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ST. LUCIA postal history
1949 cover to St. Georges, Bermuda with KG6 2d pmk'd Castries 21 AP 49.
£14




GRENADA postal history
1944 stampless OHMS/S. DE S.M. cover to Mrs Rose Joseph, Gouyave Estate with purple oval WINDWARD ISLANDS/2 DEC 1944/GARRISON H.Q. cachet, reverse GOUYAVE */11 DE 44 and */14 DE 44 d/rings.
£95



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

ST. LUCIA postal history
1881 wrapper from Luc Eudoxie to Macfarlane Senior & Co., London with QV (4d) yellow P.14 (SG.16) tied "A11" with ST. LUCIA C/JU 9 81 despatch rated red "4". Ex MESSENGER
£350



ST. LUCIA postal history
1877 cover with 1/- deep orange (SG.18a) pmk'd black "A11" smudge with similarly poor ST. LUCIA JU 28 1877 despatch dbl-arc to Paris, France re-directed to Fontainebleau (in the inverted position) on reverse.
There is no indication that the adhesive belonged elsewhere, and the black smudge just extends onto the cover. Note the black vertical line in the cancel which matches the vertical crease below (and reverse) which strongly suggests there was an enclosure partly causing the poor strike.
£200

A.O. (autres objets), Mauritius postal history
purple circled alongside address panel to St. Lucia with QE2 5c,15c,50c pmk'd Quatre Bornes 15 NO 65, reverse without backstamps but ink marked ""Rec'd 20/11/65".
Post Office introduced a second class mail for non-urgent matter at half the usual airmail rate
£60


CASTRIES, St. Lucia postal history
reg. cover, blue printed flap with Royal Air Force motto "Per Ardua ad Astra", with KG6 Coronation set pmk'd 8 JY 37 addressed R.A.F. Halton, Bucks.
£15

1939 cover from Costa Rica to Castries
pmkd San Jose DIC 21 1939 b/stamped */5 FE 40 arrival.
£36

1898 cover to New South Wales
with enclosed letter bearing QV d and 1d (a further uncancelled QV 1d has been removed and replaced by hinged example) pmk'd C/NO 25 98, b/stamped JA 11 89 arrival.
£60

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