Great Britain - The Imperforate Issues (1840-1853)

Numeral Cancellations of Scottish Towns (Numbers 300 to 342)


 

 

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.
 

300 St Andrews

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 65 MB

[MB] plate 65, from St Andrews to Edinburgh dated 21 November 1846,
cancelled with a black Scottish numeral (300 St Andrews)

BL

 

 

 

 

 

 

[BL] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(300 St Andrews)

 

 

 

 

 

 


301 St Boswell’s Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


302 Saltcoats

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ME
IJ

 

 

[ME] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(302 Saltcoats)

[IJ] cancelled with
 a blue Scottish numeral
(302 Saltcoats)

 

 


303 Sanquhar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 34 HL

[HL] plate 34, from Sanquhar to Edinburgh, dated 25 May 1844,
cancelled with a blue Maltese cross
Sanquhar datestamp on reverse in matching dark blue

Plate 3 IK-IL and plate 35 QL

[QL] plate 35 and [IK-IL) pair plate 3, cancelled with
two black Scottish numerals (303 Sanquhar)
Contrary to regulations


304 Scourie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 97 PB-PE

[PB-PE] strip of four, plate 97, cancelled with
two  black Scottish numerals (304 Scourie)
Contrary to Regulations


305 Selkirk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HE

[HE] from Selkirk to Edinburgh, dated 11 July 1844,
cancelled with an indistinct black Scottish numeral (probably 305 Selkirk)


306 South Queensferry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


307 Stewarton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PB

 

 

 

[PB] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(307 Stewarton)

 

 

 


308 Stirling

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PI

[PI] from Bridge of Allen to Edinburgh dated 7 June 1849,
cancelled with black Scottish 308 numeral of Stirling.
Bridge of Allen UDC on reverse.
 

Plate 34 EI
Plate 62 AB
QA

 

 

[EI] plate 34, cancelled with black Scottish numeral (308 Stirling).

[AB] plate 62, cancelled
with a black Scottish numeral
(308 Stirling).

[QA] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(308 Stirling)

 

 


309 Stonehaven

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 92 TA

 

 

 

[TA] plate 92, cancelled
with black Scottish numeral
(309 Stonehaven).

 

 

 


310 Stornoway

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 74 DF
Plate 76 GK-GL
Plate 62 LA

[DF] plate 74, cancelled with
blue Scottish numeral
(310 Stornoway).

[GK-GL] plate 76 pair, cancelled with two
blue Scottish numerals
(310 Stornoway).

[LA] plate 62, cancelled with
 a blue Scottish numeral
(310 Stornoway)

Plate 52 QH
Plate 62 FJ

 

 

 

 

[QH] plate 52, cancelled with
 a blue Scottish numeral
(310 Stornoway)

[FJ] plate 62, cancelled with
 a blue Scottish numeral
(310 Stornoway)

 

 

 

 


311 Stow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


312 Stranraer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TE-TF

[TE-TF] pair on entire from Stranraer to Wigton dated 17 April 1844,
cancelled with two black distinctive Stranraer special maltese crosses.
 

ME

 

 

 

 

 

 

[ME] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(312 Stranraer)

 

 

 

 

 

 


313 Strathaven

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


314 Strathdon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


315 Strichen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HI

 

 

 

[HI] cancelled with
 an olive-green Scottish numeral
(315 Strichen)

 

 

 


316 Stromness

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BK

 

 

 

[BK] cancelled with black Scottish numeral (316 Stromness).

 

 

 


317 Strontian

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


318 Skene

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


319 St Margaret’s Hope

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


320 Tain

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


321 Tarbert

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


322 Tarland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 3 TK
JE JI

 

[TK] plate 3, cancelled
with blue Scottish numeral (322 Tarland).

[JE and JI] two singles, cancelled with
 a single blue Scottish numeral (322 Tarland)

 

CB

[PH] from Aboyne to Aberdeen, dated 31 January 1849,
cancelled with a blue Scottish numeral (322 Tarland)
 

KA LC

 

 

 

 

[KA and LC] two singles, cancelled with
 a single blue Scottish numeral (322 Tarland)

 

 

 

 


323 Thornhill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


324 Thurso

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AD

[AD] sent locally within Thurso, dated 24 January 1854,
cancelled with a black Scottish numeral (324 Thurso)

DH-DI
CD

 

 

[DH-DI] pair, cancelled with
 a single black Scottish numeral (324 Thurso)
Contrary to regulations

[CD] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(324 Thurso)

 

 


325 Tobermory

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 146 LI-LL

[LI-LL] plate 146, strip of 4 (rejoined), cancelled with
black Scottish numerals (325 Tobermory).

Plate 77 IL
CG
AC

[IL] plate 77, cancelled
with black Scottish numeral
(325 Tobermory).
Full deckled edge and inscription

[CG] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(325 Tobermory)

[AC] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(325 Tobermory)


326 Tomintoul

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


327 Tomnavoulin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


328 Tongue

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


329 Tranent

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RA

 

 

 

[RA] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(329 Tranent)

 

 

 


330 Troon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


331 Turiff

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 40 MI-MJ
Plate 50 SC-SD

[MI-MJ] plate 40, pair, cancelled
contrary to regulations
 with single Scottish black numeral (331 Turiff).

[SC-SD] plate 50, pair on piece, cancelled
contrary to regulations
with single blue Scottish numeral (331 Turiff).

Plate 66 PH
Plate 46 SG
FJ

 

 

[PH] plate 66, cancelled
with blue Scottish numeral (331 Turiff).

[SG] plate 46, cancelled with deep blue Scottish  numeral (331 Turiff). [c]

[FJ] cancelled with
 a black Scottish numeral
(331 Turriff)

 

 


332 Tyndrum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


333 Udney

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 157 KA-LC

[KA-LC] plate 157, block of 6, cancelled
contrary to regulations
 with five black Scottish numerals (333 Udney).


334 Ullapool

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


335 Watten

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


336 West Kilbride

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


337 Whitburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


338 Whithorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


339 Wick

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 148 MC-MF

[MC-MF] plate 148, strip of four, cancelled
contrary to regulations
 with two black Scottish numerals (339 Wick).

Plate 3 GI-GL

[GI-GL] plate 3, strip of four, cancelled
contrary to regulations
 with two black Scottish numerals (339 Wick).

TJ-TK
Plate 25 TD-TF

[TJ-TK] pair, cancelled
contrary to regulations
 with single Scottish black numeral (339 Wick).

[QG-QI] plate 3, cancelled
contrary to regulations
with two black Scottish numerals (339 Wick).

Plate 86 PE-PG
Plate 3 DJ-DK

[PE-PG] strip of three, plate 86, cancelled with
two black Scottish numerals (339 Wick)
Contrary to regulations

[DJ-DK] pair, plate 3, cancelled with
black Scottish numerals (339 Wick)

CB

[BH] from Wick to Edinburgh, dated 16 December 1848,
cancelled with a black Scottish numeral numeral (339 Wick)
Registered letter with fee (6d) paid in cash - manuscript 6 in red

Plate 143 CA-CB
QL-RL

[CA-CB] plate 143, cancelled with
 a single black Scottish numeral (339 Wick)
Contrary to Regulations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[QL-RL] vertical pair, cancelled with  a single black Scottish numeral (339 Wick)
Contrary to Regulations


340 Whitehouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


341 Wigtown

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OH

 

 

 

[OH] cancelled with blue Scottish numeral (341 Wigtown).

 

 

 


342 Wishaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This was the last number in the 1844 list

 

344 Lasswade

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 44 TF

 

 

 

[TF] plate 44, on peice cancelled with blue Scottish numeral
 (344 Lasswade).

 

 

 


 

347 Pennycuick

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JC

 

 

 

[JC] cancelled with black Scottish numeral (347 Pennycuick).

 

 

 


348 Portobello

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

?F

 

 

 

[?F] cancelled
with black Scottish
numeral (348 Portobello).

 

 

 

Plate 41 FE

[FE] plate 41, from Portobello to Glasgow, dated 20 August 1844,
cancelled with a black Maltese cross
Late use of Maltese cross


398 Hillhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SA

 

 

 

[SA] cancelled with
 a blue-black Scottish numeral
(398 Hillhead)

 

 

 


408 Currie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest recorded use :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plate 45 GK EJ

[GK, EJ] two singles, plate 45, from Currie to Edinburgh, dated 1 November 1844,
cancelled with black Maltese crosses
Very late use of the Maltese cross