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 Postcard of Chart Road Ashford with a CHALLOCK ASHFORD rubber cancellation.
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 A postcard of Railway street Chatham with a BLUE BELL HILL - KENT single ring cancel.
KPH 14 1844 letter from Maidstone to Charing with a penny paid mark.
KPH 15 A real photographic postcard of Limpsfield Village (shown below) with a skeleton postmark of EDEN BRIDGE date July 16th 1910
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 1820 Folkstone to London entire with a FOLKSTONE straight line mileage mark.
KPH 20 1810 entire with a Canterbury unboxed mileage mark
KPH 21 A postcard of the village Green, Langton with a squared circle postmark of KNOCKHOLT dated April 20th the year is missing.
KPH 22 An 1814 wrapper with a straight line mileage mark of ROCHESTER
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 An entire Tenterden to Herne Bay with a Horseshoe cancel, no date given in the letter.
KPH 26 An advertising envelope of the printers Vivsh & Baker Ltd, 28 King Street, Maidstone. I hope the recipient liked the 6d postage due they had to pay.
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.
KPH 28 A greetings postcard with a skeleton GILLINGHAM BO KENT dated 23th June 1917.
KPH 29 A real photographic card of LITTLE HAWKWELL (shown below) with a PEMBURY TUNBRIDGE WELLS skeleton postmark dated August 27 1909.
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 A small envelope with 1d Red cancelled by a faint indistinct maltese cross on the front, and a WALMER un-dated double arc on the back together with a Dover and London marks.
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 Postcard with a code B ALDINGTON single circle dated March 14th 1904, stamp cancelled by a Hythe double arch of the same date.
KPH 36 1797 letter, part missing where the seal was, it has a concave MAIDSTONE mark
KPH 37 1912 illustrated envelope to Viscount Sudley, no contents and has been roughly opened.
KPH 38 1827 letter with a TENTERDEN single circle
KPH 39 1840 entire sent from Chilham with a fine Chilham Penny Post prepaid 1d, and a Canterbury June 26th 1840 back stamp.
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 A postcard to Hockley of Ivychurch church with an APPLEDORE duplex (576) no stamp thus a 1d postage due mark applied at Hastings (number 342) then a London cancel being applied.
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.
KPH 46 An 1841 entire with a dated circular SITTINGBOURNE cancel.
KPH 47 A 1837 letter to Charing with a boxed MAIDSTONE PENNY POST mark, a little frayed at the edges .
KPH 48 An envelope with a 1867 plate 5 Victorian 3d stamp cancelled with a TUNBRIDGE WELLS 820 DUPLEX cancel dated August 4th 1870. slight foxing and the flap of the envelope is missing.
KPH 49 A postcard of Canterbury Cathedral with a CHERITON FOLKSTONE with a 29mm diameter skeleton postmark dated 13th August 1920.
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 A small 1d pink Dickenson paper envelope posted 1845 with a CRANBROOK double arch on the front and a circular FEVERSHAM (FAVERSHAM) on the back.
KPH 52 An envelope posted from Tunbridge Wells on July 17th 1844 to Nova Scotia arriving at Halifax on July 30th 1844.
KPH 53 A small parcel post label 49mm X 38mm from Approach Road, Margate Kent.
KPH 54 A postcard cancelled with a ROTHERFIELD TUNBRIDGE WELLS skeleton cancel date September 7th 1907
KPH 55 A printed postcard of the village of Bishopsbourne cancelled by a Martin Mill Station - Dover postmark dated 18th July 1917
KPH 56 A postcard of Squerryes park entrance cancelled with a WESTERHAM SO KENT skeleton cancel dated July 21st 1906
KPH 57 A wrapper with a MAIDSTONE PENNY POST strike going to Margate.
KPH 58 A Victorian 1d red with a 240 barred cancel of Deal and Deal double arc in blue dated May 19th 1851, on an Star Life Assurance Society form (it's been roughly opened as seen on the scan.
KPH 59 A prepaid envelope sent from Chartham with a fine Chartham Penny Post mark and a Canterbury back stamp for February 7th 1841.
KPH 60 A cut down Indenture posted from Gravesend using a plate 6, ½d cancelled with a Gravesend duplex dated May 20th 1874 plus an additional 1d in a circle charge mark.
KPH 61 A real photographic card of Hernhill Church stamp cancelled with a DARGATE HERNHILL rubber cancel dated 7th August 1916
KPH 62 A 1834 Maidstone to London wrapper the Maidstone double arc cancel has no year and there is a boxed T.P. Rate 2 (2d to pay) mark.
KPH 63 A wrapper (no contents) with an oval and crown SHIP LETTER - DOVER strike origin destination Oxford Street, London then re-directed to Hampshire.
KPH 64 A wrapper (no contents) with a boxed DOVER over INDIA LETTER strike addressed to Lincolns Inn, London.
KPH 65 An 1819 entire with a MARGATE SHIP LETTER cancel.
KPH 66 An 1828 entire with a DEAL SHIP LETTER cancel.
KPH 67 A wrapper with a CRANBROOK mileage mark and an 8 pence charge going to Charing.
KPH 68 1888 envelope with a 1d lilac cancelled with the BROADSTAIRS STATION OFFICE duplex cancel.
KPH 69 1905 postcard cancelled by a CHILHAM squared circle
KPH 70 1905 postcard cancelled by a HOO single circle
KPH 71 1876 envelope with a plate 182 1d Red cancelled by a MARGATTE duplex cancel.
KPH 72 1909 postcard cancelled by a SEABROOK HYTHE KENT single circle
KPH 73 1909 postcard cancelled by a BOUHTON MONCHELSEA code B single circle
KPH 74 1907 postcard cancelled by a BOUHTON LEES code B single circle