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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


COLOMBIA with JAMAICA/TRANSIT to AGENTINA
1887 use of Colombia 2c black/buff Post Card with full text headed "Nov 7 1887" to Buenos Aires, Argentina showing despatch, arrival and transit marks including handstruck JAMAICA/TRANSIT ("A" below middle of "M") supported by Kingston DE 5 87 sqc, some faults.
£85

PENULTIMATE SAILING PRIOR EMPIRE 1d RATE, ST. VINCENT to BARBADOS postal history
1898 cover to Paddington, London marked "9th Dec '98" at lower left with handstruck str. line purplish-black "Posted on British Packet."posted with horiz. strip of five QV d green and carried "loose" until off-loaded with BARBADOS A/DE 10 98 sqc prior onward transmission, backstamped Paddington DE 21 98 arrival.
The Empire Penny Rate was introduced at St. Vincent on Christmas Day 1898.
£120

T.18 used Princes Town, Trinidad postal history
1883 use of GB QV 1d Post Card pmk'd Birmingham JA 31 83 sqc to Mrs Cleaver, Savannah Grande, Trinidad with "T.18" arrival duplex dated C/FE 24 83 on address panel.
On JA 20 1880 Princes Albert and George (later KGV) disembarked ship at San Fernando and took the Cipero Tramway to the town named The Mission Of Savannah Grande, where they planted two pooi trees in the St. Stephens Anglican Church compound, on their way to visit the Devils' Woodyard (famous mud volcano which first erupted 1852) near Indian Walk. To commemorate this event Savannah Grande was re-named Princes Town on FE 18 1880.
£250


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

RETURNED FOR/POSTAL ADDRESS, Jamaica postal history
(Proud Type 173, ERD) on QV d Reply Post Card (reverse blank) pmk'd KINGSTON 3D/FE 26 90 sqc from Capt. Clark to a George D'Pass with text reading "I leave today for Buff Bay and to leave next week for Kingston. What you have for me save for me. I been laying here six days now and would take to rum quickly". He obviously did as with no postal address.
£180

CHRISTIANA, Jamaica postal history
1892 QV 1d blue Post Card, with faults, pmk'd poor Christiana JU 13 92 sqc to Wood Green showing Returned Letter Branch cancels for both London and Jamaica.
£24

KINGSTON, Jamaica postal history
(SQC) dated MY 24 88 on QV 1d blue Post Card to Mandeville with m/script "Unclaimed" and boxed RETURNED LETTER BRANCH 11 JY 88 plus MADEVILLE sqc dated M/MY 24 88 and M/JY 9 88.
£24


CAPE-TOWN, Cape of Good Hope postal history
(SQC) dated JY 2 83 on 1d within city cover, middle top opening tear, JACOT & PRILLEVITZ printed sender's flap.
£4

FICKSBURG, Orange Free State postal history
(SQC) in purple ink dated 23 AUG 95 tying d, pair 1d on cover to Dulwich, b/stamped red London SP 17 95 arrival, peripheral opening faults along top.
The "18" numeral with Ficksburg sqc seen as late as 18 MEI 96 on this correspondence
£80

KINGSTON, Jamaica postal history
cover with QV 2 x 2d paying UPU 4d rate postage to Birmingham plus QV 1d, 2d paying 3d Late Fee pmk'd II R/MY 28 87, most of cover reverse removed.
£36

RETURNED-LETTER-OFFICE, Cyprus postal history
(T.10AA) B/MR 19 00 on QV pi Newswrapper pmk'd Nicosia B/JA 10 00 to Cairo where boxed REFUSE added.
£120

ANCHOVY, Jamaica
(SQC) dated C/JY 16 96 tying 5 x QV d (SG.16a) on cover to London.
£85


SER.ET variety, Jamaica postal history
1905 cover with 1d Arms (SG.34a) tied CHAPLETON sqc OC 7 05 locally to St. Anns Bay (OC 9 05), small opening tear top right corner clear of adhesive.
£165

KLEIN DRAKENSTEIN, Cape of Good Hope postal history
MR 7 05 on full QV 1d Reply Paid Post Card with text to Natal.
£20
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