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K3a "8" R.O. duplex, Bermuda postal history (ex LUDINGTON)
1880 cover with QV 1d pmk'd St. GEORGES K3 "2" duplex dated B/JU 2 80 (during 1st period blue ink DE 1879 to JU 1880) to Eden Grove, Warwick, reverse SAMUEL CHAPMAN/BERMUDA sender's oval with HAMILTON K3 "1" C/JU 2 80 transit and K3a "8" arrival dated B/JU 3 80. Ex LUDINGTON.
£325

ST. GEORGES, Bermuda postal history (Ex Ludington)
1883 local cover to Annie Outerbridge, Baileys Bay with QV 1d pale rose CC wmk (SG.1) tied ST. GEORGES K3 "2" duplex dated B/AP 10 83 in blue ink (LRD), no backstamps. Ex LUDINGTON.
The 2nd period blue ink is currently recorded MR 23 1882 to AP 10 1883
£140


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


TRINIDAD postal history:
1882 wrapper on "Bookman Mills" wmk'd paper with "N. GARDES & Ca, Ciudad Bolivar" purple d/ring sender's cachet endorsed "p. Royal Mail" to Leipzig, Germany with Trinidad 4d grey tied TRINIDAD MY 27 82 cds locally applied and rated red "3" as top flap displays previously unrecorded blue chamfered corners framed "FORWARDED BY/SCHOCK BUNDSCHUH & CO/PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD, W.I." cachet which has sealed tear.
£825


BERMUDA postal history
1883 cover p. S.S. "Orinoco" to Troy, Ohio with QV d stone, pair QV 1d rose-red (SG.19,23) tied HAMILTON K3 "1" duplex dated A/DE 6 83 during the first blue ink period March 1882 to January 1884. This is a very rare combination as the few covers known in this band of use are normally made up with QV d, 2d franking.
The OC 1 1876 USA-Bermuda postal convention set a 2d rate effective OC 3 1876 between the two countries but allowed Bermuda to charge 2d per half ounce. Bermuda had no d adhesive until the d stone was issued MR 25 1880 and accepted the loss during the interim years.
£375


BERMUDA postal history
1883 mourning cover to Oswego County, New York re-directed to the Palace Hotel, San Francisco with QV 2d dull blue CC wmk and QV d stone (SG.3,19) tied HAMILTON K3 "1" duplex dated B/AP 11 83 during the first blue ink period March 1882 to January 1884. Few covers are recorded with this combination.
The OC 1 1876 USA-Bermuda postal convention set a 2d rate effective OC 3 1876 between the two countries but allowed Bermuda to charge 2d per half ounce. Bermuda had no d adhesive until the d stone was issued MR 25 1880 and accepted the loss during the interim years.
£275



SOUTH AUSTRALIA postal history
1862 foolscap size O.H.M.S. stationery cover from "Lands Titles Regn Office" with irregular block of three and single (corner fault) QV 2d roulette pmk'd turqoise G.P.O. ADELAIDE JA 30 1862/sideways 6 to Bethany with same ink colour handstruck "REGISTERED No" and black handstruck "TOO LATE", reverse flap with printed embossed Royal Coat-of-Arms, some toning.
£225

GRENADA postal history
1882 QV 1d pale brown UPU Post Card to Forton Barracks, Gosport pmk'd blue A/GRENADA/MR 27 82 cds, rarely seen.
£225

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC to GERMANY with JAMAICA/TRANSIT
(A below right leg of M) alongside address panel on 10c orange PSE pmk'd blue SANTO DOMINGO 4 ABR 91 to Karlruhe, b/stamped fine strikes Kingston 3 N/AP 6 91 sqc and Karlsruhe 24.4.91 arrival.
£140

D used ST. ANDREW'S, Grenada postal hisory
(2nd Type) in blue dated 23 FE 91 on REGISTERED LETTER receipt.
£40



A76 used SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica postal history
(Type O) in blue ink indistinctly tying QV 2d Crown CC (SG.9) on OHMS Royal Arms stationery cover to Kingston dated B/JY 22 80. On arrival ADVERTISED, UNCLAIMED with RETURNED LETTER BRANCH 18 AU 80 handstamps.
Only one other blue ink numeral cover recorded - from Port Antonio with A64 dated JA 25 1878
£250

REGISTERED JOHANNESBURG, Transvaal postal history
(D/R) in blue ink dated 7 APR 04 on KE7 1d pink PSE with added KE7 d, 1d, 4d to Hobart, Tasmania. Both low values with very large part of stamps removed, one by scissors, as if deliberately to hide previous (cancelled) use.
£24

Transvaal postal history
36 used EUREKA KAAP GOUDV., (T.6a) in blue on pair d grey, 2 x 2d olive-bistre cover dated A/27 AP 93 to a Gold Mining Company in London.
£625
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