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AUTHORISED CONCESSIONAL RATE AIR MAIL, Rhodesia postal history
1960 opened-out printed AIR MAIL envelope with both oval Royal Coat-of-Arms on flap and "CODE No. 23-31." alongside to Foyles Book Shop, London with QE2 3d pmk'd Salisbury 28 DEC 60, red 5-line "Authorised for Transmission/by Air Mail at Concessional/Rate./U.K.S.L.S. (Army Element), Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia" handstamp.
£75

NOT TUCKERS, Bermuda postal history
1902 stampless backed reduced cover front with fine "NOT TUCKERS" handstamp (carved in wood by Boer postmaster) incoming to "Hokens Eilands" (sic) showing numerous manuscript cancels.
£70

SANTA MARTHA via COLOMBIA and JAMAICA to London
1840 entire headed and docketed Santa Marta 13 Junio 1840 to Federico Huth, London rated 3/- changed 2/3 showing strong dull purplish-red CARTHAGENA and KINGSTON JU 27 1840 transits, both crossed by same filing fold, with partial red AU 9 1840 arrival.
£350

BARBADOS postal history
1882 use QV 1d red-brown Post Card to London with design pmk'd open bootheel duplex dated A/FE 1 82, landed with red SHIP-LETTER/A/PAID/FE 20 82/LONDON cds. Soiling and with pieces paper obscuring parts of reverse text.
Mail landed by private ship from Barbados to UK ports is rarely met for the later period. During period 1865 to 1886 only six entires are recorded as such, one landing Dover, five landing London.
£185


BERMUDA postal history (ex LUDINGTON)
1858 cover to Mrs. Ebenezer Darrell, Georgetown, Demerara rated "4" unpaid, reverse HAMILTON (red PM4) AU 31 1858, ST. THOMAS SP 5 1858 dbl-arc transit and DEMERARA A/SP 23 58 arrival cds. Ex LUDINGTON (1999).
£300

MALTA postal history
1969 stampless OHMS cover to RAF Hospital Wroughton, Wiltshire pmk'd FIELD POST OFFICE/22 AP 69/158 with red CENTRAL REGISTRY/R.A.F. LUQA cachet.
£24

BERMUDA postal history
1852 wrapper, no side flaps, to George Clerk, Ireland Island with red HAMILTON+BERMUDA (PM4) dated JA 1 1852 (day slug inverted) struck on face due being a locally addressed letter. Ex TUCKER, ULRICH, "LONGTAIL".
The Forand/Freeland handbook only records two red PM4 entires to Ireland Island (other dated OC 4 1854).
£375

BRITISH GUIANA postal history
3-line "By Air/From British Guiana/To New York." (T+H Type 2, Proud AM17) in red in on KG6 4c, 6c, 36c cover to Gowrock, Scotland pmk'd AIR MAIL 28 MY 43, cellophane EXAMINED BY 4413 attached.
T+H only records in red ink, period of general use MY 15 37 to NO 11 44 per Proud handbook
£14



GARRISON B.F. P.O. 9, British Guiana postal history
1964 stampless foolscap cover with purple boxed HEADQUARTERS BRITISH/GUIANA GARRISON/1 1964/B.F. P.O. 9 cachet addressed I D & D, Bank House, re-sealed with OHMS Re-Use label addressed British Guiana BFPO 9 with indistinct d/ring and red HEADQUARTERS/(date)/ARMY AIR CORPS/CENTRE cachet both dated 26 MAY 1964.
£48

H.M.S. URCHIN, British Guiana postal history
1962 GB QE2 2d rate cover to Vienna, Austria with red cachet CAPTAIN (F) SEVENTEENTH FRIGATE SQUADRON dated 16 FEB 1962, pencil marked "British Guiana".
£40


NATAL postal history
1880 cover with part damaged flap showing part "ROYAL RIFLES" printed crest with QV 6d pmk'd "1" numeral with 27 12 1880 despatch to Ripley House, Ripley, Surrey with handstruck red circled "A" (railway marking) with Farnborough Station A/JA 25 81 and on reverse Woking Station E/JA 25 81 cds.
£75


NEW ZEALAND postal history
1864 cover to Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire with 6d red-brown cancelled manuscript "Be" (believed Benmore) with red framed "TOO LATE" applied Invercargill DE 18 64 per b/stamp. RPSNZ Cert (2013).
£285




BRITISH GUIANA compulsory payment of postage on returned unpaid letter
1850 printed Bank of Scotland Office letter headed Edinburgh 9 Jan 1850 to David Bridges, Demerara rated 1/- unpaid with on reverse rare combination both BERBICE MY 17 1850 and DEMERARA JY 4 1850 dbl-arcs. Address panel with red crayon "Not called for" and partially legible red surmounted by Crown handstamp reading "The Party to whom this letter/is Addressed has not Called for it/3 AU 1850" applied London on return. No example of this handstamp is recorded on any other letter addressed to the British West Indies.
Only one other entire is known with combination BERBICE (MY 4 1850) and DEMERARA (MY 5 1850) dbl-arcs, and is addressed to Antigua. David Bridges was a surgeon living at Riverstown, Essequibo and died MR 22 1859. Explanation of very rare use of this London Returned Mail dated handstamp accompanies the Gibraltar scan (enclosed for buyer) below.
£480

PRETORIA GEREGISTREERD, Transvaal postal history
1893 reg. cover to Hanover, Germany with 4d bronze-green, 6d pale dull blue pmk'd red reg. ovals dated 13 JUN 93.
£175

"54" used JAFFNAKACHCHERI, Ceylon postal history
1883 QV 2c brown complete Newswrapper with added QV 2c pale brown (SG.146, creased) tied "54" numerals to The Catholic Mission, Lyon, France with JAFFNAKACHCHERI PAID JU 30 83 cds, red framed TOO LATE and red MODANE A PARIS 31 JUIL 83 d/ring alongside.
£375


ESHOWE, Zululand postal history
(re-introduced Z.10) JY 15 25 as arrival on much travelled GB KGV 1d Post Card from Rochester to Teneriffe, forwarded Cape Town, Johannesburg, Eshowe, Zululand and back, two vertical creases.
£225


BRITISH HONDURAS postal history
1881 QV 1d Post Card pmk'd "O" with Belize JA 22 81 cds marked "per S.S. Glendale via England" to Helsingfors, Finland, Russia with red SHIP-LETTER LONDON B/MR 2 81 cds, b/stamped blue St. Petersburg 22 FEB 1881 transit.
£625


PAID AT ENGLISH HARBOR, ANTIGUA Crowned Circle
a completely fabricated wrapper (produced circa 1950) on brown parchment-like outer lettersheet addressed J. Lea Esq, Solicitor, Nevis with Pd lower left corner showing very fine red ink PAID AT ENGLISH HARBOR Crowned Circle plus very fine black ink ENGLISH HARBOR, ANTIGUA datestamp for JY 1 19 (19 for 61) and purplish ink 4 inter-island rate mark above address panel. Lower flap with trace of NEVIS arrival dbl-arc and some circular stains which are the base of a candle holder which has been cunninglyly blown out to spatter tiny flecks of red wax, also some minor soiling added by use of a paint brush dipped in water. Only two genuine entires with this Crowned Circle (Cat.9,000) are recorded.
£725













DEPARTMENTAL CACHETS etc, Bahamas postal history
group of mainly 10 stampless foolscap OHMS etc covers to Nassau.
£45


KINGSTON, Jamaica postal history
dated I A/JU 9 86 with pair QV 2d (SG.20a) on cover to Levi Salaman, Birmingham, reverse magenta J.H. MILKE, Kingston Watchmaker and Jewellers h/struck cachet, peripheral faults.
£9
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