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LEEWARD ISLANDS and VIRGIN ISLANDS postal history:
1926 reg. cover to The Secretary, Victory Philatelic Society, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana with combination Leewards KGV 3d, Virgins KGV 3d pmk'd TORTOLA A/OC 14 25, reverse with SAINT THOMAS, V.I. REGISTERED, New York, G.P.O. B.G. transit and arrivals.
£80

ST. KITTS OLD ROAD, Leeward Islands postal history
1947 internal rate cover to Benjamin Fergus, Police Station, Basseterre with Leewards KG6 1d pmk'd OLD ROAD */MY 29 47 with */29 MY 47 arrival alongside, small edge faults.
£48

LEEWARD ISLANDS postal history
1894 cover front to Ontario, Canada with Leewards QV 2d pmk'd ANTIGUA JA 31 94 cds, marked "No P.O. given" in manuscript with handstruck 2-line RETURNED FOR/BETTER DIRECTION, soiled with edge faults.
£12

6 CONCENTRIC CIRCLES maritime postmark, Leeward Islands postal history
1919 reg. cover front to Clifton, Bristol with Leeward Islands KGV 1d, 3d, 6d tied 6 Concentric circles dumb maritime handstamp with St. John's, Antigua FE 27 19 despatch alongside.
£75

BOGUS CANCELLATION and REGISTRATION, LEEWARD ISLANDS postal history
Bogus mourning cover to London with genuine Leewards 1949 KG6 d slate-grey tied forged 26mm ANTIGUA with fleuron at base cds dated OC 17 94 for 49 purporting to prepay the registered rate with blue "R" in oval appended "2895", reverse forged WEST EALING 11.45 PM 11 NOV 1938 arrival cds.
The genuine ANTIGUA fleuron at base measures 23mm and was used period 1890 to 1901.
£120


MONTSERRAT postal history
1945 combination cover with Leewards KG6 1d (perf. fault) and Montserrat KG 6 1/- pmk'd Plymouth */MR 26 45 to New York, at left IB/673 censor label.
£85

GREAT BRITAIN and ANTIGUA "both ways" postal history
1900 cover with GB QV 1d lilac pmk'd Chipping Norton AP 4 00 to Miss Bowen, The Point, St. Johns, Antigua with MY 4 00 (wider fleuron at base) backstamp, returned with Leeward Islands QV 1d pmk'd Antigua MY 9 00 (smaller fleuron at base), backstamped Bristol and Chipping Norton MY 25 00 cds, flap roughly opened.
£275

ST. PETER'S, Antigua postal history
1919 cover to Montgomery Ward, Chicago with Leewards KGV d deep green, 1d bright scarlet (SG.47a,48a) pmk'd ST. PETER'S sideways down C/DE 1 19 cds, flap removed.
£140

ANTIGUA postal history
1903 underpaid cover front to Funchal, Madeira with Leeward KE7 1d pmk'd ANTIGUA AP 22 03 showing tax handstamps and handstruck "1 30" due, plenty of character and most unusual destination.
£65

LEEWARD ISLANDS postal history
1932 reg. Rev. Iremonger cover to Bristol with KGV 1.00 (SG.80) pmk'd ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA MY 21 1932, backstamped REGISTERED PLYMOUTH 7 JU 32 oval.
£325

LEEWARD ISLANDS postal history
1940 airmail combination cover with Antigua KG6 d, Leewards 6d, 2/- pmk'd St. John's AP 8 40 to the BBC, London, alongside void centre RECEIVED FROM H.M. SHIPS d/ring, unusual as such.
£65


OFFICIAL-PAID, Antigua postal history to Tapton Close, Sheffield
1916 Leewards KE7 2d PSRE with added KGV 1d to Sheffield pmk'd OFFICIAL-PAID, ANTIGUA */MY 19 16, album page backing paper adhers to whole of reverse, rarely seen cancel.
£140

TORTOLA, Virgin Islands postal history
1902 cover to St. Thomas, Danish West Indies with horiz. strip of three "One/Penny" on QV 4d dull mauve & orange (SG.17) pmk'd TORTOLA B/SP 16 02, reverse ST. THOMAS 18/9 1902 arrival.
£240


LEEWARD ISLANDS postal history
POCZTA POLOWA 130 (Polish Field Post 130), Poland postmark: two strikes dated 19 X. 45 tying KGV 1/- and POLAND FIRST TO FIGHT patriotic label (reminder that the Poles were the first nation to be attacked by the Nazis) addressed Chicago, b/stamped BASE ARMY POST OFFICE 15 d/ring dated 23 OC 45, some toning.
Poczta Polowa 130 being 3rd Carpathian Division (attached to the Middle Eastern Forces), mailed from Allied OCCupied Italy about 5 months after Germany's surrender (see Chuck Cwiakala's letter)
£185

LEEWARD ISLANDS and VIRGIN ISLANDS postal history
1901 combination cover with 2d postage and 2d registration made up with Leewards QV d and Virgins 1d Ursula, QV d, 2d pmk'd */JA 26 01 to Illinois, reverse ST. THOMAS 30/1/1901 cds. Ex "URSULA" (1981, lot 2112 E$300 R$632.50)
£725

LEEWARD ISLANDS postal history to Bloomfield, New Jersey
1915 Sun Printery, Antigua advertising cover to New Jersey with KGV 1d (SG.48) tied St. John's C/AP 15 15 cds.
£80


ST. KITTS postal history to 5 Mansfield Street, London
1929 reg. cover to the Rt. Hon. W.A. Ormesby-Gore, London with strip of three KGV 1d (SG.64) tied St. Kitts C/7 JU 29 cds, blue ink printed Government crown on flap.
£28

LEEWARD ISLANDS postal history
Letter Card (fancy black typeset on eggshell stock) from proprietor of the Observer with QV 2d DE 7 98 to London, thought privately produced.
£85
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