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"BAR" (BARROUALLIE) and "K" (KINGSTOWN) combination, ST. VINCENT postal history
1876 cover front to James Crook, Sailor on Board the Satellite, Kings Town, St. Vincent with QV 1d black cancelled by black ink smudge showing a unique combination light strikes red ink "BAR" and "K" each dated JU 22 76 and additionally marked "Unclaimed" in pencil. Internally addressed mail from this period extremely rare.
The additional scan, from my records, show this cover front to have had certificate number 60,509 (subsequently detached) and previous auction estimate of £1200 with £1800 realisation.
£850


BARBADOS "USED ABROAD" PICTURE POST CARD posted BEQUIA St. Vincent postal history
1965 Bathsheba Coast, St. Joseph, Barbados coloured post card written from Bequia, having arrived by mail schooner, used with 2 x 1c Scout, QE2 10c pmk'd BEQUIA */6 JA 65 to Washington D.C.
£18


ANTIGUA "USED ABROAD" PICTURE POST CARD, St. Vincent postal history
1957 view of English Harbour col. Post Card mailed at Kingstown, St. Vincent with overlapped 2 x 1c, single 10c to Miami Shores, Florida, newsy text, postmark date fairly indistinct.
£12

CONSIGNEE ENTIRE landed GRAVESEND SHIP LETTER, St. Vincent postal history
1910 cover marked "Consignee" and "p. S.S. St. Croix" to William Burr, Broad Street House, London with 1d re-drawn Arms (SG.99) tied purple str. line "THE EAST-ASIATIC COMPANY" handstamp with both GRAVESEND/SHIP-LETTER and GRAVESEND 2 AM/MY 18 10 arrival cds alongside address panel, reverse London E.C. 10.15AM MAY 18 10 arrival.
The East Asiatic Company was founded in 1897 in Copenhagen by Hans Niel Andersen, initially to operate shipping services between Copenhagen, Bangkok and the Far East. In 1907 the "St. Croix" was sold to the Hamburg America Line.
£750





PD in oval, ST. VINCENT postal history (Ex FORSYTH)
Newly discovered FIRST RECORDED USE OF THE "PD" IN OVAL IN BLACK INK USED AS A "KILLER" ON ENTIRE: 1878 wrapper from George Robertson, St. Vincent to Messrs. Charles W. Gray, London with QV 1/- vermilion P.11 to 12½ x 15 (SG.24) tied by black "PD" in oval (PML.83) with matching ink colour ST. VINCENT AU 9 78 despatch plus red London Paid 28 (AU 78) arrival on address panel, adhesive crossed by filing fold and may have been lifted for inspection, recipient's purple notes on address panel include "Trouble with Rose Bank machinery". (Ex FORSYTH lot 562)
Similar purple ink recipient notes on this correspondence to Charles Gray show that letters were posted from Kingstown which was using the horiz. "A10" (PML.4) at this time but had changed from red to black ink mid-1878 as per illustrations JU 18 78 and AU 8 78; and this next day use may indicate late mail accepted into the Post Office.
£525


BARBADOS "USED ABROAD" U.P.U. POST CARD ACCEPTED IN ERROR AT DOMINICA
1886 use of Barbados QV 1½d brown UPU Post Card with cross-written text headed "Mar 29" pmk'd Dominica vertical "A07" at Roseau with C/AP 3 86 despatch cds alongside to Miss M.B. Clinckett, Rev. Canon Branch, The Rectory, Barrouallie, St. Vincent with only KINGSTOWN C/AP 8 86 arrival b/stamp, corner fault but a fine example of accepted mail which should not have been accepted without penalty.
£275



MISSENT or POST OFFICE KNOWS BEST, Dominica and St. Vincent postal history
1886 use of Dominica QV 1½d brown UPU Post Card with cross-written text headed "Dec 24" pmk'd vertical "A07" with C/DE 24 86 cds alongside to Miss M.B. Clinckett, Rev. Canon Branch, The Rectory, Barrouallie, St. Vincent with both KINGSTOWN and CALLIAQUA C/DE 30 86 transit and arrival cds alongside address panel.
Barrouallie is situated 14 miles west of Kingstown on the Leeward coast whilst Calliaqua is about 8 miles east of Kingstown at the bottom of the island on the near Windward coast.
£525




DIFFERING REGISTRATION LABELS (one "Cancelled"), ST. VINCENT postal history
1917 foolscap OHMS with embossed Royal Coat-of-Arms flap (unlikely to be of village origin) with "Saint Vincent." (18½mm long) R.282 label "Cancelled" in red ink, and "Saint Vincent." (20mm long) R.352 label on corner copy KGV 1/- bistre (SG.117, Cat.£32) cover to Port Washington, New York, USA showing Kingstown C/NO 23 17 despatch and G.P.O. A/FE 4 18 subsequent return, a wonderful item for the St. Vincent registered mail specialist.
£150

BELVIDERE (CARRIACOU) GRENADA to ST. VINCENT postal history
1958 airmail inter-village inter-island cover from F. Paterson, Carriacou (reverse lower flap) to The Very Revd. Canon Ogden, St. Paul's Rectory, Calliaqua, St. Vincent with Federation trio pmk'd BELVIDERE */AP 22 58 cds, reverse top flap mostly missing, b/stamped CARRIACOU AP 28 58 (poor), GPO Grenada */AP 29 58, and poor CALLIAQUA */3 MY 58 cds.
BELVIDERE should not be confused with BELVEDERE, the infamous mainland estate where Julien Fedon planned his rebellion (March 2, 1795 - June 19, 1796, also known as the Brigand's War) by converting his Belvedere coffee and cocoa plantation into a fortified headquarters for his army. The estate was near the top of a very steep mountain, and almost inaccessible, after the failure of one of the many unsuccessful British attacks Fedon ordered the death of 40 white hostages.
£85


ST. VINCENT postal history re-posted at PLYMOUTH (Devon)
1906 b/w ppc of Kingstown to Plymouth with KE7 1d pmk'd Kingstown C/DE 24 06, on arrival re-addressed to Newport, Lincoln with GB KE7 ½d pmk'd Plymouth JA 7 07 d/ring.
£24

MAURITIUS to ST. VINCENT postal history
1895 use of "3" on 4c on 3c newswrapper to His Honor E.J. Cameron, Administrator & Colonial Secretary, St. Vincent pmk'd 2/JA 30 95.
£24


ST. VINCENT postal history
1964 printed sender cover from Bequia Marine Supply Company to the Stainless Steel Wire Company in Sheffield with handstruck REGISTERED, DO NOT BEND, AIRMAIL and 4-colour combination QE2 1c, 15c, 25c, 50c pmk'd BEQUIA 4(?) OC 64 cds showing Kingstown */8 OC 64 transit.
£40


ST. VINCENT postal history
1917 unused b/w ppc of Kingstown with added KGV 1d WAR STAMP tied forged KINGSTOWN 12-1 17 d/ring.
£20


Job Application to the St. Vincent Philatelic Bureau, St. Vincent postal history
Cover and letter dated "23/10.74" from Camelithia Bynoe, Victoria Village, Stubbs Post Office taken in by hand (1 of only 2 surviving job application letters).
Camelithia became a full time member of the final staff of 126 girls and 3 guys.
£40


Job Application to the St. Vincent Philatelic Bureau, St. Vincent postal history
Full cover and letter from Maria Gloster c/o Barrouallie Post Office cheekily marked O.H.M.S. and posted with STUBBS 23 OC 74 cds (1 of only 2 surviving job application letters).
£48

Ohio, USA returned for postage to ST. VINCENT missent JAMAICA
1978 underfranked 15c Viking mission to Mars cover to Kingstown, St. Vincent pmk'd TOLEDO 28 NOV 1978 with magenta "RETURNED FOR 5c ADDITIONAL POSTAGE" with further 15c (not 5c) added and just tied TOLEDO 4 DEC 1978, purple str. line "MISSENT TO JAMAICA" handstamp.
£12

Kansas, USA returned for postage to ST. VINCENT missent JAMAICA
1978 (NO 28) underfranked 15c rocking horse cover to St. Vincent pmk'd INDEPENDENCE, KS with 4-line "Returned for (5c) postage..." with 5c Washington added, purple str. line "MISSENT TO JAMAICA" handstamp.
£10

Northern Ireland to ST. VINCENT missent JAMAICA
1977 (NO 8) underpaid and taxed cover to St. Vincent with GB QE2 9d pmk'd Belfast, purple str. line "MISSENT TO JAMAICA", stamp with glossy glue stain.
£10



EARLIEST KNOWN USE OF A ST. VINCENT STAMP and a first sailing date of use
(Placed in POSTAL HISTORY section for convenience): This QV 1d rose-red Perf. 14 to 16 (SG.1) in the accepted paler shade of colour of the first printing, as mentioned PML handbook Page 27, came from the first delivery invoiced from London on 27 March 1861 (56,040 stamps plus 10,020 6d deep yellow-green, SG.2) with expected arrival on 8 April 1861. These adhesives were seemingly not immediately unpacked as known covers of AP 9 61 and AP 24 1861 to the UK are cancelled with the red “PAID AT ST. VINCENT” pre-stamp handstamp. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue lists 8 May 1861 for issue date of the two denominations, which may be true. This 1d adhesive was cancelled by horizontal “A10” (PML.1) on the 8th, 9th or 10th for the 10 May 1861 sailing, and travelled on R.M.S.P. Teviot collecting BARBADOES dbl-arc arrival dated MY 11 1861 making this the EARLIEST KNOWN USE OF A ST. VINCENT STAMP and a first sailing date. The first known adhesive cover bears a strip of three QV 1d, pair QV 6d pmk’d JU 8 1861 addressed to Norfolk, Virginia and travelled in through New Orleans being possibly the finest known American Civil War blockade running cover. The second delivery of the QV 1d rose-red was not invoiced until 22 July 1862 (28,020 stamps), slight thinning.
£450



KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent postal history
1888 use of QV 1½d deep brown Post Card with commercial text headed "13/10./88." to George Callf & Co, Horsham, Sussex but not placed in the mails immediately as design cancelled by black ink manuscript "Kingstown 30/10 88." which may or may not be in the same ink as addressing, and may or may not have been added by the writer. Evidently carried by enclosure as without normal postal markings.
£180
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