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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND postal history (Ex, CARR, WILKINSON)
1865 cover with QV 2d rose-carmine (SG.2) cancelled manuscript Souris "S" to Capt. Angus McInnis, Charlottetown with matching ink colour PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND JY 26 1865 backstamp and handstruck str. line "NOT CALLED FOR.". (Vincent Greene 2010 cert). Ex CARR, WILKINSON
A unique cover as such
£325

15/9/79 VILLAGE MANUSCRIPT, St. Christopher postal history (Ex URWICK, ROBERTS, BROOKES)
1879 cover to Cathrine Muir, Charles Town Dispensary, George Town, Demerara with QV 1d magenta pmk'd "15/9/79" at one of the rural offices with QV 6d green pmk'd APMY cds with ST. KITTS SP 16 79 despatch alongside, soiled and faulty edges, large part flap lost in opening, partial Georgetown arrival backstamp. Ex, URWICK, TV ROBERTS, BROOKES.
British Guiana had an interim UPU rate AP 1 77 to AP 1 79 and during that period mail from St. Christopher (as a non-UPU member) would have been 6d. At the time of posting this letter both would have been full UPU members (St. Christopher having joined the UPU JY 1 1879) and postage should have been 4d. However there must have been confusion on the part of St. Christopher as the rural 1d surcharge was contrary to UPU regulations, and it is felt that the continued use of the 6d rate, ten weeks after joining, was an overhang.
£1725

20 used Circular Head, Tasmania postal history
1859 wrapper docketted as from Albert H. Boys (thought to be a farmer, Detention River) to William Johnson, Launceston with Chalon 4d pale blue tied Circular Head "20" with postmaster's manuscript "C'Head 24-2/59", backstamped red Pre-Paid for same date.
£275

73 used Buckland, TASMANIA postal history
1863 cover to Mrs. Parsons, Queen's Orphan School, New Town with Chalon 4d imperforate tied Buckland "73" with postmaster's manuscript "Buckland 19/11/63" at left and red Pre-Paid NO 20 1863 at right, no reverse markings.
Settled in 1820 and originally known as Prosser Plains. Best known for its historic Church of St. John the Baptist, convict built in 1846, and its mysterious East Window possibly from an Abbey built by William the Conqueror on the spot that King Harold died in 1066. In the early years the majority of the children at the Orphan School, built 1833, were born to convict women under sentence.
£475

NOT TUCKERS, Bermuda postal history
1902 stampless backed reduced cover front with fine "NOT TUCKERS" handstamp (carved in wood by Boer postmaster) incoming to "Hokens Eilands" (sic) showing numerous manuscript cancels.
£70



GRENVILLE (St. Andrew parish), Grenada postal history
1884 most unusual outer wrapper docketted as being written by "P. A. Neckles, Grenville" to London with wrongly rated QV 2d ultramarine and wrongly dated initialled manuscript "7th January 1883" instead of the expected Parish "D" cds overstruck Head Office applied A/GRENADA/JA 07 84 cds confirmed by JA 29 1884 arrival, alongside "T" tax handstamp, blue crayon "2" and "1d" with bold circled 3d due handstamp applied on landing at Plymouth.
£225

BADAGRY W.D. (WESTERN DISTRICT), Lagos postal history
(Type 9B, D3) dated B/26 MY 1895 (ERD) alongside address panel on cover to the African Missions Society, Lyon, France with marginal QV 2d ultramarine (SG.31) cancelled by manuscript squiggle and oval of bars with red PAID BR. PACKET/30 JU 95/7-A arrival, reverse Lagos A/MY 27 95 and Lyon 2 JUIL 95.
£425


NEW ZEALAND postal history
1864 cover to Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire with 6d red-brown cancelled manuscript "Be" (believed Benmore) with red framed "TOO LATE" applied Invercargill DE 18 64 per b/stamp. RPSNZ Cert (2013).
£285

28 used KALK-BAY, Cape of Good Hope postal history
small 1d rate ladies/invitation envelope, only part flap showing embossed thistles, from Mrs. Osborn, now Howe, Brigadier "Salvation Army" dated JU 16 68 b/stamped same day arrival, adhesive with outer-line and appended "Paid 1d" in manuscript.
£125

FAIRFIELD, Bahamas postal history:
(TRD 3C, D1 in purple) dated JAN 10 1953 with KG6 1d added on arrival at Nassau over "Postage Paid 1d" in red crayon, opened irregularly at top.
£48
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