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A fascinating "MEANS OF DELIVERY" has been set up in POSTAL HISTORY + Subjects showing all types of British West Indies mail you might encounter.



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JAMAICA postal history
1912 Hotel Titchfield printed flap cover to San Antonio, Texas with 2d Arms of Colony tied PASADENA, California duplex, alongside purple 2-line "Received inside a circular/at Pasadena, Cal.", an unusual explanation for mail pmk'd elsewhere.
£48


BRITISH GUIANA postal history:
1927 cover marked "Special Delivery" to G.W. Gordon, Tower Hotel, Georgetown with EXPRESS label and 4 x KGV 2c pmk'd DEM: RIVER STEAMER */15 AU 77. Some gum soiling from further stamp affixed but removed as cds and blue crayon cross that area.
£75


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

ATLANTIS HOTEL, BATHSHEBA COAST, Barbados postal history
coloured ppc showing the railway line mailed with 1d Badge to Huddersfield pmk'd GPO 12 JA 26 cds.
£15

SOUTHERN RHODESIA to BERMUDA postal history
1942 cover to T.A. Stokes, Princess Hotel, Hamilton, Bermuda with 6 x KG6 d pmk'd SALISBURY 29 JAN 42 d/rings, outgoing triangular censor and forged CM21 PASSED BY CENSOR/47/BERMUDA also in red, no backstamps.
£80


HARRINGTON SOUND to DENMARK, Bermuda postal history
1935 reg. cover from Castle Harbour Hotel, Tucker's Town (printed flap which opens to display) to Denmark with 4-colour combination Ship issues d x two pairs, d, 1d, 2d indistinctly pmk'd HARRINGTON SOUND 14 FEB 35 with Plymouth, Devon reg. oval transit and LEMVIG arrival backstamps.
£60

BERMUDA postal history
1902 illustrated Princess Hotel cover to Cambridgeport, Massachusetts with two pairs and single ONE FARTHING on QV 1/- dull grey and QV 1d carmine tied HAMILTON FE 25 1902 d/rings, arrival backstamps.
£120

CONFUSED TOURISTS: GREAT BRITAIN and BERMUDA postal history combination
1932 cover from confused tourists staying at The New St. George Hotel, St. George's, Bermuda addressed Oakland, California with Bermuda 2d Caravel placed over pair Great Britain KGV 1d tied ST. GEORGES 23 FEB 32 cds.
£48

FRANCE postal history
1970's Hotel Edison, New York airmail cover used in France to Japan, some soiling etc.
£15

BERMUDA to Sweden postal history
1947 (AP 14) Hotel Fourteen, New York cover with KG6 franking pmk'd St. Georges to Stockholm, some tape marks and opened 3 sides.
£14


BARBADOS postal history
1937 unsealed rate cover to Marine Hotel, Hastings with d Badge pmk'd III MAR 1937 machine cancel, purple 5-line handstamp "YOUR POSTMAN'S ROUTE IS/CHRIST CHURCH NO. 14/Please include it as part of your Address, and ask on correspond/dents to do so (Proud Type 145).
£250



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


UNCLAIMED, having Left The Island, CAYMAN ISLANDS to JAMAICA postal history
1913 cover (opened 2 sides) to Chas H. Phelps, Milk River Baths (mineral springs, highly radioactive), Milk River P.O., Jamaica with KGV 1d red pmk'd Type 5 GEORGETOWN MY 3 13 (SG lists FE 25 13 as release or earliest date), re-directed in blue crayon to Moneague House Hotel, Kingston and three times endorsed manuscript "Left the Island" with purple "REMOVED/ADDRESS UNKNOWN." (Proud Type 1100) and black "UNCLAIMED." (with stop), red RETURNED LETTER BRANCH, JAMAICA dated 9 JU 13 and presumed sender's name of "Mrs A.J. Robertson" in red crayon at left edge. A rare commercial inter-island cover full of character.
£625

TRINIDAD postal history
1942 Queen's Park Hotel envelope with handstruck corrected spelling OPENED BY CENSOR No.10 (TR CH 5) with KG6 6c, 24c pmk'd P.O.S. FE 28 42, some opening tears top left.
£75


ISLE OF BUTE postal history to Kleins Hotel, Finsbury Square, London
1901 Germany 10pf Post Card pmk'd DUCHEROW-SEEBAD-HERINGSDORF railway oval dated 3.8.01 with ROTHESAY AU 6 01 Isle of Bute arrival, re-directed to Kleins Hotel, Finsbury Square, London.
£28


MANOR HOUSE HOTEL, JAMAICA postal history
1928 cover to Ohio with 2d pmk'd MYRTLE BANK JA 20 28, reverse flap with printed arms of colony motif.
£10
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