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ANTIGUA postal history
1941 patriotic cover with U.S. 2c, 3c tied Saint Louis, Missouri NOV 14 1941 machine to St. John's, Antigua with "WHILE THIS RULES/(Nazi serpent)/DONT BUY GERMAN GOODS" propaganda label, reverse EXAMINED BY CENSOR/ANTIGUA handstamp. Soiling.
£60


TURKS AND CAICOS postal history
1940 cover to Clifton, Bristol with 4 x KG6 d pmk'd Grand Turk A/NO 14 40 d/ring, reverse Cable and Wireless 30 NO 40 handstamp tied by Examiner 4029 label and 5 x uncancelled Jamaica WAR FUND labels, some defective.
£48


TURKS ISLANDS postal history
1895 cover to J.C. Crisson (former Postmaster), Turks Islands with 3 x Germany 20pfpmk'd Leipzig 16.12.95. Leipzig reg. label, red and black London reg. ovals (DE 18), Halifax N.S. cds (DE 28), St. John N.B. cds (DE 30), New York reg. label and NY reg oval (JA 2 96) but WITHOUT ARRIVAL MARKS being most unusual for secured mail. Red wax ties fourteen "Post Office Department/OFFICIALLY SEALED./United States of America" perforated labels affixed to seal edges.
Once the transit had been interrupted with the application of the labels being applied in America this cover SEEMINGLY LOST ITS SECURE STATUS and travelled as normal mail thereafter.
£300



RED CROSS label, British Guiana postal history
1941 (NO 1) cover with typewritten newsy letter with "How sad about S. Judes's/ It was probably well-placed to catch a Nazi packet" from Rev. Welton Ward, St. Philip's Vicarage, Georgetown to Leap Cross, Hailsham, Sussex with KG6 4c (defective lower right corner) tied Victory "V - - - - " machine cancel dated 1 NOV 1941, Red Cross label ties reverse flap.
A reference to the bombing of St. Jude's church, Bethnall Green, 134 high explosive and 2 Parachute Mine bombs were dropped on Bethnal Green South period 7 October to 6 June 1941
£48



ST. PHILIP'S DEBT REDEMPTION label, British Guiana postal history
1942 cover from Father Welton Ward, St. Philip's Vicarage, Georgetown with their own church label tied by ink marks to reverse of cover to Leap Cross, Hailsham, Sussex with 2 x KG6 2c tied Georgetown 20 MCH 1942 machine cancel.
£75



BAHAMAS postal history
1909 destruction by earthquake of Myrtle Bank Hotel, Jamaica Post Card to Irvington, N.J. with KE7 1d tied purple Hamburg-American Line/Atlas Service PRINZ AUGUST WILHELM d/ring oval dated APR 15 1909, Pitch Lake, Trinidad sticker added by sender.
£200


The rare 10c mauve MUSTIQUE COMPANY LIMITED label
on inaugural first flight cover dated 1 SEP 1971 addressed to Hon. Colin Tennant. Only 70 mauve labels were printed for exclusive use of the Tennant family (owners of the island). 64 mauve labels used on flight covers, 1 mauve label on unique proving cover of earlier service, 5 mauve labels unaccounted for (no mint mauve labels currently known).
The Flight covers used up all remaining orange, yellow, blue, mauve labels terminating a genuine commercial local carriage service which had remained undiscovered for some 45 years. Scan of this actual cover as used in a BWISC Bulletin advert attached.
£125


Rowland Hill 1/- EXPORTERS LETTER SERVICE by Hovercraft in combination with TRINIDAD postal history
1975 cover to Calais, France with QE2 5c, 30c x 2 pmk'd 9 MAR 74 with red boxed FLOWN BY/HOVERCRAFT RAMSGATE and 1/- EXPORTERS LETTER SERVICE label depicting Sir Rowland Hill tied blue POSTE - RESTANTE/BP 300-62/CALAIS - RAMSGATE cachet.
£75


LIFE SAVING SCOUT & CHUM label, Jamaica postal history
1930 reg. cover with Scout label pmk'd REGISTERED oval OC 15 40, with further uncancelled label on reverse, on 6d, 1/- plus WAR FUND label to London re-addressed and handstruck red "C".
The sender of the envelope was a Jamaican, Edward Stanislaus Benbow-Rowe. He had been a civil servant and was the director of a brewery in Kingston - a man of previous irreproachable character. Whilst on holiday in London in December 1934, he was arrested for shoplifting a necklace at Marks and Spencer in Oxford Street. He was found guilty and fined 10 on 1 January 1935 (per David Horry research)
£48


NASSAU, Bahamas postal history
Express Delivery cover with KGV 6d, 8d pmk'd 3 FE 36 to Meriden, Connecticut, reverse with tied "COME TO NASSAU" advertising label.
Sheet format unknown. No broken sunshades or red spots adjacent woman as seen on 8 OCT 37 cover with pair of labels
£60


LEEWARD ISLANDS postal history
POCZTA POLOWA 130 (Polish Field Post 130), Poland postmark: two strikes dated 19 X. 45 tying KGV 1/- and POLAND FIRST TO FIGHT patriotic label (reminder that the Poles were the first nation to be attacked by the Nazis) addressed Chicago, b/stamped BASE ARMY POST OFFICE 15 d/ring dated 23 OC 45, some toning.
Poczta Polowa 130 being 3rd Carpathian Division (attached to the Middle Eastern Forces), mailed from Allied OCCupied Italy about 5 months after Germany's surrender (see Chuck Cwiakala's letter)
£185


GRANTS TOWN, Bahamas postal history
with "WE TELEGRAPH FLOWERS" label tied */FE 10 30 on cover to USA, enclosure with pressed flora and stuck-down petals.
£280
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