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TOO LATE FOR PACKET and SENT AS A PRIVATE SHIP LETTER, JAMAICA postal history
1841 entire headed "Morant June 17th 1841" to Sir Henry Fitzherbert Bart, Savage Gardens, London with manuscript "too late for Packet" appended "Barque Rawlins" landed DEAL/SHIP LETTER and rated "8" unpaid. No previous examples seen as such.
Contents mention abundant rains so much as to flood the rivers preventing his visit to Blue Mountain and getting full shipments to the vessel at Morant Bay.
£240

SIERRA LEONE postal history
1895 use of QV d Post Card marked per S.S. "Roquelle" to Hasselt, Belgium pmk'd "B31" with FREETOWN B/JY 13 95 plus handstruck "LATE", landed with red LIVERPOOL A/AU 5 95/SHIP cds (Private Ship as opposed to Liverpool Packet arrival) with HASSELT 7 AOUT 1895 arrival, lengthy reverse text in French.
£150


VICTORIA postal history
1868 cover to Edinburgh with strip of three QV 2d pmk'd "196" numerals with boxed "TOO LATE" handstamp alongside, reverse BRANXHOLME despatch datestamp showing "MR" slug, fine blue Melbourne AP 1 68 and Edinburgh JU 19 68 arrival, some toned perfs.
This cover missed the previous ship, the GEELONG, by just one day
£140


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



TOO LATE used KINGSTON, Jamaica postal history
1868 worm-eaten edged cover open most of 3 sides b/stamped Kingston C/AU 10 68 to Richard Hill, Spanish Town showing TOO LATE (TL3, LRD) and Spanish Town A/AU 11 68 clear of address panel, flap with printed blue buckled DAT CURA COMMODUM (carefulness bestows profit). The absence of adhesive or manuscript postal charge being usual on official correspondence mailed within the island.
£125

178 used MARENGO, New South Wales postal history
cover with 2 x QV 2d to Hobart, Tasmania dated OC 13 1904 with handstruck "TOO-LATE".
£24

HAPUTALE
AP 30 94 with framed TOO LATE on QV 15c rate cover to Leeds, toning on reverse.
£28

48 used PUSSELLAWA
DE 31 83 on QV 4c PSE with boxed TOO LATE, large part cover reverse removed.
£36


TOO-LATE on Kaieteur Falls Air Letter
with added QE2 6c pmkd Benab 3 NO 58.
£35
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