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Massive 27mm LONG PLATE SCRATCH on QV 12c black, Nova Scotia postal history
1866 cover with colourless embossed "R.T. MUIR, 125 GRANVILLE ST." envelope manufacturer name under flap to the Inner Temple, London with QV 12c black/yellowish paper showing massive 27mm long vertical plate scratch at left tied oval grid with red London Paid 12 FE 66 arrival alongside, reverse partial WOLFVILLE N.S. JA 27 1866 and oval H/JA 30 1866/N.S. Halifax transit.
British packet mail carried by British Steamer Cunard Line "Asia".
£625


BRITISH GUIANA postal history
2c carmine/grey PSE pmk'd Suddie (date unclear) to Queenstown, Essequibo with COMPLETE OFFSET of indicia, opened for display.
£75

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



POSTAL STATIONERY ENVELOPE with COMPLETE OFFSET, 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



"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


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


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