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ST. VINCENT request: scans of any dated village abbreviated cancels overstruck at Kingstown by HORIZONTAL red "A10" will be greatly appreciated

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ST. VINCENT postal history
1899 use of QV 2d blue PSRE with added QV 1d red (SG.48b) pmk'd Kingstown A/AP 14 1899 to London paying the EMPIRE PENNY POST rate introduced DE 25 1898, no backstamps.
Short-lived use with this stamp as its replacement, the QV 1d Keyplate (SG.68), was supposely placed on sale 8 days later. I have kept no record for earliest use SG.68 at Kingstown but at Barrouallie last use of SG.48b is AP 4 99 and earliest use SG. 68 is AP 17 99. Probably the only survivor as such on full QV 2d PSRE.

CHATEAUBELAIR, St. Vincent postal history
1898 cover to Syracuse, New York with CHATEAUBELAIR C/AU 5 98 (LRD) despatch and QV d pair, single, QV 1d red left to be pmk'd at Kingstown A/AU 5 98, some sealed opening tears top right.
An important cover plugging the long-standing "unknown" period C/JU 22 98 (LRD per WIPHR) and SP 11 98 (date island being devastated by giant hurricane, PML Page 7). With the handstamp evidently lost the abbreviated "CH" had a late re-introduction with confirmed use OC 1 98 to MY 9 99. Nothing further is really known until the third type CHATEAUBELAIR is used earliest date AP 16 01.

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.

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.

Vertical "A10" (late use), St. Vincent postal history
c1892 Barbados QV 1d pink embossed PSE pmk'd vertical "A10" to S.M.S. "Molthe", German training ship, Kingstown, no despatch ar arrival datestamps.
Other late uses vertical "A10" are found on Barbados reply card portion JA 29 1892 and the latest date of FE 15 1892 on QV 1d UPU card to Trinidad

ST. VINCENT postal history:
1893 QV 1d carmine newswrapper complete unused handstamped rare "Specimen." (Type XI, in upper and lower case type 19mm long with period, 2mm high).
A single example recorded per PML handbook Page 83

ST. VINCENT postal history:
1893 QV d green newswrapper complete unused handstamped rare "Specimen." (Type XI, in upper and lower case type 19mm long with period, 2mm high).
A single example recorded on the QV d wrapper per PML handbook Page 83

CUMBERLAND, St. Vincent postal history
B/3 DE 28 on KGV 6d (SG.137) cover to Manchester (excised name) showing str. line "REGISTERED" (applied village), some creasing and toning.

ST. VINCENT postal history
Grenadines foolscap cover with 7 x 5c Boat-building purple shirt (SG.30) plus 3c Shells, 12c St. Vincent UPU (defective) to Belgium pmk'd Kingstown A/21 JY 76, undelivered and returned, Antwerp backstamp.

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent postal history
C/SP 29 13 tying KGV d (SG.108) on "TIMES" underpaid cover to Manchester, corner fault lower right.

VERAS, St. Vincent postal history
paquebot cachet on GB QE2 3d cover tied PAQUEBOT with Kingstown */3 JA 64 cds.

"A10" (horiz) used KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT postal history:
the latest and final recorded use tying design QV 1d UPU Post Card to London with red ST. VINCENT A/JU 8 83 cds, card with vertical crease.
The vertical "A10" was re-introduced for use at Kingstown on JY 28 1883

CUMBERLAND, St. Vincent postal history
self-addressed cover by Peter Jaffe (during his only visit to St. Vincent) dated */3 JY 50 with village str. line REGISTERED, minor toning.

LAYOU, St. Vincent postal history
cover with poor strikes dated */5 NO 46, b/stamped Kingstown B/5 NO 46, soiled.

CALLIAQUA, St. Vincent postal history
on full cover dated */30 JY 55.

OFFICIAL PAID, St. Vincent postal history
on full OHMS stampless cover (opened two sides) dated */5 JA 65.

OFFICIAL PAID, St. Vincent postal history
full OHMS stampless cover pmk'd GPO A/26 MR 53.

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent postal history
10 MCH 1938 1d rate cover to Barbados showing SEA ISLAND COTTON machine cancel

ST. VINCENT postal history:
1977 $2.00 Guides NO DATES error on correct rate reg. commercial cover (240 x 105mm) pmk'd Kingstown */27 SP 77 to HQ US Forces, APO New York, undeliverable with numerous cancels arriving back in Kingstown */8 DE 77. A rare survivor and rarity.

BRIDGETOWN, St. Vincent postal history
album page ex Peter Jaffe, lower foolscap cover (folded both ends) shows partial A/JU 1 = Bridgetown cds, other month last appears to be in the same hand.
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