Smith Elder & Co Precancel

Precancels of Great Britain

This part of the web site is to consolidate information on GB precancels.

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Smith Elder & Co Precancel Henry S. King & Co Precancel William Dawson & Sons 1st Precancel W. H. Smith & Son 1st Precancel Public-Precancel Frank-Precancel Times-Precancel Railway-Precancel Army-Precancel
Smith Elder & Co H. S. King & Co W.Dawson & Sons W. H. Smith & Son 'Public Precancels' Precancel Franking Newspapers Railway Precancels Army Telegraphs
Private Telegraphs Booklets T.O.6 obliteration ENT.O.1 Cancel Calendar Embossed Perfin Sloper Contributions
Private Telegraphs Booklets T.O.1 to T.O.6 Anomalies Time frame Embossed Perfins Sloper punch Contributions




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Tim Burgess,
for inspiring the creation of this website and providing much needed feedback and advice.
Also for allowing me to use numerous images of his in this website.

  Great Britain Philatelic Society (GBPS) for permission to reproduce information from an article written by J. H. Chandler in GB Journal Volume 17, pp29-32 (1979)  

  Ray_Cobley who has kindly given his permission to reproduce the top image of the scarce Type-I   W. H. Smith & Son Precancel.

  Arthur-Ryan-GB-Stamps for permission to reproduce the image of the 1906 Registered Cover with W. H. Smith & Son embossed cut-out.

  Jan Kosniowski for the images of Type-V  W. H. Smith & Son Precancel wrappers.

  Robert Danzig for images on the W. H. Smith & Son Page.

  Roger De Lacy-Spencer for the red Metropolitan Railway precancel image.

  Julian Stray for valuable contributions on the T.O. series.



Comments, criticisms, information or suggestions are always welcome.


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Last updated 22nd. January 2020

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