I TAKE MY STOCK OF KENT POSTAL HISTORY TO THE KENT FEDERATION RALLIES AND THE MAIDSTONE & MID KENT PHILATELIC SOCIETY FAIRS AT GROVE GREEN
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KPH 1. Hand illustrated envelope from Greenwich to Margate posted July 6th 1895, back stamped at Margate on the same day.
KPH 2 Mulready sheet sent from Sevenoaks with a SEVEN-OAKS 6th December 1840 cancel and red maltese cross, letter sheet is complete but a little grubby on the back.
KPH 3 A free frank cover of 1839, signed by the Duke of Wellington and has an undated double arch cancel on the back of Walmer.
KPH 4 A postcard of Madeira Walk with a Folkestone 36mm diameter skeleton cancel dated August 25th 1911.
KPH 5 Smarden Penny Post on an entire, back stamped with a Cranbrook double arch dated October 11, 1840. Unfortunately the adhesive has been removed but the Smarden Penny Post is clear.
KPH 6 Postcard sent from Swanley on Christmas Day 1923
KPH 7 1842 GRAVESEND SHIP LETTER on a wrapper
KPH 8 A letter from Charles Wykeham-Martin ( MP for Newport I.O.W.) from Leeds Castle near Maidstone to one of his constituents. Sent August 10th 1840 with a 4 margin 1d black cancelled with a red maltese cross.
KPH 9 Cover sent from Staplehurst to Switzerland in 1877 bearing two Victorian plate 203 1d reds and a plate 10 ½d
KPH 10 1857 neat Canterbury sideways duplex cancel.
KPH 11 1800 Deal ship letter mark on wrapper, slightly stained but a good strike of the Ship Letter DEAL.
KPH 12 1789 entire with a two line CANTER/BURY mark.
KPH 13 Outer wrapper 1790 with concave CHATHAM mark
KPH 14 1844 letter from Maidstone to Charing with a penny paid mark.
KPH 15 A cover from Belgium to Tenterden with an ASHFORD STATION OFFICE code "C" back stamp dated July 8th 1890 along with a Tenterden arrival mark with the same date.
KPH 16 1884 cover from Ashford to Staplehurst with a penny revenue stamp cancelled with an Ashford squared circle cancel, back stamped Cranbrook (dated March 01 84 instead of 10) and Staplehurst
KPH 17 1799 part wrapper with a Chatham concave cancel.
KPH 18 An 1803 letter with a Charing box mileage mark
KPH 19 A postcard with a 31mm skeleton postmark of ERITH S.O. KENT dated December 24 1906, the picture is of Marie Studholme
KPH 20 Cover from Folkestone to Dublin with a sideways duplex cancel dated April 19th 1869, back stamp Sandgate "C" with same date, and a H&K packet mark dated April 20th £12.50
KPH 21 An envelope with the stamps cancelled by an Eltham G22 duplex, the date is unclear, but the back stamp of London gives a date of July 31st 1882.
KPH 22 A envelope from West Malling to Ashbourne with a strike of a WEST MALLING UDDA, the perf 16 1d red on the front is cancelled by a Maidstone sideways duplex 493 dated July 3rd 1854,
KPH 23 1839 wrapper form Gravesend to Southampton with a Gravesend single arc cancel dated September 6th 1839. £7.50
KPH 24 A postcard cancelled with a U.S.S. MEMPHIS GRAVESEND cancel dated July 12th 1926. The picture is of Charing Cross & Grand Hotel London. £25
KPH 25 1879 statement of accounts for Curdridge School with a plate 15 ½d stamp for printed mater rate cancelled by a Folkestone duplex date September 12th 1879 and has an East Molesly receiving mark on the back dated for the 13th..
KPH 26 A Young & Cooper Hop picking card, number 32 cancelled with a 34mm HADLOW - TONBRIDGE skeleton postmark date August 14th 1906.
KPH 27 Postcard from Germany thats done the rounds, the stamp has been cancelled at Munchen and Ventnor Isle of Wight and then we have the Ightham Sevenoaks cancel, there is no cancel for the final destination of Petersfield Hants. A good piece of fun. £4
KPH 28 1845 letter from Harrietsham to Charing via Maidstone with a HARRIETSHAM undated double arc.
KPH 29 1849 wrapper from Hollingbourne to Edinburgh, it has the acknowlegement of the receipt of £1000 on the front but no content, but it has a very fine HOLLINGBOURNE undated double arc in red. The numeral cancel on the 1d red is not readable but should be 493 for Maidstone. £35
KPH 30 A wrapper with a 1d red cancelled with a fine maltese cross sent from Goudhurst to Rye having a GOUDHURST PENNY POST strike on the front and Lamberhurst double arc dated August 31 1843 on the reverse with a Rye receiving mark of September 1st.
KPH 31 1837 letter with a small WARE undated double arc £10
KPH 32 A 1d pink postal stationery envelope made from Dickinson silk threaded security paper sent from Charing with a CHARING UDDA cancel and a Maidstone double arc strike dated August 5th 1845, the embossed 1d pink cancelled with the 493 of Maidstone.
KPH 33 This letter originly sent from London to Maidstone was the sent back to London receiving a concave MAIDSTONE mark.
KPH 34 1847 Maidstone letter with a fine (P1) 1d paid mark.
KPH 35 1851 redirected envelope from West Farleigh to Maidstone then redirected to Harrogate, this cover has a faint but rare WEST FARLEIGH UDDA.
KPH 36 1797 letter, part missing where the seal was, it has a concave MAIDSTONE mark £20
KPH 37 1912 illustrated envelope to Viscount Sudley, no contents and has been roughly opened. 19.50
KPH 38 1827 letter with a TENTERDEN single circle
KPH 39 1858 1d pink envelope (Dickinson paper) sent from Mersham to London with an Ashford 31 numeral cancel on the front and a Mersham single arch undated mark as shown on the back.
KPH 40 1876 envelope with 1d red plate 156 cancelled with a Tunbridge duplex 818, back stamped with a ST.-STEPHENS TUNBRIDGE and a TUNBRIDGEWELLS cancel.
KPH 41 1792 letter from Canterbury with an un-dated circular postmark.
KPH 42 Morning envelope with a plate 76 1d red cancelled with a Folkestone duplex dated September 29th 1865.
KPH 43 1821 wrapper from Maidstone to Charing with a MAIDSTONE open boxed mileage mark.
KPH 44 Postcard with a RAINHAM squared circle postmark £15
KPH 45 1854 envelope with a RAINHAM PENNY POST mark, the stamp has been removed from the front. £25
KPH 46 1849 envelope with a YALDING undated double arc £15
KPH 47 A cover from Ramsgate to France bearing a Victorian plate 12 2½d stamp.
KPH 48 An envelope with an imperforated 1d red sent from Ulcombe to Edinburgh with an UDDA ULCOMBE cancel along with the Maidstone double arc dated January 21st 1851.
KPH 49 1945 up-rated postal stationery card "1d + 1d George VI, cancelled by the Tonbridge "Victory Bells" machine cancel.
KPH 50 A penny pink pre-paid envelope using Dickinson silk threaded paper, sent from Mersham to Ashford on July 24th 1858 then redirected to London. Penny pink cancel by an indistinct numeral cancel.
KPH 51 An envelope with an UDDA cancel of YALDING the back stamp of Maidstone is dated July 15 1846.
KPH 52 An envelope posted from Tunbridge Wells on July 17th 1844 to Nova Scotia arriving at Halifax on July 30th 1844.