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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




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

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

BARBADOS postal history
1959 cover to Grenada with QE2 6c pmk'd 15 AUG 1959 with purple OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE cachet alongside.
£12

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


TRINIDAD postal history
1867 wrapper front plus lower flap to Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe with (1d) lake (SG.69) tied Port of Spain numeral "1" with red TRINIDAD PAID NO 24 1867 broken dbl-arc and blue O'CONNOR BROTHERS/ COMMISSION MERCHANTS/TRINIDAD sender's cachet alongside rated red "1" with handstruck black "8". Contents being part Prices Current in French.
£165


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


BELVEDERE CAMP, Southern Rhodesia postal history
1944 stampless "On Active Service" censored cover to Sqdn. Ldr. E. G. Brant, R.A.F. Station, Warboys, Huntingdonshire with BELVEDERE CAMP 9 AUG 44 d/ring, Crowned RHODESIAN/OFFICIAL FREE/AIR TRAINING GROUP cachet. Sender Briant K.A., R.A.T.G. Salisbury.
£95



VICTORIA postal history
1875 cover to Edinburgh with QV 9d pmk'd Geelong "2" duplex dated JY 13 75, sender's printed flap and Edinburgh SP 13 75 arrival backstamp.
The "Ceylon" went aground and broke her shaft on her outward leg.
£150



VICTORIA postal history
1875 cover to London with QV 6d, 1/- pmk'd Melbourne SE 7 75 duplex, sender's printed flap, some soiling etc.
£120


BERMUDA postal history
1889 cover marked S.S. "Alphny" (Alpha?) via Halifax to London with 1880 QV 4d orange-red (SG.20) pmk'd HAMILTON K4 "1" duplex dated A/AU 2 89 (the "U" in AU having distinctive appearance of being a "W" as also seen on another same date cover), reverse with attractive printed flap and very fine red hooded London A/AU 19 89 arrival.
Letters to England via Halifax had become unusual by this time owing to the more frequent steamers to New York, and even more unusual cancelled with K4 "1" introduced 1 January 1889
£225

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

CHAPLAINS OFFICE 2 BLACK WATCH, British Guiana postal history
1955 unused OHMS foolscap cover with OHMS label added pmk'd F.P.O.955 cds dated */9 MY 55 with handstruck purple cachet CERTIFIED OFFICIAL/9 MAY 1955/CHAPLAINS OFFICE/2 BLACK WATCH to The Chief Staff Chaplain, Berkeley Square, London.
T+H handbook Pages 246-247 record use for the F.P.O. 955 cds for period OC 23 53 to JY 10 54
£65



GARRISON B.F. P.O. 9, British Guiana postal history
1964 stampless foolscap cover with purple boxed HEADQUARTERS BRITISH/GUIANA GARRISON/1 1964/B.F. P.O. 9 cachet addressed I D & D, Bank House, re-sealed with OHMS Re-Use label addressed British Guiana BFPO 9 with indistinct d/ring and red HEADQUARTERS/(date)/ARMY AIR CORPS/CENTRE cachet both dated 26 MAY 1964.
£48


FIELD POST OFFICE 616, British Guiana postal history
1956 use og GB QV 2d PSE pmk'd 10 JY 56 to Totnes, Devon, with reverse showing serving address of "D" Company, 1dt D.C.L.I., BFPO 9, some soiling.
T+H pages 246-247 record use from MR 24 54 to AU 15 59
£15


FIELD POST OFFICE 243, British Guiana postal history
1964 use of FORCES AIR LETTER with added GB QE2 d, 2d pmk'd A/5 SP 64 to Seaford, Sussex, reverse purple cachet of the 1st Bn. THE DEVONSHIRE and DORSET REGIMENT dated 4 SEP 1964, unopened and without content.
T+H Pages 246-247 record FPO 243 use period SP 21 63 to MY ?? 66
£40


FIELD POST OFFICE 616, British Guiana postal history
1957 GB QE2 2d PSE pmk'd 6 FE 57 to Totnes, Devon with senders serving address on reverse of 1st D.C.L.I. BFPO 9.
T+H Pages 246-247 records use from MR 24 54 to AU 15 59
£20


FIELD POST OFFICE 243, British Guiana postal history
1964 airmail cover to London with GB QE2 3d pmk'd ?/25 AP 64, reverse sender's serving address of 1st Batt Queens Own Buffs.
T+H page 247 records use for period SP 21 63 to MY ?? 66
£20


NATAL postal history
1880 cover with part damaged flap showing part "ROYAL RIFLES" printed crest with QV 6d pmk'd "1" numeral with 27 12 1880 despatch to Ripley House, Ripley, Surrey with handstruck red circled "A" (railway marking) with Farnborough Station A/JA 25 81 and on reverse Woking Station E/JA 25 81 cds.
£75

TRANSVAAL postal history
1905 cover to Ladysmith, Natal with KE7 1d tied BRITISH ASSOCIATION JOHANNESBURG purple TRD dated 1 SEP 1905, light central vertical crease.
£475
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