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BARBADOS and SIERRA LEONE combination, MARTINIQUE postal history
1954 unusual combination and out of period use cover to Nelson, Lancashire with Sierra Leone 1937 KG6 1d Coronation coupled with Barbados 1948 KG6 1d RSW tied FORT-DE-FRANCE 27 MAI 1954 machine slogan with purple strikes boxed "CIE GLE TRANSATLANTIQUE/26 MAI 1954/ S/S ANTILLES" handstamps, no backstamps.
£36







HERO of the H.M.S. "BIRKENHEAD" SHIPWRECK DISASTER, Sierra Leone postal history
1852 letter from Lt-Colonel Alexander Seton written at Sierra Leone 29th January posted in GB QV 1d pink PSE to Edinburgh with MR 15 and MR 15 transit and arrival backstamps. This is the only letter he wrote from Sierra Leone and the penultimate letter before the tragic disaster in Simon's Bay in the early hours of 26th February 1852 which took about 445 lives.
A 4 page account of the disaster accompanies as prepared for the December 2018 British West Indies Study Circle journal.
£1200



RECEIVED/GPO FREETOWN/SCHED No....., Sierra Leone postal history
New Walton handbook unlisted (Type 711 group, see Page 120) dated II MR 49 on stampless OHMS GPO Freetown Reply portion to Ernest B. Blango, Dillet Street (named after former postmaster Joseph Dillet), Freetown with pencilled "Try Government Medical Store" with red OFFICIAL PAID (035.99) dated both */7 MR 49 and */10 MR 49 alongside address panel.
This instrument has continuous solid line after SCHED No and two examples of the same instrument can be viewed on the West Africa Study Circle website on Page 7 of the Frank Walton 1949 audit book.
£250

BERMUDA to Sierra Leone postal history
1997 (JU 17) large Bermuda Bible Society cover with 5c, 35c, $3.00 to Calaba Town, Wellington, Freetown, Sierra Leone with boxed "SERVICE SUSPENDED/RETURN TO SENDER" handstamp.
£40

CLINE TOWN, Sierra Leone postal history
(025.03) */1 JY 46 tying KG6 1/3d (SG.196a) on First Day Cover to Magnus J. Taylor, Police Sergeant No.36, Central Police Station, Freetown.
£40

SIERRA LEONE postal history
1895 use of QV d Post Card marked per S.S. "Roquelle" to Hasselt, Belgium pmk'd "B31" with FREETOWN B/JY 13 95 plus handstruck "LATE", landed with red LIVERPOOL A/AU 5 95/SHIP cds (Private Ship as opposed to Liverpool Packet arrival) with HASSELT 7 AOUT 1895 arrival, lengthy reverse text in French.
£150


KENEMA, Sierra Leone postal history
(072.07, long arcs) */12 NO 59 on QE2 6d PSRE with added QE2 6d, 1/- to Leicester, black KENEMA reg. handstamp.
£18

SUMBUYA, Sierra Leone postal history
(147.01) rare code sideways up C/MR 11 11 (later than new Walton) on KE7 1d PSE pmk'd Freetown A/MR 7 11 to Deutsche Kamerun Gesellshaft, Sumbuyah.
£140

KENT, Sierra Leone postal history
(073.02) C/AU 29 07 crisply doubled alongside KE7 1d (SG.87) pmk'd Freetown A/31 AU 07 on cover to Banbury, stamp with smaller faults.
This currently being the only recorded date of use for this instrument without base hyphen with "C" code
£125


SIERRA LEONE postal history
1936 KGV 1d Post Card with added KGV d pmk'd Freetown NO 26 36 to Bienne, Switzerland, sender says that after travelling with the Wahehe his head is done in and attaches a photograph after the storm.
£65

WATERLOO, Sierra Leone postal history
(156.01) dated B/JU 10 (95) (ERD) on QV 1d carmine UPU Post Card pmk'd indistinct "B31" overstruck Eccles C73 duplex addressed Manchester re-directed Bolton.
£95

FALABA, Sierra Leone postal history
(033.01) dated C/JA 8 01 on face QV 2d PSRE with added QV 2d pmk'd REGISTERED oval A/JA 21 01 to the French Company, Freetown.
£325

AR, Sierra Leone postal history
(716.02) alongside KG6 6d, 1/- tied REGISTERED G.P.O. oval dated 12 JU 42 on censored cover to Old Hill, England.
£65


KENT, Sierra Leone postal history
(073.01) weak backstamp dated 21 May 5 (part manuscript) on KE7 1d PSE with added pair KE7 1d (SG.74/87) tied REGISTERED ovals dated */23 MY 05 to S. Renshaw, Acting Colonial Postmaster General, Freetown, opened out for display.
£65


SIERRA LEONE postal history
1910 cover with WEST INDIA "2" REGT printed flap to Bexhill on Sea with KE7 1d (SG.100a) tied PLYMOUTH PAQUEBOT JAN2810A machine cancel, part address faded.
£35


FREETOWN QUAY, Sierra Leone postal history
(035.81) */29 OC 54 on KG6 3d added QE2 4d red-brown PSRE to Leicester.
£16

BO, Sierra Leone postal history
(016.01) */NO 6 09 alongside design KE7 1d PSE pmk'd Freetown A/9 NO 09 to R.C. Mission, Freetown.
£60


LATE applied HANGHA, Sierra Leone postal history
alongside KG6 6d, 1/- pmk'd HANGHA 22 SP 52 on cover to Kilmarnock, boxed HANGHA reg. h/stamp, b/stamped GPO reg. oval 24 SP 52.
£45


LATE applied FREETOWN, Sierra Leone postal history
alongside KG6 1/- added PSRE (flap cut away) pmk'd GPO 3 AU 48 to Wembley, Middlesex, blue FREETOWN 2 reg. label, toning.
£24


LATE applied BAUYA, Sierra Leone postal history
alongside KG6 1/3d pmk'd BAUYA */27 SP 55 on cover to Huntley & Palmers, Reading, some soiling. Reverse sender's address c/o S.L. Rlwys Bauya.
Proud only recorded date of use
£48
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