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FOX HILL, Bahamas postal history
1929 use of KGV 2d orange PSRE commercially used to Lennards Ltd, Bristol with added KGV 1d pmk'd blue FOX HILL (T. 7 I, D3) */FE 22 29 cds, reverse with Nassau 22 FE 29 and red hooded REGISTERED LONDON 8 MR 29 transit, opened along base only.
£240

MAIL FROM THE TINY ISLAND OF WATER CAY, Bahamas postal history
1929 commercial cover from Rebecca Saunders, Water Cay, Grand Bahamas appended (via) "To Eight Mile Rock" addressed to Montgomery Ward, Chicago with KGV 1d pmk'd blue ink GRAND BAHAMA (T.3, D2) 23 JAN 29 d/ring with fleuron at base.
In 1926 a local mail service by small boat started from the island of Eight Mile Rock to Water Cay, 40 miles north with 150 inhabitants (Proud handbook Page 173).
£165

POMPEY BAY temporary rubber datestamp, BAHAMAS postal history
1948 commercial cover with Mrs Delores E. Tynes, Pompey Bay, Acklin's Island sender's address to Kansas City, Missouri with KG6 3d tied turquoise ink POMPEY BAY (TRD 2C2, D1) temporary rubber datestamp of JAN 30 1948, reverse Nassau FEB 3 1948 machine slogan.
£160

GRENADA postal history
1889 use of QV 1d brown Post Card from John Alexander, St. Georges to London pmk'd blue GRENADA JY 20 89 cds, full text and London hooded arrival.
£18

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC to Bermuda postal history
1953 (FE 24) cover to Paget East with 1c, 7c,10c franking pmk'd Ciudad Trujillo, reverse Paget arrival.
£15


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.
£325

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
£140


BARBADOS postal history
1935 cover to the Ursaline Convent, Barbados with USA 20c Airmail pmk'd WALL ST. STA. dated FEB 1 1935, on arrival bluish 5-line instructional handstamp "YOUR POSTMAN'S ROUTE IS/BRIDGETOWN No.15/Please include it as part of your Address, and ask your correspon/dents to do so." (Proud Type 145, this being the only recorded date for No.15 instruction).
£275


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

GRENADA postal history
1882 QV 1d pale brown UPU Post Card to Forton Barracks, Gosport pmk'd blue A/GRENADA/MR 27 82 cds, rarely seen.
£225

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC to GERMANY with JAMAICA/TRANSIT
(A below right leg of M) alongside address panel on 10c orange PSE pmk'd blue SANTO DOMINGO 4 ABR 91 to Karlruhe, b/stamped fine strikes Kingston 3 N/AP 6 91 sqc and Karlsruhe 24.4.91 arrival.
£140

D used ST. ANDREW'S, Grenada postal hisory
(2nd Type) in blue dated 23 FE 91 on REGISTERED LETTER receipt.
£40



A76 used SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica postal history
(Type O) in blue ink indistinctly tying QV 2d Crown CC (SG.9) on OHMS Royal Arms stationery cover to Kingston dated B/JY 22 80. On arrival ADVERTISED, UNCLAIMED with RETURNED LETTER BRANCH 18 AU 80 handstamps.
Only one other blue ink numeral cover recorded - from Port Antonio with A64 dated JA 25 1878
£250

REGISTERED JOHANNESBURG, Transvaal postal history
(D/R) in blue ink dated 7 APR 04 on KE7 1d pink PSE with added KE7 d, 1d, 4d to Hobart, Tasmania. Both low values with very large part of stamps removed, one by scissors, as if deliberately to hide previous (cancelled) use.
£24
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