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BO, Sierra Leone postal history
(016.01) dated */OC 24 07 on KE7 1d PSE to Kissy Road, Freetown with design left to be cancelled FREETOWN */26 OC 07.
£60


Great Britain 1971 Postal strike: EMERGENCY MAIL SERVICE, Rhodesia postal history
1971 complete with text AIR LETTER to Oxford, England with 2c, 5c affixed for postage and additional 50c fee pmk'd CAUSEWAY 25 FEB 71 with circular EMERGENCY AIR SERVICE d/ring alongside.
Writer mentions new service (inaugurated on or about the 20th February) for such airletters at a cost of 5/- or 50c cents local. Such letters were taken by private couriers. The UK postal workers strike was period January to March 1971
£75

BULAWAYO MATABELELAND, Mashonaland postal history
1898 used of British South Africa Company 1d International Post Card to The Colonial Bank, Port Elizabeth with full text pmk'd BULAWAYO, MATABELELAND AU 13 98 with PORT ELIZABETH GP/AU 17 98 arrival.
£185



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


AROUND THE GLOBE IN 100 DAYS, York, Halifax N.S, San Francisco, Honolulu, Hong Kong, Batavia
1879 QV One Penny Farthing Foreign Post Card written by "John G. Dayn Jan 13th 1879 8pm" and pmk'd same night with YORK "930" duplex dated I/JA 13 79 with addresses and instructions for a bid to travel around the Globe in 100 days via Halifax, Nova Scotia, San Francisco, Honolulu, Hong Kong, Batavia, Java (with comment "out of the direct course"), and back to York showing Halifax JA 27 79, Hong Kong A/MR 19 79, Weltevreden 31 3 79 cds, some toning and closed base tear.
Two other similar items are noted for the period with Hong Kong MR 21 79 cds on Denmark post card with USA, Hong Kong, Hawaii adhesives, and Hong Kong MY 10 79 cds on German post card with Hong Kong, South Australia adhesives and via Uruguay address. Jules Verne published his novel "Around the World in 80 days" in 1873.
£225




INAGUA, Bahamas postal history
1903 use of KE7 1d UPU Post Card with full German text headed "17.9.03" pmk'd INAGUA SP 18 without year to Lubeck, Germany re-directed to Charlottenberg with handstamped and 14.10.03 pmk'd label affixed which translates "Not determined, confirmed P.A.I. Charlottenburg" and "Work of reference, recognised" (Nachschlagewerke eingesehen), unusual.
£95


FOX HILL, Bahamas postal history
1929 use of KGV 2d orange PSRE commercially used to Lennards Ltd, Bristol with added KGV 1d pmk'd blue FOX HILL (T. 7 I, D3) */FE 22 29 cds, reverse with Nassau 22 FE 29 and red hooded REGISTERED LONDON 8 MR 29 transit, opened along base only.
£240


TRINIDAD postal history
1894 use of QV 2d PSRE with Wilson, Son & Co, Port of Spain sender's oval cachet to E.D. Bacon, London with added QV 2d tied REGISTRATION NO 1 94 cds with reg. label affixed and tied reverse with hooded REGISTERED LONDON 15 NO 94 arrival.
£30


JAMAICA postal history
1890 E.J. WESSELS & Co. printed text with "We shall be buying Bananas at Railway Wharf .." on QV d Post Card used within ST. ANNS BAY pmk'd JU 12 90.
£18

THE FERRY, EXUMA, Bahamas postal history
1925 commercial use of KGV 2d orange PSRE with added KGV 1d pmk'd THE FERRY, EXUMA (T.7 I, D3) dated 30 APR 26 to Montgomery Ward, Chicago.
£60


Cunard White Star Line R.M.S. HOMERIC" Letter Card, Bahamas postal history
1935 illustrated and printed LETTER CARD to Chesham, Bucks with KGV 6d pmk'd Nassau FEB 11 1935 machine cancel.
£48

BARBADOS postal history
1905 use of complete d Seal newswrapper to Portland, Maine with design pmk'd A/MR 4 05, fine blue cog-wheeled oval LEACOCK & CO Shipping & Commission Agents sender's cachet.
£20

DOMINICA to GUADELOUPE postal history
1926 use of Formula PSRE with added KGV d, 3d to the Station Agronomique, Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadelope pmk'd GPO OC 6 26 showing Basseterre 7 OCT 26 and Pointe A Pitre 8 OCT 26 arrival backstamps, overall toning and 3d stamp defective.
£36



"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


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



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



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
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