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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


CAYMAN ISLANDS postal history
1913 cover (opened 2 sides) to Chas H. Phelps, Milk River Baths (mineral springs, highly radioactive), Milk River P.O., Jamaica with KGV 1d red pmk'd Type 5 GEORGETOWN MY 3 13 (SG lists FE 25 13 as release or earliest date), re-directed in blue crayon to Moneague House Hotel, Kingston and three times endorsed manuscript "Left the Island" with purple "REMOVED/ADDRESS UNKNOWN." (Proud Type 1100) and black "UNCLAIMED." (with stop), red RETURNED LETTER BRANCH, JAMAICA dated 9 JU 13 and presumed sender's name of "Mrs A.J. Robertson" in red crayon at left edge. A rare commercial inter-island cover full of character.
£625

SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica postal history
(P1 in black) dated MY 30 1835 (the Foster ERD) on wrapper docketted as from St. Mary (MY 27) to London rated 2/2.
£85

HALF PENNY/POSTAGE/PAID machine cancel, Jamaica postal history
(PD29) dated Kingston JUL 21 1937 on stampless drop letter mailed within Kingston.
Proud handbook records single date of use for AUG 23 1946
£48

Return by RMSP "Clyde" (5th home, arriving Falmouth May 8th), Jamaica postal history
KINGSTON, JAMAICA MR 25 1842 dbl-arc on upper flap overstruck partial MY 10 arrival on entire to Liverpool rated 1/-.
£36


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".
£48


BULL BAY, Jamaica postal history
1897 QV d Post Card from L.O. Chitty, Inspector of Schools to The Teacher of Harbour Head School, Kingston with printed text re forthcoming inspection pmk'd Kingston Street Letter Box F/NO 2 97 marked blue crayon "Unclaimed" and "Bull Bay" with partly fine BULL-BAY NO 9 97 cds and eventual RETURNED/LETTER/BRANCH/25 DE 97/KINGSTON alongside address panel.
£75

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


JAMAICA postal history
1877 1d Floriate (Henderson printing) POST CARD to James Bourke, Gibraltar, Clarke's Town pmk'd KINGSTON B/MY 24 1877 with CLARKS TOWN C/JA 25 77 arrival.
£125

JAMAICA postal history
1875 wrapper to Messrs John Ranking in London marked per "Tasmanian" with 2 x QV 1/- brown CC wmk (SG.13) pmk'd "A01" with KINGSTON C3/AP 24 75 despatch cds.
£225

"A76"(O) used SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica postal history
1891 cover to Olean, New York with QV d, pair 1d Keyplate pmk'd "A76"(O), reverse SPANISH-TOWN B/MR 5 91 despatch cds.
£30



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
£200

CAYMAN ISLANDS postal history
JAMAICA ASHENHEIM FAMILY: 1953 cover to the c/o Milholland, Ashenheim (see footnote under Jamaica Red Cross Labels in SG) & Stone, Kingston, Jamaica with mixed reign franking KG6 1d and QE2 1d Coronation pmk'd GEORGETOWN JU 15 53 d/ring.
£14

JAMAICA postal history
1859 mourning cover front to Thomas Perrier, London with GB QV 6d pmk'd "A01" (SG.Z5) with KINGSTON-JAMAICA A/SP 10 59 and LONDON PAID OC 3 59 cds alongside.
£120


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.
£185

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.
£95

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
£75

Return by RMSP "Solway" (6th home, arriving Falmouth MY 26), JAMAICA postal history
1842 entire showing large part SPANISH-TOWN (P2b) dated AP 15 1842 to Alexander Murchison, Elgin rated 1/- with MY 28 and MY 29 transits and boxed ELGIN/MY 30/1842 arrival.
£36

BERMUDA postal history
1937 prepaid cover for indirect "accelerated rate" service via USA to Jamaica with Bermuda KG6 2d Coronation pmk'd Hamilton 24 NOV 37 and USA 15c Airmail pmk'd New York NOV 26 37 duplex to Jamaica Times, Kingston, Jamaica.
This cover was carried under the scheme whereby mails from overseas, instead of being carried by slower surface transport, could be accelerated by air from the USA provided that the current air fee was pre-paid in U.S. stamps
£85


JAMAICA postal history
1952 advertising cover from The Rapid Vulcanizing Co. Ltd, Kingston to GRAND CAYMAN with KG6 d, 2d pmk'd Kingston 25 SEP 1952.
£15
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