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AUTHORISED CONCESSIONAL RATE AIR MAIL, Rhodesia postal history
1960 opened-out printed AIR MAIL envelope with both oval Royal Coat-of-Arms on flap and "CODE No. 23-31." alongside to Foyles Book Shop, London with QE2 3d pmk'd Salisbury 28 DEC 60, red 5-line "Authorised for Transmission/by Air Mail at Concessional/Rate./U.K.S.L.S. (Army Element), Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia" handstamp.
£75


BICKERSTETH, Jamaica postal history
1991 cover to Mandeville P.O. with pair 25c fish pmk'd BICKERSTETH FE 25 91 with large purple "MISSENT" and reverse with JONES TOWN POST OFFICE purple TRD dated 28 FEB 1991.
£14

INVALID STAMPS USED, Rhodesia postal history
1965 used of Air Letter to Totnes, Devon with QE2 2/6d Independence issue tied bot SALISBURY 22 DEC 1965 and large green boxed "INVALID STAMPS USED/POSTAGE DUE" appended manuscript 2/6d, sender address on reverse with lengthy printed internal text.
£75

BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1958(?) cover to Bodmin, Cornwall with QE2 5c pair, 6c pmk'd 23 MY with purple "NOT IN THE AIR MAIL." and 3-line "Insufficient Postage for/transmission by/Air Mail." handstamps.
£16

BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1958 cover to Polperro, Cornwall with QE2 4c pair, single pmk'd GPO 6 DEC 1958 machine cancel with purple "NOT IN THE AIR MAIL." and 3-line "Insufficient Postage for/transmission by/Air Mail." handstamps.
£17

NOT TUCKERS, Bermuda postal history
1902 stampless backed reduced cover front with fine "NOT TUCKERS" handstamp (carved in wood by Boer postmaster) incoming to "Hokens Eilands" (sic) showing numerous manuscript cancels.
£70


BARBADOS postal history
1937 unsealed rate cover to Marine Hotel, Hastings with d Badge pmk'd III MAR 1937 machine cancel, purple 5-line handstamp "YOUR POSTMAN'S ROUTE IS/CHRIST CHURCH NO. 14/Please include it as part of your Address, and ask on correspond/dents to do so (Proud Type 145).
£250



GRENVILLE (St. Andrew parish), Grenada postal history
1884 most unusual outer wrapper docketted as being written by "P. A. Neckles, Grenville" to London with wrongly rated QV 2d ultramarine and wrongly dated initialled manuscript "7th January 1883" instead of the expected Parish "D" cds overstruck Head Office applied A/GRENADA/JA 07 84 cds confirmed by JA 29 1884 arrival, alongside "T" tax handstamp, blue crayon "2" and "1d" with bold circled 3d due handstamp applied on landing at Plymouth.
£225


B01 used ALEXANDRIA, Egypt postal history (Ex GRIFFITHS)
1869 entire with handstruck "POSTED AFTER/DEPARTURE OF PACKET" to Liverpool with pair GB QV 6d Plate 8 pmk'd "B01" with ALEXANDRIA JY 10 69 alongside, fine GIUSEPPE CAMPOS sender's cachet with Liverpool 27 JY 69 arrival on upper flap. Ex JOHN O. GRIFFITHS.
£825

BARBADOS postal history
1953 Fishery Products 4-colour combination foolscap cover to Bridgetown with Canada 7c pmk'd St. John's, Newfoundland, tax handstamps and 1c pair, 2c (fault), 6c Postage Dues added pmk'd GPO REGISTRATION dated 28 DE 53.
£140

BARBADOS postal history
1942 foolscap cover originally addressed Montserrat but changed Barbados with USA 8c postage, tax marks and 3 x 1d Postage Due added and tied GPO 13 FE 42, peripheral faults.
£85


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

MALTA postal history
1860 wrapper to Marseilles with GB QV 4d strip of three (fault) pmk'd A/MALTA/AU 11 60 "A25" duplex paying the scarce 1/- rate with oval "P-D." in black.
£240


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

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

ANTIGUA postal history
1903 underpaid cover front to Funchal, Madeira with Leeward KE7 1d pmk'd ANTIGUA AP 22 03 showing tax handstamps and handstruck "1 30" due, plenty of character and most unusual destination.
£65


DELAYED DUE GENERAL STRIKE, British Guiana postal history
1963 cover from Canada with 10c pmk'd Halifax, N.S. to Georgetown, endorsed in manuscript on reverse "Posted in Halifax on 9th June, rec'd in Georgetown on 12th July - due to general strike."
The British Guiana Post Office Workers' Union joined the General Strike on AP 23 1963 which ended July 1963
£40

PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica postal history
1853 entire to Orleans, France re-directed to Charing Cross, London rated 1/2 with framed red "POSTAGE NOT PAID/TO LONDON" despatched with PORT-ANTONIO dbl-arc (P3) dated MY 6 1853. Lengthy content from John Richards describing the discovery of "copper well interspersed with silver" found on one of his properties and "strong indications of Black Lead" on another. The letter goes on to describe the boom in mining and exploration - "The Parish of Portland seems to be one vast lump of mineral worth, every day brings a new discovery"
£240


BRITISH GUIANA postal history
T+H and Proud handbooks unrecorded 2-line "Air Mail to LONDON only, thence/by Surface Route." handstamp in purple ink on KG6 12c AIR LETTER to Entebbe, Uganda with typed content from Vincent Roth headed B.G. Museum, Georgetown dated 17th October 1949.
£95

BRITISH GUIANA postal history
3-line "By Air/From British Guiana/To New York." (T+H Type 2, Proud AM17) in mauve ink (unrecorded by T+H) on KG6 4c, 6c, 36c cover to Plymouth, England pmk'd NEW AMSTERDAM 23 MR 44.
T+H only records in red ink, period of general use MY 15 37 to NO 11 44 per Proud handbook
£30
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