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Combination BAHAMAS and CUBA to Sweden postal history
1936 printed Swedish America Line (top left) cover to Gothenborg, Sweden with delightful combination Bahamas KGV d, two pairs plus single KGV 1d and Cuba 3c, 10c tied four strikes PAQUEBOT (41 x 6mm) handstamp, reverse Havana ABR 2 1936 cigars machine slogan. Sender address on flap from Pier 97, New York, some frontal stains.
£225


Kegalla, CEYLON to London forwarded Zurich and Bernina-Hospiz, SWITZERLAND postal history
1909 cover to London with KE7 6c pmk'd KEGALLA B/JY 15 08 forwarded with GB KE7 1d pmk'd London AU 4 99 to ZURICH arriving 5 VIII 09 and re-directed Bernina Hospiz arriving 7 VIII 09.
£140

GREAT BRITAIN and CAPE OF GOOD HOPE "both ways" postal history
1902 mourning cover to De Beers, Somerset West, Cape Colony with Great Britain QV 3d Jubilee tied PADDINGTON AP 3 02, no arrival date but returned to the London Hospital, Whitechapel with strip of three, two singles d Hope pmk'd GPO Cape Town AP 23 02, no backstamps.
3d outgoing (presumed overpaid d) and 2d return.
£140


Postal Stationery "USED ABROAD", British Guiana postal history
1938 use one "ONE CENT" on 2c carmine UPU Post Card by the Regent Stamp Company to Oxton, Birkenhead put through the London machine cancel on 5 AUG 1938 with the uncancelled GB KG6 1d tied by London 5 AU 38 d/ring.
£36

Combination NATAL and British Occupied ORANGE FREE STATE stamps used ORANGE RIVER COLONY
1900 used of "E. No. 708" blue stock NATAL GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS (deleted) foolscap cover marked "Regd", "60", "Fee Paid" to Serg. Major C. Stride, Dorset Yeomanry, Wimborne, Dorset with combination Natal block of ten QV 1d carmine and British Occupied OFS 2d purple ovp'd "V.R.I." and 2d pmk'd P.O.A. 107 obliterators, both stamps and adhesives with faults, reverse Wimborne DE 8 00 arrival.
The Orange Free State was formally annexed to the British Crown and renamed the Orange River Colony on 28 May 1900.
£225

BY ONWARD OVERSEAS SPECIAL DELIVERY, Jamaica postal history
(in covers for convenience) 1969 piece with pair 6d cricket and U.S. 30c SPECIAL DELIVERY tied Kingston machine dated 3 MAY 1968, rarely encountered as such.
£30



NEW SOUTH WALES cross border RIVERINA "forerunner", VICTORIA postal history
1852 wrapper with large part content to Deptford, London with clipped corners Victoria 1d x 2, 3d (SG.9a, 37 paying 2d inland rate, 3d ship letter rate) pmk'd Maidens Punt barred oval "12 and rated unpaid"8", reverse MAIDENS PUNT DC 18 1852 and Melbourne DC 20 1852.
The Maidens Punt Post Office was actually at Moama in New South Wales on the northern bank of the Murray River, and therefore can be considered as a cross border Riverina "forerunner".
£250

EMPIRE 1d rate with MALTA, GIBRALTAR combination
1902 cover to Devonport with Malta QV 1d carmine and Gibraltar QV 1d carmine both tied Gibraltar "A26" duplex dated SP 8 02, b/stamped Devonport SP 13 02 arrival.
£140


TRIPOLI, Barbary Coast to France, MALTA postal history
1878 entire on Emile de Testa printed paper written headed in French "Tripoli 17 Mai 1878" to Paris, France taken to Malta with GB QV 2d rosy-mauve Plate 10 pmk'd "A25" duplex dated C/MY 20 78 arriving 24 MAI 78.
£185



"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

TWO DIFFERENT REIGNS, THREE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, Jamaica postal history to Sicily
1936 cover to Eastbourne College, England with Jamaica KGV 1d chocolate pmk'd Mandeville AP 12 37 d/ring. On arrival in Eastbourne, Sussex forwarded to Taormina, Sicily with pair contemporary GB KE7 d green pmk'd 27 APR 1937 with 25c green Postage Due tied 1-5 37.
The KG6 issues not released until 10 May 1937.
£120


BARBADOS postal history
1903 cover to Warminster, England with most unusual and accepted mixed country and mixed currency franking of Barbados 1d and British Guiana 2c tied BARBADOS A/JY 4 03 cds, Bath and Warminster backstamps.
£125

CONFUSED TOURISTS: GREAT BRITAIN and BERMUDA postal history combination
1932 cover from confused tourists staying at The New St. George Hotel, St. George's, Bermuda addressed Oakland, California with Bermuda 2d Caravel placed over pair Great Britain KGV 1d tied ST. GEORGES 23 FEB 32 cds.
£48

JAMAICA postal history
1939 cover with Jamaica Fruit & Shipping Co. Ltd, Kingston senders address marked "via St. Thomas, V.I." to Chicago, Illinois with Jamaica KG6 d, pair 1d carried on the first leg by m/s "ERRIA" and red crayon cancelled by the purser with second leg using U.S. Virgin Islands 3c pmk'd Charlotte Amalie "1" duplex dated JAN 14 1939.
A rare two countries combination to destination.
£65

NEWSWRAPPER "USED ABROAD", St. Lucia and Barbados postal history
1890 use of St. Lucia QV d green/cream newswrapper posted with Barbados QV 1d pmk'd open bootheel duplex A/MR 31 90 to Gosport, England.
£48


MONTSERRAT postal history
1945 combination cover with Leewards KG6 1d (perf. fault) and Montserrat KG 6 1/- pmk'd Plymouth */MR 26 45 to New York, at left IB/673 censor label.
£85

BERMUDA postal history
1957 unusual combination GB KG6 2/6d, GB QE2 6d ovp'd "TANGIER" on reg. cover to Belmont Manor Hotel, Warwick pmk'd Streatham B.O. S.W.16 cds dated */26 MR 57.
£32

BERMUDA to ST. LUCIA postal history
1933 (FE 9) underpaid "Panton" (name erased) cover to Castries with d Caravel pmk'd Paget, tax handstamp and St. Lucia 2d Postage Due added and tied 15 FE 33 cds.
£80

GUADELOUPE to NEW CALEDONIA forwarded NEW SOUTH WALES
1938 reg. cover to Noumea, New Caledonia with Guadeloupe 40c, 1f 75c pmk'd Basseterre 18 OCT 38 arriving Noumea 20 DEC 38 (backstamp), re-directed to the French Consul, Sydney, New South Wales with Nouvelle Caledonie 50c, 2f pmk'd Noumea 16 FEVR 39 showing 23 FEB 39 arrival (backstamp). An exceptional combination of countries.
£250


Combination BERMUDA and ST. LUCIA postal history
c1932 underpaid combination cover with Canadian Government Merchant Marine Ltd/(flag) flap with Bermuda 1d Caravel and St. Lucia KGV 2d to Sheffield, Massachusetts, tax handstamps.
£35
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