Dedicated to the Postal History of Berwick-upon-Tweed
www.berwickpostalhistory.co.uk For Stamp Collectors and Postal Historians interested in the Post Marks and the History of the Mails at Berwick-upon-Tweed.
www.berwickpostalhistory.co.uk For Stamp Collectors and Postal Historians interested in the Post Marks  and the History of the Mails at Berwick-upon-Tweed.  

 

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The aim of this site is to develop an understanding of the postal history of Berwick with emphasis on the hand-stamps and cancels  used in the town from the earliest days. Please contact me if you have any new information relating to the Postal History of Berwick along with a scan of any cover you may have that extends the known dates of use of any hand-stamp or cancellation.

 

1907 View of the Town Hall from the North.

 

The Handstamp shown at the top left of the page is a hitherto unlisted mark

with diameter 29mm dating from 1794.

 

Below is the latest list of earliest and latest known dates of use of the handstamps used in Berwick.  Changes made in the last twelve months are shown in red.

If you have any additional information, I'd love to hear from you. My contact details can be found by clicking the CONTACT link in the menu.

You can also use the link to HANDSTAMPS to see illustrations of each of these marks.

Ref Text Notes Size Colour   EARLIEST LATEST
112 BARWICK   34 X 5 Black   1706 1718
114 BARWICK   30 X 4 Black   1720 21 Mar 1721
117 BER / WICK   23 X 12 Black   1731 1745
120 BER / WICK   20 X 12 Black   30 Oct 1757 24 May 1761
123 BER / WICK  ( Really120 spread ) 21 X 12 Black   6 Mar 1769 5 Aug 1769
125 BERWICK   49 X 7 Black   1 Feb 1771 1775
128 BERWICK   33 X 5  Black   4 May 1774 5 Apr 1776
131 BERWICK   43 X 7 Black   22 Jun 1778 22 Jun 1778
134 BERWICK   48 X 6 Black   1781 1785
137 BERWICK   45 X 6 Black   1 May 1780 1783
139 BERWICK   36 X 6  Black   1782 7 Jul 1785
143 BERWICK / 337 Round top to 3 34 X 14 Black   29 Aug 1786 1788
146 BERWICK / - 337 -   40 X 13 Black   1788 30 Jul 1790
149 BERWICK / 337 Straight top to 3 39 X 14 Black   27 Jan 1790 8 Dec 1790
152 BERWICK / 337 Straight top to 3 37 X 13 Black   13 Mar 1791 28 Jun 1791
155 BERWICK   34 X 6 Black   16 Sep 1791 1793
158 BERWICK / ON / TWEED 21 Black   1793 20 Sep 1795
NEW BERWICK / ON / TWEED 29 Black      
160 BERWICK / ON / TWEED 24 Black   1794 6 Dec 1795
162 BER / WICK   26 Black   1 May 1795 1807
164 BERWICK   42 X 7 Black   1801 1807
168 BERWICK / 340   28 X 11 Black   8 Jun 1801 1808
171 BERWICK / 340 / B   26 Black   21 Apr 1801 9 Oct 1808
174 BERWICK / 340 - B   31 X 13  Black   16 Feb 1809 15  May 1810
176 BERWICK / 340 - B   35 X 19 Black   30 Aug 1810 23 May 1811
178 BERWICK / 340 - B   39 X 18 Black   1810 11 Aug 1812
180 BERWICK / 340 - B   47 X 16 Black   9 Sep 1812 26 Feb 1813
182 BERWICK / B - 340   32 X 15 Black   22 Mar 1813 13 Jun 1813
184 BERWICK / 340 Circles at sides 30 Black   1813 23 Mar 1818
187a BERWICK / 340 Day both sides  29 Black *   1816 1828
b       Green *   25 Aug 1823 19 May 1825
190 BERWICK / 340 Day after month only 30 Green   1826 1829
192 BERWICK Mileage erased 29 Green   21 May 1829 1831
194 BERWICK Single arc 28 Green   1831 1831
196a BERWICK Bottom of yr below B & K 26 Green/Blue   4 Feb 1832 15 Jun 1840
b       Black (A)*   15 Jan 1840 6 Nov 1841
197a BERWICK Yr above bottom of B&K 25 Green *   19 Mar 1832 1839
b       Blue *   1836 1836
c       Black *   1840 1844
204a BERWICK/PENNY POST Unboxed 44 x 11 Blue/Green   2 Mar 1826 23 Apr 1837
206 BERWICK/PENNY POST Boxed 45 x 15 Green   23 Dec 1837 Sep1839
b       Black   7 Sep 1839 7 Sep 1839
210 Addl ½  Wear causing spreading 19 x 36 Black   20 Jun 1813 3 Feb 1818
211a Addl ½    17 x 26 Black   14 Jan 1816 22 Aug 1819
b       Red   15 Jun 1817 15 Jun 1817
212a Addl ½    19 x 22 Black *   1 Oct 1819 10 May 1832
b       Green *   1 Jul 1823 18 Nov 1837
213 Addl ½  Unframed 17 x 17 Blue/Green   18 Jul 1825 6 Mar 1837
NEW       BLACK      
214 ½  Framed 11 x 21 Green   14 Apr 1838 Dec 1839
218 MISSENT / TO / BERWICK 30 x 14 Black   April 1809 1815
220a MISSENT.TO / BERWICK 39 x 19 Black   24 Oct 1813 19 May 1820
b       Blue/green   10 May 1824 9 Aug 1832
222a MISSENT / TO BERWICK 40 x 10 Blue   1838-1847 1838-1847
b       Black   1838-1847 1838-1847
c       Green   1838-1847 1838-1847
228 TOO LATE     Green   11 Aug 1819 1852
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