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JAMAICA postal history
1893 cover with printed "C.L. & Co" flap to Halifax, Nova Scotia marked "Per S.S. Alpha" with double rate postage paid by 5 x QV 1d Keyplate pmk'd Kingston I K/MY 27 93 d/rings.
£24



CAYMAN ISLANDS to COSTA RICA postal history
1927 reg. OHMS foolscap cover to G. Noriega, San Jose, Costa Rica with KGV 4d pmk'd Georgetown JA 24 27 d/ring showing purple FEB 27 1927 arrival alongside, reverse with rarely seen Kingston, Jamaica REGISTERED machine cancel (wide setting 80 x 20mm) dated JAN 29 1927.
£120

JAMAICA postal history
1894 Myrtle Bank Hotel advertising cover to Eugene Abbott Kinsey, DeVeaux College, Suspension Bridge, New York with QV d, 2 x QV 1d Keyplate pmk'd Kingston 4 Y/MR 18 94 d/rings.
Judge Samuel DeVeaux (1789-1855) founded Deveaux College, which lies in the City of Niagara Falls, for orphans and destitute children, he was also a heavy contributor to the Lockport and Niagara Railroads, and instrumental in the construction of the Whirlpool Suspension Bridge, opened 1855, most notable for being the world's first working railway suspension bridge.
£75


Job Application to the St. Vincent Philatelic Bureau, St. Vincent postal history
Cover and letter dated "23/10.74" from Camelithia Bynoe, Victoria Village, Stubbs Post Office taken in by hand (1 of only 2 surviving job application letters).
Camelithia became a full time member of the final staff of 126 girls and 3 guys.
£40


Job Application to the St. Vincent Philatelic Bureau, St. Vincent postal history
Full cover and letter from Maria Gloster c/o Barrouallie Post Office cheekily marked O.H.M.S. and posted with STUBBS 23 OC 74 cds (1 of only 2 surviving job application letters).
£48

ATLANTIS HOTEL, BATHSHEBA COAST, Barbados postal history
coloured ppc showing the railway line mailed with 1d Badge to Huddersfield pmk'd GPO 12 JA 26 cds.
£15

"B" used St. Marks, GRENADA postal history
1897 cover to Verviers, Belgium with QV 2d Keyplate pmk'd St. Marks "B" dated 14 OC 97.
£120






DOMINICA postal history landed with MARGATE/SHIP-LRE
1837 entire headed "Dominica 26th July 1837" and docketted "D.S. Laidlaw, Dominica Dated 26 July Rec'd 12 Sept" marked "p. Orbut" addressed to the Hon. Wm Frazer, Alexander, Wilson & Co. in London landed with "MARGATE/SHIP LRE" and rated 1/8.
An ongoing current survey of 1,381 private ship letters landed at ports around the UK show only 14 entires landed at Margate with only two being from Dominica (the other written OC 17 1787). On this date, 26 July 1837, some 23 vessels were wrecked at Barbados during a hurricane, and 57 lives lost. The distance between Roseau and Bridgetown being only 193 miles. The Hon. Dugald Stewart Laidlaw, merchant of Roseau, served as Acting Governor of Dominica 1843-45.
£325


SOUTH AFRICA to BERMUDA postal history
1942 censored cover to Hampstead, London with 1d mining issue pmk'd JOHANNESBURG 16.1.42, forged violet CM21 PASSED BY CENSOR/47/BERMUDA added to reverse supported with deceiving address changing to The Princess Hotel, Hamilton, Bermuda as the cover never went to Bermuda, small corner fault.
£80

SOUTHERN RHODESIA to BERMUDA postal history
1942 cover to T.A. Stokes, Princess Hotel, Hamilton, Bermuda with 6 x KG6 d pmk'd SALISBURY 29 JAN 42 d/rings, outgoing triangular censor and forged CM21 PASSED BY CENSOR/47/BERMUDA also in red, no backstamps.
£80

GREAT GUANO CAY, Bahamas postal history
1934 Alan S. Round reg. cover to Stourbridge with KGV 2d, 3d pmk'd GREAT GUANO CAY (T.7 I, D3) 27 NOV 34 cds.
£85

SIMMS LONG ISLAND, Bahamas postal history
1925 reg. commercial cover from Caroline E. Knowles (per flap with sender seal removed by scissors) to the Priscilla Publishing Company in Boston, Massachusetts with 3 x KGV 1d tied SIMMS LONG ISLAND (T3a, D2) 24 JAN 25 d/rings.
£65

GREGORY TOWN, Bahamas on Order of Good Templars cover to Boston, Massachusetts
1901 cover from a member of the Bloom of Youth Good Templars to the International Supreme Lodge, Boston, Mass. with QV 2d pmk'd sideways up GREGORY TOWN C/AU 1 -- (T.1, D2 last digit of day, and year slugs missing) with NASSAU C/AU 19 01 cds alongside.
£125

CRAIGHEAD temporary rubber datestamp, Jamaica postal history
in purple dated 10 FEB 1955 on 3 x KG6 2d commercial reg. cover to Kingston.
£18

MONA temporary rubber datestamp, Jamaica postal history
in purple dated 21 NOV 1951 on pair KG6 d cover to Half Way Tree.
£16

JAMAICA postal history
1918 GOLDEN SEAL FLOUR advertising cover to Sav La Mar with KGV 1d WAR STAMP tied Kingston FEB 20-18 machine cancel, reverse SAVANNAH-LA-MAR FE 20 18 arrival.
£36

DERNIERE RIVER, St. Lucia postal history
1974 cover to Welwyn Garden City with 10c, 25c tied two strikes DERNIERE RIVER cds dated 16 SP 74.
£24


P & O and BRITISH INDIA LINES, Greece postal history
1953 cover to Flixton, Manchester with GB KG6 2d tied Greek machine cancel, reverse with purple boxed "TRAVEL & SHIP/BY P & O/AND/BRITISH INDIA LINES" and 2-line "VISIT GREECE/SUNSHINE - BLUE SKY" advertising handstamps.
£45


ADEN postal history
1934 cover with colourless embossed sender's flap of "COWASJEE DINSHAW & BROS/ADEN" posted to London with India KGV 2as 6ps tied framed "PAQUEBOT" at PORT-TAUFIQ on 25 NO 34, central vertical crease.
£45

BERMUDA postal history
1883 printed O.H.M.S. cover (opened both left and right ends, and thought to have been used as a wrapper) from the "Clerk H.M. Council" to The Hon. G. Tucker in Paget partly tied blue HAMILTON B/OC 30 83 duplex with the numeral portion seemingly positioned to "tie" the content.
£165
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