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BARBADOS postal history
1884 O.C.S. (On Colonial Service) BARBADOS RAILWAY cover with QV 1d rose-carmine pmk'd bootheel duplex dated A/DE 24 84 to Rev. Phillips at St. John with malformed 5/DE 23 84 arrival (M2-R applied St. John with day slug error).
The M2 markings seldom found on cover.
£250

BARBADOS railway
B/w ppc of "Bathsheba Railway Station" showing train approaching (Advocate Stationery Co.) unused.
£24

BARBADOS railway
B/w ppc of "Bathsheba station" showing down train approaching (J.H. Burton Nr. 195) used with 2 x KGV d pmk'd 9 DEC 14 to Palace Plain, Norwich, some perf. toning and crease at right.
£24


BARBADOS postal history
1894 cover marked blue crayon "Down Train" to Airy Hill House, St. George with 1d Seal tied ST. JOHN MR 22 94 showing ST. GEORGE 4/MR 22 94 arrival, backstamped Barbados A/MR 22 94, toned spotting. (Ex Tony Sheppard).
£120


Annandale East Coast Plantation, British Guiana postal history
1894 use of 2c grey/cream Post Card written Annandale E.C. to Georgetown pmk'd DEMERARA RAILWAY SP 12 94 d/ring.
£36

BELFIELD, British Guiana postal history
1895 used of 1c slate Post Card written "Hope. May 14/95" to Rose Hall, Berbice pmk'd BELFIELD MY 15 95 with DEMERARA RAILWAY and NEW AMSTERDAM same day transit and arrival. Some edge damage.
£65


M.O. OFFICE (Money Order), Barbados to Canada postal history
1902 reg. cover with 1d Seal strip of three pmk'd M.O. OFFICE */DE 5 02 to Phelpston, Ontario, Canada, reverse with fine ALL & PENETANG R.P.O. N/DE 20 02 cds.
£75

Immigration to Australia, Cholera outbreak, JAMAICA postal and social history
1852 entire from Robert Bogle to D.J. Lanman, New York marked "pr. American steamer Sierra Nevada" with red KINGSTON JAMAICA PAID dated JY 24 1852/A rated red "4" with STEAMSHIP 10 Cts. Contents refer to a great many young men finding their way to Australia determined to seek their fortunes with an agent sent to New York to charter a fine vessel to come here and fit out, she is to carry 50 passengers at $200 each, plus we have had very bad accounts from Navy Bay, a number of people who went there (report) more dead than alive, Cholera has broken out among the people, our authorities act with much indifference, An American Steamer is now coming in from Navy Bay, I suppose I fear the accounts by her will be bad, the operations on the Railway are likely to be impeded if cholera breaks out.
£95


NATAL postal history
1880 cover with part damaged flap showing part "ROYAL RIFLES" printed crest with QV 6d pmk'd "1" numeral with 27 12 1880 despatch to Ripley House, Ripley, Surrey with handstruck red circled "A" (railway marking) with Farnborough Station A/JA 25 81 and on reverse Woking Station E/JA 25 81 cds.
£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



BARBADOS 5 code used ST. JOHN, Barbados postal history
(M2-Original) seldom seen dated 5/FE 3 74 as arrival on reverse GB QV 1/- green Plate 8 mourning cover pmk'd London JA 16 74 to Scottish railway Engineer P.A. Frazer, Bridgetown re-directed to "Windy Ridge, St. John" showing I/JA 31 74 arrival I/FE 2 74 re-direction cds.
The M2-Replacement cds for this office shows lettering further away from outer rim
£325


MOUNT STEWART, Cape of Good Hope postal history
1897 QV 4d PSRE with added 1d Hope x 4 pmk'd MR 31 97 to Johannesburg, reverse MIDLAND UP F/31 MR 97 transit.
£65




Confirmation new 6d rate with locally handstruck "6d", Jamaica postal history
entire headed "Duplicate. Kingston Jamaica 24th June 1854" pmk'd KINGSTON-JAMAICA JY 11 1854 dbl-arc to John Mathie, Stirling, North Britain rated manuscript "6" unpaid confirmed with handstruck "6d" which appears to be in matching ink colour. Red JY 31 1854 (applied London) and red circled M/NR (Morning, Northern Railway applied London) and STIRLING AU 1 1854 in paler black ink. Currently the only known example.
The new 6d rate per half ounce was introduced MR 23 1854. Three experts on UK postal history have been approached and their combined opinion is that the handstruck "6d" is not a British handstamp, and therefore most probably applied at Jamaica (a similar handstruck "6" is known on two ingoing unpaid Barbados entires)
£725

BOIA, Sierra Leone postal history
(011.01) A/AP 6 26 tying KGV 1d (SG.133) added KGV 3d PSRE to Huddersfield, boxed h/struck TRAVELLING P.O. reg. h/stamp No.246, some top left corner damage, opened 2 sides.
£75


ALEXANDRA JC skeleton, Natal postal history
Putzel unlisted dated OC 18 10 as transit alongside KE7 d pmk'd Durban on col. ppc of New Town Hall, Durban to Pennington, South Coast, Natal.
£100

NOODSBERG ROAD RAIL, Natal postal history
arrival dated C/MY 23 04 on KE7 d Post Card pmk'd Ennersdale P/MY 21 04, b/stamped Ladysmith and Pietermaritzburg.
£32



POA 64, Natal postal history
Cape Gov't Railways col. ppc headed "Subeni, Zululand" mailed with pair KE7 d to Abbey Wood, Kent, alongside VRYHEID AU 21 09 d/ring.
£225


J.G.R. ACCOUNTING BRANCH, Jamaica railway postal history
purple departmental dated JUL 28 19(33) on reverse OHMS reg. cover to Kingston.
£125


8 used DOUGLAS, Cape of Good Hope postal history
dated AU 22 98 on QV 4d PSRE with added twelve x 1d (SG.59a) to Port Elizabeth, fine N.E. T.P.O. AU 24 98 cds, toning on address panel.
£150


TABE and FREETOWN-BO T.P.O. combination franking, Sierra Leone postal history
most unusual combination of TABE (149.01) dated FE 4 56 (slugs inverted) tying QE2 1/- and FREETOWN-BO T.P.O. (202.03) tying QE2 3d added QE2 4d PSRE to Saxone Shoe, England. Boxed TABE reg. h/stamp (m/script assisted) and senders address of Asst. Stationmaster, Tabe.
£125
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