Midsomer Norton
Avon, England

Operated by the 1st Midsomer Norton Scout Group. All cancellations after 1986 show the date "25th December" regardless of the posting or delivery dates.

1st Midsomer Norton is part of the Wansdyke District in the Scout County of Avon.

1983
1984 (December 10th)
1985 (December 6th)
1986 (December 5th)
1987 (November 28th)

1983 issue

Type 1, 28x44mm, designed by a Group member & printed locally in sheets of ? (? rows of ?), line rouletted about 4.



1988 (December 3rd)
1989 (December 6th)
1990 (December 12th)

1988 issue

Type 2, 44x28mm, designed by G. Comer (cub) & printed by Fosseway Press of Radstock in sheets of ? (? rows of ?), line rouletted about 4.



1991

1991 issue

Type 3, 27x34mm, designed by ? & printed by Fosseway Press of Radstock in sheets of ? (? rows of ?), line rouletted about ?. Thicker typeface used for the value.



1992
1993

1992 issue

Type 4, 27x34mm, designed by ? & printed by Fosseway Press of Radstock in sheets of ? (? rows of ?), line rouletted about ?. Thinner typeface used for the value.



1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

1994 issue

Type 5, 34x27mm, designed by G. Comer (scout) & printed by Fosseway Press of Radstock in sheets of 66 (11 rows of 6), line rouletted about ?.



2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

2000 issue

Type 6, ?x?mm, designed by Alex Arthur (cub) & printed by Fosseway Press of Radstock in sheets of 66 (11 rows of 6), line rouletted about ?.



2010
2011

2000 issue

Type 7, ?x?mm, designed by ?) & printed by ? on sheets of self-adhesive labels (probably 8 rows of 8) on imperforate backing paper.



Cancellations

Midsomer Norton postmark

Type P1 - used from 1983 to 1986, possibly later. It has been reported that this may have been used in other colours but no copies have been seen by the compiler.

 


Midsomer Norton postmark

Type P2 - used in 1987 and 1989, possibly in other years also.

 


Midsomer Norton postmark

Type P3 - used in 1988 and from 1990 to 2002.

 


Midsomer Norton postmark

Type P4 - used in 2010 onwards and probably earlier.

 



Statistics

Year 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Start None None . Dec 10 Dec 6 Dec 5 Nov 28 Dec 3 Dec 6 Dec 12
Printed None None . . . . . 20,000 . .
Carried None None 1,500 2,800 3,150 3,700 4,230 4,310 6,736 6,744
Charge None None 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p
Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Start . . . . . . . . . .
Printed . . . . . . . . . 40,000
Carried . . . . . . . . . .
Charge 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Start . . . . . . . . . .
Printed 0 0 0 40,000 0 0 . . . .
Carried . . 8,110 8,830 8,464 9,190 9,673 8,979 9,255 9,066
Charge 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p 10p 15p 15p 15p 15p
Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Start . . . . . . . . . .
Printed . . . . . . . . . .
Carried . . . . . . . . . .
Charge 15p . . . . . . . . .

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This page last amended 24th January 2012
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