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GIBRALTAR postal history
1880 mourning wrapper from Larios Hermanos to Genoa, Italy with GB QV 2d Plate 17 tied "A26" duplex dated A/MY 5 08 (year error), backstamped top flap for display with Estafeta De Cambio, Madrid (MY 7) and Genova (10 5-80).
£75

GIBRALTAR postal history
1880 mourning cover to Sir. Thomas Hare, Stow Hall (2nd Baronet 1807-1880), Downham Market, Norfolk with GB QV 2d blue Plate 17 tied Gibraltar duplex dated A/MR 21 08 (year error), backstamped superb Downham A/MR 26 60 cds, small faults.
Early use of the "08" year error and early use GB QV 2d blue Plate 17 as issued in Great Britain FE 5 1880.
£60


GRENADA postal history
1897 poorly opened three sides with tear across address panel reg. cover to Myerscough in London with QV d (SG.30) strips of six and three, top left stamp showing distinctive short left leg to "H" of HALFPENNY, pmk'd St. David's "E" for NO xx 97 (without day slug).
£75


Parish "B" (INVERTED) used St. Marks, Grenada postal history
1898 use of QV 2d grey PSRE with added QV 2d Keyplate (SG.51) to Egerton Burnett Ltd, Wellington, Somerset pmk'd "B" dated 17 FE 98, the removable "B" being inverted.
Only two covers with 2nd Parish Type INVERTED "B" are currently recorded, the other dated DE 12 95
£525



BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1896 use of complete 2c carmine PSE locally to Hopetown, West Coast, Berbice pmk'd Georgetown and on reverse FORT WELLINGTON OC 10 96 d/ring opened 3 sides to show full intense offset of the printed design.
Not recorded in T+H handbook
£140


ST. ANNS BAY (horiz. line below year), Jamaica postal history
1854 petite ladies envelope marked "O.H.M.S." and "Paid" by sender (hopeful of free post) to His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly K.C.B. at Kings House, (Spanish Town) but mistakenly rated to Kingston (61 miles = 6d) with red "Paid 6" showing "6" altered "4" for the correct 48 miles = 4d, address panel with very fine ST. ANNS-BAY dbl-arc (P3) dated SE 22 1854 with distinctive small horiz. line variety below year, reverse with SPANISH TOWN SP 23 1854 arrival.
Kings House, Spanish Town was the residence of the Governor. When Kingston became the capital in 1872 a new official residence called King's House was constructed (destroyed by earthquake 1907). The bar below year has meaning as it has been seen in a double arc used elsewhere.
£185

CUREPE skeleton, Trinidad postal history
(T.10) showing reversed last "D" in TRINIDAD dated 5 AP 51 on 3c Univ. cover to Port of Spain.
£40

TRINIDAD
1935 letter from Limmer & Trinidad Lake Asphalt Co. Ltd on fancy watermarked paper (castle over framed initials) explaining how their painting of the Discovery of Lake Asphalt was adopted as the design for the 6c definitive issued 1st February 1935 with mint copy attached.
£115



"BIRDS SCATTERED BY FALLING MASONRY!" variety, Jamaica postal history
newly discovered plate variety on KG6 1/- on reg. cover to Leicester pmk'd WHITFIELD TOWN MR 1 55.
with normal enlargement for comparison
£175

MALTA postal history:
c1941 printed stampless cover with "AIR MIAL" error marked "On Active Service" with purple triangular No.33 censor handstamp addressed Preston, Lancs.
£30


A66 used PORT MARIA, Jamaica postal history
tying "TWO PENCE/HALF PENNY" on QV 4d red-brown (SG.30) with "HALF.-" variety (looks like "HALE) on cover to Scotland b/stamped Port Maria FE 1 91, New York FE 18 91 and Dundee MR 2 91, toning, small part flap removed. Village covers for this issue seldom encountered.
£165



NEW ENGLAND, SIERRA LEONE (reversed "E") skeleton, Sierra Leone postal history
(119.01) dated 17 SP 46 on KG6 3d PSRE with added KG6 3d, 1/-, 1/3d to London, boxed "R" reg. h/stamp with manuscript "New England", some reverse soiling.
Probably unique on cover with reversed "E" recorded period JY 20 46 to SP 20 46 (corrected thereafter).
£125


SER.ET variety, Jamaica postal history
1905 cover with 1d Arms (SG.34a) tied CHAPLETON sqc OC 7 05 locally to St. Anns Bay (OC 9 05), small opening tear top right corner clear of adhesive.
£165



TRANSVAAL postal history
No stop after "I" in "V.R.I." to INDIA, full cover pmk'd Standerton 2 APR 01 with 1d (SG.102d, Cat.1,000 mint, unpriced used) to Surat, India.
£425


1907 2c with unrecorded PLATE SCRATCH to Canada
cover
£65
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