30 November 2021

Covid-19 'Virus' Cachet Extended

Further to our previous announcement of 18 November, regarding the withdrawal of our Covid-19 handstamp / cachet, CILP has decided to extend its life due to the spread of the Omicron mutation. 

CILP Covid Virus handstamp

The virus war continues and CILP considers the use of the handstamp / cachet to be an appropriate response to help raise public awareness to protect our respective communities and ourselves. 

This decision will be reviewed in April 2022.



19 November 2021

Online Catalogue Pt.2 Published!

CILP Online Catalogue Part 2  

As this eventful year is nearing its end and no new stamps are due for release in 2021, we have finally published our free to access Online Stamp Catalogue Part 2This part covers all stamp issues for 2021 and will be updated annually.

Creative Commons licence

Please note: this Part 2 catalogue and also Part 1 2010-20, is covered by a Creative Commons licence that allows personal use only . Commercial uses require specific licence permissions from CILP.

Current and historic stamps issues still in stock are available from our philatelic agent Alpha Thematics on Ebid UK. 



18 November 2021

Covid-19 Handstamp Withdrawal

(See Update 30 November 2021)

Alongside the issue of CILP Emergency Mail Service stamp issued on 23 April 2020, a new hand applied cachet came into use on all mail using CILP services. 

The design featured a stylised Covid-19 ‘Virus’ which has become so familiar in various designs on all media formats. 

CILP Covid-19 special 'virus' handstamp

The CILP has decided to withdraw the handstamp with effect from 30 November, 2021. It has been in constant use on all mail despatched from the CILP and on all orders purchased from our philatelic agent.

Collectors who have not obtained an example of this design are encouraged to do so before the end of November, by purchasing any CILP stamps form Alpha Thematics on Ebid UK.

Flags Stamp Rescheduled for 2022

 Forward United! 

The Forward Together! stamp (originally scheduled for release 11 October, 2021) has been renamed and issue rescheduled. The stamp, which shows the flags of all the UK home nations alongside the Union flag, will be re-scheduled for issue on 25th January, 2022. It is now entitled, Forward United!

CILP Flags Stamp Impression

Pre-release illustration - stamp may differ

Missed an Issue?

We still have good stocks of all 2021 and most older stamp issues available for purchase from our agent Alpha Thematics on Ebid UK