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6 CONCENTRIC CIRCLES maritime postmark, Leeward Islands postal history
1919 reg. cover front to Clifton, Bristol with Leeward Islands KGV 1d, 3d, 6d tied 6 Concentric circles dumb maritime handstamp with St. John's, Antigua FE 27 19 despatch alongside.
£75



ATLAS STEAMSHIP CO. Limited cachet, Jamaica postal history
1893 use of QV ½d Post Card pmk'd Kingston and Mandeville for MY 18 93, reverse fine ATLAS STEAMSHIP Company cachet and text signed by the General Manager W. Peploe Forwood.
£80


UPU MALTA to non-UPU Melbourne, VICTORIA, Australia postal history
1890 opened to display cover showing HUDDART, PARKER & Cos.. LINE printed sender's flap to Huddart-Parker & Co, Melbourne, Australia with QV 4d brown pmk'd Malta "A25" duplex dated H/SP 11 90, b/stamped Brindisi (13-9) and Melbourne (OC 16).
Malta joined the UPU on JY 1 1875 but Australia did not become a member until OC 1 1891.
£180


Cunard White Star Line R.M.S. HOMERIC" Letter Card, Bahamas postal history
1935 illustrated and printed LETTER CARD to Chesham, Bucks with KGV 6d pmk'd Nassau FEB 11 1935 machine cancel.
£48

BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1906 with printed sender "FRED J. BANKART, SUCCESSOR TO A. PEROT & Co. DEMERARA" marked "p. French Mail" to Beaune, France with 5c pmk'd Georgetown 4 JUL 1906, alongside octagonal d/ring CAYENNE A FORT-DE-FRANCE LC dated 6 JUL 06.
There are strong links between the Perot's of British Guiana and Bermuda. Covers from Demerara (1859) and Berbice (1872) are known to William H. Perot, Baltimore, son of the famous William Bennett Perot of Bermuda. Two 1833 entires from Demerara to Philadelphia have manuscript endorsement “Hamilton, Bermuda. Forwarded by Your Most Ob Servant Wm. B. Perot” whilst working as a forwarding agent during the period before he was appointed Postmaster of Bermuda by warrant dated SP 6 1836.
£120


BARBADOS postal history
1939 cover with 2 x U.S. 3c Landing of the Swedes and Finns tied U.S.S. RANGER/BRIDGETOWN BARBADOS duplex dated MAR 16 1939 addressed Denver, Colorado with purple 3-line "SPECIAL FLIGHT/AROUND BARBADOES/BRITISH WEST INDIES" handstamp on front, reverse with ½d Badge of Colony tied GPO 6 MR 39 cds appended below "9 of 28" and signed "JS Johnson-Pilot, Bridgetown, Barbadoes".
£150


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


BERMUDA postal history
1892 use of QV ½d deep blue Post Card pmk'd Ireland Island K4a "3" to Hamilton headed "H.M.S. Irresistable. No.3 Mess" with text from E.E. Mills, Caterer, requesting Potatoes, Oysters, Cabbage, Parsnips with HAMILTON (H4) B/DE 30 92 arrival.
£135

MALTA postal history
1952 stampless OHMS cover pmk'd BRITISH FLEET MAIL 10 dated */12 AU 52 to C in C, HMS Vanguard, London with purple H.M. s/m "TALENT" submarine cachet.
£24

H.M.S. URCHIN, British Guiana postal history
1962 GB QE2 2d rate cover to Vienna, Austria with red cachet CAPTAIN (F) SEVENTEENTH FRIGATE SQUADRON dated 16 FEB 1962, pencil marked "British Guiana".
£40


Combination GERMANY and NEW ZEALAND, postal history
1891 cover with Reichpost 20pf blue twice pmk'd OLDENBURG 13/2 91 to sailor Heinrich Rose on the German Barque Kiandra/Kapitan Ahlers addressed care of Messrs. Cunningham in Christ Church who affixed QV 2d pmk'd CHRISTCHURCH 31 MR 91 for re-direction to Dunedin, reverse London transit, incoming Christchurch 30 MR 91 plus arrival, opened two sides, unusual.
£240


SIERRA LEONE postal history
1936 KGV 1½d Post Card with added KGV ½d pmk'd Freetown NO 26 36 to Bienne, Switzerland, sender says that after travelling with the Wahehe his head is done in and attaches a photograph after the storm.
£65

Vertical "A10" (late use), St. Vincent postal history
c1892 Barbados QV 1d pink embossed PSE pmk'd vertical "A10" to S.M.S. "Molthe", German training ship, Kingstown, no despatch ar arrival datestamps.
Other late uses vertical "A10" are found on Barbados reply card portion JA 29 1892 and the latest date of FE 15 1892 on QV 1d UPU card to Trinidad
£140



HAMBURG-AMERICA LINE postal history
HAMBURG-AMERIKA LINIE/ENE 7 1914/PUERTO MEXICO.-OFFICE purple oval agents arrival cachet on 2c Post Card pmk'd Mexico D.F. 5 ENE 14 to Sr. W.C. Barthman, Puerto Mexico, minor bends at left.
Unlisted in Michael Rego handbook
£125


ESHOWE, Zululand postal history
(re-introduced Z.10) JY 15 25 as arrival on much travelled GB KGV 1½d Post Card from Rochester to Teneriffe, forwarded Cape Town, Johannesburg, Eshowe, Zululand and back, two vertical creases.
£225


Orient Liner 'Ormonde'
Christmas greetings card, undated.
£12


BAHAMAS postal history to PORT ROYAL, Jamaica
NASSAU-NEW-PROVIDENCE (N1) dated MR 29 1846 as despatch backstamp alongside KINGSTON AP 5 1846 arrival on prestamp envelope marked "4" unpaid to Edmund Lawless, Asst. Surgeon H.M.S. Vesuvius, Port Royal, Jamaica.
£175



Rare LAST KNOWN USE BAHAMAS str. line (B1) - in RED INK for PREPAID MAIL
1846 cover with red BAHAMAS str. line (B1) marked “Prepaid” and rated red “4” to Edward Lawless Asst. Surgeon, H.M.S. Vesuvius, Port Royal, Jamaica with Kingston FE 2 1846 dbl-arc on reverse. No despatch date but expected to be JA 13 1846, overall soiling. Rare as only 6 examples currently known. Ludington (Page 206) records the earliest known pre-paid cover from Bahamas as c1842 with red strike BAHAMAS (B2) to New Orleans marked “Pd” and rated red 18/-. No examples of the NASSAU-NEW PROVIDENCE dbl-arc (used SP 3 1842 to JY 12 1846) are known on pre-paid mail and the BAHAMAS (B1) in red ink was used exclusively on prepaid mail period 1844-1846. The six known examples are dated MR 10 1844, MR 14 1844, JA 31 1845, MY – 1845, SP – 1845, and JA (13) 1846 (this currently being the last known recorded use of any Bahamas str. line cancel). The PAID AT BAHAMAS crowned circle was registered at the GPO, London on MY 22 1846.
£525


LADY NELSON, Montserrat postal history
purple cachet on col. ppc to New York off-loaded Boston, Mass. AUG 3 1936, rounded corners.
£35

S.S. LINGUIST, Montserrat postal history
purple cachet on QE2 3c rate cover pmk'd Plymouth */JU 4 58.
£14
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