Coggeshall
Essex, England

Operated by 1st Coggeshall Scouts & the local Guides.

1st Coggeshall Scouts is a Group within the Braintree District in the Scout County of Essex.

1982 to 1990

black issue blue issue violet issue
red issue green issue

Types C1 to C5, these cachets were used for nine years and it has proved difficult to assign colours to earlier years - known usage includes 1987 violet, 1988 green, 1989 violet & 1990 red.

small violet issue small green issue large blue issue large green issue

Types C6 to C9, these date-stamps were also applied alongside types C1-C5 during the nine years of their use and it has proved difficult to assign colours to earlier years - known usage includes 1987 violet, 1988 green, 1989 blue & 1990 green.



1991

1991 issue

Type 1, 30x30mm, designed by ? and printed by ?. No first day covers were produced.



1992

1992 issue

Type 2, 30x30mm, designed by ? and printed by ?. No first day covers were produced.



1993

1993 issue

Type 3, 30x30mm, designed by ? and printed by ?. No first day covers were produced.



1994

1994 issue

Type 4, 30x30mm, designed by ? and printed by ?. Rouletted top & bottom 4.5, sides 9. No first day covers were produced.



1995 -

1995 issue

Type 5, 30x30mm, designed by ? and printed by ?. Rouletted top or bottom 4.5, other three sides 9. No first day covers were produced.



1998

1998 issue

Type 6, 38x24mm, designed by ? and printed by ?. No first day covers were produced.



1999

1999 issue

Type 7, 38x23mm, designed by ? and printed by ?. No first day covers were produced.



2000

2000 issue

Type 8, 38x20mm, designed by ? and printed by ?. No first day covers were produced.

60p booklet cover 1.20 booklet cover

Two booklet types were also produced, 5 stamps @ 60p and 10 stamps @ 1.20 - the above illustrations are of opened booklet covers, the stamps are one or two horizontal strips of 5.


2001


2001 issue

Type 9, 38x20mm, designed by ? and printed by ?. No first day covers were produced.



2002


2002 issue

Type 10, 20x38mm, designed by ? and printed by ? in sheets of 65 (5 rows of 13). No first day covers were produced.



2003 (November 25th)

2003 issue

Types 11 to 15, approx 24x27mm, designed by ? and printed by ? in sheets of 80 (10 rows of 8), 2 complete sets per column, the design moves up one in each column from left to right. The first stamp is the snowman, then the clock house, then the clock tower, then the scout symbol and finally the dark Coggeshall by night. Cut into vertical strips of 10 before issue. "Perforation" is done by use of a sharp craft knife and ruler on the guide leaders kitchen table! First day covers were produced on specially designed envelopes.

60p booklet cover 1.20 booklet cover

Two booklet types were also produced, 5 stamps @ 60p and 10 stamps @ 1.20 - both values were produced with white or green covers - the above illustrations are of opened booklet covers, the stamps are a vertical strip of 5 or 10 as illustrated to the left.


2004 (December 1st)

2004 issue

Types 16 to 20, approx 24x27mm, designed by ? and printed by ? in sheets of 42 (7 rows of 6), with a set + 1 extra image per row, the designs move to the left one place in each row from top to bottom. Hence Each design can be found with rounded corners either to the left or the right but never both at once. First day covers were produced on specially designed envelopes.


60p booklet cover 1.20 booklet cover

Two booklet types were also produced, 5 stamps @ 60p and 10 stamps @ 1.20 - both values were produced with white or green covers - the above illustrations are of opened booklet covers, the stamps are one or two horizontal strips of 5 as illustrated above.


2005 (December 1st)

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Types 21 to 26, approx 24x27mm, designed by ? and printed by ? in sheets of 21 (7 rows of 3) self-adhesive labels, two stamps per label. Hence alternate designs can be found with rounded corners either to the left or the right but never both (occasionally neither as they were not always cut accurately). All stamps were separated before sale so no sheets or blocks were available. First day covers were produced on specially designed envelopes.



2006 (December 1st)

2006 issue

Types 27 to 28, approx 24x27mm, designed by ? and printed by ? in sheets of 21 (7 rows of 3) self-adhesive labels, two stamps per label. Hence alternate designs can be found with rounded corners either to the left or the right but never both (occasionally neither as they were not always cut accurately). All stamps were separated before sale so no sheets or blocks were available. Sold in packs of 10 loose stamps for 1.50.



2007 (December 1st)

2007 issue

Types 29 to 32, approx 24x27mm, designed by ? and printed by ? in sheets of 21 (7 rows of 3) self-adhesive labels, two stamps per label. Hence alternate designs can be found with rounded corners either to the left or the right but never both (occasionally neither as they were not always cut accurately). All stamps were separated before sale so no sheets or blocks were available. First day covers were produced on specially designed envelopes.



2008 (December 1st)

2008 issue

Types 33 to 38, approx 24x27mm, designed by ? and printed by ? in sheets of 21 (7 rows of 3) self-adhesive labels, two stamps per label. Hence alternate designs can be found with rounded corners either to the left or the right but never both (occasionally neither as they were not always cut accurately). All stamps were separated before sale so no sheets or blocks were available. First day covers were produced on specially designed envelopes.



Cancellations

Coggeshall postmark (blue)

Type P1 - used on ordinary mail in 1992.



Coggeshall postmark (black)

Type P2 - used on ordinary mail from 1993 onwards.



Coggeshall FDC postmark (black)

Type P3 - used on FDCs from 2003 onwards.



Statistics

Year 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Start None . . . . . . . . .
Carried None . . . . . . . . .
Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Start . . . . . . . . . .
Carried . . . . . . . . . .
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Start . . Nov 25 Dec 1 . . . . None None
Carried 2,101 . . . . . . . None None

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