Welcome to the Archive

Wirral Charity Christmas Post has been opporatingsince1982,and this page gives you a very brief history.

 

Year

Stamp

Stamps

Charity

Comment

 

Price (p)

Sold

Donations

 

1982

8

32,000

£640

Started in West Wirral Scout District(+Neston and Thingwall); Sorting Office at Royden Park

1983

8

56,787

£1,050

Area extended to include Birkenhead

1984

9

74,100

£1,382

Sorting Office moved to Arrowe Road Industrial Estate

1985

9

125,000

£2,300

Area extended to include Wallasey

1986

10

263,980

£5,298

Area extended to cover all Wirral; Sorting Office - Somerville School, Wallasey

1987

10

443,780

£9,300

Two colour printing for stamps introduced

1988

10

554,890

£11,729

Two Deliveries introduced

1989

10

698,970

£14,527

 

1990

12

746,167

£18,000

Central Sort split to two locations

1991

12

805,533

£20,025

Central Sort split to three locations

1992

12

770,167

£19,000

Central Sort split to four locations

1993

12

806,325

£20,000

 

1994

12

803,058

£20,000

 

1995

14

799,552

£24,000

Central Sort split to five locations

1996

14

814,726

£24,240

 

1997

14

798,431

£24,250

 

1998

14

773,174

£23,200

 

1999

14

760,794

£22,150

 

2000

15

753,574

£23,880

 

2001

15

705,549

£22,190

 

2002

15

673,338

£21,000

 

2003

15

641,789

£19,710

 

2004

15

618,595

£19,002

 

2005

15

584,752

£17,848

 

2006

16

615,356

£20,140

 

2007

16

605,795

£19,596

Stamps Full Colour Printed

2008

18

604,816

£23,000

Small trial of self-adhesive stamps with mixed results

2009

20

578,362

£22,150

 

2010

20

555,534

£22,500

Introduction of self-adhesive stamps

2011

20

542,210

£22,500

Exceeded half million pound cumulative donations to other charities

2012

25

507,867

£26,000

 
         

TOTAL

   

£540,607

 

Stamps

For illustrations of all past stamps, visit John Crabbe's excellent philatelic Website which contains details of stamps used by all Scout and Guide Charity Postal Schemes.  Having been founded by West Wirral District, our stamps carried 'West Wirral' in the early days;  this was changed to 'Wirral' in 1987.  Thus John has chosen to display the Stamps on two different pages as though they were two different Schemes, although he notes the develpment of one into the other.  

The two relevant pages can be found by following the links below:-

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