MICHAEL HAMILTON
POSTAL HISTORY
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BAHAMAS postal history
1909 destruction by earthquake of Myrtle Bank Hotel, Jamaica Post Card to Irvington, N.J. with KE7 1d tied purple Hamburg-American Line/Atlas Service PRINZ AUGUST WILHELM d/ring oval dated APR 15 1909, Pitch Lake, Trinidad sticker added by sender.
£200


ANTIGUA postal history
1879 QV 1d red-brown UPU Post Card written "St. John's Dec 12th 1879" sent most unusually without killer or despatch cds to London showing 29 DE 79 arrival, worn reverse text mentions "the fever seems to be leaving us", the doctor having "adopted the Carbolic Acid treatment so successfully" and "a severe shock of earthquake". Some soiling etc.
£36

"Greetings from Hell", Jamaica postal & social history
"Kingston Jamaica Jan 15/1907. 1000 dead 65000 homeless city in ashes - Island destroyed & 3 killed at my side - I send greetings from Hell" on ppc of "Loading Banana. Port Antonio" to Toledo, Ohio initially landed at Barbados 22 JA 77 with 1d Arms tied boxed "Posted on Board".
The Jamaica earthquake struck at approx. 3.30pm on January 14th 1907
£150

EARTHQUAKE and TIDAL WAVE aftermath at ST. THOMAS, Jamaica postal history
1867 stampless cover to London pmk'd SPANISH-TOWN A/NO 25 67 cds rated 2/- with side flap opened to display Kingston C/NO 25 67 and London DE 18 67 arrival. Carried by R.M.S. La Plata but unable to enter St. Thomas harbour as scheduled due earthquake and further shocks with presumed fear of further tsunami.
St. Thomas harbour devastated by hurricane on OC 29 1867 with loss of Royal Mail steamers Derwent, Rhone, and Wye. The following month on the afternoon of NO 18 1867 an earthquake magnitude 7.5 occured in the Anegada trough, located between the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix, and St. Thomas. The earthquake consisted of two shocks, ten minutes apart, which generated two tsunami waves which struck the harbour at St. Thomas
£250
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