Kino Overprints

Kino Overprints

The Kino family were Russian immigrants who came to England some time in the 1860s.

Alfred Monarch Kino and Charles Julius Kino (relationship unknown) were both tailors who set up their own business in London.

A. M. Kino was described as a “naval and military outfitter and ladies and gentlemens tailor” with outlets at 87 Regents Street and 40 Cornhill.

C. J. Kino also had two tailoring establishments at 164 Fenchurch Street and 40 West Strand.

A commercial overprint used by a certain G. A. Kino is also known on the 1d lilac stamp. It seems likely that G. A. Kino was a member of the same Kino family, although I could not find out any information about him or his business.

A. M. Kino overprints were preprinted across the stamp and receipt.