Kenfig Hill
Mid Glamorgan, Wales

Operated by 1st Kenfig Hill Scouts and Guides. Exchanged post with Porthcawl and Cornelly, and later with Nottage when they split off from Porthcawl. The 1984 leaflet specified the following delivery areas :- Porthcawl (including Newton, Nottage & Danygraig), Kenfig Hill, Cefn Cribwr, Pyle, North & South Cornelly.
There appear to have been at least two Scout Logo handstamps - one has two concentric rings around the logo, the other very definately does not. Both contain a logo of about 14.5 mm diameter (the very small labels only show a partial image). On the smaller labels either could produce an image without rings as the rings are larger than the label size. Type 8 clearly illustrates the rings, types 5, 6 and 11 also show faint or partial rings.
A souvenir cover was produced in 1985 carrying the following stamps - 3 Porthcawl, 1 Cardiff, 1 Cornelly & 1 Kenfig Hill. The Cardiff issue was used briefly in Porthcawl in 1985.

1st Kenfig Hill Scouts are part of the Bridgend District in the Scout County of Mid Glamorgan.


Unadopted essay

unadopted essay

This essay was produced for use by all Mid Glamorgan Scout Groups but was never actually put into production.



1984
1985

1984 issue 1984 issue 1984 issue

Type 1, 12.5mm diameter, handstamped onto sheets of self-adhesive labels. Types 2 & 3, 25x34mm, handstamped onto sheets of self-adhesive labels, each label being cut into 4 (?) stamps leaving only one corner rounded. Handstamped in an intense violet.



1985
1988

1985 issue

Type 4, 25x34mm, handstamped onto sheets of self-adhesive labels, each label being cut into 4 (?) stamps leaving only one corner rounded. Handstamped in pale reddish violet.



1986
1987

1986 issue

Type 5, 25x38mm, handstamped onto sheets of gummed paper, then being cut into several smaller stamps.



1989

1989 issue

Type 6, 25x34mm, handstamped onto sheets of self-adhesive labels, each label being cut into 4 (?) stamps leaving only one corner rounded. Handstamped in blue unlike the violet used in 1984/8.



1990

1990 issue

Type 7, 25x30mm, handstamped onto sheets of self-adhesive labels, each label being cut into 4 (?) stamps leaving only one corner rounded. Handstamp has an outer double ring not seen as clearly on previous stamps (slight impression on types 5 & 6).



From this time on (until 2002) the same pair of handstamps were used in blue on an assortment of different sized and shaped white self-adhesive labels. There does not seem to be any pattern in their use, possibly decided by as random a method as whatever was available in the local shop on any given day. Hence they are listed as types 8 to 12 without individual "first day" dates but are accompanied by a note of which years they have been reported to the compiler by collectors. Use in other years as well is highly likely.

Type 8

Kenfig Hill

14.5mm logo handstamped onto sheets of 24mm diameter self-adhesive labels. Seen in 1993 and 1996.



Type 9

Kenfig Hill

14.5mm logo handstamped in blue onto sheets of 19mm diameter self-adhesive labels. Seen in 1994, 1997 and 1998.



Types 10 & 11

Kenfig Hill Kenfig Hill

14.5mm logo handstamped in blue onto sheets of 19mmx25mm (or 25mmx19mm, as could be oriented either way) self-adhesive labels. Seen in 1995/6.



Type 12

Kenfig Hill

14.5mm logo handstamped in blue onto sheets of 19mm diameter self-adhesive labels. This shows part of rings similar to those of type 8. Seen in 1998.



2002 (December 2nd)

2002 issue

Type 13, 25x34mm, designed by ?, printed by ? on coils of self-adhesive labels. Cut into strips of 10 before being put on sale. First day covers were produced on plain envelopes.



Cancellations

Cachets

Kenfig Hill cachet

Type C1 - seen used in 1988 and 1989.

 


Kenfig Hill cachet

Type C2 - seen used in 1994 and 1995.

 


Kenfig Hill cachet

Type C3 - seen used in 1996 and 1997.

 


Kenfig Hill cachet

Type C4 - seen used in 1998.

 


Kenfig Hill cachet

Type C5 - seen used in conjunction with type P6.

 


Postmarks

Kenfig Hill postmark

Type P1 - seen used in 1984.

 


Kenfig Hill postmark

Type P2 - seen used in 1986.

 


Kenfig Hill postmark

Type P3 - seen used in 1986.

 


Kenfig Hill postmark

Type P4 - seen used in 1996, 1997 & 1998.

 


Kenfig Hill postmark

Type P5 - seen used in 1995.

 


Kenfig Hill postmark

Type P6 - seen used on type 12, date unknown.

 



Statistics

Year 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Start None None None . . . . . . .
Printed None None None . . . . . . .
Carried None None None 2,483 . . . . . .
Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
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Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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This page last amended 2nd October 2003
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