Kidderminster
Hereford & Worcester, England

Operated by Kidderminster District Scouts. Serving Kidderminster & the nearby villages of Blakedown, Cookley & Wolverley (but not all of the countryside between). Blakedown was dropped from the distribution area after the first few years. Also delivered at different times via informal exchange to the area covered by the "Bewdley", "Bewdley & Cleobury Mortimer", "Bewdley & Stourport"  and "Stourport" Posts (qv). Did not operate in 2001, restarted at an increased price of 15p in 2002. No cancellations were used by Kidderminster at any time but covers may have been cancelled by Bewdley, Stourport or Cleobury Mortimer prior to delivery.

Kidderminster is a District within the Scout County of Hereford and Worcester.


1993 (November 25th)
1994 (November 25th)

1993 issue

Type 1, 25x38mm, designed, printed and sponsored by Veldonn Printers, Kidderminster on self-adhesive labels in sheets of 36 (6 rows of 6) on an imperforate backing sheet.



1995 (November 25th)

1995 issue 1995 issue 1995 issue

Types 2 to 4, 32x44mm approximately, designed, printed and sponsored by Veldonn Printers, Kidderminster in sheets of 24 (4 rows of 6), each row containing 2 of each design in pairs, giving the possibility of se tenant pairs of types 2 & 3 and 3 & 4. Paper glossy. Line rouletted about 9. Stamps appear to have been produced in continuous roll form, rouletted on the roll and then guillotined into sheets, often not quite accurately along the rouletting so some top or bottom edges are imperforate. Right hand of sheet always imperforate, left hand side has a 9mm margin rouletted left & right but not across. This leads to several possible perforation variations, a total of three for each of #2 & #3 and six for #4. Made up into pads of many sheets, bound with soft card covers.



1996 (November 25th)

1996 issue 1996 issue 1996 issue

Types 5 to 7, 32x44mm approximately, designed, printed and sponsored by Veldonn Printers, Kidderminster in sheets of 24 (4 rows of 6), each row containing 2 of each design in pairs, giving the possibility of se tenant pairs of types 5 & 6 and 6 & 7. Designs as 1995 with the value removed, paper still glossy. Line rouletted about 9. Sheets have a 9mm margin on the left side rouletted left & right but not across, the other three sides have a 1 to 2mm imperforate margin. No perforation variations. Made up into pads of many sheets, bound with soft card covers.



1997 (November 25th)
1998 (November 25th)
1999 (November 25th)
2000 (November 25th)

1997 issue 1997 issue 1997 issue

Types 8 to 10, 32x44mm approximately, designed, printed and sponsored by Veldonn Printers, Kidderminster in sheets of 24 (4 rows of 6), each row containing 2 of each design in pairs, giving the possibility of se tenant pairs of types 8 & 9 and 9 & 10. Designs as 1996 but the paper is matt surfaced and the colours are somewhat paler. Line rouletted about 9. Sheets have a 9mm margin on the left side rouletted left & right but not across, the other three sides have a 1 to 2mm imperforate margin. No perforation variations. Made up into pads of many sheets, bound with soft card covers.


1997 red omitted issue 1997 red omitted issue 1997 red omitted issue

Types 11 to 13, one sheet per pad had the red colour omitted, some were sold to the public, some were intercepted and destroyed.


2001

No service in 2001.



2002 (November 25th)
2003 (November 25th)
2004 (November 25th)
2005 (November 25th)
2006 (November 25th)
2007 (November 25th)

1997 issue re-used but charge increased to 15p per card.



2008 (November 25th)
2009 (November 25th)
2010 (November 25th)
2011 (November 25th)
2012 (November 26th)
2013 (November 27th)

2008 2008 2008

Types 14 to 16, 32x44mm approximately, designed, printed and sponsored by Veldonn Printers, Kidderminster in sheets of 24 (4 rows of 6), each row containing 2 of each design in pairs, giving the possibility of se tenant pairs of types 14 & 15 and 15 & 16. Designs as 1996 but the paper is much whiter and the colours are considerably paler. Line rouletted about 9. Sheets have a 9mm margin on the left side rouletted left & right but not across, the other three sides have a 1 to 2mm imperforate margin. No perforation variations. Made up into pads of many sheets, bound with soft card covers. Some later issues were on paper with a shinier gum.



Statistics

Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Start None None Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25
Printed None None 50,000 0 40,000 40,000 40,000 . . .
Charge None None 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p
Carried None None 11,814 20,493 . . . . . .
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Start None Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25
Printed None . . . . . . . . .
Charge None 15p . . . . . . . .
Carried None . . . . . . . . .
Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Start Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 . . . . . . .
Printed . . . . . . . . . .
Charge 20p 20p 20p . . . . . . .
Carried . . . . . . . . . .

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This page last amended 24th May 2014
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