Post Office Posters - Royal Mail

Post Office posters / grill cards
 POPOS - Post Office Points Of Sale

Dealer's posters A4

 PL(P)2025 outside

 PL(P)2631A

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 £sd 1971-95 style 1995-98  stytle

Dealer's posters Introduction

Historically a stamp issue was always announced by the Postmaster General in the House of Commons and Press photographs would be issued once the date of issue had been confirmed. With the increasing demand from collectors for First Day Covers, there was an obvious need for the cover producers to have some idea in advance about the stamp design. The Post Office was loathe to pre-release stamps to the Press or stamp trade. Colour photographs were still very crude compared to todays images and printing colour reproduction almost impossible to align the colours. So from the 1940s there were black & white photographs, by 1967 we see the Edinburgh & Agent's pages,  and in 1969 the first  printed colour reproduction of a stamp as a small folded A4 sheet to give an A5 brochure.

The Edinburgh display pages and US/German agent's items can be found on the "Edinburgh & Agents " page.

 Only the two "posters" , illustrated inside and out have been seen by myself but the   PL(P) numbers would indicates there could be an example for all the late £sd special issues.

From  Xmas 1970-1995 there was a fairly constant style with a black background , illustration and text in white.  There were only a handful of posters that do not follow this style over 25 years.

There are  different versions on the reverse, listed below .

  •  UK dealers,
  • European dealers ( six languages)
  • European dealers ( French, German & Italian ) ,
  • Japanese dealers
  •  Dutch dealers.

 Not every poster exists in each version. The front of the poster is the same with the exception of the reference number, it is the reverse side details that differentiate the different versions. The items ceased to be printed after 1998 when the Internet proved a more popular and cheaper method of disseminating information about forthcoming issues.

PL(P)2023B outside

 

 PL(P)2023B inside

PL(P)2025 outside

 

 PL(P)2025 inside

 

1972 - 1973

 1972 Explorers PL(P) 2196A

 72 Anniv

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 1972 Churches PL(P) 2210A

 1972 BBC PL(P) 2223A

 72 Xmas

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1972 Silver  Wedding PL(P) 2242A

73 EEC 

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 73 Oak

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 73 Explorers

No image

 73 Cricket

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 73 Paintings

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73 Jones 

No image

 73 Parlia

No image

73 RW 

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73 Xmas 

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1970 Xmas - 1971 Xmas      Its amazing that after nearly 40 years that these posters should appear on the market. I remember seeing the Regional & Ulster Paintings in a "job-lot" over 15 years ago but didn't buy them at the time. If you hover the cursor over the image you will see the PL(P) number.

1970 Xmas

 PL(P)2157A

 PL(P)2139C

 PL(P) 2121 A

 PL(P)2165A

 PL(P)2173A

 PL(P)2181A

Stained glass window poster 

1974

    
  1974 Churchill  
    

1976

 Telephone

 Reformers

US Bicentenary 

Roses 

 PL(P)2516A

 PL(P)2523A

 PL(P)2535A

 No image

1977

 PL(P)2550A PL(P)2543AChemistry PL(P)2566A
 PL(P)2579A PL(P)2591APL(P)2605A No image.

1978

 PL(P)2613A PL(P)2621A PL(P)2629A PL(P)2631A
 PL(P)2641APL(P)2648A  PL(P)2655ANo image. 

1979

 PL(P)2664A PL(P)2672A PL(P)2679A PL(P)2686A
 PL(P)2701APL(P)2708A PL(P)2220APL(P)2725A 

1980