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Wanted: Cover dated OC 25 1867 from Barbados to England. Please send scan, or advise selling price. Thank you.



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MALTA postal history
1860 wrapper to Marseilles with GB QV 4d strip of three (fault) pmk'd A/MALTA/AU 11 60 "A25" duplex paying the scarce 1/- rate with oval "P-D." in black.
£240

GRENADA postal history
1892 unsealed cover to A.W. Lewis, Chambers with QV 1d on 6d Postage Due (SG.D4) pmk'd OC 24 92, cover with folded edge at left.
£40

RIVER ROAD, GRENADA postal history
1971 card with QE2 3c, 15c pmk'd RIVER ROAD */13 SP 71 to Woodbridge, Suffolk, no reverse text.
£28

MALTA postal history
1952 stampless OHMS cover pmk'd BRITISH FLEET MAIL 10 dated */12 AU 52 to C in C, HMS Vanguard, London with purple H.M. s/m "TALENT" submarine cachet.
£24

SIERRA LEONE postal history
1895 use of QV d Post Card marked per S.S. "Roquelle" to Hasselt, Belgium pmk'd "B31" with FREETOWN B/JY 13 95 plus handstruck "LATE", landed with red LIVERPOOL A/AU 5 95/SHIP cds (Private Ship as opposed to Liverpool Packet arrival) with HASSELT 7 AOUT 1895 arrival, lengthy reverse text in French.
£150

VICTORIA postal history
1868 cover and lengthy enclosure with QV 2d pair, single pmk'd Melbourne JY 18 68 duplex to Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
£50

VIRGIN ISLANDS postal history
1819 entire headed "Tortola 10th February 1819" to Thomas Walters, Kendal, Westmoreland rated 4/8 unpaid posted with very fine TORTOLA/11 FEB 18 (year error) 2-line. Ex FREDRICK
£350

VIRGIN ISLANDS postal history
WAR OF 1812 with EXTREMELY RARE MONTH FIRST TORTOLA 2-LINE (only recorded example): 1814 entire dated "Tortola Feby 14th 1814" from John Strachan with copy of Wm H Thompson letter of "25 Jany 1814" to Thomas Walters , Kendal, Westmoreland rated 2/4 changed 4/8 showing strongly struck TORTOLA/FEB 15 14 despatch, reverse marked ""Recd March 29th 1814", some internal stains from tape strengthening. Ex SYDNEY RAINE and FREDRICK. (War broke out between Britain and the USA JU 18 1812 and by 1813 the Caribbean was swarmed by American privateers. War concluded by Treaty of Ghent DE 24 1814)
Contents mention "with respect to Mr. J. Carruthers he was taken by an American Privateer and carried to the Havannah where he was as a prisoner for sixteen weeks and afterwards he got safe to Bermuda. Captain Clark arrived him about a fortnight ago and I am sorry to inform you he is very unwell" and "I now must inform you that I had a very difficult job, that of taking off a Sloop which got on Shore at Sea Cow Bay, and had to repair her for which I got 400".
£625

BARBADOS postal history
1959 cover to Grenada with QE2 6c pmk'd 15 AUG 1959 with purple OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE cachet alongside.
£12

BRITISH HONDURAS postal history
1961 cover with Germany 5pf pair pmk'd BELIZE 18 JU 61 with S.S. "Karl-Christian" and "PAQUEBOT" handstamps alongside.
£16

BERMUDA postal history
1911 col. ppc of Somerset Bridge used to Christchurch, England with d Dock x 2, d Ship pmk'd IRELAND ISLAND B/2 DE 11 d/ring.
£50

RUSSIA via GIBRALTAR to SPROSTON'S STEAMERS LTD, Georgetown
1915 cover with Nicholas II 10k pmk'd GAINDRIA LIFL 5-2-1915 to passenger on board vessel "Roma" c/o Messrs C. Hoffman, Russian Consulate, Gibraltar, Spain b/stamped GIBRALTAR 28 MR 15 arrival alongside Russian purple military censor handstamp, forwarded next day arriving LONDON 6 AP 15 re-addressed Demerara with GEORGETOWN 23 AP 15 arrival b/stamp.
£95

"381" used DRAGHOENDER, Cape of Good Hope postal history
1897 use of QV 1d pink PSE with added d, 1d pmk'd "581" with DRAGHOENDER NO 21 97 cds alongside to Berlin, Germany, b/stamped 14 12 97 arrival.
£80

ROUXVILLE, Orange Free State postal history
1884 use of 1d brownish-orange Brief Kaart pmk'd magenta ROUXVILLE W/MY 30 84 O.V.S. datestamp to Port Elizabeth, reverse headed "Commissie Drift Bridge, Rouxville" with A/JU 4 84 arrival, closed central spike hole.
£100

BERMUDA postal history
1885 cover per "Orinoco" to Lyme, Connecticut with QV 2d pmk'd HAMILTON K3 "1" duplex dated B/AU 13 85, b/stamped New York AUG 16 85.
£60

GRENADA postal history
1889 cover with pair QV 2d ultramarine (SG.52) pmk'd GRENADA OC 26 89 to The Ceylon Tea Growers Association, Colombo, reverse MARTIN DEAN & COMPANY sender's cachet, Brindisi 14 11 89 transit and Colombo NO 28 89 arrival.
Examples of the post U.P.U. 5d FAR EAST RATE from the British West Indies are seldom found. The only other known example from Grenada bears 1d, 4d dated JU 22 1889 to Calcutta, India
£300

Broad "A" used ST. JOHNS, Grenada postal history
1896 use of QV 1d carmine Post Card pmk'd 28 MY 96 to New Oxford Street, London, full commercial text.
£75

BERMUDA postal history
Mail carried by substitute steamer "Flamborough": 1886 cover to St. John's Wood, London with QV 4d orange-red CC wmk (SG.20) tied very fine ST. GEORGES K3 "2" duplex dated A/JY 22 86, reverse red LONDON-N.W. K7/AU 5 86 arrival, some edge toning.
The S.S. Flamborough, substitute steamer, made four sailings from Hamilton on 8 July, 22 July, 6th August, 19th August. The S.S. Trinidad resumed her regular service in September 1886
£135

HEADQUARTERS 8th BATTALION RR KG VI BARRACKS, Rhodesia postal history
1977 covers from CAUSEWAY and AVONDALE with cachets.
Album pages will be cut-down for postal purposes when deemed necessary, typed text will be included
£27

D COMPANY 2 BA BRADY BARRACKS, Rhodesia postal history
1977 cover pmk'd CHIREDZI with cachet, clearer strike on reverse.
Album pages will be cut-down for postal purposes when deemed necessary, typed text will be included
£14
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