Great Britain - The Imperforate Issues (1840-1853)

Introduction of the Barred Numerals (Irish Post Towns)



As shown in the introduction to this section, in June 1844, numbers 1 to 450 were allocated and the earliest recorded usage of an Irish Barred Numeral is 21 June 1844 in Dublin.

Plate 3 MD

[MD] plate 3, from Dublin to London, dated 21 June 1844,
cancelled with a blackIrish numeral (186 Dublin)

First day of the Irish barred numerals