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W H Smith & Son Newspaper Wrappers
1937- 

Over a period of over 80 years the number of newspaper wrappers used by W H Smith runs into many millions. Today there are few about and very difficult to obtain. 

Most of the wrappers used by W H Smith were precancelled by the Post Office to enable the company to take the wrapped newspapers directly to various railway stations to catch the mail trains.
 
 

(please note that the images on this page have been scanned at different percentages)

W H Smith 1948 newspaper wrapper d
1948 newspaper wrapper ½d value used to India
with additional line "1848  A CENTURY OF BOOKSTALL SERVICE 1948" in red
190mm wide

W H Smith 1940's newspaper wrapper 1d
W H Smith 1940's newspaper wrapper 1d
193mm x 253 mm

W H Smith 1940's newspaper wrapper 1d
W H Smith 1940's newspaper wrapper 1½d
190mm x 252 mm

W H Smith 1940's newspaper wrapper 1d
W H Smith 1940's newspaper wrapper 1½d, the date of the postmark is 1952
This one differs from the previous one in the position of the return address
188mm x 253 mm

1952 W H Smith wrapper addressed to Mr Floyd, Walton Bayhouse, Clevedon, Som
addressed to Mr Floyd, Walton Bayhouse, Clevedon, Som
1½d wrapper used 1952, 124mm x 250mm

W H Smith 1940's newspaper wrapper 1d brown
W H Smith 1940's newspaper wrapper 1½d, the postamark is from 1951
a ½d stamp, with a WHS perfin,  has been added to this wrapper
252 mm wide

W H Smith 1940's newspaper wrapper 2d
W H Smith 1940's newspaper wrapper 2d
190mm x 256mm
 

W H Smith 1940's newspaper wrapper 2d
W H Smith 1940's newspaper wrapper 2½d
203mm x 304mm
 

W H Smith c1940 newspaper wrapper 6d
1940s newspaper wrapper 6d
252mm wide (incomplete wrapper)


6d + 4d wrapper 316mm wide x 335 deep


9d wrapper 314mm wide x 335mm deep


9d + 4d wrapper 314mm wide x 339mm deep


1s wrapper 313mm wide x 338mm deep


1s + 4d wrapper 315mm wide x 332mm deep

c1952 W H Smith wrapper addressed to Lady Bushby, The Old Bell House, Ludlow, Shropshire
addressed to Lady Bushby, The Old Bell House, Ludlow, Shropshire
wrapper used c1952  with ½d QE2 stamp perfin WHS, size 295mm x 381

W H Smith c1952 newspaper wrapper 2d + 2d
c1952 wrapper 2d KGV + 2½d QEII
wrapper size 310mm wide (wrapper incomplete)
 

W H Smith c1952 newspaper wrapper 2d + 3d
1950s newspaper wrapper 2½d + 3d
wrapper size 318mm wide (incomplete wrapper)
 
 
 
 
 
 

More about W H Smith wrappers
see
Wrappers 1870-1901
Wrappers 1901-1937
The C A Malcolm wrappers from 1902
 

Jan Kosniowski
31 December 2003