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SINGAPORE via CEYLON to INDIA, Malaya postal history
1898 cover marked "via Colombo" to Deva cotta, Madura, (India) with QV 8c x 2 pmk'd Singapore A/JA 25 98 with NEGAPATAM 2 FE 98 and DEVAKOTA FE 5 98 backstamps.
£120




INDIA to CAYMAN ISLANDS postal history
1948 envelope (containing coin contrary to regulations and clearly escaping compulsory registration) with letter written 9-10-1948 appended "I thought I had posted this letter long ago - Sept 3 1949 Posting date" with India 3a, 3ps pair tied EXPERIMENTAL P.O. d/ring dated 3 SEP 49 to Beulah Johnson, Georgetown, Grand Cayman.
Writer says to use strong envelopes and pieces of oil paper at edges to stop coins slipping out, and "The enclosed smallest copper coin of Travancore is perhaps the smallest in size and lowest in value in the whole world - Enclosed 5 coins."
£65


BERMUDA to India postal history
1955 (AU 15) use of KG6 6d Air Letter up-rated with mixed reign QE2 3d for Kurla, Bombay, India, newsy full letter mentioning bus drivers on strike for second time in two months for 7/- and hour.
£75


FAR EAST 5d RATE TO INDIA, BARBADOS postal history
1888 cover with printed QUEEN'S HOUSE, BARBADOS flap to Charles C. Pearson, 52nd Light Infantry, Bangalore, Madras Presidency, India with QV 1d, 4d (SG.92,99) tied BARBADOS A/NO 12 88 bootheel open duplex, reverse Sea Post Office F/6 DE 88 and Bangalore 19 DEC 88 cds. Currently the only example showing the far east rate.
Queen's House was initially used as the residence of the Commander in Chief of the British Garrison when they were permanently stationed in Barbados at St. Anne's Fort from 1780 to 1905. At one time there was a sizable barracks of soldiers in the southern part of the property.
£325


UMSINGA, Natal postal history to INDIA
(22mm N) cover dated JU 6 92 with QV d, QV 1d pair, QV 2d to Gurdaspur, Punjab, India, parts flap removed.
£95


S.A.R. & H. GERDAU.566, Transvaal incoming from India
stampless cover b/stamped MAROLI BAZAR 21 MAR 33 with One Anna Due h/stamp added PONSRA, further tax h/stamps confirming 1d, pair 2d Postage Dues required tied 12 APR 33 arrival, some toned perfs and ragged opening at left.
£250
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