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ST. VINCENT request: scans of any dated village abbreviated cancels overstruck at Kingstown by HORIZONTAL red "A10" will be greatly appreciated



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CHATEAUBELAIR, St. Vincent postal history
1898 cover to Syracuse, New York with CHATEAUBELAIR C/AU 5 98 (LRD) despatch and QV ½d 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

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


EBUTE METTA W.C.A., Southern Nigeria postal history
1908 use of KE7 2d PSRE with added pair KE7 1d pmk'd EBUTE METTA (LRD Lagos T.13A) dated A/11 MY 1908 to The White House, Portrush, Ireland.
£140



Rare LAST KNOWN USE BAHAMAS str. line (B1) - in RED INK for PREPAID MAIL
1846 cover with red BAHAMAS str. line (B1) marked “Prepaid” and rated red “4” to Edward Lawless Asst. Surgeon, H.M.S. Vesuvius, Port Royal, Jamaica with Kingston FE 2 1846 dbl-arc on reverse. No despatch date but expected to be JA 13 1846, overall soiling. Rare as only 6 examples currently known. Ludington (Page 206) records the earliest known pre-paid cover from Bahamas as c1842 with red strike BAHAMAS (B2) to New Orleans marked “Pd” and rated red 18/-. No examples of the NASSAU-NEW PROVIDENCE dbl-arc (used SP 3 1842 to JY 12 1846) are known on pre-paid mail and the BAHAMAS (B1) in red ink was used exclusively on prepaid mail period 1844-1846. The six known examples are dated MR 10 1844, MR 14 1844, JA 31 1845, MY – 1845, SP – 1845, and JA (13) 1846 (this currently being the last known recorded use of any Bahamas str. line cancel). The PAID AT BAHAMAS crowned circle was registered at the GPO, London on MY 22 1846.
£525


"A10" (horiz) used KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT postal history:
the latest and final recorded use tying design QV 1½d UPU Post Card to London with red ST. VINCENT A/JU 8 83 cds, card with vertical crease.
The vertical "A10" was re-introduced for use at Kingstown on JY 28 1883
£150

304 used at FLAGSTAFF, Cape of Good Hope postal history
DE 13 97 (LRD) on QV 4d olive/cream PSRE with added 2 x 1d (SG.58a) to Johannesburg.
£85

707 used NEW AMALFI, Cape of Good Hope postal history
AU 29 94 (LRD) on QV ½d Post Card to Sneezewood.
£65
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