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GRENADA postal history
1872 mourning cover to Mungo Campbell, San Fernando, Trinidad with QV 6d orange-red (SG.7) tied "A15" with A/GRENADA/MY 02 72 despatch backstamp showing small part TRINIDAD MY 3 1872 arrival rated red crayon "4". Ex RUSSELL JONES, PITTS.
£475



NEW ZEALAND postal history
1870 reg. cover front with 2 x 6d tied Wellington "070" duplex to the Old ground or the rookery, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland showing London 26 NO 70 transit and A/ENNIS/NO 29 70 arrival. Soiled in places.
Approximately only 1 in every 100 NZ Chalon covers were sent registered.
£265



REGISTERED BOOK POST, New Zealand postal history
1871 opened-each-end foolscap wrapper (232 x 103mm) marked "Per Book Post to be Registered" and "via San Francisco" to Edinburgh, Scotland with QV 4d, 6d tied WELLINGTON duplex dated JA 3 71 with London 27 FE 71 transit and Edinburgh FE 28 71 arrival backstamp, some peripheral edge faults and filing crease but exceptionally rare and probably unique as such.
With the termination of the route via Marseilles, the postage rate via Brindisi was reduced to 9d per half ounce letter on THIS SAME DATE of 3 January 1871
£1250

NEW ZEALAND postal history
1866 cover "via Marseilles" to Loughborough with 2d deep blue x 2, 6d red-brown each initialled "K" (at Kowai) and overstruck "C" obliterator, reverse Christchurch AP 13 66 and Loughborough C/JU 11 66 cds
£325

BAHAMAS postal history:
1867 cover with QV 4d dull rose CC wmk P.12 to New York, b/stamped BAHAMAS OC 21 1867/C broken dbl-arc, slightly reduced at right on opening. Ex STAIRCASE.
Southbound the St. Thomas harbour devasted by severe hurricane October 29 1867
£185

BAHAMAS postal history:
1881 cover with QV 4d dull rose Crown CA wmk P.14 (SG.36) tied "A05" to Wexford, Ireland, b/stamped A/BAHAMAS/MY 4 81 despatch cds and WEXFORD A/MY 22 81 arrival.
The U.P.U. QV 4d rate (using CC wmk P.14) to UK introduced JY 1 1880, and QV 4d CA wmk P.14 issued March 1882. Covers with the former scarce to England and particularly rare to Ireland during this 21 month period.
£325

BAHAMAS postal history
1879 mourning cover to New York with QV 4d dull rose CC wmk P.14 (SG.36) tied clear "A05" with very fine B/BAHAMAS/AP 23 79 despatch cds clear of missing flap, taxed on arrival with New York Due 3c opera-glass handstamp.
Unusually, for this period, the sender did not take the opportunity of prepaying the U.S.A. internal postage with a U.S. 3c adhesive available at the Nassau Post Office period JA 1 1879 to JY 1 1880 (date of UPU entry) and was taxed in lieu of.
£450
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