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I need 300dpi stamp-size perfectly upright scan SPANISH TOWN P11b on USED LOOSE STAMP for period 1874-1875



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YORK & LANCASTER REGIMENT, Barbados postal history
1890 (trace of postmark) portion of a Soldiers Letter with QV 1d (SG.92) tied by open bootheel.
The York & Lancaster Regiment was a line of infantry regiment officially formed in 1881 through the amalgamation of the 65th and the 84th Regiment of Foot during the Childers Reforms
£40

JAMAICA postal history
1893 cover to Major McCracken DAAG, Barbados with QV 2d Keyplate pmk'd UP-PARK-CAMP sqc AP 4 93, reverse fine Kingston IF/AP 4 83 d/ring but without arrival cancel.
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
£35




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

HEADQUARTERS 8th BATTALION RR KG VI BARRACKS, Rhodesia postal history
1977 covers from CAUSEWAY and AVONDALE with cachets.
Album pages will be cut-down for postal purposes when deemed necessary, typed text will be included
£27

D COMPANY 2 BA BRADY BARRACKS, Rhodesia postal history
1977 cover pmk'd CHIREDZI with cachet, clearer strike on reverse.
Album pages will be cut-down for postal purposes when deemed necessary, typed text will be included
£14

1st Bn Rhodesia Regiment, Rhodesia postal history
1977 cover pmk'd MOUNT DARWIN with cachet, corner fault.
Album pages will be cut-down for postal purposes when deemed necessary, typed text will be included
£14


BARBADOS postal history (to Millars Estate, Antigua)
1906 b/w ppc of the Officers' Quarters, St. Ann's sent without text to Millars Estate, Antigua with 1d Nelson tied 4 CONCENTRIC CIRCLES dumb handstamp showing ST. JOHN'S MR 7 06 arrival alongside, some soiling.
Believed to be made with the end of an abony ruler and used in Antigua in cases of emergency or for use on incoming ship mail.
£80

JAMAICA postal history
1978 cover to Devon with 6c tied boxed GARRISON POST OFFICE/UP PARK CAMP/27 JAN 1978" with fine purple cachet of THE JAMAICA REGT/HARMAN BARRACKS/KINGSTON alongside.
£48




GRENADA postal history
1944 stampless OHMS/S. DE S.M. cover to Mrs Rose Joseph, Gouyave Estate with purple oval WINDWARD ISLANDS/2 DEC 1944/GARRISON H.Q. cachet, reverse GOUYAVE */11 DE 44 and */14 DE 44 d/rings.
£95


SOUTHERN RHODESIA postal history
1941 "On Active Service " stampless cover to Bulawayo with purple oval KING GEORGE VI BARRACKS HEADQUARTERS OFFICE cachet dated 28 JAN 1941.
£48

MALTA postal history
1969 stampless OHMS cover to RAF Hospital Wroughton, Wiltshire pmk'd FIELD POST OFFICE/22 AP 69/158 with red CENTRAL REGISTRY/R.A.F. LUQA cachet.
£24

Band, 1st Royal Irish Rifles cover to BURMA, Jamaica postal history
1911 cover with d, 2 x 1d Arms pmk'd L/OC 9 11 to Maymyo, Burma, opened 2 sides, no transit or arrival backstamps, a most unusual destination.
£35

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 154, British Guiana postal history
1962 cover with GB QE2 d, 2d pmk'd A/26 FE 62 to Cheadle Hulme, Stockport with purple cachet ORDERLY ROOM/1st BN THE EAST ANGLIAN REGT dated 25 FEB 1962.
T+H Pages 246-247 record a single dated use of MR 21 62
£48


SIGNAL CENTRE, British Guiana postal history
1964 OHMS economy envelope handstamped front and back with purple "RESTRICTED", reverse with SIGNAL CENTRE cachet dated 16 JUN 1964.
£60

FIELD POST OFFICE 955, British Guiana postal history
1954 use of FORCES LETTER with GB QE2 2d pmk'd */22 JA 54 to Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, no written content.
T+H Pages 246-247 record use for period OC 10 53 to JY 10 54
£18


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


SIERRA LEONE postal history
1910 cover with WEST INDIA "2" REGT printed flap to Bexhill on Sea with KE7 1d (SG.100a) tied PLYMOUTH PAQUEBOT JAN2810A machine cancel, part address faded.
£35


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
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