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BARBADOS postal history
1882 use QV 1d red-brown Post Card to London with design pmk'd open bootheel duplex dated A/FE 1 82, landed with red SHIP-LETTER/A/PAID/FE 20 82/LONDON cds. Soiling and with pieces paper obscuring parts of reverse text.
Mail landed by private ship from Barbados to UK ports is rarely met for the later period. During period 1865 to 1886 only six entires are recorded as such, one landing Dover, five landing London.
£185


M.O. OFFICE (Money Order), Barbados to Canada postal history
1902 reg. cover with 1d Seal strip of three pmk'd M.O. OFFICE */DE 5 02 to Phelpston, Ontario, Canada, reverse with fine ALL & PENETANG R.P.O. N/DE 20 02 cds.
£75

ST. THOMAS, Barbados postal history
1889 use of QV d Post Card from Bridgetown to Dunscombe, St. Thomas with ST. THOMAS SP 4 89 (M3) arrival cds.
£24


8 code used ST. THOMAS, Barbados postal history
1884 use of QV d Post Card from Bridgetown to Augustus Briggs Hinkson, Rugby, St. Thomas with clear 8/MR 27 84 (M2-R) arrival, by far the scarcest of the M2 Parish grouping.
£240

ST. PHILIP, Barbados postal history
1890 inter-island cover to Colonial Bank, Grenada with QV 2d (SG.93) pmk'd ST. PHILIP 3/AP 30 90 (M3), stamp with rounded corner perf. and one reverse side flap removed affecting arrival backstamp.
£36

BARBADOS postal history
1947 foolscap cover with Canada 35c rate pmk'd Toronto OC 9 47, tax handstamp with 3d Postage Due affixed pmk'd GPO 14 OC 47.
£75

BARBADOS postal history
1948 foolscap cover to Bridgetown with Toronto 7c meter cancel dated APR 2 48, tax handstamp and 1d strip of three, 3d Postage Dues affixed pmk'd GPO 7 AP 48, some toning.
£125

BARBADOS postal history
1953 Fishery Products 4-colour combination foolscap cover to Bridgetown with Canada 7c pmk'd St. John's, Newfoundland, tax handstamps and 1c pair, 2c (fault), 6c Postage Dues added pmk'd GPO REGISTRATION dated 28 DE 53.
£140

BARBADOS postal history
1942 foolscap cover originally addressed Montserrat but changed Barbados with USA 8c postage, tax marks and 3 x 1d Postage Due added and tied GPO 13 FE 42, peripheral faults.
£85

YORK & LANCASTER REGIMENT, Barbados postal history
1890 (trace of postmark) portion of a Soldiers Letter with QV 1d (SG.92) tied by open bootheel.
The York & Lancaster Regiment was a line of infantry regiment officially formed in 1881 through the amalgamation of the 65th and the 84th Regiment of Foot during the Childers Reforms
£40

EAGLE HALL, BARBADOS postal history
1970 reg. cover to Chicago with 15c, 25c Shell (on face) pmk'd EAGLE HALL D.0.2 d/ring.
£20

BARBADOS postal history
1893 cover to Major McCracken DAAG c/o Powell Spring House, near Bathsheba with pair 1d Seal pmk'd open bootheel duplex dated A/JU 24 93, light ST. JOSEPH 6/JU 24 93 arrival.
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




BERMUDA postal history
1893 cover to Major McCracken, The Garrison, Barbados with defective corner QV 2d pale ultramarine (SG.27b) pmk'd Hamilton K4 "1" duplex B/NO 15 93, reverse flap from a fellow serving officer of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, the entitlement given for service in the 1st Opium Wars (1840-42). Scarce inter-island mail with BARBADOS/27 NO 93/SHIP LETTER arrival backstamp.
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
£175


BARBADOS postal history
1935 cover to the Ursaline Convent, Barbados with USA 20c Airmail pmk'd WALL ST. STA. dated FEB 1 1935, on arrival bluish 5-line instructional handstamp "YOUR POSTMAN'S ROUTE IS/BRIDGETOWN No.15/Please include it as part of your Address, and ask your correspon/dents to do so." (Proud Type 145, this being the only recorded date for No.15 instruction).
£275

BARBADOS postal history
1959 cover to Grenada with QE2 6c pmk'd 15 AUG 1959 with purple OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE cachet alongside.
£12

BARBADOS postal history
1873 cover (torn along top) with rounded corner perf. (4d) dull vermilion compound perf. 11 to 13 x 14 to 15 (SG.57, Cat.110) and clean-cut (1d) blue (SG.52) pmk'd BARBADOS I/JY 29 73 to Nathaniel McLaren, Georgetown, Prince Edward Island rated red "4" and b/stamped ST. THOMAS A/AU 2 73 transit. A rare destination. Ex GINGOLD (1947) and HURLOCK (1959).
£240

DOMINICA postal history
1878 small stampless piece with red DOMINICA PAID/I/SP 27 78 cds (ERD) to J.W. Shannon, Barbados.
£225

"Greetings from Hell", Jamaica postal & social history
"Kingston Jamaica Jan 15/1907. 1000 dead 65000 homeless city in ashes - Island destroyed & 3 killed at my side - I send greetings from Hell" on ppc of "Loading Banana. Port Antonio" to Toledo, Ohio initially landed at Barbados 22 JA 77 with 1d Arms tied boxed "Posted on Board".
The Jamaica earthquake struck at approx. 3.30pm on January 14th 1907
£150


ITALY to BARBADOS postal history
1901 reg. cover with faulty pair Italy 25c pmk'd ROMA 30/1/01 sqc to Sir James Shaw Hay K.C.M, Governor of Barbados, West Indies with purple oval "FORWARDED BY/HOLT & Co./LONDON" cachet, returned to London and re-directed Richmond showing Brindisi 31/1, London FE 4, Barbados FE 18, London MR 14, Charing Cross MR 15, Richmond MR 15 01 transits and arrivals.
Sir James Shaw Hay (OC 25 1839 - JU 20 1924) was a British colonial governor. He fought in the Indian Mutiny in 1857 and was the 3rd Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Barbados between 1891 and 1900
£165

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
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