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2nd (Nyasaland) Battalion King's African Rifles, Rhodesia postal history
1955 cover with ORDERLY ROOM cachet and Lusaka */4 AP 55 despatch to Lahore, Pakistan.
£24

1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers, Gibraltar postal history
1967 cover with ORDERLY ROOM cachet.
£16

1st Battalion ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES, Gibraltar postal history
1967 cover with cachet, also piece bearing unit stamp.
£18

SAVANNAH-LA-MAR, Jamaica postal history
1849 entire headed "Petersfield, Westmoreland" to London rated 1/2 with SAVANNAH-LA-MAR FE 18 1849 displaying top flap.
£40

GREY-TOWN, Nicaragua postal history
1856 piece addressed Edward Clark, Granada, Nicaragua with US 1c blue, 3c rose-red x 2, 3c dull red tied NEW YORK JUN 21 with GREY-TOWN JU 28 1856/A arrival dbl-arc.
Only one other example of the GREY-TOWN double-arc dated MR 1 1856 recorded in the GB used abroad Parmenter/Gordon handbook (Page 4/49).
£480

SANTA MARTHA via COLOMBIA and JAMAICA to London
1840 entire headed and docketed Santa Marta 13 Junio 1840 to Federico Huth, London rated 3/- changed 2/3 showing strong dull purplish-red CARTHAGENA and KINGSTON JU 27 1840 transits, both crossed by same filing fold, with partial red AU 9 1840 arrival.
£350


TORTOLA 2-line, Virgin Islands postal history
1816 clearly written lengthy entire (3 pages) from Wilson Lawson to Thomas Walters, Kendal, Westmoreland with 2-line TORTOLA/20 AUG 16 lightly rated "2/4 pd" in red.
£125

BERMUDA postal history (Ex LUDINGTON, OSBORN, SHANKS)
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.
£185

K3a "4" used MANGROVE BAY, Bermuda postal history
1885 cover via New York to Larbert, Stirlingshire with pair QV 4d orange-red Crown CC wmk (SG.20) pmk'd full upr. duplex dated A/DE 3 85, reverse fine strikes Falkirk, Carron, Larbert for DE 18/19 85, central vertical crease.
A DE 3 1885 cover to Hechler/Halifax, Nova Scotia carried S.S. Beta with QV 1d strip of three tied K3a "4" was estimated 4/500 in Ludington sale and realised 920
£275


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.
£145

FORCES POST OFFICE, Gibraltar postal history
PARCEL POST dated 2 JNE 82 tying d HMS Opossum on plain card.
£20


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.
£135

SEGORO, Gold Coast postal history
1913 use QV d Post Card with added KE7 d to Freiburg, Baden, Germany dated 8 JUL 13, full reverse text.
£45

ST. CHRISTOPHER postal history
1884 thin paper stock cover to The Lord Bishop of Antigua, Ealing, London with QV 4d blue Crown CA (SG.17) boldly tied "A12" with ST. KITTS C/OC 25 84 despatch, peripheral faults and opened three sides.
£150



GRENVILLE (St. Andrew parish), Grenada postal history
1884 most unusual outer wrapper docketted as being written by "P. A. Neckles, Grenville" to London with wrongly rated QV 2d ultramarine and wrongly dated initialled manuscript "7th January 1883" instead of the expected Parish "D" cds overstruck Head Office applied A/GRENADA/JA 07 84 cds confirmed by JA 29 1884 arrival, alongside "T" tax handstamp, blue crayon "2" and "1d" with bold circled 3d due handstamp applied on landing at Plymouth.
£225

GUADELOUPE "via ST. KITTS" to NOVA SCOTIA
1889 cover from J. Fleurot & Cie, Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe to J.H. Porter & Co., Tusket Wedge, Nova Scotia carried privately to St. Kitts and posted with QV 4d grey tied "A12" with C/JA 19 89 despatch, light part YARMOUTH N.S. FE 6 89 transit on reverse. Small tear at top and other peripheral faults but the only cover recorded as such.
£280

BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1888 cover to Barbados with DLR 2c orange strip of three, defective single Crown CA wmk pmk'd GEORGETOWN 29 SEP 1888 squared circles, toning and small corner fault, backstamped BARBADOS close to outer rim OC 1 88 cds.
£90


RETRIEVED STOLEN REGISTERED MAIL from PROSECUTING SOLICITORS FILES, Trinidad postal history
1874 cover front to Joseph Veira, Fish Market Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts twice handstruck red str. line "REGISTERED" with 1/- chrome-yellow (SG.74) paying 6d inter-island postage plus 6d reg. fee. Pmk'd SP 8 1874 and rated red "4" and endorsed with "contents not shown/stated no money/(initials)". Missing is the reverse which would have had wax seals but no backstamps, and the case file number "14876/74" as this cover front was evidence in the prosecuting solicitors files against a corrupt postal official.
Three retrieved stolen mail registered covers and one cover front are currently known for period spanning JY 26 1874 to SP 8 1874 all addressed St. Kitts from case file "14876/74". The JY 26 1874 to Mrs Alice Davoren, Palmetto Point with Colonial Postmaster/Trinidad (large stop at base) impressed into reverse wax seal, three dated SP 8 1874 comprising full cover and cover front to Joseph Veira, and to Miss Margaret Rennels, Dieppe Bay (Marriott Lot 378 realised 2,875) with Colonial Postmaster/Trinidad (rosette at base) and POST OFFICE/(arms)/SAN FERNANDO red wax seals on second.
£1250

ST. KITTS PAID used during shortage 4d stamps for UPU rate to SCOTLAND.
1889 stampless cover front with single flap to Edinburgh with the (4d) UPU rate covered by black undated ST. KITTS PAID with ST. KITTS C/NO 21 89 despatch showing DE 7 89 arrival on opened flap. Fragile with horiz. crease and edge faults mounted against black background sharing the earliest known use date. Ex FORSYTH, BROOKES.
The 1889 shortage of d, 1d, 2d, 4d stamps currently spans a 22 day period NO 21 1889 to DE 12 1889. New supplies were invoiced NO 29 1889 comprising d dull green (6,080 stamps), 1d carmine-rose, 2d ultramarine, 4d grey (6,100 each) all Crown CA wmk, with expected arrival in time for the DE 19 89 sailing to UK. Only four covers and two cover fronts are recorded comprising NO 21 89 (at the over 300 miles rate) to Trinidad, NO 21 89 and DE 5 89 cover fronts (at the 4d UPU rate) to Edinburgh and London respectively, DE 5 89 and DE 12 89 (at the 2d under 300 miles radius rate) to Barbados and Antigua respectively, and DE 10 89 (at the 1d local rate) to Nevis.
£350

ST. KITTS PAID (used during shortage 1d stamps for the internal rate) to NEVIS.
1889 stampless cover to Miss. Richardson, opposite the church, Charlestown, Nevis with the (1d) rate covered by black undated ST. KITTS PAID with ST. KITTS C/DE 10 89 despatch and NEVIS A/DE 11 89 arrival backstamp. Minor blemishes but unique as such and the latest recorded use. Ex BROOKES.
The 1889 shortage of d, 1d, 2d, 4d stamps currently spans a 22 day period NO 21 1889 to DE 12 1889. New supplies were invoiced NO 29 1889 comprising d dull green (6,080 stamps), 1d carmine-rose, 2d ultramarine, 4d grey (6,100 each) all Crown CA wmk, with expected arrival in time for the DE 19 89 sailing to UK. Only four covers and two cover fronts are recorded comprising NO 21 89 (at the over 300 miles rate) to Trinidad, NO 21 89 and DE 5 89 cover fronts (at the 4d UPU rate) to Edinburgh and London respectively, DE 5 89 and DE 12 89 (at the 2d under 300 miles radius rate) to Barbados and Antigua respectively, and DE 10 89 (at the 1d local rate) to Nevis.
£1350
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