Culverstone & Vigo
Kent, England

Operated from 1982 to 1987 & 1990, in the villages of Culverstone, Fairseat, Harvel & Vigo. Profits to Group funds except 1990 when used towards sending a Scout to the World Jamboree. 1982/7 issues all imperforate & produced by Xerography. From 1983 onwards cancelled P1, FDCs cancelled P3 either as well or instead.

Culverstone & Vigo is a Group within the Gravesham District in the Scout County of Kent.

1982 (December 4th)

1982 issue 1982 issue 1982 issue 1982 issue

Types 1 to 4, designed by Paul Baylis (Scout leader & organiser). Photocopied in sheets of 36 onto four colours of ungummed paper, to be affixed according to the area of delivery; cards and envelopes were left, with payment, at collecting points and stamps were affixed by Scouts. Colours of the paper were white for Culverstone, yellow for Harvel, blue-green for Fairseat & Orange for Vigo. Quantities printed were 900, 360, 1,800 & 1,800 respectively. A range of souvenir covers were produced on plain envelopes, each with a single stamp, but were only dated 1982 so do not really constitute FDCs.



1983 (December 3rd)

1983 issue 1983 issue

Types 5 and 6, designed by D Clark (Scout PL), #5 in sheets of 56, #6 in miniature sheets of four with decorative border, sewing machine perf around the edges. On gummed paper. A first day cover for type 5 was produced on a plain envelope. The first day cover for the miniature sheet, also on a plain envelope, was a serially numbered issue restricted to 60 copies.



1984

1984 issue

Type 7, designed by D Clark (Scout PL). Photocopied in sheets of 36 on orange ungummed imperforate paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope.



1985

1985 issue

Type 8, designed by Chris Mason (Wolf patrol). Photocopied in sheets of 30 on ungummed imperforate paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope.



1986

1986 issue

Type 9, designed by Chris Mason (Scout PL). Photocopied in sheets of 36 on ungummed imperforate paper. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope.



1987

1987 issue 1987 issue 1987 issue 1987 issue

Types 10 to 13, designed by Aaron Goble, Ben Yallop, Richard Buchan & Kevin Morris (all scouts). Photocopied in sheets of 24 (6 blocks of 4) on imperforate, ungummed day-glow yellow paper. A first day cover for the block of 4 was produced on a plain envelope.



1990

1990 issue

Type 14, photocopied 12 to a sheet on perforated labels. Fundraising to send scout to World Jamboree in Korea. A first day cover was produced on a plain envelope.



Cancellations

cachet 1

Type C1 - used on FDCs 1987 & 1990.


 

postmark 1

Type P1 - used on all mail 1982.


 

postmark 2

Type P2 - used on general mail 1983 onwards.


 

postmark 3

Type P3 - used on FDCs 1983 onwards.


 


Statistics

Year 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Start None . Dec 3 Dec 1 Nov 30 Dec 6 Nov 28 None None Nov 30
Printed None . . . . . . None None .
Carried None 250 . 200 . . . None None .

Footnote

Whilst not really the province of this catalogue it should be noted that Culverstone & Vigo scouts issued other labels, not intended for an actual postal service, on 3 occasions :-

  1. 22nd June 1985 - Kent County day out at Gilwell "Invicta Invasion" - one label black on green inscribed " Culverstone & Vigo 1985 Balloon Post". 80 covers (flown in a weather balloon and parachuted to land), each with 4 different coloured cachets, sold to collectors for 25p. Designed by Paul Baylis (Scout leader).
  2. July 1986 - Troop went Parascending. - one label black on blue (sheets of 20) inscribed " Culverstone & Vigo Scout Group". 50 covers (carried by GSL Robin Banks), each with 4 different black or red cachets, sold to collectors for 25p. Designed by Paul Baylis (Scout leader).
  3. 1986 - Minibus appeal - one label black on green inscribed "Mini-bus Appeal". Photocopied in sheets of 24, 240 produced - stuck on ordinary mail to publicise the appeal.

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