.

The GBPS has contributed much to the field of GB philately. This is certain to continue as new members with fresh ideas join.

The Association of Great Britain First Day Cover Collectors (GBFDC) – www,

GBFDC is an independent organisation that publish an informative Newsletter six times a year & has an annual Cover Auction. They also produce official first day covers exclusively for their membership

The G.B Perfin Society

The Perfin Society was formed in the UK in 1957 and currently has over 300 members around the world.The Society’s main concern is the study of the Perfins of the UK. A perfin is a number of small holes in a distinct pattern applied to stamps as security against theft.The name perfin is a condensed form of PERForated INitials, or PERForated INsignia.

British Forces Philatelic Service

Fundraising for Service Charities through philately. There are many ways to raise funds for charities which support our Armed Services but one of the most unusual is through the sale of commemorative covers which are produced specifically to mark special military or state events and anniversaries. Over the years the Forces Philatelic Bureau has produced several hundred special covers which have been sold in aid of Service Charities and raised many thousands of pounds

British First Day Covers (BFDC) –


CoverCraft –

Richard Dean’s  personal collection of CoverCraft official First Day and Commemorative Covers

Royal Engineer First Day Covers – 

The aim of this site is to display, as an online resource, covers relating to The Corps of Royal Engineers. Covers is used to encompass first day covers, first day issues, commemorative and souvenir covers. The site  owner Darrell DRURY is an ex Royal Engineer whose hobby is collecting covers from/related to  the Royal Engineers Corps.


The British Postmark Data Base –

A site created and managed by Allan where you will find an extensive data base of  GB Town postmarks over some 14000 listed with 10000 Images. The data base also caters for Australian and Canadian postmarks

GB Stamps Online

A free on line community for philatelists of all ages the world over. Latest news items , blogs, chat, articles, selling swaps and much more.

Buckingham Covers

Buckingham Covers is based in Folkestone, Kent (South East England). It was founded in 2000 by 2 of the world’s leading names in covers, Tony & Cath Buckingham

Their covers, which are designed and made  in Folkestone, have grown and grown in popularity since then – and in most cases, doubled or tripled in price. More people work there now but they are still a small company with a passion for covers, quality, customer service, charity fund raising and treating people decently.

Aviation Collectables –

Aviation Collectables produces high quality commemorative covers and prints, we also sell a wide range of older covers (mainly in the aviation and military arena). Many of the covers we sell are from the JSCC or RAF Museum series.

Aviation Collectables produces their own covers and to date has produced covers which include Concorde which are signed by Concorde Pilots, English Electric Lightning covers signed by the pilots, Avro Vulcan covers signed by members of Vulcan crews including those that were operational for the Black Buck Raids. We also have covers signed by Battle of Britain Aircrew and Luftwaffe crew. Please look in our shop for more details.

Should you be looking for something particular then please do not hesitate to contact us.

We also list on ebay to see our listings please go to:

Stamphawk –

 British First Day Covers, Commemorative Covers, Presentation Packs, PHQs, Booklets and Postal History