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 An 1825 letter from Tunbridge Wells to Postman Square, London, with a TUNBRIDGE WELLS - 36 - circular cancel in red.
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 An entire dated 1821 with a straight line mileage mark of CHATHAM in red.
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 A postcard the King of Portugal as Colonel-in-Chief of the Oxfordshire Light Infantry, cancelled by a HADLOW TONBRIDGE 34mm skeleton cancel dated September 12th 1906.
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 1d Red on wrapper with a Ashford barred 31 cancel, back stamped with the Ashford double arc dated January 8th 1852.
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 A 28mm single circle postmark of STELLING MINNIS CANTERBURY in purple dated 5th November 1907 on a postcard of Rye church.
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 1808 letter with a straight line boxed mileage mark of RAMSGATE
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 1879 Illustrated advertising envelope of H Cannell nursery, Swanley, Kent, posted from Chislehurst with a D05 duplex dated July 9th 1879 and it is sent to Dublin, Ireland. It has a H&K_PACT mark on the illustrated back shown below.
LPH 29 1846 wrapper with a Gravesend ship letter mark, no content.
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 1885 envelope with a 1d lilac cancelled with a BIRCHINTON G47 duplex cancel dated December 28 1885, it has a receiving mark on the back for Torquay dated the following day. .
KPH 36 1797 letter, part missing where the seal was, it has a concave MAIDSTONE mark
KPH 37 A hand illustrated envelope sent to Viscount Sudley at Stone House, Broadstairs, posted on the 15th November 1912.
KPH 38 1827 letter with a TENTERDEN single circle
KPH 39 An 1831 entire Sittingbourne to Charing with a SITTINGBOURNE PENNY POST mark.
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 43 A postcard sent from Alkham, Dover on 23rd September 1927
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 Festival of Britain first day cover cancelled with a BEADSTED MAIDSTONE KENT double arc cancel dated 3rd May 1951.
KPH 50 A postcard of the Warren Folkestone with a 36mm skeleton postmark dated 1911.
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 postcard of Sqerryes Court, Westerham with a 32mm diameter WESTERHAM skeleton postmark. There is a crease across the righthand corner looking from the back of the card.
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 straight line mileage strike in red going to Charing
KPH 58 A postcard with a single circle MEOPHAM - STATION postmark and the stamp cancelled by a GRAVESEND squared circle both dated December 23rd 1905.
KPH 59 A postcard of a farmhouse with the stamp cancelled with a STELLING MINNIS CANTERBURY purple rubber dated 24th December 1909.
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 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 A wrapper with a DOVER SHIP LETTER mark, no content,
KPH 67 A wrapper with a CRANBROOK mileage mark and an 8 pence charge going to Charing.
KPH 68 A printed postcard of Otham Convalescent Home with a LANGLEY MAIDSTONE rubber cancel dated 17th June 1914.
KPH 71 1843 envelope with a very fine WALMER undated double arc.
KPH 73 1909 postcard cancelled by a BOUHTON MONCHELSEA code B single circle
KPH 74 Postcard with a BOUGHTON LEES code B cancel dated July 1st 1907.
KPH 75 1906 postcard stamp cancelled with a Rochester squared circle, also has a LOWER HALLING single circle code B mark both dated May 8th 1906.
KPH 76 1855 cover with a 1d red cancelled by a Dover sideways duplex and a TOWN WALL ST. undated double arc.
KPH 77 1858 grubby cover with a 1d red cancelled by a London 26 cancel but also has a fine HORSMONDEN undated double arc and a manuscript .not Known at Horsmonden, Horsmonden, Staplehurst and London cancels on the back.
KPH 78 An official O. H. M. S. cover sent from Maidstone to Biddenden in 1900 with a 1d lilac overprinted I.R. OFFICAL.
KPH 79 A postcard with a RUOKINGE - ASHFORD rubber cancel dated 6th December cancelling the stamp and a HAMSTREET thimble dated 5th December.