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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



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).
£195

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


THE BIGHT, Bahamas postal history
(T.1) arrival dated reversed C/AP 7 91 (year error for 01) on TRANSVAAL 1d V.R.I. Briefkaart pmk'd BOKSBURG 31 JAN 01 from affectionate brother to Rev. R.K. Bennett, Cat Island, Bahamas.
During his tenure as Rector (1912) of St. Mary's Church New Providence Reverend Bennett documented changes that met resistance in the church - altar curtains looked at with disapproval, altar lights seen as an unpardonable offence, wafer bread thought of as an insult to the Blessed Sacrement etc.
£250

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.
£140

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



BAHAMAS postal history
1909 destruction by earthquake of Myrtle Bank Hotel, Jamaica Post Card to Irvington, N.J. with KE7 1d tied purple Hamburg-American Line/Atlas Service PRINZ AUGUST WILHELM d/ring oval dated APR 15 1909, Pitch Lake, Trinidad sticker added by sender.
£200

LATE RE-INTRODUCTION OF THE QV 1d CARMINE, Bahamas postal history
1911 cover to Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada with 1890 QV 1d (SG.49) pmk'd TARPUM-BAY (T.1) dated C/OC 20 11, this currently a unique cover with re-introduced use of the QV 1d during the KGV reign (KE7 having been monarch period JA 22 1901 - MY 6 1910).
The late uses of the QV 1d are currently confined to the period MY 20 11 to JA 28 12. Examples are far from common but are recorded for Bimini, Clarence Town L.I., Deadman's Cay, Fresh Creek, George Town (LRD), Green Turtle Cay, Inagua, Mangrove Cay, Mastic Point, Nicholls-Town, Rock Sound, Rum Cay, Spanish Wells (ERD), Tarpum-Bay, "The Bight", Watlings
£425

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


BERMUDA postal history (ex LUDINGTON)
1858 cover to Mrs. Ebenezer Darrell, Georgetown, Demerara rated "4" unpaid, reverse HAMILTON (red PM4) AU 31 1858, ST. THOMAS SP 5 1858 dbl-arc transit and DEMERARA A/SP 23 58 arrival cds. Ex LUDINGTON (1999).
£300


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

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

NEW SOUTH WALES postal history
1875 cover to Paris with three colour franking of 4d, 6d, 1/- pmk'd SYDNEY AU 9 1875, no flap.
£250

SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica postal history
(P1 in black) dated MY 30 1835 (the Foster ERD) on wrapper docketted as from St. Mary (MY 27) to London rated 2/2.
£85
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