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GRENADA postal history
1872 mourning cover to Mungo Campbell, San Fernando, Trinidad with QV 6d orange-red (SG.7) tied "A15" with A/GRENADA/MY 02 72 despatch backstamp showing small part TRINIDAD MY 3 1872 arrival rated red crayon "4". Ex RUSSELL JONES, PITTS.
£475

ST. PHILIP, Barbados postal history
1890 inter-island cover to Colonial Bank, Grenada with QV 2½d (SG.93) pmk'd ST. PHILIP 3/AP 30 90 (M3), stamp with rounded corner perf. and one reverse side flap removed affecting arrival backstamp.
£36

TRINIDAD postal history
1848 part wrapper docketted along top "Trinidad 4 Dec 1848" to William McGregor Grant, Arnos Vale, St. Vincent rated unpaid "4" showing GRENADA DE 16 1848 transit dbl-arc and ST. VINCENT DE 21 1848 arrival dbl-arc.
Prestamp mail between Trinidad and St. Vincent rarely found.
£140




BERMUDA postal history
1893 cover to Major McCracken, The Garrison, Barbados with defective corner QV 2½d 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

DOMINICA postal history
1878 small stampless piece with red DOMINICA PAID/I/SP 27 78 cds (ERD) to J.W. Shannon, Barbados.
£225

ST. PHILIP, Barbados postal history
(M3) dated 3/AP 9 94 on 1d Seal Post Card to Trinidad, reverse AP 11 94 arrival, horizontal crease.
£60


PAID AT ENGLISH HARBOR, ANTIGUA Crowned Circle
a completely fabricated wrapper (produced circa 1950) on brown parchment-like outer lettersheet addressed J. Lea Esq, Solicitor, Nevis with “Pd” lower left corner showing very fine red ink PAID AT ENGLISH HARBOR Crowned Circle plus very fine black ink ENGLISH HARBOR, ANTIGUA datestamp for JY 1 19 (19 for 61) and purplish ink “4” inter-island rate mark above address panel. Lower flap with trace of NEVIS arrival dbl-arc and some circular stains which are the base of a candle holder which has been cunninglyly blown out to spatter tiny flecks of red wax, also some minor soiling added by use of a paint brush dipped in water. Only two genuine entires with this Crowned Circle (Cat.£9,000) are recorded.
£725



Rare LAST KNOWN USE BAHAMAS str. line (B1) - in RED INK for PREPAID MAIL
1846 cover with red BAHAMAS str. line (B1) marked “Prepaid” and rated red “4” to Edward Lawless Asst. Surgeon, H.M.S. Vesuvius, Port Royal, Jamaica with Kingston FE 2 1846 dbl-arc on reverse. No despatch date but expected to be JA 13 1846, overall soiling. Rare as only 6 examples currently known. Ludington (Page 206) records the earliest known pre-paid cover from Bahamas as c1842 with red strike BAHAMAS (B2) to New Orleans marked “Pd” and rated red 18/-. No examples of the NASSAU-NEW PROVIDENCE dbl-arc (used SP 3 1842 to JY 12 1846) are known on pre-paid mail and the BAHAMAS (B1) in red ink was used exclusively on prepaid mail period 1844-1846. The six known examples are dated MR 10 1844, MR 14 1844, JA 31 1845, MY – 1845, SP – 1845, and JA (13) 1846 (this currently being the last known recorded use of any Bahamas str. line cancel). The PAID AT BAHAMAS crowned circle was registered at the GPO, London on MY 22 1846.
£525



PAID AT ENGLISH HARBOR, Antigua Crowned Circle
completely fabricated wrapper (1 of 2 recorded, produced circa 1950) on brown parchment paper addressed J. Lea, Nevis showing faked cancels of all markings being the PAID AT ENGLISH HARBOR Crowned Circle, ENGLISH-HARBOR JY 7 61 despatch, trace NEVIS arrival dbl-arc, only two genuine entires with this Crowned Circle (Cat.£9,000) are recorded.
£525

ANTIGUA postal history:
1889 part cover with pair QV 1d carmine-red (reg. fee), pair QV 4d chestnut (double UPU rate) pmk'd A/NO 7 89 via New York to Bermuda with Bailey's Bay K4a 12 A/DE 9 89 arrival duplex, some peripheral tears etc, intact this would have been a spectacular franking.
£175

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent postal history
10 MCH 1938 1½d rate cover to Barbados showing SEA ISLAND COTTON machine cancel
£35

1965 GRAND ANSE, Grenada arrival

£8


BARBADOS to ST. KITTS faked postal history
the bogus "Revenue" and "HALF PENNY" overprints on diagonally perforated genuine QV 1d carmine (SG.92) tied faked Barbados duplex A/JA 4 87 on cover to St. Christopher showing both red and black faked arrival cancels. Opened-out for display, a little fragile with small faults, only entire seen as such. BPA cert as faked cover.
£275

SOUFRIERE
*/13 JU 21 on KGV 2d blue PSRE with added KGV 1d to Demerara.
£60

GRANDE ANSE
*/9 MR 65 arrival on Trinidad QE2 8c rate cover, some glue marks.
£8

CAP DE VILLE skeleton
(T.10) 31 MR 51 on KG6 5c cover to Jamaica, very scarce.
£125
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