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Second Sailing GB used abroad, BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1858 entire headed "(Duplicate) Demerara May 10th 1858" (being the date GB stamps placed on sale having arrived the day before on the MY 9 1858 steamer) with lightly creased and badly defective GB 6d pmk'd crisply struck "A03" to London with DEMERARA MY 25 1858 despatch dbl-arc. A significant item documenting the Second Sailing with duplicate of First Sailing letter.
A first sailing cover pmk'd Demerara MY 10 1858 with GB 6d used strip of four pmk'd "A03" to James Ewing in Glasgow is recorded
£125

RUSSIA via GIBRALTAR to SPROSTON'S STEAMERS LTD, Georgetown
1915 cover with Nicholas II 10k pmk'd GAINDRIA LIFL 5-2-1915 to passenger on board vessel "Roma" c/o Messrs C. Hoffman, Russian Consulate, Gibraltar, Spain b/stamped GIBRALTAR 28 MR 15 arrival alongside Russian purple military censor handstamp, forwarded next day arriving LONDON 6 AP 15 re-addressed Demerara with GEORGETOWN 23 AP 15 arrival b/stamp.
£95


DELAYED DUE GENERAL STRIKE, British Guiana postal history
1963 cover from Canada with 10c pmk'd Halifax, N.S. to Georgetown, endorsed in manuscript on reverse "Posted in Halifax on 9th June, rec'd in Georgetown on 12th July - due to general strike."
The British Guiana Post Office Workers' Union joined the General Strike on AP 23 1963 which ended July 1963
£40



BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1896 use of complete 2c carmine PSE locally to Hopetown, West Coast, Berbice pmk'd Georgetown and on reverse FORT WELLINGTON OC 10 96 d/ring opened 3 sides to show full intense offset of the printed design.
Not recorded in T+H handbook
£140


BRITISH GUIANA postal history
T+H and Proud handbooks unrecorded 2-line "Air Mail to LONDON only, thence/by Surface Route." handstamp in purple ink on KG6 12c AIR LETTER to Entebbe, Uganda with typed content from Vincent Roth headed B.G. Museum, Georgetown dated 17th October 1949.
£95

BRITISH GUIANA postal history
3-line "By Air/From British Guiana/To New York." (T+H Type 2, Proud AM17) in mauve ink (unrecorded by T+H) on KG6 4c, 6c, 36c cover to Plymouth, England pmk'd NEW AMSTERDAM 23 MR 44.
T+H only records in red ink, period of general use MY 15 37 to NO 11 44 per Proud handbook
£30

BRITISH GUIANA postal history
3-line "By Air/From British Guiana/To New York." (T+H Type 2, Proud AM17) in red in on KG6 4c, 6c, 36c cover to Gowrock, Scotland pmk'd AIR MAIL 28 MY 43, cellophane EXAMINED BY 4413 attached.
T+H only records in red ink, period of general use MY 15 37 to NO 11 44 per Proud handbook
£14

VENDOR No.3 plus LATE FEE, British Guiana postal history
1954 cover with KG6 4c, 36c paying postage and KG6 4c paying LATE FEE all pmk'd VENDOR No.3 cds dated */20 MY 54 to Sundridge, Kent.
£45

CHAPLAINS OFFICE 2 BLACK WATCH, British Guiana postal history
1955 unused OHMS foolscap cover with OHMS label added pmk'd F.P.O.955 cds dated */9 MY 55 with handstruck purple cachet CERTIFIED OFFICIAL/9 MAY 1955/CHAPLAINS OFFICE/2 BLACK WATCH to The Chief Staff Chaplain, Berkeley Square, London.
T+H handbook Pages 246-247 record use for the F.P.O. 955 cds for period OC 23 53 to JY 10 54
£65



GARRISON B.F. P.O. 9, British Guiana postal history
1964 stampless foolscap cover with purple boxed HEADQUARTERS BRITISH/GUIANA GARRISON/1 1964/B.F. P.O. 9 cachet addressed I D & D, Bank House, re-sealed with OHMS Re-Use label addressed British Guiana BFPO 9 with indistinct d/ring and red HEADQUARTERS/(date)/ARMY AIR CORPS/CENTRE cachet both dated 26 MAY 1964.
£48

FIELD POST OFFICE 154, British Guiana postal history
1962 cover with GB QE2 d, 2d pmk'd A/26 FE 62 to Cheadle Hulme, Stockport with purple cachet ORDERLY ROOM/1st BN THE EAST ANGLIAN REGT dated 25 FEB 1962.
T+H Pages 246-247 record a single dated use of MR 21 62
£48


SIGNAL CENTRE, British Guiana postal history
1964 OHMS economy envelope handstamped front and back with purple "RESTRICTED", reverse with SIGNAL CENTRE cachet dated 16 JUN 1964.
£60


FIELD POST OFFICE 616, British Guiana postal history
1956 use og GB QV 2d PSE pmk'd 10 JY 56 to Totnes, Devon, with reverse showing serving address of "D" Company, 1dt D.C.L.I., BFPO 9, some soiling.
T+H pages 246-247 record use from MR 24 54 to AU 15 59
£15

FIELD POST OFFICE 955, British Guiana postal history
1954 use of FORCES LETTER with GB QE2 2d pmk'd */22 JA 54 to Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, no written content.
T+H Pages 246-247 record use for period OC 10 53 to JY 10 54
£18


FIELD POST OFFICE 243, British Guiana postal history
1964 use of FORCES AIR LETTER with added GB QE2 d, 2d pmk'd A/5 SP 64 to Seaford, Sussex, reverse purple cachet of the 1st Bn. THE DEVONSHIRE and DORSET REGIMENT dated 4 SEP 1964, unopened and without content.
T+H Pages 246-247 record FPO 243 use period SP 21 63 to MY ?? 66
£40

H.M.S. URCHIN, British Guiana postal history
1962 GB QE2 2d rate cover to Vienna, Austria with red cachet CAPTAIN (F) SEVENTEENTH FRIGATE SQUADRON dated 16 FEB 1962, pencil marked "British Guiana".
£40


FIELD POST OFFICE 616, British Guiana postal history
1957 GB QE2 2d PSE pmk'd 6 FE 57 to Totnes, Devon with senders serving address on reverse of 1st D.C.L.I. BFPO 9.
T+H Pages 246-247 records use from MR 24 54 to AU 15 59
£20


FIELD POST OFFICE 243, British Guiana postal history
1964 airmail cover to London with GB QE2 3d pmk'd ?/25 AP 64, reverse sender's serving address of 1st Batt Queens Own Buffs.
T+H page 247 records use for period SP 21 63 to MY ?? 66
£20

EARLIEST INTERNAL ENTIRE, British Guiana postal history
1801 entire headed "Demerary 19th June 1801" marked "p Johnny" (thought to be carried the 50 miles eastward by a small craft with family name rather than named slave on horse-back) to Hugh McCalmont, Plantns. H. & Exp. (Plantations Hope and Experiment), docketting at left can display showing "Stabroek, ans'd 1st July".
Stabroek was the name given to the capital by the Dutch during their occupation and later officially renamed Georgetown, by the English, on AP 29 1812
£300



EARLIEST DATED 2-LINE BERBICE, British Guiana postal history
BERBICE, 6th/Jan. 1811. mostly on reverse flap (damaged at left) with red BRISTOL 4 MA 4 1811 with 12 below arrival on entire headed New Amsterdam Dec 29th 1810 to Mrs Fraser c/o Dr. Chisholme, York Place, Clifton re-addressed 2 Laura Place Bath rated 1/11 changed 2/3.
This is currently the earliest dated BERBICE 2-line handstamp (BERBICE with comma measures 26mm, width from top to bottom 13mm), rather surprisingly this sits between the two known strikes of the larger undated BERBICE. (32 x 5mm) recorded for AU 28 1810 and FE 3 1811
£1525
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