United Kingdom Stamp Covers

Stamp covers are essentially the front of an envelope. For a stamp cover to have collector interest, all of the information on the cover must be present and complete: the stamp itself, the postal seal and postmark, the date, and the address. All are relevant and pertain to the history of the piece. Collecting stamp covers tends to be a very history-driven discipline.

There are several subcategories to stamp cover collecting. These can include first day covers featuring a special postmark on the first day of its run, first flight covers present on letters and packages that were part of the first flight of a new airmail route, and military covers featuring stamps and historical details from various military campaigns and bases.

Commemorative stamp covers are still issued on a regular basis in the U.K. While historical events such as first flights rarely happen today, military covers are commonly issued on behalf of the British Armed Forces. These covers usually honor specific events in history or significant soldiers with meaningful accomplishments. Others are issued for memorial days, such as Armistice Day, which falls on November 11th every year.


Quick Facts

  • The first U.K. airmail delivery happened in 1911, connecting London and Windsor. The flight bore news of the coronation of King George V. While rare, stamp covers from this flight are still available
  • Postage due or to pay stamps are among the unusual types of stamp covers that are considered collectible, especially those displayed on a letter or package
  • Different postal offices have different first date of issue postmarks. The images and text that comprise these designs can vary significantly from region to region

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1852 G. Britain Gold Sovereign NGC - XF40
Oct 22, 5:30 PM CDT
1852 G. Britain Gold Sovereign NGC - XF40
by Gold Standard Auctions
Est: $100- $10,000
$51 Bid
Jersey, 4 First Day Covers, 1943. Good condition. We combine postage on multiple winning lots and
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Jersey, 4 First Day Covers, 1943. Good condition. We combine postage on multiple winning lots and
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £8- £12
£80 Bids
Great Britain, Queen Victoria, stamps on loose sheet, approx. 15. Good condition. We combine postage
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Great Britain, Queen Victoria, stamps on loose sheet, approx. 15. Good condition. We combine postage
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £10- £14
£100 Bids
Great Britain, presentation packs 1986-1988, 18 packs. Good condition. We combine postage on
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Great Britain, presentation packs 1986-1988, 18 packs. Good condition. We combine postage on
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £10- £14
£100 Bids
Great Britain stamps including Queen Elizabeth II 1952, loose stamps on sheets, approx. 50. Good
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Great Britain stamps including Queen Elizabeth II 1952, loose stamps on sheets, approx. 50. Good
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £10- £14
£100 Bids
Great Front Pages D Day To Victory 1944 1945 softback book Published 1984 Collins ISBN 0 00 217343
Oct 29, 6:00 PM BST
Great Front Pages D Day To Victory 1944 1945 softback book Published 1984 Collins ISBN 0 00 217343
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £6- £8
£60 Bids
Guadeloupe, Haiti, British Honduras, Fiji, Cayman Islands, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 15.
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Guadeloupe, Haiti, British Honduras, Fiji, Cayman Islands, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 15.
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £6- £10
£60 Bids
Bermuda, St Vincent, Bahamas, Barbados, British Guiana, Cape of Good Hope, Gibraltar, stamps on
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Bermuda, St Vincent, Bahamas, Barbados, British Guiana, Cape of Good Hope, Gibraltar, stamps on
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £10- £14
£100 Bids
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 50. Good condition. We combine
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 50. Good condition. We combine
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £6- £10
£60 Bids
Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Azores, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 15. Good condition. We combine
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Azores, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 15. Good condition. We combine
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £6- £10
£60 Bids
Brazil, Bolivia, Honduras, 1866/1956, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 35. Good condition. We combine
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Brazil, Bolivia, Honduras, 1866/1956, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 35. Good condition. We combine
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £6- £10
£60 Bids
Italy, Romania, Venezuela, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 70. Good condition. We combine postage on
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Italy, Romania, Venezuela, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 70. Good condition. We combine postage on
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £4- £8
£40 Bids
Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Poland, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 40. Good condition. We combine postage
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Poland, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 40. Good condition. We combine postage
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £4- £8
£40 Bids
Portugal, Greece, Monaco, Norway, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 60. Good condition. We combine
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Portugal, Greece, Monaco, Norway, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 60. Good condition. We combine
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £6- £10
£60 Bids
Syria, Sudan, Surinam, Pakistan, 1898-1961, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 25. Good condition. We
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Syria, Sudan, Surinam, Pakistan, 1898-1961, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 25. Good condition. We
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £6- £10
£60 Bids
Liberia, Lorenzo Marques, Funchal, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 20. Good condition. We combine
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Liberia, Lorenzo Marques, Funchal, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 20. Good condition. We combine
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £6- £10
£60 Bids
Ireland, Indo China, Indian settlements, Kuwait, Iraq, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 60. Good
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Ireland, Indo China, Indian settlements, Kuwait, Iraq, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 60. Good
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £10- £14
£100 Bids
Orange Free State, Queensland, Gold Coast, Cyprus, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 50. Good
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Orange Free State, Queensland, Gold Coast, Cyprus, stamps on loose sheets, approx. 50. Good
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £10- £14
£100 Bids
Aden, Bahamas, Grenada, Cyprus, Gibraltar, 1953, stamps on loose sheet, approx. 25. Good
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Aden, Bahamas, Grenada, Cyprus, Gibraltar, 1953, stamps on loose sheet, approx. 25. Good
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £6- £10
£60 Bids
Great Britain, First Day Covers, 1980-1983, approx. 30. Good condition. We combine postage on
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Great Britain, First Day Covers, 1980-1983, approx. 30. Good condition. We combine postage on
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £10- £14
£100 Bids
Great Britain, King Edward VII and George V, stamps on loose sheet, approx. 25. Good condition. We
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Great Britain, King Edward VII and George V, stamps on loose sheet, approx. 25. Good condition. We
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £10- £14
£100 Bids
British Commonwealth including Bahamas, Bechuanaland, Bermuda, Barbados, stamps on loose sheets,
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
British Commonwealth including Bahamas, Bechuanaland, Bermuda, Barbados, stamps on loose sheets,
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £6- £10
£60 Bids
British Commonwealth, including South Africa,, Nigeria, Rhodesia, stamps on loose sheets, approx.
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
British Commonwealth, including South Africa,, Nigeria, Rhodesia, stamps on loose sheets, approx.
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £6- £10
£60 Bids
Odds and ends bundle including Postcards, loose stamps on and off paper, 2 Great Britain partially
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
Odds and ends bundle including Postcards, loose stamps on and off paper, 2 Great Britain partially
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £6- £10
£60 Bids

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