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OLD ROAD, Antigua postal history
1950 cover to Yorkshire with KG6 d x 2, 2d pmk'd OLD ROAD */10 JA 50 cds.
£36

OLD ROAD, ANTIGUA postal history
1946 cover with KG6 Victory pair locally to St. John's pmk'd OLD ROAD */NO 1 46 cds.
£25

OLD ROAD, Antigua postal history
1950 cover to Yorkshire with KG6 1d, 1d pmk'd OLD ROAD */AP 6 50 cds.
£36

ST. MARY'S, ANTIGUA postal history
1928 cover to Priscilla Publishing Co., Boston, USA with KGV 2d pmk'd ST. MARY'S sideways down C/AU 27 28 cds, slightly soiled edges.
£65

JOHNSONS POINT, Antigua postal history
1933 reg. cover to Tacoma, Washington, USA with Tercen KGV 1d, 2d pmk'd JOHNSONS POINT */MR 1 33 cds.
£115


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


LEEWARDS postal history
1902 b/w ppc of Government House, Basseterre, St. Kitts to Tuileries House, St. Andrew's, Grenada with Leeward QV 1d (SG.2) tied ANTIGUA JY 30 02 and showing Parish "D" 6 AU 02 arrival.
The storming of the Tuileries Palace on August 10 1791 was one of the defining moments of the French revolution. Grenada had two periods of French occupation, the last being period 1779-1783
£85

ST. PETER'S, Antigua postal history
1919 cover to Montgomery Ward, Chicago with Leewards KGV d deep green, 1d bright scarlet (SG.47a,48a) pmk'd ST. PETER'S sideways down C/DE 1 19 cds, flap removed.
£140

ANTIGUA postal history
1903 underpaid cover front to Funchal, Madeira with Leeward KE7 1d pmk'd ANTIGUA AP 22 03 showing tax handstamps and handstruck "1 30" due, plenty of character and most unusual destination.
£65


A18 used ENGLISH HARBOUR, Antigua postal history
1885 cover to R.V. Sherring, Hallatrow, Nr. Bristol with pair QV d, pair and single QV 1d carmine-red pmk'd "A18" (a second type) additionally tied ENGLISH HARBOUR A/DE 11 85 cds, marked "via New York per Andies", some flap damage and showing Hallatrow and Bristol JA 1 86 cds. Sold "as is".
Note: This A18 cancel is not of the type proofed and sent out in 1858. It is now thought that the cover is contrived and fabricated in the early 1950's.
£500


A18 used ENGLISH HARBOUR, Antigua postal history
1885 cover to R.V. Sherring, Hallatrow, Nr. Bristol with strip of three, single QV 1d carmine-red tied "A18" (a second type) with ENGLISH HARBOUR A/DE 4 85 cds alongside. Top left with re-instated "via Saint Thomas", reverse with most of flap removed showing Hallatrow and Bristol DE 21 85 cds. Sold "as is".
Note: This A18 cancel is not of the type proofed and sent out in 1858. It is now thought that the cover is contrived and fabricated in the early 1950's.
£500

LEEWARD ISLANDS postal history
1932 reg. Rev. Iremonger cover to Bristol with KGV 1.00 (SG.80) pmk'd ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA MY 21 1932, backstamped REGISTERED PLYMOUTH 7 JU 32 oval.
£325


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

LEEWARD ISLANDS postal history
1940 airmail combination cover with Antigua KG6 d, Leewards 6d, 2/- pmk'd St. John's AP 8 40 to the BBC, London, alongside void centre RECEIVED FROM H.M. SHIPS d/ring, unusual as such.
£65


OFFICIAL-PAID, Antigua postal history to Tapton Close, Sheffield
1916 Leewards KE7 2d PSRE with added KGV 1d to Sheffield pmk'd */MY 19 16, album page backing paper adhers to whole of reverse, rarely seen cancel.
£140


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

S.S. ALCOA CAVALIER, Antigua and Montserrat postal history
purplish-black cachet on mixed country franking with Antigua KG6 2d tied St. Johns 18 JU 48 and Montserrat KG6 3d tied Staten Island JUL 10 1948 machine cancel. Unusual.
£60



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

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua postal history
1929 (SP 26) FFC to Porto Rico with KGV 1d, 1d, 2 x 2d, 2d pmk'd St. John's arriving San Juan 7pm.
£18

JOHNSONS POINT, ANTIGUA postal history
1962 reg. cover to Indiana, USA with QE2 $4.80 tied poor JOHNSONS POINT */25 JU 62 cds (better strikes reverse), superb boxed JOHNSONS PT reg. handstamp numbered "5".
£20
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