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BRITISH HONDURAS postal history
1888 cover with 10 CENTS on QV 4d mauve (SG.40) to Berlin, Germany pmk'd "O" obliterator in combination with BELIZE/JY 9 88 cds.
This stamp has a normal 9 months short life pmkd O obliterator in combination with BELIZE/date cds (Proud D6 recorded MR 20 88 to MR 12 89, this being the earliest cover dated JY 9 88). The stamp has a longer life pmkd O obliterator in combination with BELIZE cds (D7) from AP 18 89 until replaced by the 6c rate in March 1891.
£300


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

CHATEAUBELAIR, St. Vincent postal history
1898 cover to Syracuse, New York with CHATEAUBELAIR C/AU 5 98 (LRD) despatch and QV d pair, single, QV 1d red left to be pmk'd at Kingstown A/AU 5 98, some sealed opening tears top right.
An important cover plugging the long-standing "unknown" period C/JU 22 98 (LRD per WIPHR) and SP 11 98 (date island being devastated by giant hurricane, PML Page 7). With the handstamp evidently lost the abbreviated "CH" had a late re-introduction with confirmed use OC 1 98 to MY 9 99. Nothing further is really known until the third type CHATEAUBELAIR is used earliest date AP 16 01.
£240


SAINT ANNS BAY, Jamaica postal history
1896 cover to Horgen, Switzerland with QV d, pair QV 1d (SG.16a,27) pmk'd DE 7 96, reverse fine sender's cachet.
£40


GRENADA postal history
1897 poorly opened three sides with tear across address panel reg. cover to Myerscough in London with QV d (SG.30) strips of six and three, top left stamp showing distinctive short left leg to "H" of HALFPENNY, pmk'd St. David's "E" for NO xx 97 (without day slug).
£75

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

BERMUDA postal history
1884 cover to London with pair QV 2d bright blue CC wmk (SG.4) tied black K3 "2" ST. GEORGES duplex dated A/SP 11 84, b/stamped red London SP 26 84 arrival.
Only three such covers currently recorded with this franking K3 "2" black period MY 22 1883 until DE xx 1886 (release QV 2d blue Crown CA wmk)
£225

ST. JAMES, Barbados postal history
1893 use of QV d Post Card from Bridgetown to St. James with ST. JAMES 7/FE 6 93 (M3) arrival cds.
£24

ST. THOMAS, Barbados postal history
1889 use of QV d Post Card from Bridgetown to Dunscombe, St. Thomas with ST. THOMAS SP 4 89 (M3) arrival cds.
£24


8 code used ST. THOMAS, Barbados postal history
1884 use of QV d Post Card from Bridgetown to Augustus Briggs Hinkson, Rugby, St. Thomas with clear 8/MR 27 84 (M2-R) arrival, by far the scarcest of the M2 Parish grouping.
£240



BERMUDA postal history
1889 cover marked "Printed Circular" with QV 1d (intermediate shade between SG.23 and SG.24) tied K4 Hamilton "1" duplex dated B/AU 2 89, reverse London arrival of AU 19 89 clearly shows that flap was tucked in (unsealed).
£195

ST. PHILIP, Barbados postal history
1890 inter-island cover to Colonial Bank, Grenada with QV 2d (SG.93) pmk'd ST. PHILIP 3/AP 30 90 (M3), stamp with rounded corner perf. and one reverse side flap removed affecting arrival backstamp.
£36

LATE RE-INTRODUCTION OF THE QV 1d CARMINE, Bahamas postal history
1911 cover to Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada with 1890 QV 1d (SG.49) pmk'd TARPUM-BAY (T.1) dated C/OC 20 11, this currently a unique cover with re-introduced use of the QV 1d during the KGV reign (KE7 having been monarch period JA 22 1901 - MY 6 1910).
The late uses of the QV 1d are currently confined to the period MY 20 11 to JA 28 12. Examples are far from common but are recorded for Bimini, Clarence Town L.I., Deadman's Cay, Fresh Creek, George Town (LRD), Green Turtle Cay, Inagua, Mangrove Cay, Mastic Point, Nicholls-Town, Rock Sound, Rum Cay, Spanish Wells (ERD), Tarpum-Bay, "The Bight", Watlings
£425

BARBADOS postal history
1893 cover to Major McCracken DAAG c/o Powell Spring House, near Bathsheba with pair 1d Seal pmk'd open bootheel duplex dated A/JU 24 93, light ST. JOSEPH 6/JU 24 93 arrival.
Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick William Nicholas McCracken KCB, DSO (1859-1949) of the Royal Berkshire Regiment resided at Banyan, The Garrison, Barbados where he was Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (DAAG) 1892-97
£35




BERMUDA postal history
1893 cover to Major McCracken, The Garrison, Barbados with defective corner QV 2d pale ultramarine (SG.27b) pmk'd Hamilton K4 "1" duplex B/NO 15 93, reverse flap from a fellow serving officer of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, the entitlement given for service in the 1st Opium Wars (1840-42). Scarce inter-island mail with BARBADOS/27 NO 93/SHIP LETTER arrival backstamp.
Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick William Nicholas McCracken KCB, DSO (1859-1949) of the Royal Berkshire Regiment resided at Banyan, The Garrison, Barbados where he was Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (DAAG) 1892-97
£175

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

"381" used DRAGHOENDER, Cape of Good Hope postal history
1897 use of QV 1d pink PSE with added d, 1d pmk'd "581" with DRAGHOENDER NO 21 97 cds alongside to Berlin, Germany, b/stamped 14 12 97 arrival.
£80

ROUXVILLE, Orange Free State postal history
1884 use of 1d brownish-orange Brief Kaart pmk'd magenta ROUXVILLE W/MY 30 84 O.V.S. datestamp to Port Elizabeth, reverse headed "Commissie Drift Bridge, Rouxville" with A/JU 4 84 arrival, closed central spike hole.
£100

BERMUDA postal history
1885 cover per "Orinoco" to Lyme, Connecticut with QV 2d pmk'd HAMILTON K3 "1" duplex dated B/AU 13 85, b/stamped New York AUG 16 85.
£60

GRENADA postal history
1889 cover with pair QV 2d ultramarine (SG.52) pmk'd GRENADA OC 26 89 to The Ceylon Tea Growers Association, Colombo, reverse MARTIN DEAN & COMPANY sender's cachet, Brindisi 14 11 89 transit and Colombo NO 28 89 arrival.
Examples of the post U.P.U. 5d FAR EAST RATE from the British West Indies are seldom found. The only other known example from Grenada bears 1d, 4d dated JU 22 1889 to Calcutta, India
£300
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