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"AROUND THE WORLD IN THE QUICKEST POSSIBLE TIME", Jamaica and British Guiana postal history
1905 use of GB 1d carmine/buff Post Card pmk'd Derby JA 5 05 arriving Kingston, Jamaica JA 28 05 with 1d Arms pmk'd Kingston FE 17 05 arriving Georgetown, Br. Guiana 1 MAR 1905 with 2c pmk'd Georgetown 4 MAR 1905 showing Port Of Spain, Trinidad MR 6 05 and New York MAR 23 1905 transits before journey abruptly ended with San Francisco P.O./APR 14 1905/D.L. SECTION (Dead Letter) purple d/ring, alongside further purplish boxed handstamp with lower line reading "Returned from R.L.O." (town unclear) with black manuscript "Contrary to Regulations", corner damage but "around the world" entires rarely found incorporating the British West Indies.
£125


NEW ZEALAND postal history
1870 mourning cover from the Reverend A. Stock to the Reverend E.H. Heywood, Cathedral Library, Auckland with the interprovincial rate paid by 1d pale orange-vermilion and 2d blue pmk'd Wellington "070" duplex dated JU 25 70, backstamped Auckland JU 29 arrival.
Reverend Arthur Henry Stock (1823-1901) was a photographer and the b/w photograph shows his house in the Te Aro district of Wellington.
£225

Hand-drawn CRAWL registration etiquette to New Zealand, Bermuda postal history
1947 (SP 17) cover to Wellington, New Zealand with KG6 franking pmk'd Crawl with hand-drawn "R/CRAWL/O717" reg. etiquette, reverse New York (SP 17), San Francisco (SP 19) and Brooklyn N.Z. (SP 24) backstamps.
£65



NEW ZEALAND postal history
1870 reg. cover front with 2 x 6d tied Wellington "070" duplex to the Old ground or the rookery, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland showing London 26 NO 70 transit and A/ENNIS/NO 29 70 arrival. Soiled in places.
Approximately only 1 in every 100 NZ Chalon covers were sent registered.
£265



REGISTERED BOOK POST, New Zealand postal history
1871 opened-each-end foolscap wrapper (232 x 103mm) marked "Per Book Post to be Registered" and "via San Francisco" to Edinburgh, Scotland with QV 4d, 6d tied WELLINGTON duplex dated JA 3 71 with London 27 FE 71 transit and Edinburgh FE 28 71 arrival backstamp, some peripheral edge faults and filing crease but exceptionally rare and probably unique as such.
With the termination of the route via Marseilles, the postage rate via Brindisi was reduced to 9d per half ounce letter on THIS SAME DATE of 3 January 1871
£1250


NEW ZEALAND postal history
1864 cover to Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire with 6d red-brown cancelled manuscript "Be" (believed Benmore) with red framed "TOO LATE" applied Invercargill DE 18 64 per b/stamp. RPSNZ Cert (2013).
£285

NEW ZEALAND postal history
1866 cover "via Marseilles" to Loughborough with 2d deep blue x 2, 6d red-brown each initialled "K" (at Kowai) and overstruck "C" obliterator, reverse Christchurch AP 13 66 and Loughborough C/JU 11 66 cds
£325


Combination GERMANY and NEW ZEALAND, postal history
1891 cover with Reichpost 20pf blue twice pmk'd OLDENBURG 13/2 91 to sailor Heinrich Rose on the German Barque Kiandra/Kapitan Ahlers addressed care of Messrs. Cunningham in Christ Church who affixed QV 2d pmk'd CHRISTCHURCH 31 MR 91 for re-direction to Dunedin, reverse London transit, incoming Christchurch 30 MR 91 plus arrival, opened two sides, unusual.
£240

1922 unusual mourning band cover to Holland
with 2 x Wellington 1d meter stamps and tax handstamp pmkd 12 JE 22.
£12
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