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BARBADOS postal history
1935 cover to the Ursaline Convent, Barbados with USA 20c Airmail pmk'd WALL ST. STA. dated FEB 1 1935, on arrival bluish 5-line instructional handstamp "YOUR POSTMAN'S ROUTE IS/BRIDGETOWN No.15/Please include it as part of your Address, and ask your correspon/dents to do so." (Proud Type 145, this being the only recorded date for No.15 instruction).
£275


CAYMAN ISLANDS postal history
1913 cover (opened 2 sides) to Chas H. Phelps, Milk River Baths (mineral springs, highly radioactive), Milk River P.O., Jamaica with KGV 1d red pmk'd Type 5 GEORGETOWN MY 3 13 (SG lists FE 25 13 as release or earliest date), re-directed in blue crayon to Moneague House Hotel, Kingston and three times endorsed manuscript "Left the Island" with purple "REMOVED/ADDRESS UNKNOWN." (Proud Type 1100) and black "UNCLAIMED." (with stop), red RETURNED LETTER BRANCH, JAMAICA dated 9 JU 13 and presumed sender's name of "Mrs A.J. Robertson" in red crayon at left edge. A rare commercial inter-island cover full of character.
£625

GB used abroad at CALLAO, Peru postal history (Ex DALE LICHTENSTEIN)
1876 cover to Cumnock, Ayrshire with Peru 1d green (creased) and w/marginal pair GB QV 9d pale straw Plate 4 (SG.Z50, Cat.400) pmk'd Callao "C38" with blue COLVILLE & Co, CALLAO sender's cachet dated OCT 14 1876 alongside address panel, reverse with A/CALLAO/OC 14 76 and CUMNOCK A/NO 13 76 arrival, some peripheral faults and damaged flap. Ex DALE LICHTENSTEIN
£650

BRITISH HONDURAS postal history (Ex BARNSTONE)
1843 outer wrapper to Bristol with red BELIZE JA 19 1843 dbl-arc rated 1/-, reverse MR 6 arrival. Ex BARNSTONE (1980).
£300


ST. CHRISTOPHER postal history
1866 stampless cover to London with red ST. KITTS/C/NO 27/66/PAID cds and red LONDON PAID 15 DE 66 arrival rated red crayon "11".
Proofed JU 29 1866 with 7 strikes C/AU 11 66 to C/DE 28 66 and 6 strikes A/MR 27 68 to A/SP 17 69 currently recorded
£250

Second Sailing GB used abroad, BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1858 entire headed "(Duplicate) Demerara May 10th 1858" (being the date GB stamps placed on sale having arrived the day before on the MY 9 1858 steamer) with lightly creased and badly defective GB 6d pmk'd crisply struck "A03" to London with DEMERARA MY 25 1858 despatch dbl-arc. A significant item documenting the Second Sailing with duplicate of First Sailing letter.
A first sailing cover pmk'd Demerara MY 10 1858 with GB 6d used strip of four pmk'd "A03" to James Ewing in Glasgow is recorded
£125

NEW SOUTH WALES postal history
1875 cover to Paris with three colour franking of 4d, 6d, 1/- pmk'd SYDNEY AU 9 1875, no flap.
£250

SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica postal history
(P1 in black) dated MY 30 1835 (the Foster ERD) on wrapper docketted as from St. Mary (MY 27) to London rated 2/2.
£85

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
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