Coffee Hag - Coat of arms of cities and towns of the British Isles

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Coffee Hag : Arms of cities and towns of the British Isles


Album information :

  • Issued by : Coffee Hag, London
  • Date of issue : 1933
  • Number of stamps/cards : 236
  • Image variants : None, but one extra decorative stamp was issued


For information on the company, see the overview of Coffee Hag albums.


The album ‘Arms of cities and towns of the British Isles' was issued around 1930, most likely 1933.</

The British album was published in Westminster (London) by Abbey Press Ltd. The author is not known, but Major Thomas Shepard has often been mentioned as the author.

The album contains 236 stamps with images, which are numbered separately in each section. The album is divided in chapters per Region, with the Regional arms on a separate page, followed by, alphabetically, the other towns and cities in the Region. The Regions are: London, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland. Besides the region, the stamps also mention the county in which the town is situated.


Unlike some other albums, there is no text on the back of the stamps.



For all images see here


Battersea, Bermondsey, Bromley, Camberwell, Chelsea, Croydon, Ealing, Fulham, Hackney, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Holborn, Hornsey, Islington, Kensington, Kingston-on-Thames, Lewisham, Marylebone, Paddington, Richmond, Southwark, Twickenham, Wandsworth, West Ham, Westminster, Wimbledon, Woolwich


Accrington, Altrincham, Arundel, Bacup, Barnstaple, Barrow-in-Furness, Bath, Bedford, Berkhampsted, Bexhill-on-Sea, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bodmin, Bolton, Bootle, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Buckingham, Cambridge, Caterbury, Carlisle, Channel Isles, Cheltenham, Chichester, Colchester, Coventry, Derby, Devizes, Dover, Droitwich, Eastbourne, East Grinstead, Exeter, Falmouth, Folkestone, Gloucester, Godalming, Grantham, Guildford, Halifax, Harrogate, Hastings, Horsham, Hove, Huddersfield, Hull, Ipswich, Isle of Man, Lancaster, Leamington Spa, Leeds, Leicester, Lewes, Lincoln, Liverpool, Loughborough, Macclesfield, Maidstone, Manchester, Newark, Newcastle-upn-Tyne, Newport, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oakham, Oldham, Oxford, Penzance, Peterborough, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Preston, Rawtenstall, Reading, Rochdale, Rochester, St. Albans, St. Helens, Salisbury, Scarborough, Sheffield, Southampton, Stafford, Stratford-on-Avon, Sunderland, Teignmouth, Torquay, Truro, Tunbridge Wells, Wakefield, Warrington, Warwick, Wells, West Bromwich, Weymouth, Winchester, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Worthing, Wycombe, York


Aberdeen, Annan, Ayr, Banff, Berwick, Castle Douglas, Cupar, Dingwall, Dundee, Dumfries, Dumbarton, Dunbar, Dunfermline, Duns, Edinburgh, Elgin, Falkirk, Falkland, Forres, Forfar, Fraserburgh, Glasgow, Govan, Hamilton, Hawick, Inverness, Jedburgh, Kilmarnock, Kirkcaldy, Kirkcudbright, Lanark, Lauder, Leith, Nairn, Oban, Paisley, Peebles, Perth, Queensferry, Renfrew, Selkirk, Stirling, Stranraer, St. Andrews, Wigtown

Irish Free State

Athlone, Carlow, Cashel, Charleville, Clonmel, Cork, Drogheda, Dublin, Dundalk, Enniscorthy, Galway, Kells, Kilkenny, Kinsale, Limerick, Monaghan, Navan, Queenstown, Ross, Sligo, Tralee, Tuam, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow, Youghal

Northern Ireland

Armagh, Belfast , Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Hillsborough, Londonderry , Lurgan, Newry, Portrush, Ballymena


Aberavon, Aberconway, Aberystwyth, Bangor, Beaumaris, Cardiff, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Caernarvon, Denbigh, Haverford West, Llandaff, Neath, Pembroke, Radnor, St. Asaph, Swansea, Wrexham


This albums is available as a CD through the shop.