Post Office Posters - Royal Mail

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

Stamp fairs that I would normally attend.

CANCELLED            York STAMP & COIN Fair York Racecourse          January 2021 

Hopefully Midpex July 2021 and  York July 2021 .

Ebay seller    gbpopos

There are usually over 1000 items for sale. Search " poster PRD " within GB Stamps that will bring up the pre-decimal posters I have for sale, you can then see the rest of the stock under different categories.

Post Office posters, Royal Mail Dealers posters, Welsh language posters, Scottish versions etc.

Post Office leaflets for Rates, Services etc

Press Releases and photographs

Embargo Notices

Postal history ( QE2 Pre-decimal. 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s, Regionals )

This tends to be commercial mail with a clear date stamp.

Postal Stationery mainly Stamped to Order QE2

Booklets: Stitched, Folded, Barcode & Prestige ephemera

Definitives: Machin Wilding Regionals posters and ephemera

****The Ebay stock is not taken to fairs unless you ask a few days in advance for items to be brought along.****

This website is best viewed in Explorer , it doesn't seem to like Smartphone technology if you want to see all the poster illustration.

For those not familiar with my stock, I will be bringing a selection of

Machin Postal History 1967-date. Focusing on Inland Premium Services -

( Recorded/ Signed for, Registered, Registered Plus, Special, Express, Datapost, and postage dues ) and

Overseas destinations and Premium Services ( Express, Swiftair, AIrsure etc).

Machin Postal Stationery - 

Mint Stamped to Order items- envelopes, postcards, lettercards, airletters and Registered mail

and a small selection of used STO commercial items. Plus a box of PO used Registered covers to look through.

Machins Posters & Ephemera

These will be the standard A4 size posters covering Machin new issues, Postal Rates, Booklets and coils . Most of these can be found illustrated within the pages of this website. Also leaflets relating to Postal Rates and Premium services.

I will also be bringing a selection of proof booklet items and Royal Mail delegate items ( UPU Conferences etc)

Wants lists and enquiries are most welcome. So if you want that special item for your display or are  just looking to expand your collection in another direction , I would be delighted to hear from you. 

The posters appearing on the website are for information only. You will need to contact me if there you wanting to buy particular items. I do have a lot of duplicate items. Also the larger A3 A2 and A1 posters and leaflets/flyers that  are not shown.

Paul Jones

10 Cedarwood Drive,

Springhead Grange


East Yorkshire

Post Office Posters, grille cards, dealer's posters & other items.




 Are you looking for something different ?

 .......looking to enhance your Collection ?

................wanting more than just the stamps

..........................willing to share information


     Then you may have come to the right place !

   I have been accumulating Post Office posters for over 32 years and  many people have asked me to  list  them all.  My initial response is that there must be thousands of items and where do I start.  Well here is the start after 4 years I have added over 1000 A4 sized images and calculate that I have another 1000 images of larger posters to add.

I intend to start by listing the A4 sized posters that appear in the Post Office counter screens. These posters are commonly referred to as "grill" or "grille" cards. They can cover any of the Post Office products or services, so I will focus on the commemerative stamps, definitive stamps, booklets and postal rates. Then move onto the dealer's and overseas agents products.

It is not going to be possible to scan every item and catalogue it, so in the first instance I will deal with each section as a web-page and give examples of some of the items produced along with some idea of their distribution and the numbers produced. Th list the items and illustrate a percentage of them. Fortunately the Post Office has given most posters a reference number, making the task slightly easier.

If you have any information to share, points to raise or items that you would like to see on this web-site , then please let me know.

 Paul Jones                    

Contact   via email at

Two new images in one day !

approx. A3 poster ( unable to read the PRD number)


       Is this where it all began ?


London 1963


PRD 1426

Thick cardboard. Stand up size approx 8"x10"

The figure of the man is loose of the background blue panel

hence the reason he is in focus and the rest of the image is not.

See the A3 version below left.


 More internal posters come on the market and an early example of the 2005 Trafalgar example is shown below. The left margin reads "Internal". Exampes have been seen going back to 1999.


Numbering system for posters

 Where the Post Office has already used a reference number for a poster

this will be used in the listing. The prefix ( eg PRD, PL(P), RMS etc) will be quoted

along with the number and any code letter ( ie a,b,c...)  Where there are forward slashes and

information relating to size ( A4, A3 etc) and date ( ie 10/84 ),this will be omiited for simplicity.

 Where no reference number is given then the date of issue or start of service will be used, this particularly related to the Internal Posters in use since the late 1990s and currently still being issued.