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"AROUND THE WORLD IN THE QUICKEST POSSIBLE TIME", Jamaica and British Guiana postal history
1905 use of GB 1d carmine/buff Post Card pmk'd Derby JA 5 05 arriving Kingston, Jamaica JA 28 05 with 1d Arms pmk'd Kingston FE 17 05 arriving Georgetown, Br. Guiana 1 MAR 1905 with 2c pmk'd Georgetown 4 MAR 1905 showing Port Of Spain, Trinidad MR 6 05 and New York MAR 23 1905 transits before journey abruptly ended with San Francisco P.O./APR 14 1905/D.L. SECTION (Dead Letter) purple d/ring, alongside further purplish boxed handstamp with lower line reading "Returned from R.L.O." (town unclear) with black manuscript "Contrary to Regulations", corner damage but "around the world" entires rarely found incorporating the British West Indies.
£125

KADJEBI, Gold Coast postal history
1951 use of KG6 3d PSRE with added KG6 1d, 2d, 2 x 1/- pmk'd KADJEBI */17 JY 51 cds to Detroit, Michigan, opened-out for display.
A postal agency under Hohoe, Togoland.
£30



KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent postal history
1888 use of QV 1d deep brown Post Card with commercial text headed "13/10./88." to George Callf & Co, Horsham, Sussex but not placed in the mails immediately as design cancelled by black ink manuscript "Kingstown 30/10 88." which may or may not be in the same ink as addressing, and may or may not have been added by the writer. Evidently carried by enclosure as without normal postal markings.
£180

BLUEFIELDS, Jamaica postal history
1903 use of QV d brown Post Card with text pmk'd Kingston 3A/JA 7 03 to Bluefields, unclaimed etc, some corner creases, toning etc.
£28

GRENADA postal history
1889 use of QV 1d brown Post Card from John Alexander, St. Georges to London pmk'd blue GRENADA JY 20 89 cds, full text and London hooded arrival.
£18

BAHAMAS postal history
1971 use of QE2 8c orange-red PSRE to Washington DC, USA with added QE2 12c, 15c pmk'd Mackey Street 2 MAR 71 with large black EXPRESS/AIR MAIL handstamp alongside, transit and arrival backstamps.
£28



DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, BERMUDA postal history
1966 (JU 9) lengthy typewritten letter from a 19 year old Colonel's daughter to Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk on an overprinted for Government use Air Letter (overprinting deleted as used personally) mailed with GB QE2 4d pmk'd Post Office Maritime Mail.
£65


BARBADOS postal history
1931 U.S. 2c PSE pmk'd West Chester, Pennsylvania (AP 14) to Kingston, Jamaica and returned (AP 30), marked "Try Bridgetown, Barbados" arriving JU 2 31 with eventual "UNCLAIMED" handstamp, marked with "RETURN TO SENDER" (OC 9) arriving back New York (OC 18).
£60


BERMUDA postal history
1908 1d red Dock design with simulated perforations printed on paper to resemble a newswrapper with purposeful indecipherable cancellation addressed St. Etienne, French postage dues from another cover added pmkd St. Etienne 6-3 07.
£135


BRITISH GUIANA via SURINAM to HOLLAND postal history
1895 use of "2 CENTS" on 3c carmine Post Card pmk'd Georgetown JA 30 95 routed through Surinam with PARAMARIBO 4/2/1895 d/ring to Amsterdam, Holland, some faults.
£48


GREAT BRITAIN to GIBRALTAR postal history
Probably used 1875 undated GB QV d green newswrapper with added bantam QV d Plate 12 pmk'd W/27 oval obliterator to Gibraltar, some faults.
£45

BHAMAS to TURKS ISLANDS postal history
1895 use of QV 2d blue PSE with added QV 1d carmine pmk'd Nassau 1 OC 95 routed via New York (OC 7 backstamp) to Cockburn Harbour, Turks Islands showing no code/OC 21 95 alongside address panel.
£150



MOGADOR, Morocco postal history
1887 use of the ST. VINCENT QV 1d carmine Post Card overprinted for use in GIBRALTAR written from MOGADOR with "Mog. 5/4 87" with turquoise PER "EMPUSA" to Stuttgart, Germany pmk'd at Gibraltar with "A26" duplex dated A/AP 10 87, some harsher toning.
The Mogador Post Office opened in 1887
£325


IRELAND ISLAND, Bermuda postal history
1908 use 2d blue/cream PSRE to Watton, Norfolk with added 1d Dock pmk'd Ireland Island A/SE 1 1908 d/ring (H7) with re-introduced IRELAND ISLAND d/ring (H5, used 1896-1900) as registration etiquette appended "171" in pencil.
Contemporary and obsolete IRELAND ISLAND on same entire. This is currently the only known example as illustrated in Proud Bermuda handbook but date incorrectly given as SP 1 1905.
£425

ST. LUCIA postal history
1890 use of St. Lucia QV d green/cream newswrapper posted with Barbados QV 1d pmk'd open bootheel duplex A/MR 31 90 to Gosport, England.
£48

BARBADOS postal history
1917 use of KGV d green/cream Post Card uprated with d Victory to South Norwalk, Connecticut from sender at Christchurch requesting "by quickest mail your Ventrils also Kaisers Cream", seldom seen.
£45


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

Code "5" used St. John, BARBADOS postal history
1884 use of QV d Post Card pmk'd open bootheel duplex A/AP 24 84 to W.A. Toppin, "Risqu", St. John re meeting of the Horticultural Society with BARBADOS 5/AP 24 84 (M2-R) arrival, some soiling. (Ex O.B. Davis).
This series of Parish marks (M2-O, original set close to outer rim, and M2-R, replacement set further away from rim) are rarely found on entire. Struck on "loose" Britannia issues they are mostly extremely rare except for "2" code (Christchurch) but even this not recorded tying stamp on cover.
£175







HERO of the H.M.S. "BIRKENHEAD" SHIPWRECK DISASTER, Sierra Leone postal history
1852 letter from Lt-Colonel Alexander Seton written at Sierra Leone 29th January posted in GB QV 1d pink PSE to Edinburgh with MR 15 and MR 15 transit and arrival backstamps. This is the only letter he wrote from Sierra Leone and the penultimate letter before the tragic disaster in Simon's Bay in the early hours of 26th February 1852 which took about 445 lives.
A 4 page account of the disaster accompanies as prepared for the December 2018 British West Indies Study Circle journal.
£1200



YORK and LANCASTER REGIMENT, Barbados postal history
1891 ADMISSION PASS to PRESENTATION OF COLOURS by way of QV d Post Card pmk'd open bootheel duplex dated A/MR 5 91 signed by the Capt. and Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion YORK and LANCASTER REGIMENT to admit Mrs. Jones carriage. Probably unique as such.
£250
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