Wanted: St. Vincent Philatelic Bureau printed announcement or UH cat page for 1975 Carnival issue, need printing quantities stamps & booklet. Thks
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|VIRGIN ISLANDS postal history|
WAR OF 1812 with EXTREMELY RARE MONTH FIRST TORTOLA 2-LINE (only recorded example): 1814 entire dated "Tortola Feby 14th 1814" from John Strachan with copy of Wm H Thompson letter of "25 Jany 1814" to Thomas Walters , Kendal, Westmoreland rated 2/4 changed 4/8 showing strongly struck TORTOLA/FEB 15 14 despatch, reverse marked ""Recd March 29th 1814", some internal stains from tape strengthening. Ex SYDNEY RAINE and FREDRICK. (War broke out between Britain and the USA JU 18 1812 and by 1813 the Caribbean was swarmed by American privateers. War concluded by Treaty of Ghent DE 24 1814)
Contents mention "with respect to Mr. J. Carruthers he was taken by an American Privateer and carried to the Havannah where he was as a prisoner for sixteen weeks and afterwards he got safe to Bermuda. Captain Clark arrived him about a fortnight ago and I am sorry to inform you he is very unwell" and "I now must inform you that I had a very difficult job, that of taking off a Sloop which got on Shore at Sea Cow Bay, and had to repair her for which I got £400".
|JAMAICA postal and social history|
1824 entire headed "New Pera Estate, Saint Thomas in the East, Jamaica" from John Wallace to his brother Andrew Wallace in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire pmk'd KINGSTON AU 2 1824 (K2) and rated 2/-. Contents mention the return on Mr. Barclay to his native country after an absence of upwards of twenty years, and "some disturbances among the Negroes which we must expect owing to the fanatical Biggots in England".
|Arrival of James Grant Forbes, Planter, JAMAICA postal history (and ST. LUCIA historical interest)|
1786 entire headed "Jamaica 12th November 1786" from newly arrived James Grant Forbes to his father Lieut. General James Grant in London rated 1/- with "IAMAICA" and JANUARY/M/22 experimental Bishop mark on lower flap.
Major General James Grant was born at Ballindoch, Banffshire in 1720. By 1757 he was a major fighting in the French & Indian Wars and captured at Fort Duquesne. Fought at the Siege of Havana, made Governor of East Florida. Served in the American War of Independence, was General William Howe's primary planning officer, led a division at the Battle of Long Island. In 1778 he led an expeditionary force to capture the French island of St. Lucia with its surrender at the Battle of La Vigie. Died 1806
|Return by RMSP "Tay" (28th home, arriving Falmouth MR 19), JAMAICA postal history|
OCANA - SANTA MARTA - KINGSTON - LONDON: 1843 wrapper docketted from Marcelino de Pinillos, Ocana (Colombia) JA 2 with manuscript forwarding at coastal town Santa Marta on JA 20 with Q.B.S.M. (que besa su mano - who kisses your hand) with KINGSTON FE 16 1843 dbl-arc transit addressed Federico Huth, London (MR 21) rated 1/-, address panel soiled which would display opened in inverted position.
|Immigration to Australia, Cholera outbreak, JAMAICA postal and social history|
1852 entire from Robert Bogle to D.J. Lanman, New York marked "pr. American steamer Sierra Nevada" with red KINGSTON JAMAICA PAID dated JY 24 1852/A rated red "4" with STEAMSHIP 10 Cts. Contents refer to a great many young men finding their way to Australia determined to seek their fortunes with an agent sent to New York to charter a fine vessel to come here and fit out, she is to carry 50 passengers at $200 each, plus we have had very bad accounts from Navy Bay, a number of people who went there (report) more dead than alive, Cholera has broken out among the people, our authorities act with much indifference, An American Steamer is now coming in from Navy Bay, I suppose I fear the accounts by her will be bad, the operations on the Railway are likely to be impeded if cholera breaks out.
|PLANTAIN GARDEN RIVER, Jamaica postal history|
1861 entire headed "Duckenfield" to Barclays & McDowall, Kingston rated "4" with PLANTAIN-GARDEN-RIVER (P5) dated MR 29 1861 displaying top flap with KINGSTON MR 30 1861 arrival on address panel.
Jamaica own stamps placed on sale NO 23 1860, no "A62" covers recorded by me until JU 3 1864 with this being the only PGR entire recorded between the two dates
|GRENADA postal history|
GRENADA dbl-arc (A11) with code "B" inverted: 1853 entire to John Richards, London rated 1/- with top flap (portion missing) displaying GRENADA dbl-arc dated AP 25 1853/B.
Only four examples code "B" currently recorded, others dated OC 28 1852/B (Pearce Est.£300/350); JA 29 1853/B (Russell Jones Est.£450), AP 10 1853/B as arrival on incoming Trinidad (1d) cover (WD Walker)
|MARTHA/BRAE and IAMAICA, Jamaica postal history|
1792 lengthy entire from David Hood headed "Trelawny, Jamaica 7th Feb 1792" to James Stothart in Dumfries rated 1/- changed 1/7 showing weak MARTHA/BRAE (overstruck MAR 26 arrival) and IAMAICA (42 x 6mm).
Contents include "Mr. Meredith, Postmaster & clerk of the vestry, died lately at Martha Brae"
|Return by RMSP "Clyde" (35th home, arriving Falmouth JY 1), JAMAICA postal history|
1843 entire headed "Ballards Valley 30th May 1843" to James Irving, London rated 1/- showing KINGSTON JU 1 1843 despatch and London JY 2 1843 arrival.
Mail landed Falmouth JY 1 1843 by R.M.S. Clyde included Halifax mail from Schooner Margaret becalmed off Bermuda
|PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica postal history|
1853 entire to Orleans, France re-directed to Charing Cross, London rated 1/2 with framed red "POSTAGE NOT PAID/TO LONDON" despatched with PORT-ANTONIO dbl-arc (P3) dated MY 6 1853. Lengthy content from John Richards describing the discovery of "copper well interspersed with silver" found on one of his properties and "strong indications of Black Lead" on another. The letter goes on to describe the boom in mining and exploration - "The Parish of Portland seems to be one vast lump of mineral worth, every day brings a new discovery"
|EARLIEST INTERNAL ENTIRE, British Guiana postal history|
1801 entire headed "Demerary 19th June 1801" marked "p Johnny" (thought to be carried the 50 miles eastward by a small craft with family name rather than named slave on horse-back) to Hugh McCalmont, Plantns. H. & Exp. (Plantations Hope and Experiment), docketting at left can display showing "Stabroek, ans'd 1st July".
Stabroek was the name given to the capital by the Dutch during their occupation and later officially renamed Georgetown, by the English, on AP 29 1812
|EARLIEST DATED 2-LINE BERBICE, British Guiana postal history|
BERBICE, 6th/Jan. 1811. mostly on reverse flap (damaged at left) with red BRISTOL 4 MA 4 1811 with 12 below arrival on entire headed New Amsterdam Dec 29th 1810 to Mrs Fraser c/o Dr. Chisholme, York Place, Clifton re-addressed 2 Laura Place Bath rated 1/11 changed 2/3.
This is currently the earliest dated BERBICE 2-line handstamp (BERBICE with comma measures 26mm, width from top to bottom 13½mm), rather surprisingly this sits between the two known strikes of the larger undated BERBICE. (32 x 5mm) recorded for AU 28 1810 and FE 3 1811
|JAMAICA postal history|
January 1st 1851 printed circular from Kingston to London rated 1/- in black with MR 10 1851 arrival additionally showing circular 5/NEW YORK/FEB 26 and red framed MAITLAND PHELPS & Co/NEW-YORK cachet.
The circular 10/NEW YORK (half ounce mail) and 20/NEW YORK (under one ounce mail) are regular seen, but the 5/NEW YORK on printed matter very seldom seen on BWI correspondence