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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

GB used Abroad, Gibraltar postal history
1875 underpaid wrapper marked pr "Lesbian" to Genoa with pair GB QV 1d red Plate 155 tied "A26" duplex dated A/AU 7 75, on arrival Italian 40c Postage Due tied GENOVA 12 AGO 75 cds. Ed Gerd Born and Adrian Almond.
£450


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

GB used abroad at CALLAO, Peru postal history (Ex DALE LICHTENSTEIN)
1876 cover to Cumnock, Ayrshire with Peru 1d green (creased) and w/marginal pair GB QV 9d pale straw Plate 4 (SG.Z50, Cat.400) pmk'd Callao "C38" with blue COLVILLE & Co, CALLAO sender's cachet dated OCT 14 1876 alongside address panel, reverse with A/CALLAO/OC 14 76 and CUMNOCK A/NO 13 76 arrival, some peripheral faults and damaged flap. Ex DALE LICHTENSTEIN
£650

VIRGIN ISLANDS postal history
1819 entire headed "Tortola 10th February 1819" to Thomas Walters, Kendal, Westmoreland rated 4/8 unpaid posted with very fine TORTOLA/11 FEB 18 (year error) 2-line. Ex FREDRICK
£350

VIRGIN ISLANDS postal history
WAR OF 1812 with EXTREMELY RARE MONTH FIRST TORTOLA 2-LINE (only recorded example): 1814 entire dated "Tortola Feby 14th 1814" from John Strachan with copy of Wm H Thompson letter of "25 Jany 1814" to Thomas Walters , Kendal, Westmoreland rated 2/4 changed 4/8 showing strongly struck TORTOLA/FEB 15 14 despatch, reverse marked ""Recd March 29th 1814", some internal stains from tape strengthening. Ex SYDNEY RAINE and FREDRICK. (War broke out between Britain and the USA JU 18 1812 and by 1813 the Caribbean was swarmed by American privateers. War concluded by Treaty of Ghent DE 24 1814)
Contents mention "with respect to Mr. J. Carruthers he was taken by an American Privateer and carried to the Havannah where he was as a prisoner for sixteen weeks and afterwards he got safe to Bermuda. Captain Clark arrived him about a fortnight ago and I am sorry to inform you he is very unwell" and "I now must inform you that I had a very difficult job, that of taking off a Sloop which got on Shore at Sea Cow Bay, and had to repair her for which I got 400".
£625

BARBADOS postal history
1873 cover (torn along top) with rounded corner perf. (4d) dull vermilion compound perf. 11 to 13 x 14 to 15 (SG.57, Cat.110) and clean-cut (1d) blue (SG.52) pmk'd BARBADOS I/JY 29 73 to Nathaniel McLaren, Georgetown, Prince Edward Island rated red "4" and b/stamped ST. THOMAS A/AU 2 73 transit. A rare destination. Ex GINGOLD (1947) and HURLOCK (1959).
£240

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). Ex TUCKER, ULRICH, "LONGTAIL".
The Forand/Freeland handbook only records two red PM4 entires to Ireland Island (other dated OC 4 1854).
£325


Rare watercolour "View at IDANRE from Camp", Lagos postal history
1898 outer wrapper with reverse showing an exceptional rare inclusion of watercoloured painting addressed to Miss Ambrose, Hampstead, London with QV 2d tied oval of bars with rare POST OFFICE EPE (T.11) cds dated A/JU 7 1898 (ERD), lower left portion of this single sheet torn away. Ex JOHN FORREST.
£825

CYPRUS postal history Ex GLASSCO
1878 with GB QV 2d rosy-mauve Plate 12 pmk'd "942" with Larnaca B/DE 4 78 despatch to London, part flap removed.
£350

ST. LUCIA postal history
1881 wrapper from Luc Eudoxie to Macfarlane Senior & Co., London with QV (4d) yellow P.14 (SG.16) tied "A11" with ST. LUCIA C/JU 9 81 despatch rated red "4". Ex MESSENGER
£350





BRITISH GUIANA postal history
Berbice, 6th July, 1815 str. line handstamp (35 x 2mm high), partly doubly struck which displays on upper flap of entire headed Hope & Experiment to Hugh McCalmont in Belfast rated 2/6 changed 3/3. Only five examples currently recorded. Ex LESLIE RAY. The easy-to-read contents from John Lennan mention the cotton crop, multiplying cattle and sheep due low prices, a recent heavy squall which brought no less than 7000 plantation trees to the ground, the current planting of land for plantains which was under water for 3 years, purchase of some Negroes at Vendue, the Negoes being pretty healthy at present, Jack having died from old age, and the woman Quasheba having died, supposed, from the effects of obia, done by the Negro Alfred, a request for a box of pipes for the Negroes plus better jackets.
The four other examples being dated 22 June 1814 (two separate entires), 11 March 1815, and 13 May 1815
£1250

STREET LETTER BOX, Jamaica postal history
alongside QV 1d Postal Fiscal SIDEWAYS CA wmk (SG.F3) pmk'd Kingston 2F/SP 25 91 squared circle on local cover to C.M. Smeeton, Kingston. Ex CAMERON (1974).
£240


PORT ROYAL, Jamaica postal history
1864 countersigned cover from Stephen Smith, Warrant Officer Serving on Board H.M.S. "Shannon", Port Royal mailed to James Smith, Bath with 1857 GB QV 1d red tied London diamond "30" obliterator, b/stamped both London and Bath OC 14 64, some peripheral faults. BPA Cert (1960), Ex URWICK (1957).
In August 1864 H.M.S. Shannon arrived Southampton with gold and silver in 2207 packages which was transferred to the Bank of England in 41 waggons
£425

POA 91 used INGAGANE, Natal postal history
on reg. cover with three pairs QV 1d (SG.99a) to Cradock, Cape Colony, partial AP -- 02 backstamp. Cover with missing flap. Ex Bill Hart collection and illustrated Putzel Volume 4 Page 142.
£200

LEEWARD ISLANDS and VIRGIN ISLANDS postal history
1901 combination cover with 2d postage and 2d registration made up with Leewards QV d and Virgins 1d Ursula, QV d, 2d pmk'd */JA 26 01 to Illinois, reverse ST. THOMAS 30/1/1901 cds. Ex "URSULA" (1981, lot 2112 E$300 R$632.50)
£725

BAHAMAS postal history:
1867 cover with QV 4d dull rose CC wmk P.12 to New York, b/stamped BAHAMAS OC 21 1867/C broken dbl-arc, slightly reduced at right on opening. Ex STAIRCASE.
Southbound the St. Thomas harbour devasted by severe hurricane October 29 1867
£185

BAHAMAS postal history:
1850 entire from Governor's Harbour, Bahamas to London rated 1/- with clear BAHAMAS OC 10 1850/B broken dbl-arc despatch. Ex MORETON BLACK.
£120
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