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JAMAICA postal history
1822 entire "p. Raines" headed "Green Island, Jamaica 14 April 1822" to Archibald Cranfield, Edinburgh landed with SHIP LETTER/(crown)JU 1 1822 rated "8" changed 1/9 with boxed Scottish "" and red JUL 4 1822 arrival (supported by docketing) making a potential eleven week journey.
Mentions that the Ship Isabella Smpson Capt Millar will call at Savanna La Mar to take on board the sixty hogshead Three Mile River Sugar for Leith, and on that vessel you can order insurance.
£120


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

JAMAICA postal history
1939 cover with Jamaica Fruit & Shipping Co. Ltd, Kingston senders address marked "via St. Thomas, V.I." to Chicago, Illinois with Jamaica KG6 d, pair 1d carried on the first leg by m/s "ERRIA" and red crayon cancelled by the purser with second leg using U.S. Virgin Islands 3c pmk'd Charlotte Amalie "1" duplex dated JAN 14 1939.
A rare two countries combination to destination.
£65



BRITISH HONDURAS postal history
Coloured ppc of Sergeant's Cay with red cachet "1 R HAMPS" and 3-line "FORCES MAIL/BRITISH TROOPS/BELIZE" written with sender address of Up Park Camp, Kingston, Jamaica to Swindon, Wiltshire with QE2 10c pmk'd Belize 15 OC 60.
Writer's message includes "overleaf is where Princess Margaret stayed".
£48

EMPIRE PENNY RATE, JAMAICA postal history
Beeching "Hands across the sea" illustrated envelope for Christmas 1898 introduction of the Empire 1d rate with 1d Falls pmk'd Kingston K/OC 22 01 d/ring marked via "S.S. "Adler" to Herne Hill, London, backstamped NO 7 01 arrival.
£195


CHILE postal history
1906 b/w ppc of La Laguna, Santiago with text at base to Fort de France, Martinique with 2c, 20c pmk'd 22 1 05 with JAMAICA/TRANSIT ("A" below last leg of "M") and Kingston 5F/FE 19 05 transit alongside, some blemishes.
£115


COLOMBIA postal history
1901 cover with pair 5c pmk'd at Honda SEP 10 1901 to Paris, France with two strikes JAMAICA/TRANSIT ("A" below middle of "M"), reverse Kingston 4H/SP 25 01 transit.
£115

JAMAICA postal history
1906 THE "JAMAICA TIMES" advertising cover with d Badge of Colony tied Kingston 5G/DE 11 95 to London, England.
£65

JAMAICA postal history
1835 outer wrapper docketted "Kingstown Dec 14 1835" to London rated 2/2, carried "loose" so on arrival JA 18 1836 matching red ink cds and boxed "PACKET LETTER" added to confirm type of entry.
£65


TURKS AND CAICOS postal history
1940 cover to Clifton, Bristol with 4 x KG6 d pmk'd Grand Turk A/NO 14 40 d/ring, reverse Cable and Wireless 30 NO 40 handstamp tied by Examiner 4029 label and 5 x uncancelled Jamaica WAR FUND labels, some defective.
£48

JAMAICA postal history
1883 cover "per R.M. S.S. Don" to London with pair QV 2d pmk'd ""A01", reverse without flap clear of Kingston IV E/DE 24 83 and London G7/JA 12 84 cds, small tear at top.
£65

CAYMAN BRAC, Cayman Islands postal history
1922 large part cover front to New York with KGV 2d pmk'd CAYMAN BRAC MY 1 22 with black boxed "SEAMENS CHURCH INSTITUTE/UNCLAIMED" applied blue "MAY 10 1822"; with mauve New York DEC 6 1922 "Moved, Left. No Address" and purple boxed "Returned Letter Branch/DEC 18 1922/JAMAICA." Lots of character.
£55

ARGENTINA to Jamaica missent Bermuda postal history
1951 cover with 5c x 2, 35c, 1 peso pmk'd Callao 16 JUL 51 to Jamaica with red str. line "MISSENT TO BERMUDA", reverse crisply struck Hamilton 12 SEP 51 and Morant Bay OC 3 51.
£80

BERMUDA to Jamaica postal history
1946 (DE 7) cover with New Windsor Hotel sender address on flap with KG6 adhesives tied AIR MAIL G.P.O. BERMUDA cds to Half Way Tree, Jamaica (DE 11).
£14



COLONIAL SECRETARY, Jamaica postal history
1889 Colonial Secretary's Office printed circular requesting George Tenland of May Pen to attend a meeting of the Exhibition Commissioners posted with ON SERVICE/FREE/COLONIAL SECRETARY cachet supported by Kingston DE 28 89 sqc with MAY PEN same day arrival cds, the paper with curious crowned head watermark which has been seen on preparation sheet 1866 Montserrat revenue stamp issue, and envelope stock paper posted Tasmania NO 22 1867.
£95


FONT HILL, JAMAICA postal history
purple TRD dated 27 NOV 1954 on commercial card.
£18

ASHTON, JAMAICA postal history
purple TRD dated 22 DEC 1955 on full cover
£14

POSTMARKED DAY GB STAMPS ARRIVED and also on DAY THEY WERE PLACED ON SALE, Jamaica postal history
FROM AN OFFICE ABOUT TO BOYCOTT THEM!: 1858 entire to Archibald Campbell in London with weakly struck GRANGE-HILL manuscript dated 6 May (185)8 marked "Paid "6" in red crayon showing both red JAMAICA/PAID MY 8 1858 and London Paid MY 31 58 arrival. This being a unique "associated first day cover" for the day that GB QV adhesives were placed on sale in Kingston, Jamaica.
The GB QV 1d, 4d, 6d arrived on "Solent" MY 6 1858 and were placed on sale at Kingston MY 8 1858. When Grange Hill received its supply of GB adhesives it boycotted their use for some 3 months along with about 30 other offices (Thomas Foster handbook Page 127) as GPO London ruled on April 16 1858 that the PMG's deputies at the Post Towns would receive only 1% commission on sale of the GB stamps whereas they had been receiving 15% commission on prestamp letters prepaid in money.
£350

SPANISH TOWN, JAMAICA postal history
1810 (June 10) entire to London rated 2/- with SPANISH TOWN/JA across flap and showing red JY 23 1810 arrival.
£36


BICKERSTETH, Jamaica postal history
1991 cover to Mandeville P.O. with pair 25c fish pmk'd BICKERSTETH FE 25 91 with large purple "MISSENT" and reverse with JONES TOWN POST OFFICE purple TRD dated 28 FEB 1991.
£14
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