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MAIL TO GRANTLEY ADAMS, Barbados postal history
1952 cover from the Board of Trade pmk'd London OFFICIAL PAID machine cancel dated 7 JAN 1952 to The Hon. G.H. Adams, C.M.G., House of Assembly, Bridgetown with handstruck "MISSENT TO BAHAMAS" supported by Nassau JAN 11 1952 machine cancel on reverse.
Grantley Herbert Adams founded the Barbados Labour Party and was Premier 1953-1958. The International Airport was named after him in 1976 and in 1998 he was named as one of the National Heroes of Barbados. His son, John "Tom" Adams (a keen philatelist), was Prime Minister 1976-1985.
£45

PAID AT BAHAMAS, Bahamas postal history
1939 uncensored Nassau Daily Tribune envelope coupled with TREASURY departmental cachet dated OCT 6 1939 mailed stampless with PAID AT BAHAMAS crowned circle and Nassau OCT 6 1939 meter slogan and segmented d/ring cds.
£30

PAID AT BAHAMAS, Bahamas postal history
1953 OHMS stampless cover with HIS MAJESTY'S PRISONS, NASSAU JAN 10 1953 cachet and both PAID AT BAHAMAS crowned circle and Nassau 13 JAN 53 cds to Nashville, Tennessee.
("His" not changed "Her" possibly due QE2 not yet crowned)
£35


PAID AT BAHAMAS, Bahamas postal history
1942 Nassau Daily Tribune envelope coupled with THE DEVELOPMENT BOARD departmental cachet dated MAR 18 1942 mailed stampless by EXPRESS DELIVERY with PAID AT BAHAMAS crowned Circle and Nassau 18 MAR 42 segmented circle to the Associated Press Correspondent in Miami, Florida, at left EXAMINED BY 3922 label.
£40

ST. VINCENT postal history
1944 OHMS stampless cover to Grenada with COLONIAL POSTMASTER sender's cachet, OFFICIAL PAID handstamp and Kingstown B/22 NO 44 despatch cds, arrival backstamps.
£24


BRITISH HONDURAS to BARBADOS postal history
1944 cover to His Excellency The Governor, Bridgetown, Barbados with KG6 50c pmk'd Belize 9 NO 44 showing two purple OFFICIAL PAID/COL. SEC. cachets and secretive "1" handstamp at lower left.
£35

BRITISH HONDURAS postal history
1962 Chief Medical Officer and 1964 Income Tax Office OHMS OFFICIAL PAID stampless covers, first opened three sides, second with water stains.
£18

OFFICIAL PAID, Barbados postal history
1902 OHMS Agriculture Department wrapper to Edinburgh pmk'd A/FE 15 02 open bootheel duplex.
£48



COLONIAL SECRETARY, Jamaica postal history
1889 Colonial Secretary's Office printed circular requesting George Tenland of May Pen to attend a meeting of the Exhibition Commissioners posted with ON SERVICE/FREE/COLONIAL SECRETARY cachet supported by Kingston DE 28 89 sqc with MAY PEN same day arrival cds, the paper with curious crowned head watermark which has been seen on preparation sheet 1866 Montserrat revenue stamp issue, and envelope stock paper posted Tasmania NO 22 1867.
£95

MALTA postal history
1969 stampless OHMS cover to RAF Hospital Wroughton, Wiltshire pmk'd FIELD POST OFFICE/22 AP 69/158 with red CENTRAL REGISTRY/R.A.F. LUQA cachet.
£24


GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE, Jamaica postal history
cachet dated 2.4.39 on O.H.M.S. plain card with added KGV 1d pmk'd Spanish Town SP 3 37 to Dr. MacDonald in Kelso, Scotland, an unusual item of postal stationery prepared for local use as wording "P.O" deleted.
£85













DEPARTMENTAL CACHETS etc, Bahamas postal history
group of mainly 10 stampless foolscap OHMS etc covers to Nassau.
£45
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