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BARBADOS "USED ABROAD" PICTURE POST CARD posted BEQUIA St. Vincent postal history
1965 Bathsheba Coast, St. Joseph, Barbados coloured post card written from Bequia, having arrived by mail schooner, used with 2 x 1c Scout, QE2 10c pmk'd BEQUIA */6 JA 65 to Washington D.C.
£18


ANTIGUA "USED ABROAD" PICTURE POST CARD, St. Vincent postal history
1957 view of English Harbour col. Post Card mailed at Kingstown, St. Vincent with overlapped 2 x 1c, single 10c to Miami Shores, Florida, newsy text, postmark date fairly indistinct.
£12


M.V. "Staffordshire", Great Britain (Devon) postal history
1957 cover to the Fourth Officer, M.V. "Staffordshire", Brixham & Torbay Coaling Company re-addressed London with GB QE2 1d, 1d tied Budleigh Salterton 9 MAY 57, handstruck "SIP SAILED", slightly soiled.
£40

CODRINGTON, BARBUDA postal history
1981 reg. cover to Celle, Germany with 20c x 2, ovp'd Antigua $1 pmk'd CODRINGTON 22 JAN 81 cds, fine boxed BRANCH OFFICE BARBUDA reg. h/stamp.
£12

OVERLAPPED FRANKING, Montserrat postal history
1970 OHMS foolscap cover with MINISTRY OF FINANCE cachet to the Crown Agents, London with overlapped franking of 1c x 20, 2c, 3c x 6 (40c rate) pmk'd GPO Plymouth machine dated 17 NOV 1970.
£15



UNCLAIMED MAIL TO THE PURSER ON BOARD "CARNARVON CASTLE", South Africa postal history
1953 cover to John Havers, Purser on the Carnarvon Castle, Cape Town Docks with boxed purple "UNCLAIMED/ON BOARD/23 NOV 1953/"CARNARVON CASTLE" re-directed both Dunnothar Castle and to Durban with KG6 2d pmk'd Cape Town 21-11 1953 machine, reverse purple Durban Agency of the Steamship Line cachet dated 27 NOV 1953.
£65


PRESTWICK AIR CRASH, Bahamas postal history
1954 charred and grimy commercial cover to Kenneth Mackintosh, Nassau from Williamson's Linoleum store posted with red Lancaster & Morecambe meter machine for 1/3d dated 22 X11 54, three days later boxed purple "SALVAGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/ PRESTWICK 25-12-54" cachet applied, intact Williamson & Son Statement of Account to the Community Furniture Store for goods received.
£125




CRYPTIC HAND-DRAWN COVER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A., Barbados postal history
1968 airmail cover with hand-drawn and coloured steamship marked "Wup" to Prestiment Johnson (sic), United States, U.S.A. with QE2 25c coral pmk'd CHRIST CHURCH 14 NO 68 showing small red NOV 16 arrival on address panel, sender address on reverse.
Lyndon Baines Johnson was the 36th President of the USA 1963 to 1969 taking office after the Kennedy assassination.
£175


REGISTERED AIR LETTER, British Guiana postal history
1962 use of illustrated Formula Air Letter to Mayfair Stamps, Pennsylvania with QE2 5c, 24c pmk'd skeleton GPO REG BRANCH (with inverted letters) with reg. label and arrivals, contents being offers of large quantities of stamps by parcels.
£36

REGISTERED AIR LETTER, Trinidad postal history
1960 use of QE2 15c Air Letter up-rated with 3 x QE2 5c and tied Registration label pmk'd San Fernando A/16 MY 60 to The Headmaster, Millfield School, Street, Somerset, full text.
£36


SUSPENDED POSTAL SERVICE, BERMUDA to SIERRA LEONE postal history
1978 printed Bermuda Bible Society large manila cover initially posted stampless from Hamilton to Paget on 28 MAY, re-addressed to Mohamed T. Bangura, Calaba Town, Wellington, Freetown, Sierra Leone with QE2 5c, 35c, $3 pmk'd PAGET 17 JUN 78 with address deleted by blue crayon and boxed "SERVICE SUSPENDED/RETURN TO SENDER" handstamp applied.
£48

BELVIDERE (CARRIACOU) GRENADA to ST. VINCENT postal history
1958 airmail inter-village inter-island cover from F. Paterson, Carriacou (reverse lower flap) to The Very Revd. Canon Ogden, St. Paul's Rectory, Calliaqua, St. Vincent with Federation trio pmk'd BELVIDERE */AP 22 58 cds, reverse top flap mostly missing, b/stamped CARRIACOU AP 28 58 (poor), GPO Grenada */AP 29 58, and poor CALLIAQUA */3 MY 58 cds.
BELVIDERE should not be confused with BELVEDERE, the infamous mainland estate where Julien Fedon planned his rebellion (March 2, 1795 - June 19, 1796, also known as the Brigand's War) by converting his Belvedere coffee and cocoa plantation into a fortified headquarters for his army. The estate was near the top of a very steep mountain, and almost inaccessible, after the failure of one of the many unsuccessful British attacks Fedon ordered the death of 40 white hostages.
£85

H.M. PRISON, Barbuda postal history
1992 manila Government Service cover from Adrian Nicholas (flap) to Ms Denise Nicholas, Miami, Florida with Antigua Barbuda 60c pmk'd BARBUDA d/ring with H.M. PRISON/25 FEB 1992/ANTIGUA oval d/ring cachet alongside.
£20

ADVERTISING AIR MAIL STICKER, ST. KITTS-NEVIS postal history
1954 cover with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines advertising Air Mail sticker to Bristol with 2nd class postage paid with QE2 4c, 12c pmk'd Basseterre */9 DE 54.
£14




SYRIAN COMMUNITY in ANTIGUA postal history
1957 printed KALLIL SHOUL sender cover reg. to London with QE2 4c, 6c, 12, 24c pmk'd St. Johns */20 AP 57 d/ring.
Kallil Shoul established the business in 1908, history of firm and family enclosed plus printed photo of the original shop decorated to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
£28


BARBADOS postal history:
1953 printed Rediffusion Service Ltd, Trafalgar Street, Bridgetown headed AIR LETTER with combination Britannia design 2c, 8c meter machine and pair issued QE2 1c definitives pmk'd GPO 26 AP 53, first month use.
£30


BOOK-POST rate INDIA to JAMAICA postal history
1955 cover pmk'd Calcutta 9 III 55 with previously unrecorded boxed purple RETURN TO SENDER/FROM KINGSTON, JAMAICA handstamp (with "NAMES" instead of "NO POST OFFICE NAMED). Filing punch holes at base, reverse return backstamps of R.L.O. 31 MA 55 and Bare Bazar 16 JNE 1955.
£48

LOWER PENVILLE, Dominica postal history:
1969 cover to Toronto, Canada with Churchill 1c, 24c pmk'd LOWER PENVILLE */MR 29 69.
£9


GOVERNMENT H.Q., Commonwealth of Dominica postal history
1980 OHMS stampless local cover (Coat-of-Arms on flap) to Mero, St. Joseph from the Ministry of Education and Health 7 AUG 80 pmk'd GOVERNMENT H.Q. */8 AU 80 using the official address name of COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA.
£12


Job Application to the St. Vincent Philatelic Bureau, St. Vincent postal history
Cover and letter dated "23/10.74" from Camelithia Bynoe, Victoria Village, Stubbs Post Office taken in by hand (1 of only 2 surviving job application letters).
Camelithia became a full time member of the final staff of 126 girls and 3 guys.
£40
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