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BERMUDA postal history:
1943 stampless cover to P. Huckle A/B, Ward 4, R.N.H. (Royal Naval Hospital), Bermuda marked "Depot" and (H.M.S. (Malabar) with framed "From H.M. SHIP/PASSED BY CENSOR" signed and dated 23.9. (43) with undated red POST OFFICE MARITIME MAIL d/ring with P.C.90 OPENED BY EXAMINER 2715 label, reverse marked "Answered 24/10/43".
£28

BERMUDA postal history:
1943 stampless cover to P. Huckle A/B, Mess 4, H.M.S. Malabar, Bermuda with framed "From H.M. SHIP/PASSED BY CENSOR" signed and dated 8/10.43 and overstamped undated red POST OFFICE MARITIME MAIL d/ring with P.C.90 OPENED BY EXAMINER 2766 label.
£24


52 used LAUNCESTON, Tasmania with London 20 lines unframed circular CORRECTION HANDSTAMP
1870 cover to Islington, London with QV 6d tied "52" numeral with red LAUNCESTON 12 AU 1870 despatch, on arrival red LONDON PAID dated A/SP 10 70 mistakenly applied and obliterated with unframed circular 20 lines correction handstamp, and correct arrival of A/OC 10 70 applied alongside, re-directed to Stoke Newington some 2.7 miles away with small black crowned circle applied to show no further charge for delivery within London area, envelope with colourless embossed J. WALSH & SONS, HOBART TOWN & LAUNCESTON makers imprint under flap, no backstamps.
£240

EAST END, CAYMAN ISLANDS postal history
1911 large part cover to Headly Dalton (or Patton), Kingston, Jamaica with d brown strip of four (one stamp facially damaged) tied two strikes purple boxed "EAST END/Grand Cayman./RURAL/Post Gollection." temporary rubber handstamp with BODDENTOWN JU 28 11 d/ring backstamp. On arrival eventually "ADVERTISED" and "UNCLAIMED." with red RETURNED LETTER OFFICE, JAMAICA d/ring dated 25 SE 11. Full of character, Ex MARSTON, PODGER.
£575


BARBADOS postal history:
1953 printed Rediffusion Service Ltd, Trafalgar Street, Bridgetown headed AIR LETTER with combination Britannia design 2c, 8c meter machine and pair issued QE2 1c definitives pmk'd GPO 26 AP 53, first month use.
£30

TWICE RETURNED FOR POSTAGE, BERMUDA to N.S.WALES, AUSTRALIA postal history
1953 three times postmarked Gibbons Co. printed sender cover to Penhurst, N.S.Wales with KG6 1/- pmk'd Hamilton 8 DEC machine, red boxed "Returned for/3d Postage." added with further KG6 3d pmk'd Hamilton 10 Dec machine for WALES (UK) and with error noted red crayon "AUSTRALIA" added prior further "Returned for/1/- Postage." with defective KG6 1/- affixed tied Hamilton 12 DEC 53 cds.
A very rare TWICE RETURNED FOR POSTAGE cover.
£120

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE postal history
1839 lengthy cross-written entire headed "Bedford Wednesday Feb'y 6th 1839" and marked "Post paid March 8th" to Mrs Maclear, Royal Observatory, Cape Town with red ink PAID-SHIP LETTER/(crown) 9 MR 9 1839/LONDON and black SHIP LETTER/(crown)/CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.
£125


R.M.S. "LADY RODNEY" cachet, Bermuda postal history
1937 Canadian National Steamships printed flap cover with sender address from Inverurie Hotel, Paget Parish to Detroit Michigan with CANADA KGV 1c pair, 3c tied str. line "PAQUEBOT" with Hamilton 17 JLY 1937 along base, superb magenta 3-line R.M.S. "LADY RODNEY" cachet.
£95





RECEIVED ON BOARD NEAR THE EQUATOR, Germany and Falmouth (Cornwall) postal history:
1882 stampless cover to Warin, Mecklenburg (Western Pomeramia), Germany marked along top "p. N. German Bark Alma Elisabeth/Received on bord near the Equator" landed with FALMOUTH SHIP LETTER cds dated AP 19 72 and rated "5" in blue crayon, side flap opens to display further FALMOUTH SHIP LETTER AP 19 72 cds overstruck red SHIP LETTER LONDON A/AP 20 72 as it travelled in the overnight sealed ship letter bag with turquoise VERVIERE (Belgium) 20 4 transit, a little sea water staining at left.
A lovely research item.
£500

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



ANGUILLA postal history
1996 reg. printed sender's address foolscap cover from Attorneys At Law, Caribbean Juris Chambers to Basseterre, St. Kitts with 50c Fish, $1 Prince Charles pmk'd ANGUILLA VALLEY 15 MAY 1996 cds, reverse with most unusual boxed red 4-line "CERTIFIED RECEIVED INTACT/DESPATCHED IN GOOD CONDITION/G.P.O. - ANGUILLA/INITIALS..... (signed)" handstamp.
Worldwide covers are often noted as received in bad condition by respective GPO's, but not marked as sent in good condition!
£150

RHODESIA postal history
1944 stampless cover to Sqdn Ldr E.G. Brant, R.A.F. Station, Warboys, Huntingdonshire pmk'd CRANBORNE 22 AUG 44 with red crowned RHODESIAN/OFFICIAL FREE/AIR TRAINING GROUP cachet and censor label tied censor handstamp.
£36



ATLAS STEAMSHIP CO. Limited cachet, Jamaica postal history
1893 use of QV d Post Card pmk'd Kingston and Mandeville for MY 18 93, reverse fine ATLAS STEAMSHIP Company cachet and text signed by the General Manager W. Peploe Forwood.
£80

NEW SOUTH WALES postal history
1876 cover to New Haven, Connecticut, USA with QV 6d pale lilac pmk'd Sydney B/JA 14 76 with handstruck red circled "PAID ALL" (with fleurons applied Sydney) showing San Francisco FEB 14 transit, no arrival backstamp.
The Postal Convention of FE 1 1874 between USA and NSW established the use of PAID ALL handstamps at Sydney on mail to San Francisco. Queensland and Victoria did the same when their conventions became effective in 1876 and 1879. Their use continued until the Colonies joined the UPU in 1891.
£120

BERMUDA postal history
1942 envelope used elsewhere (New York printed changed Bermuda typewritten) to Rutherford, New Jersey with airmail rate KG6 7d pmk'd HAMILTON 5 JUN 42, most unusually handstruck red "THIS LETTER CAME IN BY AIRMAIL", no backstamps, commercial as opened 3 sides.
£36

NEW BRUNSWICK postal history
1856 cover to Gottingen, Hanover, Germany with handstruck "PAID" and NEW BRUNSWICK DEC 12 departure, NEW YORK DEC 13 transit, AACHEN 28/12 FRANCO boxed transit, reverse turquoise GOTTINGEN 29/12 arrival.
£225

BERMUDA postal history
1958 cover with QE2 8d tied Hamilton 28 MAY 58 cds to London, England, red 2-line "INSUFFICIENTLY PREPAID/FOR TRANSMISSION BY AIRMAIL".
£14



RECEIVED/GPO FREETOWN/SCHED No....., Sierra Leone postal history
New Walton handbook unlisted (Type 711 group, see Page 120) dated II MR 49 on stampless OHMS GPO Freetown Reply portion to Ernest B. Blango, Dillet Street (named after former postmaster Joseph Dillet), Freetown with pencilled "Try Government Medical Store" with red OFFICIAL PAID (035.99) dated both */7 MR 49 and */10 MR 49 alongside address panel.
This instrument has continuous solid line after SCHED No and two examples of the same instrument can be viewed on the West Africa Study Circle website on Page 7 of the Frank Walton 1949 audit book.
£250


DELAYED THROUGH POSTING IN A LONDON LETTER BOX, BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1952 cover with KG6 1c, 2 x 2c pmk'd Georgetown */7 JA 52 to the Philaletic (sic) Traders Society, London with 24 John Adams Street address added, re-directed Tottenham Court Road, and finally directed to The Strand, rare use of red handstamp "DELAYED THROUGH BEING/POSTED IN A LETTER BOX/FOR 'LONDON' LETTERS./PLEASE ADVISE SENDER" added in London, backstamped London FE 18, and FE 19 (twice) cancels.
£75

BERMUDA postal history
1941 (SP 26) underpaid cover with U.S. 3c pmk'd Patchogue, New York to Commander Bowie in St. Georges, tax handstamps and red "REFUSED" and "RETURN/TO SENDER", backstamped fine St. Georges 4 NOV 41 cds.
£70
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