Postage rates for postcards sent within the UK

Scottish Stamps

    Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  3d 

 1958 to 2000s

Some of the stamps sold in Scotland, Ireland and Wales since 1958 have differed from the 'normal' British stamps.  However, it has been acceptable to use either the 'normal' British stamps or the Scottish stamps on cards posted from any part of the UK.

Below are examples of all the different Scottish stamps from Queen Elizabeth's reign that I have been able to find on postcards posted within the UK.

British stamps:   1890s to 1952             British stamps:   1952 to 2000s

 

'Old Money'

(to 1971)

    1 penny = 1d
  12 pennies = 1 shilling.
240 pennies  = 1

'New Money'

(from 1971)

    1 penny = 1p
100 pennies  = 1

 

Stamps before the introduction of 1st and 2nd Class Post

1958

 to

15 Sep 1968

3d

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  3d 

 

From ...

2nd Class Post

1st Class Post

16 Sep 1968

4d

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  4d 

OR

new colour

4 Sep 1968

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  4d 

OR

new colour

26 Feb 1969

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  4d 

 

5d

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  5d 

15 Feb 1971

2p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  2.5p 

3p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  3p 

10 Sep 1973

3p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  3p 

3p

 

24 Jun 1974

3p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  3.5p 

4p

17 Mar 1975

5p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  5.5p 

7p

29 Sep 1975

6p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  6.5p 

8p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  8.5p 

13 Jun 1977

7p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  7p 

9p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  9p 

20 Aug 1979

8p

10p

 

4 Feb 1980

10p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  10p 

12p

 

26 Jan 1981

11p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  11.5p 

14p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  14p

1 Feb 1982

12p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  12.5p 

15p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  15.5p 

5 Apr 1983

12p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  12.5p 

16p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  16p 

3 Sep 1984

13p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  13p 

17p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  17p 

4 Nov 1985

12p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  12p 

 

17p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  17p 

20 Oct 1986

13p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  13p 

18p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  18p 

5 Sep 1988

14p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  14p 

19p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  19p 

2 Oct 1989

15p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  15p 

20p

 

17 Nov 1990

17p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  17p 

22p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  22p 

16 Sep 1991

18p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  18p 

24p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  24p 

1 Nov 1993

19p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  19p 

25p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  25p 

8 Jul 1996

20pQueen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  20p 

26p

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  26p 

 

OR

DRAB

 

OR

GOLD?

 

27 Apr 1999

19p

26p

27 Apr 2000

19p

27p

8 May 2003

20p

28p

1 Apr 2004

21p

28p

7 Apr 2005

21p

30p

I have found that in recent years, very few postcards have used stamps with the higher values above.  Instead, they have used one of the stamps below, or more usually, one of  the 'normal' British equivalents:

 Queen Elizabeth II stamp  -  1st Class Postage 

 

Queen Elizabeth II

Since 1999, increasing use has been made of stamps without any price marked on them - just the class of postal service required.  See below:

2nd Class Post

1st Class Post

1999 - ?

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  2nd Class Post 

1999 - ?

Queen Elizabeth II  -  Scottish stamp  -  1st Class Post 

2000 - ....

 

2000 - ....

 

 

   British stamps, including all the Scottish stamps, on this page are reproduced by kind permission of Royal Mail Group PLC.  All rights reserved.

 

British stamps:   1890s to 1952

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