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Folkestone mail to a probable survivor of the wrecked Barque "Persia", Jamaica postal history
Having received news of the 19/20th November wreck of the "Persia" a reply is sent to probable survivor Walter Davidson, at the wreck of the Barque "Persia", Orange Bay, Hanover Cornwall, Jamaica, West Indies with GB QV 1/- green Plate 8 superbly pmk'd Folkestone "303" duplex dated F/DE 31 73 showing either front or back Kingston A/JA 20 74, Lucea A/JA 21 74, Green Island B/JA 30 74 and B/FE 4 74, and framed "RETURNED/LETTER BRANCH/9 FE 74/JAMAICA" with manuscript direction "Green Island", and magenta manuscript "Sailed for England" being the reason for letter undelivered.
The British Barque “Persia”, 530 tons, commanded by Captain Paul Patty, and having a load of Logwood of 400 tons, was taken from Black River to Orange Bay by Pilot, arriving there on Wednesday forenoon 19th November. During the night a heavy north wind set in, and the vessel was driven ashore and became a total wreck. Two of the crew were drowned, and 4 others with the Captain were saved with great difficulty by the people of Orange Bay. The Captain and fellow sufferers were conveyed to Green Island.
£850



Wolverhampton to Kellerberrin, Western Australia re-directed Bulawayo, Salisbury, Rhodesia
1924 cover with GB KGV 1½d pmk'd Wolverhampton to Kellerberrin, Western Australia forwarded Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia with boxed "UNCLAIMED/ADVERTISED" and Returned Letter Branch, G.P.O. Salisbury d/ring.
Wolverhampton DE 5 1924, Kellerberrin JA 8 1925, Bulawayo JA 2 and JA 7, Salisbury MY 6 1925.
£30

EAST END, CAYMAN ISLANDS postal history
1911 large part cover to Headly Dalton (or Patton), Kingston, Jamaica with ¼d 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


BOOK-POST rate INDIA to JAMAICA postal history
1955 cover pmk'd Calcutta 9 III 55 with previously unrecorded boxed purple RETURN TO SENDER/FROM KINGSTON, JAMAICA handstamp (with "NAMES" instead of "NO POST OFFICE NAMED). Filing punch holes at base, reverse return backstamps of R.L.O. 31 MA 55 and Bare Bazar 16 JNE 1955.
£48



"AROUND THE WORLD IN THE QUICKEST POSSIBLE TIME", Jamaica and British Guiana postal history
1905 use of GB 1d carmine/buff Post Card pmk'd Derby JA 5 05 arriving Kingston, Jamaica JA 28 05 with 1d Arms pmk'd Kingston FE 17 05 arriving Georgetown, Br. Guiana 1 MAR 1905 with 2c pmk'd Georgetown 4 MAR 1905 showing Port Of Spain, Trinidad MR 6 05 and New York MAR 23 1905 transits before journey abruptly ended with San Francisco P.O./APR 14 1905/D.L. SECTION (Dead Letter) purple d/ring, alongside further purplish boxed handstamp with lower line reading "Returned from R.L.O." (town unclear) with black manuscript "Contrary to Regulations", corner damage but "around the world" entires rarely found incorporating the British West Indies.
£125

RETURNED FOR/POSTAL ADDRESS, Jamaica postal history
(Proud Type 173, ERD) on QV ½d Reply Post Card (reverse blank) pmk'd KINGSTON 3D/FE 26 90 sqc from Capt. Clark to a George D'Pass with text reading "I leave today for Buff Bay and to leave next week for Kingston. What you have for me save for me. I been laying here six days now and would take to rum quickly". He obviously did as with no postal address.
£180

CHRISTIANA, Jamaica postal history
1892 QV 1d blue Post Card, with faults, pmk'd poor Christiana JU 13 92 sqc to Wood Green showing Returned Letter Branch cancels for both London and Jamaica.
£24


JAMAICA postal history
1901 Empire rate cover with GB QV 1d lilac pmk'd Bedford FE 12 01 to Kingston where Advertised, Unclaimed etc, various backstamps, toning and peripheral faults.
£95

KINGSTON, Jamaica postal history
(SQC) dated MY 24 88 on QV 1d blue Post Card to Mandeville with m/script "Unclaimed" and boxed RETURNED LETTER BRANCH 11 JY 88 plus MADEVILLE sqc dated M/MY 24 88 and M/JY 9 88.
£24


JAPAN TO JAMAICA
1901 unsealed cover with pair 1sn brown to Kingston with Advertised, Unclaimed and Returned Letter Branch 5 AU 01 handstamps alongside address panel, b/stamped TOKIO return dated 6 MAR 01.
Francis E Reed was Examiner Education Department Jamaica in 1901
£275

RETURNED-LETTER-OFFICE, Cyprus postal history
(T.10AA) B/MR 19 00 on QV ½pi Newswrapper pmk'd Nicosia B/JA 10 00 to Cairo where boxed REFUSE added.
£120


P.O.A. 59, NATAL postal history
P.O.A. 59 on much travelled opened-out 1898 Transvaal 1d rate cover pmk'd Johannesburg 3 ME1 98 to Lower Umzimkulu re-addressed Imbezana, Natal with GPO, Natal 4 MY 98, Durban 5 MY 98, Umzinto 5 5 98, Umhlangeni MY 12 98 and MY 13 98, 2 x POA 59, Port Shepstone JY 7 98, Umhlangeni JY 8 98 and purple Returned Letter Office 15 9 98 plus 2 OCT 98 unidentified Z.A.R. return arrival, reverse with blue crayon "Advertised + Unclaimed". Exhibition item.
£525
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