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FIRST ANNUAL HORSE RACING AT CEDROS, Trinidad social and postal history
1884 use of the QV 2d blue Post Card (for India and Countries in the Far East via UK) to Hampstead, London pmk'd "T.21" duplex dated C/SP 25 84 (Type 0.9, used Cedros). Writer says he has written "giving an account of the Races" and that he saw Luther "at the Races" with mention of Palmcole Estate.
Cedros, one of the most isolated areas in Trinidad, had little in the social calendar. In 1884, some of the colonial officials and larger planters of the area joined to hold a series of races at Columbus Bay, the sands being firm enough for their purpose. The event, which came off on September 18, was held under the patronage of the Governor, Sir F.B. Barlee. He came down for the occasion along with many guests aboard the island steamer. It was then an annual event, being held on New Year's Day, thereafter. The last races were held in 1950.

OLD ROAD, Antigua postal history
1950 cover to Yorkshire with KG6 d x 2, 2d pmk'd OLD ROAD */10 JA 50 cds.

OLD ROAD, ANTIGUA postal history
1946 cover with KG6 Victory pair locally to St. John's pmk'd OLD ROAD */NO 1 46 cds.

OLD ROAD, Antigua postal history
1950 cover to Yorkshire with KG6 1d, 1d pmk'd OLD ROAD */AP 6 50 cds.

ST. MARY'S, ANTIGUA postal history
1928 cover to Priscilla Publishing Co., Boston, USA with KGV 2d pmk'd ST. MARY'S sideways down C/AU 27 28 cds, slightly soiled edges.

BRITISH HONDURAS postal history
1888 cover with 10 CENTS on QV 4d mauve (SG.40) to Berlin, Germany pmk'd "O" obliterator in combination with BELIZE/JY 9 88 cds.
This stamp has a normal 9 months short life pmkd O obliterator in combination with BELIZE/date cds (Proud D6 recorded MR 20 88 to MR 12 89, this being the earliest cover dated JY 9 88). The stamp has a longer life pmkd O obliterator in combination with BELIZE cds (D7) from AP 18 89 until replaced by the 6c rate in March 1891.

K3a "8" R.O. duplex, Bermuda postal history (ex LUDINGTON)
1880 cover with QV 1d pmk'd St. GEORGES K3 "2" duplex dated B/JU 2 80 (during 1st period blue ink DE 1879 to JU 1880) to Eden Grove, Warwick, reverse SAMUEL CHAPMAN/BERMUDA sender's oval with HAMILTON K3 "1" C/JU 2 80 transit and K3a "8" arrival dated B/JU 3 80. Ex LUDINGTON.

GIBRALTAR postal history
1878 wrapper to Malta with GB QV 2d Plate 11 tied "A26" duplex dated A/AU 20 78, top flap with A/AU 24 78 arrival. Stamp with corner perf. fault.

GIBRALTAR postal history
1878 wrapper to Malta with GB QV 2d Plate 12 pmk'd "A26" duplex dated B/OC 28 78, top flap with C/NO 2 78 arrival.

GIBRALTAR postal history
1880 wrapper per "Mongolia" to Malta with GB QV 2d Plate 18 pmk'd "A26" duplex dated B/JY 11 80, top flap with E/JY 15 80 arrival, stamp crossed by filing crease along top.

CHATEAUBELAIR, St. Vincent postal history
1898 cover to Syracuse, New York with CHATEAUBELAIR C/AU 5 98 (LRD) despatch and QV d pair, single, QV 1d red left to be pmk'd at Kingstown A/AU 5 98, some sealed opening tears top right.
An important cover plugging the long-standing "unknown" period C/JU 22 98 (LRD per WIPHR) and SP 11 98 (date island being devastated by giant hurricane, PML Page 7). With the handstamp evidently lost the abbreviated "CH" had a late re-introduction with confirmed use OC 1 98 to MY 9 99. Nothing further is really known until the third type CHATEAUBELAIR is used earliest date AP 16 01.

B01 used ALEXANDRIA, Egypt postal history (Ex GRIFFITHS)
1869 entire with handstruck "POSTED AFTER/DEPARTURE OF PACKET" to Liverpool with pair GB QV 6d Plate 8 pmk'd "B01" with ALEXANDRIA JY 10 69 alongside, fine GIUSEPPE CAMPOS sender's cachet with Liverpool 27 JY 69 arrival on upper flap. Ex JOHN O. GRIFFITHS.

SAINT ANNS BAY, Jamaica postal history
1896 cover to Horgen, Switzerland with QV d, pair QV 1d (SG.16a,27) pmk'd DE 7 96, reverse fine sender's cachet.

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica postal history
1795 outer wrapper docketted "Macln Gillies Esq, Jamaica 15 Sept 1795" (Major MacLaurin Gillies, Commissary-General for St. James OC 23 1795) to Gilbert Innis, Edinburgh rated 3/- changed 4/9 with lower flap displaying MONTEGO/BAY 2-line and IAMAICA, NO 6 95 Bishop mark arrival. Posted during the period of the Maroon Wars July 1795 to March 1796.

GRENADA postal history
1897 poorly opened three sides with tear across address panel reg. cover to Myerscough in London with QV d (SG.30) strips of six and three, top left stamp showing distinctive short left leg to "H" of HALFPENNY, pmk'd St. David's "E" for NO xx 97 (without day slug).

Cardiff, Wales to Gibraltar postal history
1872 wrapper to Gibraltar with GB QV 2d blue strip of three, single Plate 13 attractively displaying CORY/C perfins pmk'd CARDIFF duplex dated JU 14 72.
At this time the circled "S" handstamp to identify mail routed via Spain was not used (July 1870 to July 1875) as the 8d rate alone was sufficient to identify mail received by the more expensive and thus uncommonly used overland route. John Cory came to Cardiff as a shipbroker and shipowner in 1872 and established 'John Cory Sons & Co". On his death in 1891 he owned 21 steamers with another three large steamers being built on the Clyde.

WOBURN, Grenada postal history
1926 reg. cover to Helsby, Warrington with pair KGV 3d pmk'd WOBURN */23 SP 26 d/rings.

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.

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

TARPUM-BAY, Bahamas postal history
1924 use of KGV 2d PSRE to Wall Street, New York City with added KGV 1d, 2d pmk'd TARPUM-BAY (T 7 1) dated 25 AUG 24, opened most of two sides.
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