West Wirral
Merseyside, England

Initially started in West Wirral Scout District, extended to Birkenhead in 1983, Wallasey in 1985 and Bebington in 1986, thus completing coverage of the whole of the Wirral peninsula. While initially only Scouts, soon involved Guides as well although the guide badge did not appear on West Wirral issues.

West Wirral is a district within the Scout County of Merseyside.

1982

1982 issue

Type 1, 28x40mm, designed by ? and printed in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5) by Wirral Pressrouletted about 8. First day covers produced on plain white envelopes.



1983

1983 issue

Type 2, 28x40mm, designed by ? and printed in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5) by Wirral Press, rouletted about 8. First day covers produced on plain white envelopes.



1984

1984 issue

Type 3, 28x40mm, designed by ? and printed in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5) by Wirral Press, rouletted about 8. First day covers produced on plain white envelopes.



1985

1985 issue

Type 4, 28x40mm, designed by ? and printed in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5) by Wirral Press, rouletted about 8. First day covers produced on plain white envelopes.



1986 (9th December)

1986 issue

Type 5, 28x40mm, designed by ? and printed in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5) by Wirral Press, rouletted about 8. First day covers produced on plain white envelopes.


1986 (12th December)

1986 issue

Type 6, 28x40mm, (type 5 reprinted on a different colour paper as first print was insufficient), designed by ? and printed in sheets of 50 (10 rows of 5) by ?, rouletted about 8. First day covers produced on plain white envelopes.



Cancellations

Dates are those seen by the compiler, usage in other years than those shown or for other purposes is very likely.

cachet 1

Type C1 - used on FDCs 1982-86.


 

cachet 2

Type C2 - used in 1983.


 

cachet 3

Type C3 - used as backstamp in 1983 by postbox host.


 

postmark 1

Type P1 - used on FDCs and ordinary post 1982-83.


 

postmark 2

Type P2 - used on ordinary post 1983.


 

postmark 3

Type P3 - used on FDCs 1984-86.


 

postmark 4

Type P4 - used on ordinary post 1986.


 

postmark 5

Type P5 - used on ordinary post 1986.


 


Statistics

Year 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Start None Dec 9 Dec 8 Dec 10 Dec 9 Dec 9 None None None None
Carried None 28,000 45,398 70,791 116,538 257,677 None None None None
Charity donation None 640 1,050 1,382 2,300 5,300 None None None None

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