Derby
Derbyshire, England

Co-ordinated in the first year by Spartan Venture Scouts, serving Derby and the surrounding area (see map at end of page). In subsequent years organised by the "Stamp and Deliver Team". A proportion of the funds raised each year is passed on to other local charities (see FDC images for details of each year's charities).

Derby is divided into several Districts, all part of the Scout County of Derbyshire.

Website link
Derby post web site

Poster(s)
Derby handouts

1982 (issued 27th November)

1982 issue

Type 1, 38x25mm, designed by R Gilvary & printed by ? in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5), perforated about 11. Significant variations in the shade of red ink used can be found. First day covers issued on locally designed envelopes. Also supported the Derby Trader Christmas Appeal.



1983 (issued 28th November)

1983 issue

Types 2 to 6, 28x38mm, designed by R. Gilvary (based on photographs taken by a Venture Scout) & printed by ? in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), perforated about 11. Also exists with imperforate bottom margin and a range of other misperforations. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1984 (issued 8th December)

1984 issue

Types 7 to 11, 28x38mm, designed by R. Gilvary & printed by G.B. Offset (Beeston) in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), perforated about 11. Also exists with a range of  misperforations. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1985 (issued 18th November)

1985 issue

Types 12 to 16, 28x38mm, designed by R. Gilvary & printed by G.B. Offset (Beeston) in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), line rouletted about 7. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1986 (issued 17th November)

1986 issue

Types 17 to 21, 28x38mm, designed by ? & printed by ? in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), line rouletted about 7. Also exists imperforate. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1987 (issued 16th November)

1987 issue

Types 22 to 26, 28x38mm, designed by ? & printed by ? in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), line rouletted about 7. Also exists imperforate. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1988 (issued 15th November)

1988 issue

Types 27 to 31, 28x38mm, designed by ? & printed by ? in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), line rouletted about 7. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1989 (issued 14th November)

1989 issue

Types 32 to 36, 28x38mm, designed by ? & printed by ? in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), line rouletted about 7. This issue also exists printed on the gummed side of the paper. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1990 (issued 12th November)

1990 issue

Types 37 to 41, 28x38mm, designed by M. I. Warmsley (CSL) & printed by ? in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10), line rouletted about 7. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1991 (issued 11th November)

1991 issue

Types 42 to 46, 38x28mm, designed by ?, printed by ? in sheets of 50 (5 rows of 10). Owing to the faint background text "STAMP AND DELIVER" being repeated at a spacing that did not match the stamp size the net effect is that all 50 stamps in the sheet are very slightly different. Line rouletted about 7. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1992 (issued 13th November)

1992 issue

Types 47 to 51, 38x28mm, designed by Claire Bernard & printed by ? in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5), line rouletted about 7. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1993 (issued 8th November)

1993 issue

Types 52 to 56, 38x28mm, designed by Claire Bernard & printed by ? in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5), line rouletted about 7. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1994 (issued 12th November)

1994 issue

Types 57 to 61, 38x28mm, designed by Claire Bernard & printed by ? in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5), line rouletted about 7. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1995 (issued 13th November)

1995 issue

Types 62 to 66, 38x28mm, designed by Claire Bernard & printed by ? in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5), line rouletted about 7. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1996 (issued 5th December)

1996 issue

Types 67 to 71, 38x28mm, designed by Claire Bernard & printed by ? in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5), line rouletted about 7. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1997 (issued 8th November)

1997 issue

Types 72 to 76, 38x28mm, designed by Claire Bernard & printed by ? in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5), line rouletted about 7. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1998 (issued 9th November)

1998 issue 1998 issue 1998 issue

Types 77 to 79, 30x30mm, designed by ? & printed by ? in separate sheets of 140 (10 rows of 14), line rouletted about 10. Sponsored by The Derbyshire Building Society, Ram FM Radio & Evening Telegraph. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



1999 (issued 8th November)

1999 issue 1999 issue 1999 issue

Types 80 to 82, 30x30mm, designed by ? & printed by ? in separate sheets of 140 (10 rows of 14), line rouletted about 10. Sponsored by The Derbyshire Building Society & Acordis. First day covers with a full set of stamps issued on locally designed envelopes.



2000 (issued 5th November)

2000 issue

Type 83, 38x28mm, design and printing arranged by 'Origin' of Melbourne in sheets of 25 (5 rows of 5), rouletted about 5. Owing to the faint background diamond design being repeated at a spacing that did not match the stamp size the net effect is that all 25 stamps in the sheet are very slightly different. Top and both sides of sheet imperforate leading to five perforation variations. Sponsored by Acordis. First day covers issued on locally designed envelopes.



2001 (issued 3rd November)

2001 issue

Type 84, 38x28mm, design and printing arranged by 'Origin' of Melbourne in sheets of 25 (5 rows of 5), rouletted about 9. Owing to the faint background diamond design being repeated at a spacing that did not match the stamp size the net effect is that all 25 stamps in the sheet are very slightly different. Top and both sides of sheet imperforate leading to five perforation variations. Incorporates new Scout Association logo. Sponsored by Acordis. First day covers issued on locally designed envelopes.



2002 (issued 2nd November)

2002 issue 21 years detail

Type 85, 38x28mm, design and printing arranged by 'Origin' of Melbourne in sheets of 25 (5 rows of 5), rouletted about 9. Differs from 2001 issue only by text "21 years" instead of "20 years". Owing to the faint background diamond design being repeated at a spacing that did not match the stamp size the net effect is that all 25 stamps in the sheet are very slightly different. Top and both sides of sheet imperforate leading to five perforation variations. Sponsored by Acordis. First day covers issued on locally designed envelopes.



2003 (issued 8th November)

2003 issue

Type 86, 38x28mm, design and printing arranged by 'Origin' of Melbourne in sheets of 25 (5 rows of 5), rouletted about 9. Owing to the faint background diamond design being repeated at a spacing that did not match the stamp size the net effect is that all 25 stamps in the sheet are very slightly different. Top and both sides of sheet imperforate leading to five perforation variations. Sponsored by Acordis. First day covers issued on locally designed envelopes.



2004 (issued 13th November)
2005

2004 issue

Type 87, 38x28mm, design and printing arranged by 'Origin' of Melbourne in sheets of 25 (5 rows of 5), rouletted about 9. Owing to the faint background diamond design being repeated at a spacing that did not match the stamp size the net effect is that all 25 stamps in the sheet are very slightly different. Top and both sides of sheet imperforate leading to five perforation variations. Sponsored by Acetate Products (a new name for Acordis). First day covers issued on locally designed envelopes.



2006 (issued 6th November)

2006 issue

Type 88, 38x28mm, design and printing arranged by 'Origin' of Melbourne in sheets of 25 (5 rows of 5), rouletted about 12. Top and both sides of sheet imperforate leading to five perforation variations. Sponsored by Acetate Products. First day covers issued on locally designed envelopes.



2007 (issued 5th November)

2007 issue

Type 89, 38x28mm, design and printing arranged by 'Origin' of Melbourne in sheets of 25 (5 rows of 5), rouletted about 12. Top and both sides of sheet imperforate leading to five perforation variations. Sponsored by Celanese Acetate. First day covers issued on locally designed envelopes.



2008 (issued 3rd November)

2008issue 2008 issue

Types 90 & 91, 38x28mm, design and printing arranged by 'Origin' of Melbourne in individual sheets of 25 (5 rows of 5), rouletted about 12. Top and both sides of sheet imperforate leading to five perforation variations. Sponsored by Celanese Acetate. First day covers issued on locally designed envelopes.



2009 (issued 2nd November)

2009 issue

Type 92, 38x28mm, design and printing arranged by 'Origin' of Melbourne in individual sheets of 25 (5 rows of 5), rouletted about 12. Top and both sides of sheet imperforate leading to five perforation variations. First day covers issued on locally designed envelopes.



2010 (issued 2nd November)

2010 issue

Type 93, 38x28mm, design and printing arranged by 'Origin' of Melbourne in individual sheets of 25 (5 rows of 5), rouletted about 12. Top and both sides of sheet imperforate leading to five perforation variations. First day covers issued on locally designed envelopes.



2011 (issued 2nd November)

2011 issue

Type 94, 38x28mm, design and printing arranged by 'Origin' of Melbourne in individual sheets of 25 (5 rows of 5), rouletted about 12. Top and both sides of sheet imperforate leading to five perforation variations. First day covers issued on locally designed envelopes.



2012 (issued 5th November)

2012 issue

Type 95, 38x28mm, design and printing arranged by 'Origin' of Melbourne in individual sheets of 25 (5 rows of 5), rouletted about 12. Top and both sides of sheet imperforate leading to five perforation variations. First day covers issued on locally designed envelopes.


A booklet containing a strip of 5 stamps attached by the selvedge was also produced.

2012 booklet issue

2013 (issued 4th November)

2013/4 issue 2013/4 issue

Type 96 (shades), 38x28mm, design and printing arranged by 'Origin' of Melbourne in individual sheets of 25 (8 rows of 5), rouletted about 10 between horizontal rows only. Each row of 5 stamps is seperately kisscut into the overall blue colour block. Distinct shades of blue exist. First day covers issued on locally designed envelopes.


A booklet containing a strip of 4 stamps attached by the selvedge was also produced.

2013 booklet issue

Examples of perforation errors

can be seen here.

Cancellations

1982 FDC cancel

Type P1, used on FDCs in 1982.


 

1983/4 FDC cancel

Type P2, used on FDCs in 1983/4.


 

1985/96 FDC cancel

Type P3, used on FDCs between 1985 and 1996.


 

1997 to 2008 FDC cancel

Type P4, used on FDCs from 1997 to 2008.


 

2009 onwards FDC cancel

Type P4a, used on FDCs from 2009 onwards. Single line date entry applied seperately, presumably as the inbuilt dates ran out.


 

first ram cancel first ram cancel first ram cancel

Types P5a, P5b & P5c, last two digits of the year below the ram's nose, used on ordinary mail: seen by the cataloguer in black from 1985 to 1988, in red in 1985 & in blue in 1986. More year/colour combinations probably exist.


 

second ram cancel second ram cancel second ram cancel second ram cancel second ram cancel

Types P6a to P6e, last two digits of the year on the ram's forehead, used on ordinary mail, probably from 1989 onwards: seen by the cataloguer in black in 1992/8 & 2000/1, in red in 1991/3, in blue in 1994/6, in violet in 1996/7, in green in 1994 and in pink in 1993, 2000 & 2001. More year/colour combinations probably exist. With all these dated cancellations it is possible to find examples where the stamp is from a previous year compared to the cancellation as people keep odd stamps from year to year, however it is also possible to find instances where the canceller was not updated. An example seen by the cataloguer is of a pink 2000 cancel (as type P6f) used on a 2001 stamp.


 

undated second ram cancel undated second ram cancel undated second ram cancel undated second ram cancel

Types P6g to P6j, used on ordinary mail, seen by the cataloguer in red in 1989, pink in 2001, black in 2001 & blue in 1988. More year/colour combinations probably exist.


 

Small circular cancel Small circular cancel

Types P7a to P7b, used on ordinary mail, seen by the cataloguer from 2003 onwards.


 

Large circular cancel Large circular cancel Large circular cancel Large circular cancel Large circular cancel Large circular cancel Large circular cancel

Types P8a to P8g, used on ordinary mail, seen by the cataloguer from 2003 onwards. Initially contained the full date, latterly only the month & year. Odd variations exist such as inverted date slugs, dashes for the day entry & wrong dating (example is 2014 on a 2002 stamp)


 

Many of the following cachets will probably be available in more different colours than illustrated - the compiler would welcome further examples to be added to the catalogue.

Donation requests - when items reposted in Royal Mail

donation cancel donation cancel

Type C1a, used on ordinary mail.


 

donation cancel

Type C1b, used on ordinary mail.


 

donation cancel donation cancel donation cancel donation cancel

Type C1c, used on ordinary mail.


 

Problem Card cancels

problem cancel problem cancel

Type C2a, Unidentified - used on badly addressed mail.


 

problem cancel

Type C2b, Allestree - used on badly addressed mail.


 

problem cancel

Type C2c, Alpha - used on badly addressed mail.


 

problem cancel

Type C2d, Derwent - used on badly addressed mail.


 

problem cancel

Type C2e, Mickelover - used on badly addressed mail.


 

problem cancel

Type C2f, Newton - used on badly addressed mail.


 

Post Office cachets

BPO undelivered cancel BPO surcharged cancel Head Postmaster BPO surcharged cancel
Re-directed to Scouts Wrong box BPO surcharged cancel BPO surcharged cancel
BPO surcharged cancel BPO surcharged cancel BPO surcharged cancel BPO undelivered cancel

Types C3a to C3l, handstamps used by the Royal Mail on problem items.


 

Please tell your friends

please advise please advise please advise

Types C5a to C5c, used on mis-addressed mail.


 

Adhesive label applied when posted in Royal Mail boxes

BPO undelivered label BPO undelivered label BPO undelivered label

Types C6a to C6c, adhesive labels used by the Royal Mail on problem items.


 

Problem cachet

problem cancel problem cancel problem cancel

Types C7a to C7c, used on badly addressed mail.


 

Wrong area cachet

'not ours' cancel 'not ours' cancel 'not ours' cancel
'not ours' cancel 'not ours' cancel

Types C8a to C8e, used on problematic mail.


 

Re-addresed / wrongly addressed cachet

re-addressed cancel incorrect address cancel incomplete address cancel

Type C9a to C9c, used on badly addressed mail.


 

Derby post to pay cachets

to pay cancel to pay cancel to pay cancel to pay cancel
to pay cancel to pay cancel to pay cancel to pay cancel

Type C10a to C10h, used on unstamped mail.


 

problem cancel

Type C11a, used on badly addressed mail.


 

Delivery cachets

delivered by Scorpion delivered by Jaguar

Type C12a to C12b, used by the delivering units. More colours and cachets probably exist.


 

Return to sender cachets

return to sender cancel return to sender cancel return to sender cancel return to sender cancel return to sender cancel
return to sender cancel return to sender cancel return to sender cancel return to sender cancel return to sender cancel

Type C13a to C13j, on undeliverable cards.


 

Statistics

Year 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Start None Nov 27 Nov 28 Dec 8 Nov 18 Nov 17 Nov 16 Nov 14 Nov 13 Nov 12
Printed None ? 300,000 450,000 ? ? ? ? ? ?
Carried None 38,900 83,000 135,000 130,000 180,000 235,000 259,566 293,653 322,634
Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Start Nov 11 Nov 13 Nov 8 Nov 12 Nov 13 Dec 5 Nov 8 Nov 9 Oct 30 Nov 5
Printed . . . . . . . . . .
Carried 375,264 270,200 282,050 266,404 272,679 282,049 . . . .
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Start Nov 3 Nov 2 Nov 8 Nov 13 . Nov 6 Nov 5 Nov 3 . Dec 3
Printed . 465,000 235,000 . 100,000 137,500 325,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Sold . . 214,063 199,770 191,838 216,721 208,940 213,243 218,284 221,558
Carried . . 227,498 223,368 210,014 241,039 237,639 249,321 261,867 265,004
Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Start Nov 3 Nov 5 Nov 4 . . . . . . .
Printed . . . . . . . . . .
Sold . . . . . . . . . .
Carried 259,653 266,118 . . . . . . . .

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This page last amended 19th June 2015
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