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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



GWELO. M. (military), Southern Rhodesia postal history
1940 "On Active Service Uncensored" cover to Isle of Harris, Invernesshire with GWELO. M. dated 14 OCT 40 with red ROYAL AIR FORCE/No. 26 E.F.T.S. cachet, reverse with sender's Guinea Fowl address crossed by opening tear to flap.
Recorded SP 2 40 (proof date) to SP 17 40 with OC 31 40 (as closing date)
£525

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
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