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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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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

Broad "A" used ST. JOHNS, Grenada postal history
1896 use of QV 1d carmine Post Card pmk'd 28 MY 96 to New Oxford Street, London, full commercial text.
£75

BERMUDA postal history
Mail carried by substitute steamer "Flamborough": 1886 cover to St. John's Wood, London with QV 4d orange-red CC wmk (SG.20) tied very fine ST. GEORGES K3 "2" duplex dated A/JY 22 86, reverse red LONDON-N.W. K7/AU 5 86 arrival, some edge toning.
The S.S. Flamborough, substitute steamer, made four sailings from Hamilton on 8 July, 22 July, 6th August, 19th August. The S.S. Trinidad resumed her regular service in September 1886
£135


SNUG CORNER, Grenada postal history
1896 use of QV 1d carmine Post Card to Woollen Merchants, Wellington, Somerset pmk'd SNUG CORNER sideways down C/MY 27 96 cds, staple holes but fine commercial text.
£90


LEEWARDS postal history
1902 b/w ppc of Government House, Basseterre, St. Kitts to Tuileries House, St. Andrew's, Grenada with Leeward QV 1d (SG.2) tied ANTIGUA JY 30 02 and showing Parish "D" 6 AU 02 arrival.
The storming of the Tuileries Palace on August 10 1791 was one of the defining moments of the French revolution. Grenada had two periods of French occupation, the last being period 1779-1783
£85

BERMUDA postal history
1883 cover to New York with QV d stone CC wmk, QV 2d dull blue (SG.19,3) pmk'd ST. GEORGES K3 "2" duplex dated A/OC 25 83, some faults including 2d adhesive with large tear but this combination seemingly very scarce from St. Georges to the USA.
£115


Parish "B" (INVERTED) used St. Marks, Grenada postal history
1898 use of QV 2d grey PSRE with added QV 2d Keyplate (SG.51) to Egerton Burnett Ltd, Wellington, Somerset pmk'd "B" dated 17 FE 98, the removable "B" being inverted.
Only two covers with 2nd Parish Type INVERTED "B" are currently recorded, the other dated DE 12 95
£525


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


BULL BAY, Jamaica postal history
1897 QV d Post Card from L.O. Chitty, Inspector of Schools to The Teacher of Harbour Head School, Kingston with printed text re forthcoming inspection pmk'd Kingston Street Letter Box F/NO 2 97 marked blue crayon "Unclaimed" and "Bull Bay" with partly fine BULL-BAY NO 9 97 cds and eventual RETURNED/LETTER/BRANCH/25 DE 97/KINGSTON alongside address panel.
£75

FORCADOS RIVER, Southern Nigeria postal history
1902 use of QV 1d mauve PSE to Collector of Customs, Old Calabar, Southern Nigeria with FORCADOS RIVER (T.1A) pmk'd A/OC 10 02, irregularly opened along top.
£48


KAMBIA, Sierra Leone postal history
1902 use of QV 2d pale blue PSRE with added QV d, 2d pmk'd KAMBIA A/14 NO 02 cds (062.01) to Matadi, Belgian Congo, reverse with blue BOMA 17 DECE and MATADI 18 DECE arrival cds, some toning but very rare on entire.
£525

BERMUDA postal history
1887 cover to St. John's Wood, London marked "Builder etc" at lower left with QV 1d rose-red, QV 3d grey (SG.23,28) pmk'd St. Georges K3a "2" duplex dated A/JU 16 87 with London N.W. JY 1 87 arrival backstamp, some soiling etc.
£150


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

BERMUDA postal history
1884 cover marked per "Nubian" with 1880 QV 4d orange-red (SG.20) pmk'd ST. GEORGES K3 "2" duplex dated A/FE 21 1884 to London locally directed with crowned "R" handstamp to denote no additional charge, reverse with (early) black HAMILTON (H1, first period blue ink ended January 1883) dated B/FE 21 84 and red London MR 13 84. A rare cover from the second voyage of the "Nubian".
The first voyage of the "Nubian", in transit from Virginia on an experimental new service for the Union Line, was announced to call at Hamilton on JA 10 1884. The ship was five days late and single covers are known from St. Georges pmk'd JA 10 1884 and JA 15 1884 and both landed with red LIVERPOOL SHIP cds.
£450

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION Co., Transvaal postal history
1893 cover with superb magenta sender's cachet to Germany with pair 2d pmk'd JOHANNESBURG 28 MEI 93 sqc.
£175
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