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


TRINIDAD postal history
1867 wrapper front plus lower flap to Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe with (1d) lake (SG.69) tied Port of Spain numeral "1" with red TRINIDAD PAID NO 24 1867 broken dbl-arc and blue O'CONNOR BROTHERS/ COMMISSION MERCHANTS/TRINIDAD sender's cachet alongside rated red "1" with handstruck black "8". Contents being part Prices Current in French.
£165

Parish "D" (St. Andrew's), Grenada postal history
1884 cover to Thomas Duncan, London with QV d dull green pair, QV 4d greyish slate (SG.30,33) pmk'd First Type Parish "D" dated MAY 8 84, reverse hooded red London B/MY 28 84/AD arrival, some smaller faults.
The extra 1d being a special inland surcharge which Grenada imposed from January 1st 1881 to September 1885 in violation of UPU rules. Only 6 covers with this 5d rate are currently recorded, this being the only one with pair d adhesives for the extra 1d surcharge
£525

20 used LA BREA, Trinidad postal history
on wrapper front tying 1861 (1d) rose-red (SG.52) addressed Charles Fabien, Port of Spain, reverse text does not include despatch date, faults.
£175


VICTORIA postal history
1868 cover to Edinburgh with strip of three QV 2d pmk'd "196" numerals with boxed "TOO LATE" handstamp alongside, reverse BRANXHOLME despatch datestamp showing "MR" slug, fine blue Melbourne AP 1 68 and Edinburgh JU 19 68 arrival, some toned perfs.
This cover missed the previous ship, the GEELONG, by just one day
£140



VICTORIA postal history
1875 cover to Edinburgh with QV 9d pmk'd Geelong "2" duplex dated JY 13 75, sender's printed flap and Edinburgh SP 13 75 arrival backstamp.
The "Ceylon" went aground and broke her shaft on her outward leg.
£150



VICTORIA postal history
1875 cover to London with QV 6d, 1/- pmk'd Melbourne SE 7 75 duplex, sender's printed flap, some soiling etc.
£120



VICTORIA postal history
1860 reg. cover with pair 1/- paying 1/- postage 1/- registration to Reading, Berkshire pmk'd "93" numerals with ARARAT C/MY 15 60 despatch and READING C/JY 8 60 arrival backstamps, left stamp with perf. faults.
£175



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


JAMAICA postal history
1877 1d Floriate (Henderson printing) POST CARD to James Bourke, Gibraltar, Clarke's Town pmk'd KINGSTON B/MY 24 1877 with CLARKS TOWN C/JA 25 77 arrival.
£125

B01 used ALEXANDRIA, Egypt postal history
1864 entire with 2 x GB QV 6d to Aden, top panel with fine ALEXANDRIA A/NO 27 64 and smudged ADEN 4 DE 64 arrival cds.
£325

JAMAICA postal history
1875 wrapper to Messrs John Ranking in London marked per "Tasmanian" with 2 x QV 1/- brown CC wmk (SG.13) pmk'd "A01" with KINGSTON C3/AP 24 75 despatch cds.
£225

JAMAICA postal history
1859 mourning cover front to Thomas Perrier, London with GB QV 6d pmk'd "A01" (SG.Z5) with KINGSTON-JAMAICA A/SP 10 59 and LONDON PAID OC 3 59 cds alongside.
£120

ARRIVING IN THE U.S.A. ON DAY LINCOLN ASSASSINATED, BAHAMAS postal history
1865 stampless cover "p. Corsica" to Miss Benjie Henderson, Newark, Delaware with red NASSAU/B/AP 10 65/PAID cds rated red "4" showing 5/APR 14 N. YORK BR. PKT cds (day Abraham Lincoln assassinated) and manuscript "Due 5 cts at Newark". Some soiling, no backstamps.
On AP 2 1865 victory of Grant over Lee concluded the Civil War, on AP 14 1865 Abraham Lincoln assassinated in Washington DC and died the following day. During the Civil War Delaware was a slave state which remained in the Union
£425

SOUTH AUSTRALIA postal history
1867 cover to Melbourne with QV 6d pmk'd indistinct "216" numeral with both MALLALA JU 13 1867 despatch and handstruck TOO LATE alongside, some flap damage.
£140



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

VICTORIA postal history
1867 reg. cover front to Locarno, Switzerland with QV 10d, 1/- pair, single (3/10d rate) pmk'd "3" numerals with REGISTERED CASTLEMAINE A/OC 25 67 alongside, soiling.
£250

DOMINICA postal history
1882 red/cream Formular UPU Post Card for countries within 300 miles served by British packet with QV 1d lilac Perf. 14 Crown CC wmk affixed, unused with some toning.
Robson Lowe encyclopaedia Volume 6 stated only three unused examples known.
£75

DOMINICA postal history
1878 small stampless piece with red DOMINICA PAID/I/SP 27 78 cds (ERD) to J.W. Shannon, Barbados.
£225
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