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BARBADOS postal history
1936 reg. cover to Woodford, Cheshire with pristine corner marginal 1932 KGV 2/6 carmine/blue Seahorse (SG.238a, Cat.200) pmk'd GPO REGISTRATION MY 21 36 d/ring, full flap and backstamps.
£225


BARBADOS postal history
1931 U.S. 2c PSE pmk'd West Chester, Pennsylvania (AP 14) to Kingston, Jamaica and returned (AP 30), marked "Try Bridgetown, Barbados" arriving JU 2 31 with eventual "UNCLAIMED" handstamp, marked with "RETURN TO SENDER" (OC 9) arriving back New York (OC 18).
£60

LEEWARD ISLANDS postal history
TOO LATE FOR THE FIRST FLIGHT combination of Leeward Islands KGV 1d PSE with added KGV 6d plus added Antigua KGV 3d pair, single pmk'd St. John's SP 26 29 to Limpsfield, Surrey, England, the BY AIR MAIL sticker obliterated by purple jusqu'a bars, some flap damage, no backstamps.
£150

VIRGINS ISLANDS to BELGIUM postal history
1933 cover with "114, Place La Fayette, Paris" printed on flaps diagonal edge stampless to Tortola with partial ROAD-TOWN OC 19 (33) backstamp, manuscript "unknown - return to sender" with matching ink asterisk alongside printed "LIGUE CONTRE LE POURBOIRE" (League Against Tipping), handstruck RETURN/VOIRauDO5, boxed RETOUR/A L'ENVOYEUR", and handstruck "T" with Bruxelles 28 XI 1933 arrival and 1fr Postage Due (closed tear) added and cancelled.
£65


EIGHT MILE ROCK, Bahamas postal history
1931 reg. A.C. Sheldrake cover to Lanarkshire with 3d Staircase pmk'd purplish-black EIGHT MILE ROCK (T.5) cds dated */30 MR 31, overall tone-spotting.
£30


BERMUDA postal history
1927 cover with advertising on reverse for PALMER'S LOTION SOAP to Hyman Cohen and Cutting Room Employees of the Bankcroft & Walker Shoe Company in Boston, Massachusetts with 1d Caravel strip of three tied Hamilton 28 FEB 27 machine cancel.
£35

ALL SAINTS, ANTIGUA postal history
1933 cover to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico with KGV d, pair 1d pmk'd ALL SAINTS */JY 27 33 cds with partial St. Johns JY 30 (33) d/ring backstamp.
£80


BRITISH HONDURAS postal history
1918 reg. OHMS cover with Royal Coat-of-Arms embossed flap to the Italian Translator, Post and Railway Department, Berne, Switzerland with vertical strip of five KGV 1c WAR (some middle perfs split) and pair KGV 3c WAR pmk'd Belize A/JU 17 18.
£35


PARCEL POST, TRINIDAD postal history
NOTIFICATION OF PARCEL LYING AT A POST OFFICE form with boxed purple "2nd NOTICE/Issued 30/12/30" (manuscript date) posted O.H.M.S. "Sub-Office Parcel Post Advice." to M.W. Hardy, Box 884, P.O.S. with PARCEL POST C/JA 3 31 cds, address deleted in red crayon with "via Guiaco" added with purple straight line "CREOLE PETROLEUM CORPORATION" and "Maturin-Venezuela" applied as arrival acknowledgements.
The Creole Petroleum Corporation was an American oil company formed in 1920 to produce fields on Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela. The company was acquired by Standard Oil of New Jersey in 1928. Until 1951 Creole Petroleum was the world's number one oil producer.
£225


GRENADA postal history
1926 printed return Montgomery Ward, Chicago with KGV 4d paying registered post pmk'd CARRIACOU C/JU 7 26, some smaller faults.
Unusual use of Spanish language envelope for this English speaking island
£60

ST. VINCENT to BELGIUM postal history
1920 underpaid cover with KGV 1d pmk'd Kingstown C/23 NO 20 to Belgium with 30c Postage Due tied Antwerpen cds, small repaired opening tear.
£48

BARBADOS railway
B/w ppc of "Bathsheba station" showing down train approaching (J.H. Burton Nr. 195) used with 2 x KGV d pmk'd 9 DEC 14 to Palace Plain, Norwich, some perf. toning and crease at right.
£24

BARBADOS postal history
1917 use of KGV d green/cream Post Card uprated with d Victory to South Norwalk, Connecticut from sender at Christchurch requesting "by quickest mail your Ventrils also Kaisers Cream", seldom seen.
£45

URUGUAY envelope used BRITISH HONDURAS
1931 cover to Manchester, England with KGV 4c, 5c, 10c pmk'd Belize 21 SP 31 with 3-line purplish "AIR FEE/prepaid to/New York only" and Air Mail sticker deleted by mauve jusqu'a bars, part recipients name blacked out.
Stated to have been posted by one of H.M. Cruisers from Belize when the ship was sent to assist the inhabitants after the disastrous hurricane which struck on the afternoon of 10 September 1931.
£75


BRITISH HONDURAS postal history
1935 advertising from "THE ANGELUS" Printing Office and Book Store on reverse KGV 4c, 5c, 10c rate cover pmk'd Belize 16 DE 35 to Southampton, England.
£28

AGAR'S ISLAND, Bermuda internal postal history
1916 cover with 1d Ship pmk'd Hamilton 6 DEC 16 wavy lines machine locally to W.J. Crozier, Agars Island showing light P.C./BERMUDA (CM15) censor, re-directed New York with DEC 19 DUE 3 CENTS duplex then forwarded Zoological Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts arriving DEC 21 1916.
Agar's Island, bought 1611 by Sir Anthony Agar, is also known as Gunpowder Island due a top secret underground powder magazine built there in 1870, which was reputedly the largest in the world at that time. It was also home to Bermuda's first aquarium (destroyed in the 1922 hurricane). More recently it was the home of billionaire James Martin, a respected leader and contributer in computer science and futuristic technology, who prophesied that by 2050 mankind will experience a 'gigafamine' in which a billion people will die. Martin restored the underground chambers and Rudi Guliani hosted a 40 person private banquet there.
£150

First Airmail MONTSERRAT to ST. CHRISTOPHER with mail bound Paramaribo, DUTCH GUIANA
1930 reg. cover to Paramaribo with violet boxed "FIRST AIR MAIL/MONTSERRAT" and KGV 2d,3d, 6d, 1/- tied Montserrat A/JU 6 1930, backstamped Paramaribo 11.3.31 (nine month delay).
The covers intended various destinations dated 6 June 1930 in readiness for the first air mail flight were delayed by bad weather. H.M.S. Dorsetshire visited Montserrat in February 1931 and on leaving left behind her seaplane. When the plane flew to re-join her ship at St. Kitts the opportunity was taken to despatch the mail originally prepared for the previous flight. On arrival St. Kitts 23 February 1931 the covers were then forwarded by surface mail
£135

San Pedro Ambergris Cay, British Honduras postal history
1932 cover with San Pedro sender address to Fort Worth, Texas with KGV 5c pmk'd Belize 4 AU 32.
£36

BARBADOS postal history
1928 shortpaid cover from Bashart Ally & Co to Birmingham with d, d Badge tied 14 DE 28 with circled "T" and GB 1d Postage Due tied Birmingham 2 JA 29 cds, small opening fault middle top.
£65

BARBADOS postal history
1922 local cover to Christchurch with 1d Victory pmk'd 15 APR 22 with manuscript "Try Welches near Maxwell" and "Not Known", reverse CHRIST CHURCH 15 APR 22 and 19 APR 22 cds.
£40
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