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BERMUDA postal history:
KG6 3d PSRE piece with added GB KG6 1d, 3 x 6d pmk'd undated red POST OFFICE/(5 BARS)/MARITIME MAIL.

1943 censored cover to India
pmkd Hamilton 6 FEB 43 showing m/script reg. label, damaged at left plus part back removed.

BERMUDA postal history
1911 col. ppc of Somerset Bridge used to Christchurch, England with d Dock x 2, d Ship pmk'd IRELAND ISLAND B/2 DE 11 d/ring.

BERMUDA postal history
1938 combination cover with KG6 1d, 1d, 3d pmk'd Hamilton 20 JAN 38 with pre-affixed USA 10c pmk'd Boston JAN 27 1938 for "Special Delivery" to Boston, Mass. Scarce as such.

BERMUDA postal history
1883 cover to New York with QV d stone CC wmk, QV 2d dull blue (SG.19,3) pmk'd ST. GEORGES K3 "2" duplex dated A/OC 25 83, some faults including 2d adhesive with large tear but this combination seemingly very scarce from St. Georges to the USA.

ST. GEORGES, Bermuda postal history
K3 "2" duplex (Handstamp II) dated A/NO 20 80 on 50% top half cover to Warwick West b/stamped Hamilton B/NO 20 80 and very poor K3a "8" arrival.
The elusive Handstamp II recorded OC 21 1880 to DE 11 1880

BERMUDA postal history
Purple "43" (CM21) on cover from Mrs Olive Gibbons (flap) with KG6 3d pmk'd Hamilton 7 DEC 1942 to Forest Grove, Maryland with handstruck "RETOUR/REBUT" on face, black oval "278" on reverse.

BERMUDA postal history
1892 use of QV d deep blue Post Card pmk'd Ireland Island K4a "3" to Hamilton headed "H.M.S. Irresistable. No.3 Mess" with text from E.E. Mills, Caterer, requesting Potatoes, Oysters, Cabbage, Parsnips with HAMILTON (H4) B/DE 30 92 arrival.

BERMUDA postal history
Green "8" (CM21) with red/white PC 22 label (earlier by 7 days than handbook) on KG6 1d cover pmk'd Hamilton 11 SEP 1939 to Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
The Peter C. Burrows B.W.I. "British Empire Civil Censorship Devices" handbook (pub. 2010) records the use of this CL1 label as SP 18 1939 to AU 16 1940 and says "mostly seen used with CM21 No.2 and No.9"

ST. GEORGES, Bermuda postal history (Ex Ludington)
1883 local cover to Annie Outerbridge, Baileys Bay with QV 1d pale rose CC wmk (SG.1) tied ST. GEORGES K3 "2" duplex dated B/AP 10 83 in blue ink (LRD), no backstamps. Ex LUDINGTON.
The 2nd period blue ink is currently recorded MR 23 1882 to AP 10 1883

K3a "3" used INLAND-ISLAND (error), Bermuda postal history
Latest recorded use of 11 months 11 days after introduction of K4/K4a duplex series on 1889 use of QV 1d Post Card pmk'd C/DE 11 89 to Bournemouth, England, reverse headed "H.M.S. Canada, North America & West Indies Station", some faults.
The K4a "3" duplex with corrected IRELAND-ISLAND issued JA 1 1889.

The EMPIRE BURE troop transporter
1945 arrival of smoke-stained British Empire Bure (West Africa-Liverpool-Bermuda-Cuba-Trinidad) troop transporter. Story assembled by skipper with 4 newspaper clippings (stowaway, soldier overboard rescue, terrific storm, arrival) with ppc of vessel arriving Cuba, 11 small b/w photographs (skipper, ships cat, local Trinidad views of Empire cinema, Navy House etc) all mailed to Essex, England under KG6 36c rate cover pmkd POS 8 DE 47.

BERMUDA postal history
1887 cover to St. John's Wood, London marked "Builder etc" at lower left with QV 1d rose-red, QV 3d grey (SG.23,28) pmk'd St. Georges K3a "2" duplex dated A/JU 16 87 with London N.W. JY 1 87 arrival backstamp, some soiling etc.

ANTIGUA postal history:
1889 part cover with pair QV 1d carmine-red (reg. fee), pair QV 4d chestnut (double UPU rate) pmk'd A/NO 7 89 via New York to Bermuda with Bailey's Bay K4a 12 A/DE 9 89 arrival duplex, some peripheral tears etc, intact this would have been a spectacular franking.

BERMUDA postal history
Purple "20" (CM21) on KG6 d, 1d cover pmk'd Hamilton 5 OCT 39 to Sydenham, London.

1887 cover to London with 3 colour combination QV d stone, QV 1d dull rose, QV 2d ultramarine pmk'd St. Georges K3 "2" duplex dated A/JA 13 87, edge toning. Ex LUDINGTON, OSBORN, SHANKS.

BERMUDA postal history
ST. GEORGES (H1) two strikes of this elusive cds dated B/DE 17 95 on QV 1d Reply Post Card portion pencil addressed with full pencil text to East Kirkby, Nottinghamshire.

BERMUDA postal history
1889 cover marked "Printed Circular" with QV 1d (intermediate shade between SG.23 and SG.24) tied K4 Hamilton "1" duplex dated B/AU 2 89, reverse London arrival of AU 19 89 clearly shows that flap was tucked in (unsealed).

BERMUDA postal history
1884 cover to London with pair QV 2d bright blue CC wmk (SG.4) tied black K3 "2" ST. GEORGES duplex dated A/SP 11 84, b/stamped red London SP 26 84 arrival.
Only three such covers currently recorded with this franking K3 "2" black period MY 22 1883 until DE xx 1886 (release QV 2d blue Crown CA wmk)

BERMUDA postal history
1889 cover marked S.S. "Alphny" (Alpha?) via Halifax to London with 1880 QV 4d orange-red (SG.20) pmk'd HAMILTON K4 "1" duplex dated A/AU 2 89 (the "U" in AU having distinctive appearance of being a "W" as also seen on another same date cover), reverse with attractive printed flap and very fine red hooded London A/AU 19 89 arrival.
Letters to England via Halifax had become unusual by this time owing to the more frequent steamers to New York, and even more unusual cancelled with K4 "1" introduced 1 January 1889
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