One of the most interesting aspects of collecting commercial overprints is that new overprint users are being “discovered” on a regular basis, making the cataloguing of overprints an ongoing project.
The statistical information on this page is taken from the latest edition of A Catalogue of the Commercial Overprints of Great Britain by Paul Green, and is reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
Total number of commercial overprints : 8501
Total number of different commercial overprint types : 4999
(Note : SG refers to Stanley Gibbons catalogue numbers.)
Total number of Queen Victoria overprints : 1923
KING EDWARD VII
Total number of King Edward VII overprints : 414
KING GEORGE V
Total number of King George V overprints : 1623
KING GEORGE VI
Total number of King George VI overprints : 2072
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Total number of Queen Elizabeth II overprints : 2474