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I need 300dpi stamp-size perfectly upright scan SPANISH TOWN P11b on USED LOOSE STAMP for period 1874-1875



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EARTHQUAKE and TIDAL WAVE aftermath at ST. THOMAS, Jamaica postal history
1867 stampless cover to London pmk'd SPANISH-TOWN A/NO 25 67 cds rated 2/- with side flap opened to display Kingston C/NO 25 67 and London DE 18 67 arrival. Carried by R.M.S. La Plata but unable to enter St. Thomas harbour as scheduled due earthquake and further shocks with presumed fear of further tsunami.
St. Thomas harbour devastated by hurricane on OC 29 1867 with loss of Royal Mail steamers Derwent, Rhone, and Wye. The following month on the afternoon of NO 18 1867 an earthquake magnitude 7.5 occured in the Anegada trough, located between the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix, and St. Thomas. The earthquake consisted of two shocks, ten minutes apart, which generated two tsunami waves which struck the harbour at St. Thomas
£250

BARBADOS postal history
1865 cover with rare printed sender's address of GOODRICH & HOUGH, PHOTOGRAPHERS, No. 1 BROAD STREET, Bridgetown, Barbados marked "via Colon" to McAdam, New York rated red "4" with (1d) deep blue, (4d) dull rose-red (SG.24,25) tied bootheel "1" with BARBADOS MR 11 65 despatch cds alongside, reverse ST. THOMAS MR 14 1865 transit dbl-arc. The (1d) stamp torn right through prior affixing, and cover slightly reduced at left.
£280

JAMAICA postal history:
1871 cover with pairs USA 2c brown, 3c green pmk'd cork cancels with BROOKLYN MAR 21 despatch to wife of Alex Lindo, Attorney at Law, Kingston, handstruck black "4" applied St. Thomas changed to blue crayon "5" at Kingston, reverse ST. THOMAS A/MR 30 71 and KINGSTON C/AP 3 71 cds.
Carried by U.S. and Brazil Mail Steamship "North America" departing New York MR 23 71 and arriving St. Thomas MR 30 71. Transferred to R.M.S. Elbe departing St. Thomas AP 1 71 arriving Kingston shortly after midnight AP 3 71
£225

TORTOLA, Virgin Islands postal history
dated B/SP 16 02 tying horiz. strip of three "One/Penny" on QV 4d dull mauve & orange (SG.17) on cover to St. Thomas, D.W.I., reverse ST. THOMAS 18/9 1902 arrival.
£240
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