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Broad "A" used ST. JOHNS, Grenada postal history
1896 use of QV 1d carmine Post Card pmk'd 28 MY 96 to New Oxford Street, London, full commercial text.
£75

BERMUDA postal history
Mail carried by substitute steamer "Flamborough": 1886 cover to St. John's Wood, London with QV 4d orange-red CC wmk (SG.20) tied very fine ST. GEORGES K3 "2" duplex dated A/JY 22 86, reverse red LONDON-N.W. K7/AU 5 86 arrival, some edge toning.
The S.S. Flamborough, substitute steamer, made four sailings from Hamilton on 8 July, 22 July, 6th August, 19th August. The S.S. Trinidad resumed her regular service in September 1886
£135

HEADQUARTERS 8th BATTALION RR KG VI BARRACKS, Rhodesia postal history
1977 covers from CAUSEWAY and AVONDALE with cachets.
Album pages will be cut-down for postal purposes when deemed necessary, typed text will be included
£27

D COMPANY 2 BA BRADY BARRACKS, Rhodesia postal history
1977 cover pmk'd CHIREDZI with cachet, clearer strike on reverse.
Album pages will be cut-down for postal purposes when deemed necessary, typed text will be included
£14

1st Bn Rhodesia Regiment, Rhodesia postal history
1977 cover pmk'd MOUNT DARWIN with cachet, corner fault.
Album pages will be cut-down for postal purposes when deemed necessary, typed text will be included
£14

GRENADA postal history
1937 locally addressed First Day Cover with KG6 Coronation trio pmk'd */12 MY 37 re-posted with QE2 Coronation 3c pmk'd first day */JU 3 53. A double First Day Cover.
£24

HALF PENNY/POSTAGE/PAID machine cancel, Jamaica postal history
(PD29) dated Kingston JUL 21 1937 on stampless drop letter mailed within Kingston.
Proud handbook records single date of use for AUG 23 1946
£48


BARBADOS postal history (to Millars Estate, Antigua)
1906 b/w ppc of the Officers' Quarters, St. Ann's sent without text to Millars Estate, Antigua with 1d Nelson tied 4 CONCENTRIC CIRCLES dumb handstamp showing ST. JOHN'S MR 7 06 arrival alongside, some soiling.
Believed to be made with the end of an abony ruler and used in Antigua in cases of emergency or for use on incoming ship mail.
£80


TRINIDAD postal history
1867 wrapper front plus lower flap to Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe with (1d) lake (SG.69) tied Port of Spain numeral "1" with red TRINIDAD PAID NO 24 1867 broken dbl-arc and blue O'CONNOR BROTHERS/ COMMISSION MERCHANTS/TRINIDAD sender's cachet alongside rated red "1" with handstruck black "8". Contents being part Prices Current in French.
£165


SNUG CORNER, Grenada postal history
1896 use of QV 1d carmine Post Card to Woollen Merchants, Wellington, Somerset pmk'd SNUG CORNER sideways down C/MY 27 96 cds, staple holes but fine commercial text.
£90


LEEWARDS postal history
1902 b/w ppc of Government House, Basseterre, St. Kitts to Tuileries House, St. Andrew's, Grenada with Leeward QV 1d (SG.2) tied ANTIGUA JY 30 02 and showing Parish "D" 6 AU 02 arrival.
The storming of the Tuileries Palace on August 10 1791 was one of the defining moments of the French revolution. Grenada had two periods of French occupation, the last being period 1779-1783
£85

HERMITAGE, Grenada postal history
1904 use of KE7 1d Post Card to Wurttemburg, Germany pmk'd HERMITAGE C/MY 11 04 with ST. PATRICK'S, ST. GEORGES transits and STUTTGART arrival alongside address panel.
£195

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.
£115

ST. PETER'S, Antigua postal history
1919 cover to Montgomery Ward, Chicago with Leewards KGV d deep green, 1d bright scarlet (SG.47a,48a) pmk'd ST. PETER'S sideways down C/DE 1 19 cds, flap removed.
£140


Parish "B" (INVERTED) used St. Marks, Grenada postal history
1898 use of QV 2d grey PSRE with added QV 2d Keyplate (SG.51) to Egerton Burnett Ltd, Wellington, Somerset pmk'd "B" dated 17 FE 98, the removable "B" being inverted.
Only two covers with 2nd Parish Type INVERTED "B" are currently recorded, the other dated DE 12 95
£525

Parish "D" (St. Andrew's), Grenada postal history
1884 cover to Thomas Duncan, London with QV d dull green pair, QV 4d greyish slate (SG.30,33) pmk'd First Type Parish "D" dated MAY 8 84, reverse hooded red London B/MY 28 84/AD arrival, some smaller faults.
The extra 1d being a special inland surcharge which Grenada imposed from January 1st 1881 to September 1885 in violation of UPU rules. Only 6 covers with this 5d rate are currently recorded, this being the only one with pair d adhesives for the extra 1d surcharge
£525

Return by RMSP "Clyde" (5th home, arriving Falmouth May 8th), Jamaica postal history
KINGSTON, JAMAICA MR 25 1842 dbl-arc on upper flap overstruck partial MY 10 arrival on entire to Liverpool rated 1/-.
£36

BARBADOS postal history
1873 cover (torn along top) with rounded corner perf. (4d) dull vermilion compound perf. 11 to 13 x 14 to 15 (SG.57, Cat.110) and clean-cut (1d) blue (SG.52) pmk'd BARBADOS I/JY 29 73 to Nathaniel McLaren, Georgetown, Prince Edward Island rated red "4" and b/stamped ST. THOMAS A/AU 2 73 transit. A rare destination. Ex GINGOLD (1947) and HURLOCK (1959).
£240


JAMAICA postal and social history
1824 entire headed "New Pera Estate, Saint Thomas in the East, Jamaica" from John Wallace to his brother Andrew Wallace in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire pmk'd KINGSTON AU 2 1824 (K2) and rated 2/-. Contents mention the return on Mr. Barclay to his native country after an absence of upwards of twenty years, and "some disturbances among the Negroes which we must expect owing to the fanatical Biggots in England".
£48


TRINIDAD postal history:
1882 wrapper on "Bookman Mills" wmk'd paper with "N. GARDES & Ca, Ciudad Bolivar" purple d/ring sender's cachet endorsed "p. Royal Mail" to Leipzig, Germany with Trinidad 4d grey tied TRINIDAD MY 27 82 cds locally applied and rated red "3" as top flap displays previously unrecorded blue chamfered corners framed "FORWARDED BY/SCHOCK BUNDSCHUH & CO/PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD, W.I." cachet which has sealed tear.
£825
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