Great Britain - The Imperforate Issues (1840-1853)

Numeral Cancellations of Scottish Towns (Numbers 1 to 49)


 

 

This page illustrates stamps and covers that are identifiable as originating from towns allocated a barred numeral cancellation in preparation for their introduction during June/July 1844.
 

1 Aberdeen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 4 EA
Plate 80 RG
Plate 4 OB-OD

[EA] plate 4, cancelled with black Scottish numeral
(1 Aberdeen)

[RG] plate 80, cancelled with black Scottish numeral
(1 Aberdeen)

[OB-OD] plate 4, strip of 3, cancelled
contrary to regulations
 with two Scottish black numerals (1 Aberdeen).

Plate 3 BF-BG
Plate 3 DC-DD

[BF-BG] plate 3, pair, cancelled
contrary to regulations
 with single Scottish black numerals (1 Aberdeen).

[DC-DD] plate 3, pair, cancelled with
black Scottish numerals (1 Aberdeen).

Plate 51 RH

[RH] plate 51, from Aberdeen to Bristol dated 4 August 1845,
cancelled with black Scottish 1 numeral of Aberdeen.
 

OI-OJ
Plate 33 BG-BH

[OI-OJ] pair, cancelled with
 a single black Scottish numeral (1 Aberdeen)
Contrary to regulations

[BG-BH] pair, plate 33, cancelled with
 a single black Scottish numeral (1 Aberdeen)
Contrary to regulations

Plate 1b QJ

[QJ] plate 1b, from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, dated 29 September 1840,
cancelled with a black Maltese cross
Unofficial early use of the black cross

Plate 3 LB-LC
Plate 3 FK-FL

[LB-LC] pair, plate 3, cancelled with
black Scottish numerals (1 Aberdeen)
 

[FK-FL] pair, plate 3, cancelled with
 a single black Scottish numeral (1 Aberdeen)
Contrary to regulations


2 Aberfeldy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 101 PF
HK
BH
BI

[PF] plate 101, cancelled
with black Scottish numeral
(2 Aberfeldy).

[HK] cancelled
with black Scottish numeral
 (2 Aberfeldy).

[BH] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(2 Aberfeldy)

[BI] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(2 Aberfeldy)


3 Aberdour

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4 Aboyne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5 Aberchirdir

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


6 Alford

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 74 OH
S?

 

 

[OH] plate 74, cancelled with black Scottish numeral (6 Alford).

[S?] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(6 Alford)

 

 


7 Alloa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 101 OC
Plate 4 BK-BL
Plate 84 IB

[OC] plate 101, on piece cancelled with black
Scottish numeral (7 Alloa).

[BK-BL] plate 4, pair, cancelled with
black Scottish numerals (7 Alloa).

[IB] plate 84,
cancelled with black Scottish numeral (7 Alloa).

Plate 158 GG

[GG] plate 158, from Alloa to Stirling, dated 16 April 1853,
cancelled with a black Scottish numeral (7 Alloa)

Plate 90 QH
Plate 52 KA

 

 

 

 

[GH] plate 90, cancelled with black Scottish numeral
(7 Alloa)

[KA] plate 52, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(7 Alloa)

 

 

 

 


8 Aberlour

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 9 was not allocated in 1844

10 Alness

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 4 IE-IF

 

 

[IE-IF] pair, plate 4, cancelled with
 black Scottish numerals (10 Alness)

 

 


11 Annan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 4 TF-TG
EH

 

[TF-TG] plate 3, pair, cancelled
contrary to regulations
 with single Scotish black numeral (11 Annan).

[EH] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(11 Annan)

 


12 Auchenblae

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 114 FF
Plate 97 GF

 

 

[FF] plate 114, cancelled with black Scottish numeral (12 Auchenblae)

[GF] plate 97, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(12 Auchenblae)

 

 


13 Arbroath

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 60 RA
Plate 95 SJ-TK
LC

[RA] plate 60, cancelled
with a black Scottish numeral
(13 Arbroath).

[LC] cancelled
with black Scottish numeral
(13 Arbroath).

EC

 

 

[EC] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(13 Arbroath)

[SJ-TK] plate 95, block of four, cancelled
contrary to regulations
with two black Scottish numerals (13 Arbroath).

 

 


14 Ardersier

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


15 Ardrossan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SJ

 

 

 

[SJ] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(15 Androssan)

 

 

 


16 Abington

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


17 Airdrie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 60 SC-SD
Plate 78 DE

 

[SC-SD] plate 60, pair, cancelled with
black Scottish numeral (17 Airdrie).

[DE] plate 78, cancelled
with black Scottish numeral
(17 Airdrie).

 

Plate 21 HA-HB

[HA-HB] plate 21, pair on entire dated 14 Dec 1842 from Airdrie to Edinburgh, cancelled
contrary to regulations
by a single black maltese cross.
 


18 Arisaig

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 19 was not allocated in 1844

20 Arrochar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 41 MI-ML

[MI-ML] plate 41, strip of 4, cancelled
contrary to regulations
 with two Scottish black numerals (20 Arrochar).

IG

[IG] on entire from Arrochar to Edinburgh dated 25 January 1845,
cancelled with black Scottish 20 numeral of Arrochar.
 


21 Auchnacraig

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


22 Anstruther

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 58 SL

 

 

 

[SL] plate 58, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(22 Anstruther)

 

 

 


23 Aros

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


24 Appin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


25 Auchterarder

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


26 Auchtermuchty

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


27 Ayr

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 39 JI

 

 

 

[JI] plate 39, cancelled
with black Scottish numeral
 (27 Ayr).

 

 

 

Plate 68 OI-OL

[OI-OL] strip of four, plate 68, cancelled with
 three black Scottish numerals (27 Ayr)
Contrary to regulations


28 Ayrton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


29 Assynt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


30 Alyth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


31 Ballater

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 150 MK

 

 

 

[MK] plate 150, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(31 Ballater)

 

 

 


32 Crathie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


33 Ballantrae

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BE

 

 

 

[BE] cancelled with
 a blue Scottish numeral
(33 Ballantrae)

 

 

 


34 Ballindalloch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 108 GL-GK

[GL-GK] pair (plate 108), sent from Advie to Ballindalloch, dated 17 November 1851,
cancelled with a single black Scottish numeral (34 Ballindalloch)
Contrary to Regulations


35 Banchory

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 44 SA

 

 

 

[SA] plate 44, cancelled
with black Scottish numeral
 (35 Banchory).

 

 

 


36 Banff

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KJ
KE

 

 

[KJ] cancelled with black Scottish numeral (36 Banff).

[KE] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(36 Banff)

 

 

Plate 46 RG-RK

[RG-RK] strip of five, plate 46, cancelled with
 black Scottish numerals (36 Banff)


37 Macduff

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


38 Bathgate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


39 Bauley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 44 LA
Plate 57 AJ
GE

 

[LA] plate 44, cancelled
with black Scottish numeral
(39 Bauley).

[AJ] plate 57, cancelled
with black Scottish
numeral (39 Bauley).

[GE] cancelled with
 an olive-black Scottish numeral (39 Bauley)

 


40 Beith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 72 JL
Plate 52 KG

 

 

[JL] plate 72, cancelled
with black Scottish
numeral (40 Beith).

[KG] plate 52, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(40 Beith)

 

 


41 Biggar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 90 MG-ML

[MG-ML] plate 90, strip of 6, cancelled,
contrary to regulations
 with 3 x black Scottish numerals (41 Biggar).
 

KL

 

 

 

 

 

 

[KL] cancelled with black Scottish numeral (41 Biggar).

 

 

 

 

 

 


42 Blackshiels

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


43 Bervie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


44 Blair Athole

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


45 Dalnacardoch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


46 Blairgowrie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 98 HC
Plate 111 EL
Plate 33 GE

 

[HC] plate 98, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(46 Blairgowrie)

[EL] plate 111, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(46 Blairgowrie)

[GE] plate 33, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(46 Blairgowrie)

 


47 Blair Adam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


48 Bonaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 72 KE

[KE] plate 72, from Bonaw to Edinburgh, dated 31 July 1847,
cancelled with a black Scottish numeral (48 Bonaw)


49 Bonar Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :