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ANGUILLA postal history
1996 reg. printed sender's address foolscap cover from Attorneys At Law, Caribbean Juris Chambers to Basseterre, St. Kitts with 50c Fish, $1 Prince Charles pmk'd ANGUILLA VALLEY 15 MAY 1996 cds, reverse with most unusual boxed red 4-line "CERTIFIED RECEIVED INTACT/DESPATCHED IN GOOD CONDITION/G.P.O. - ANGUILLA/INITIALS..... (signed)" handstamp.
Worldwide covers are often noted as received in bad condition by respective GPO's, but not marked as sent in good condition!
£150

ST. KITTS-NEVIS to Tortola, VIRGIN ISLANDS postal history
1919 cover to Tortola with 1d Medicinal Spring pmk'd "A12" duplex dated C/AP 15 19, reverse Tortola A/AP 24 19 arrival/
£15

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

ST. KITTS PAID (used during shortage 1d stamps for the internal rate) to NEVIS.
1889 stampless cover to Miss. Richardson, opposite the church, Charlestown, Nevis with the (1d) rate covered by black undated ST. KITTS PAID with ST. KITTS C/DE 10 89 despatch and NEVIS A/DE 11 89 arrival backstamp. Minor blemishes but unique as such and the latest recorded use. Ex BROOKES.
The 1889 shortage of d, 1d, 2d, 4d stamps currently spans a 22 day period NO 21 1889 to DE 12 1889. New supplies were invoiced NO 29 1889 comprising d dull green (6,080 stamps), 1d carmine-rose, 2d ultramarine, 4d grey (6,100 each) all Crown CA wmk, with expected arrival in time for the DE 19 89 sailing to UK. Only four covers and two cover fronts are recorded comprising NO 21 89 (at the over 300 miles rate) to Trinidad, NO 21 89 and DE 5 89 cover fronts (at the 4d UPU rate) to Edinburgh and London respectively, DE 5 89 and DE 12 89 (at the 2d under 300 miles radius rate) to Barbados and Antigua respectively, and DE 10 89 (at the 1d local rate) to Nevis.
£1350

ST. KITTS-NEVIS postal history
1969 complete copy of "THE LABOUR SPOKESMAN" newspaper mailed with QE2 4c x 2, 40c to Halesowen, Worcestershire postmarked Basseterre 16 AP 69. A modern rarity.
£120

SANDY POINT, St. Kitts-Nevis postal history
censored cover to Downing Street with KG6 d, 1/- pmk'd NO 21 42.
£30


CAYON temporary rubber datestamp, St. Kitts-Nevis postal history
1930 commercial cover to Lennards Ltd., Bristol with horiz. strip of three Leewards KGV d deep green (SG.47a) pmk'd ST. KITTS CAYON C/13 FE 30 TRD, some faults but commercial covers with the TRD's rarely found.
£375


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
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