United KINGDOM [Great Britain], United Kingdom of great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in Europe, in the British Isles. United Kingdom — the birthplace of stamps. First stamps issued: 06.05.1840 is 1 penny (the"penny black") and 08.05.1840 2 pence. On stamps of great Britain gosudarstava name is not specified. The first commemorative stamps issued in 1887. Since 1960, their number increased and from 1964 have changed their style: left stamp with a portrait of Shakespeare, and then a series of portrait stamps, while the stamps could only hold the portrait of the monarch. In 1978 published the first block, 1882-1904 — service stamps, 1914 — postage, in 1876-81 and Telegraph. In 1853-82 as postal used stamps. 1958 definitive stamps have a phosphorescent stripes of varying the position and number, are also printed on fluorescent paper.
AviaMarket The UK. An airmail stamps British post office is not released. However, issued some private postal airmail stamps, permission to use which the postmaster General in may 1933. In this regard, they have the status of semi-official releases. Was used for an airmail shipment in may, August and November 1933.
British consular mail — the post office, organized in 1814 with the consulates for consular agreements of great Britain with foreign States. The British post office worked in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Cuba, Danish West Indies, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Guadeloupe, Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela, USA, Spain, Madeira, in Fernando Po, Amine (Macau), Egypt. Here from 1854 used stamps of great Britain, before that mail was put a special round stamp with inscription (English). "Paid" and the image of the crown.
British consular mail on the island of Madagascar. British Consulate on the island of Madagascar from 1884 issued their own stamps. On rectangular pieces of paper 4 times the printed word (English). "Mail" or "Mail" and the denomination, was the seal of the Consulate, which was divided vertically, punching, forming 4 horizontal stamps. Seal in black or violet color. Withdrawn in 1887. In 1895 issued 2 series of stamps with the inscription (English). "British inland mail" sootvetstvenno 7 and 6 values each. Withdrawn at the request of French authorities.
Postage stamps of great Britain
British post in Eastern Arabia. In 1948 the number of Arab sultanates in Eastern Arabia was organized by the British post office. Entered into circulation stamps of great Britain overprinted with new face value in local currency. The country name was not specified. Brand designed initially for Muscat (used with 01.04.1948 at 29.04.1966), were circulated in Dubai (with 01.04.1948 to 06.06.1961), Umm said (February 1956 to 31.03.1957), Abu Dhabi (with 30.03.1963 to 29.04.1964), on the island of Das (December 1960 29.04.1964). The latest release in 1961 commemorative stamps.
British post in the Levant — British post in the Ottoman Empire, organized in 1832. The first post office established in 1854. Offices were in Smyrna, Constantinople, Beirut and Thessaloniki. Used stamps of great Britain. From 1885 were issued special stamps — the stamps of great Britain overprinted with new face value in Turkish currency. From 1905 on the stamps was done and Mauritania (English). "Levant". These stamps were used to pay for the delivery of parcels, Newspapers and parcels and has replaced the stamps of great Britain, which continued to be used after the introduction of stamps with values in Turkish currency. The post office in the UK closed in September 1914, in addition to offices in Thessaloniki (1912 — Greece), which was closed in October 1914.
Stamps of the British mail in the Levant
British post on the island of Crete. In 1898, during the uprising of the Greek population of Crete in the Eastern part of the island landed British troops. In Heraklion, was opened post office. The appeal was received stamp with the inscription (gr.) "Temporary post. Heraklion". In 1898-99 released 4 stamps. Used only within the limits of Crete. For overseas shipments required additional payment. Used stamps of Austrian post offices.
Besides the usual stamps, stamps also quenched stamped with the name of the local settlements in the Greek language. Reprints of these stamps are often mistaken for overprints
Stamps of the British mail in Crete
Editions of the British military administration [British Military Administration. BMA]. After the liberation from British colonial possessions in South-East Asia from the Japanese occupation in their territory operated mail British military administration. Entered into circulation stamps of the respective territories with overprinted text (English). "British military administration" and the name of the colony or without it. Such releases were in Malaya (15 denominations), North Borneo (15 denominations), Sarawak (20 values), Burma (16 values). In 1948, stamps with individual printings protective mats have a British military administration was released in Eritrea, Somalia and Tripolitania. These stamps except the name of the territory of the indicated value.
Stamps of the British military administration
Editions of the English Islands. A large number of Islands off the coast of great Britain is in private ownership. The owners organized a private mail, delivering correspondence of tourists, and sometimes locals to the nearest post office. To pay for issued own stamps. Private mail exist or existed on the Islands Calf of man (1962-73), Drake (1973), Gag (1972-80), German (1949 — 69), Jet (1960-69), Lihu (1966-69), Lundy (1929), PABA (1962-70 and 1972), Sanda (1962-70), summer (1970). All other editions, for example, on the Islands Bardsey, Berner, St Kilda, Shuna, Staffa, etc., represent the gift of vignettes and could not be regarded as stamps of private post offices.
Regional editions of the UK. In 1958 British post began producing regional brands for different regions of the country — Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Islands of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of man. Brand repeated drawings of standard stamps of great Britain, but with the addition of local emblems. Regional stamps for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are published to date. Regional issues for Guernsey, Jersey replaced its own stamps in 1969, man — in 1973.