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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 1˝d 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

BERMUDA postal history:
1943 stampless cover to P. Huckle A/B, Ward 4, R.N.H. (Royal Naval Hospital), Bermuda marked "Depot" and (H.M.S. (Malabar) with framed "From H.M. SHIP/PASSED BY CENSOR" signed and dated 23.9. (43) with undated red POST OFFICE MARITIME MAIL d/ring with P.C.90 OPENED BY EXAMINER 2715 label, reverse marked "Answered 24/10/43".
£28

BERMUDA postal history:
1943 stampless cover to P. Huckle A/B, Mess 4, H.M.S. Malabar, Bermuda with framed "From H.M. SHIP/PASSED BY CENSOR" signed and dated 8/10.43 and overstamped undated red POST OFFICE MARITIME MAIL d/ring with P.C.90 OPENED BY EXAMINER 2766 label.
£24


R.M.S. "LADY RODNEY" cachet, Bermuda postal history
1937 Canadian National Steamships printed flap cover with sender address from Inverurie Hotel, Paget Parish to Detroit Michigan with CANADA KGV 1c pair, 3c tied str. line "PAQUEBOT" with Hamilton 17 JLY 1937 along base, superb magenta 3-line R.M.S. "LADY RODNEY" cachet.
£95





RECEIVED ON BOARD NEAR THE EQUATOR, Germany and Falmouth (Cornwall) postal history:
1882 stampless cover to Warin, Mecklenburg (Western Pomeramia), Germany marked along top "p. N. German Bark Alma Elisabeth/Received on bord near the Equator" landed with FALMOUTH SHIP LETTER cds dated AP 19 72 and rated "5" in blue crayon, side flap opens to display further FALMOUTH SHIP LETTER AP 19 72 cds overstruck red SHIP LETTER LONDON A/AP 20 72 as it travelled in the overnight sealed ship letter bag with turquoise VERVIERE (Belgium) 20 4 transit, a little sea water staining at left.
A lovely research item.
£500

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 ˝d 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

FRENCH MAIL for FRANCE, 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


SPECIAL FIGHT AROUND THE ISLAND, 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 ˝d 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

Cardiff, Wales to Gibraltar postal history
1872 wrapper to Gibraltar with GB QV 2d blue strip of three, single Plate 13 attractively displaying CORY/C perfins pmk'd CARDIFF duplex dated JU 14 72.
At this time the circled "S" handstamp to identify mail routed via Spain was not used (July 1870 to July 1875) as the 8d rate alone was sufficient to identify mail received by the more expensive and thus uncommonly used overland route. John Cory came to Cardiff as a shipbroker and shipowner in 1872 and established 'John Cory Sons & Co". On his death in 1891 he owned 21 steamers with another three large steamers being built on the Clyde.
£350

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 1˝d Post Card with added KGV ˝d 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 1˝d Post Card from Rochester to Teneriffe, forwarded Cape Town, Johannesburg, Eshowe, Zululand and back, two vertical creases.
£225
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