Great Britain - The Imperforate Issues (1840-1853)

Numeral Cancellations of Scottish Towns (Numbers 250 to 299)


 

 

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.
 

250 Moneymusk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


251 Montrose

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 160 EI-EJ
?H
EF

[EI-EJ] plate 160, pair, cancelled with
black Scottish numerals (251 Montrose).

[?H] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(251 Montrose)

[EF] cancelled with
 a blue Scottish numeral
(251 Montrose)


252 St Cyrus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


253 Mossat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


254 Mortlach

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


255 Midcalder

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 75 JD
Plate 79 OG

 

 

[JD] plate 75, cancelled with black Scottish numeral (255 Midcalder).

[OG] plate 79, cancelled with black Scottish numeral (255 Mid Calder).

 

 


256 Moffat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 51 GG

 

 

 

[GG] plate 51, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(256 Moffat)

 

 

 

OD

[OD] from Moffatt to Edinburgh, dated 16 April 1843,
cancelled with a black Maltese cross


257 Moniave

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CF

 

 

 

[CF] cancelled with
 a blue Scottish numeral
(257 Monaive)

 

 

 


258 Morvern

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 64 NK

 

 

 

[NK] plate 64, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(258 Morven)

 

 

 


259 Moy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


260 Muirdrum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


261 Munlochy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


262 Muirkirk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KL
MG

 

 

[KL] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(262 Muirkirk)

[MG] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(262 Muirkirk)

 

 


263 Musselburgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JC

 

 

 

[JC] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(263 Musselburgh)

 

 

 


264 Nairn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DL

 

 

 

[DL] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(264 Nairn)

 

 

 


265 Newburgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 80 AG

[AG] plate 80, from Newburgh to Edinburgh, dated 30 May 1849,
cancelled with a dark blue Scottish numeral (265 Newburgh)

Plate 67 LH
PA

 

 

 

 

[LH] plate 67, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(265 Newburgh)

[PA] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(265 Newburgh)

 

 

 

 


266 New Galloway

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 111 EF

 

 

 

[EF] plate 111, cancelled with black Scottish numeral (266 New Galloway).

 

 

 


267 New Deer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 79 PD

 

 

 

[PD] plate 79, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(267 New Deer)

 

 

 


268 New Pitsligo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


269 Newport

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


270 Newton Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 2 SI

[SI] plate 2, from Newton Stewart to Edinburgh, dated 4 July 1840,
cancelled with a purple-maroon Maltese cross of Newton Stewart [e]
 


271 Noblehouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 72 JE-JF
??

 

[JE-JF] pair, plate 72, cancelled with
 black Scottish numerals (271 Noblehouse)

[??] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(271 Noblehouse)

 


272 Noth Queensferry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


273 Oban

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 74 BG
DF

 

 

[BG] plate 74, cancelled with blue Scottish numeral (273 Oban).

[DF] cancelled with blue Scottish numeral (273 Oban).

 

 


274 Old Meldrum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


275 Old Rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 142 FD-FE
CD

 

[FD-FE] plate 142, pair cancelled,
contrary to regulations
with a single Scottish black numeral (275 Old Rain).

[CD] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(275 Old Rain)

 

IF

[IF] on wrapper from Old Rain to Aberdeen dated 18 November 1845,
cancelled with a blue Scottish 275 numeral of Old Rain.
 


276 Orton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


277 Paisley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AI
Plate 40 TE
Plate 40 AC

 

[AI] cancelled with black Scottish numeral
(277 Paisley)

[TE] plate 40, cancelled with black Scottish numeral
(277 Paisley)

[AC] plate 40, cancelled with black Scottish numeral (277 Paisley).

 

various

[8 singles] from Paisley to Edinburgh, dated 25 August 1845,
cancelled with black Scottish numerals (277 Paisley)
 


278 Parkhill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


279 Peebles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SF

 

 

 

[SF] cancelled
with a black Scottish numeral
(279 Peebles).

 

 

 


280 Perth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 64 OD-OE
Plate 48 OC-PD

[OD-OE] pair, plate 64, cancelled
contrary to regulations
with a single black Scottish numeral (280 Perth).

Plate 44 PE
OF

[PE] plate 44, cancelled with black Scottish numeral (280 Perth).

[OF] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(280 Perth)

[OC-PD] plate 48, block of 4, cancelled with
black Scottish numerals (280 Perth).

Plate 26 Four singles

Four singles, plate 26, on entire from Perth to Southwell (Notts), dated 9 December 1842,
cancelled with three black Maltese crosses of Perth
Contrary to Regulations
 

Plate 157 PK-PL
Plate 167 FG-FH

[PK-PL] pair, plate 157, cancelled with
 a single black Scottish numeral (280 Perth)
Contrary to regulations

[FG-FH] pair, plate 167, cancelled with
 a single black Scottish numeral (280 Perth)
Contrary to Regulations


281 Peterhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 4 RE
Plate 71 BH
QF

 

[RE] plate 4, cancelled
with black Scottish numeral
(281 Peterhead).

[BH] plate 71, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(281 Peterhead)

[QF] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(281 Peterhead)

 


282 Pitcaple

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


283 Pittenweem

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


284 Pitlochrie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 1b II

[II] plate 1b, from Pitlochrie to Edinburgh, dated 23 October 1840,
cancelled with a black Maltese cross of Pitlochrie
Unofficial early use of the black cross and the only such recorded usage from Pitlochrie

KD

 

 

 

 

 

 

[KD] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(284 Pitlochry)

 

 

 

 

 

 


285 Poolewe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


286 Portaskaig

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


287 Port Glasgow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 47 PH

 

 

 

[PH] plate 47, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(287 Port Glasgow)

 

 

 


288 Port Patrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


289 Portree

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


290 Portsoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 98 BG

 

 

 

[BG] plate 98, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(290 Portsoy)

 

 

 


291 Port William

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


292 Poyntzfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


293 Prestonkirk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AE

[AE] from Prestonkirk to Haddington, dated 20 June 1850,
cancelled with a black Scottish numeral (293 Prestonkirk)


294 Rachan Mill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


295 Renfrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 66 PH

 

 

 

[PH] plate 66, on piece cancelled with blue
Scottish numeral
 (295 Renfrew).

 

 

 

Plate 1a HL

[AI] plate 1a, from Renfrew to Edinburgh, dated 27 May 1840,
cancelled with a “watery” black Maltese cross
Also has Renfrew straight line in a shade matching the cross

Very early and unofficial use of the black Maltese cross
Only three earlier examples are recorded
 


296 Rhynie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EI

 

 

 

[EI] cancelled with black Scottish numeral (296 Rhynie).

 

 

 


297 Rothes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


298 Rothesay

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 66 CB
NI

 

 

[CB] plate 66, cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(298 Rothsay)

[NI] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(298 Rothsay)

 

 


299 Rothiemay

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :