Cardiff
South Glamorgan, Wales

Organised by 5th Cardiff (St. Martin's) Scouts and involving troops from all parts of the District under the banner of the Cardiff and the Vale Of Glamorgan Scout Council, although the Vale District at the extreme west of the Scout County did not participate until 2002. (See Cowbridge for an independent post from the Vale District). Stamps mostly uncancelled or cancelled by small fleur-de-lis in violet. Occasional other cancellations have been seen and, where possible, are illustrated below - years of use are those specifically seen by the compiler.

The following list of areas served comes from the year 2000 - Barry, Butetown, Canton, Cathays, City Centre, Creigiau, Cyncoed, Danescourt, Dinas Powys, Ely, Fairwater, Grangetown, Heath, Lisvane, Llandaff, Llandaff North, Llandough, Llanedeyrn, Llanishen, Llanrumney, Llantwit Major, Marshfield, Michaelston-super-Ely, Penarth, Pentyrch, Peterston-super-Ely, Radyr, Rhiwbina, Rhoose, Roath, Roath Park, Rumney, Splott, St. Mellons, Sully, Tongwynlais, Wenvoe and Whitchurch.

The Cardiff and the Vale Of Glamorgan Scout County comprises 8 districts - Barry, Caer, Cardiff South East, Celtic, Penarth and District, Terra Nova, Vale and Wenallt, groups from all except one (Vale) took part in the general postal service. From 2002 the stamps were titled "Cardiff & The Vale Scouts" and the service area expanded to include the Vale District previously served by the Cowbridge Post. See the "Cardiff & the Vale" listing for details.

Cardiff Poster

1985

1985 issue

Type 1, 35x35mm, designed and produced by M.G.Jones (SL) (photocopied on self adhesive labels) in sheets of 48 (8 rows of 6), 2 se tenant per label on an imperforate backing sheet. A first day cover was produced.



1986

1986 issue 1986 issue

Types 2 and 3, 35x35mm, designed and produced by M.G.Jones (SL) (photocopied on self adhesive labels) in sheets of 48 (8 rows of 6), 2 se tenant per label on an imperforate backing sheet.



1987

1987 issue
1987 issue

Types 4 to 9, 35x35mm, designed by W Griffith (Editor, Dinas District Magazine), six designs se-tenant horizontally, printed by ? in sheets of ? (? rows of 6), line rouletted about 7. The alignment between the red and green colours can vary significantly, as can be seen from the two examples above.



1988

1988 issue

Type 10, designed by W Griffith (Editor, Dinas District Magazine), printed by ? in sheets of 88 (11 rows of 8), line rouletted about 7.



1989

1989 issue

Type 11, designed by John Burris (GSL, 5th St.Martin's), 50 (10 rows of 5), line rouletted about 7. A first day cover was produced.



1990

1990 issue

Type 12, designed by John Burris (GSL, 5th St.Martin's), 50 (10 rows of 5), line rouletted about 7.



1991

1991 issue
(Organiser), and printed by ? in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5), line rouletted about 9.



1992

1992 issue

Type 14, designed by Geler E A Mallett (Organiser), and printed by ? in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5), line rouletted about 9.



1993

1993 issue

Type 15, designed by Geler E A Mallett (Organiser), and printed by ? in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5), line rouletted about 7.



1994

1994 issue

Type 16, designed by Geler E A Mallett (Organiser), and printed by ? in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), line rouletted about ?.



1995

1995 issue

Type 17, designed by Geler E A Mallett (Organiser), and printed by ? in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), line rouletted about ?.



1996

1996 issue

Type 18, designed by Geler E A Mallett (Organiser), and printed by ? in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5), line rouletted about ?.



1997

1997 issue

Type 19, designed by Geler E A Mallett (Organiser), and printed by ? in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), line rouletted about ?.



1998

1998 issue

Type 20, designed by Geler E A Mallett (Organiser), and printed by ? in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), line rouletted about ?.



1999

1999 issue

Type 21, designed by Geler E A Mallett (Organiser), printed by ? in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), line perforated about 5 with imperforate sheet edges.



2000

2000 issue

Type 22, design based on GB 1982 design with flag changed by Geler E A Mallett (Organiser), printed by ? in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), line perforated about 5 with imperforate sheet edges.



2001

2001 issue

Type 23, designed by Geler E A Mallett (Organiser), printed by ? in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5), line perforated about 5 with imperforate sheet edges.



Cancellations

Cardiff postmark

Type P1 - used on ordinary mail and FDCs in 1985.

 


Cardiff postmark

Type P2 - used on ordinary mail in 1992 & possibly other years.

 


Cardiff postmark

Type P3 - used on ordinary mail in 1992/3 & possibly other years.

 


Cardiff postmark

Type P4 - used on ordinary mail - seen in 1994.

 


Cardiff postmark

Type P5 - used on ordinary mail - seen in 1995.

 


Cardiff postmark

Type P6 - used on ordinary mail - seen in 1995.

 


Cardiff postmark

Type P7 - used on ordinary mail - seen in 1991 & possibly other years.

 


Barry postmark

Type P8 - used on ordinary mail - seen in 1992.

 


Barry postmark

Type P9 - used on ordinary mail - seen in 1992.

 


Barry postmark

Type P10 - used on ordinary mail - seen in 1994.

 



Statistics

Year 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Start None None None None Nov 8 . Nov 7 . Nov 13 .
Printed None None None None . . . . 750,000 800,000
Carried None None None None 70,000 . . . . .
Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Start . . . . . . . . . .
Printed 850,000 920,000 800,000 950,000 850,000 950,000 1,000,000 1,008,500 1,008,500 1,020,000
Carried . . . . . . . . . .
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Start . None None None None None None None None None
Printed . None None None None None None None None None
Carried . None None None None None None None None None

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This page last amended 1st May 2018
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