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Postal Stationery "USED ABROAD", British Guiana postal history
1938 use one "ONE CENT" on 2c carmine UPU Post Card by the Regent Stamp Company to Oxton, Birkenhead put through the London machine cancel on 5 AUG 1938 with the uncancelled GB KG6 1d tied by London 5 AU 38 d/ring.
£36





CONSIGNEE ENTIRE landed GRAVESEND SHIP LETTER, British Guiana postal history
1827 entire headed "Demerary 22nd Nov 1827" marked "Letter per Consignee's of Produce per Brig Anastasia" to Sandbach Tinne & Co., Liverpool landed with framed SHIP LETTER/GRAVESEND and rated 1/2 changed 1/7, contents include copy of manifest of shipment for London showing bales of cotton, coffee, also mention of the arrival of the "Caesar" and small list of shipments.
£200


BRITISH GUIANA to MADEIRA postal history
1915 cover with Mandel Fernandes, Water Street, Georgetown sender's cachet on flap to Jose Maria de Faria, Funchal, Madeira with KGV 1c, 4c pmk'd Georgetown 7 AUG 15 cds, reverse Funchal 5 SET 15 arrival.
£45


REGISTERED AIR LETTER, British Guiana postal history
1962 use of illustrated Formula Air Letter to Mayfair Stamps, Pennsylvania with QE2 5c, 24c pmk'd skeleton GPO REG BRANCH (with inverted letters) with reg. label and arrivals, contents being offers of large quantities of stamps by parcels.
£36

BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1921 printed Foster & Co, Georgetown sender's cover to Holland with underpaid pair KGV 2c pmk'd Georgetown 6 APL 1921 cds, alongside circled "T" tax-h/stamp with pair 2˝c Postage Dues tied AMERSFOORT 27. IV. 1921, opened 2 sides with some edge staining.
£48


BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1809 entire headed "Berbice 14th March 1809" from James Blair marked "p. Betsy" to Hugh McCalmont, Belfast, smuggled mail as no markings, toning.
£40


PHILATELIC PRESS RELEASE TIED TO COVER, British Guiana postal history
1946 reg. cover to the Publishers of "Philatelic Gossip", Holton, Kansas pmk'd Airmail 2 NO 46 with reverse block of 3c tying both adhesives and press announcement with New York 11-9 1946 transit d/ring oval. Unusual.
£32


BRITISH GUIANA postal history:
1927 cover marked "Special Delivery" to G.W. Gordon, Tower Hotel, Georgetown with EXPRESS label and 4 x KGV 2c pmk'd DEM: RIVER STEAMER */15 AU 77. Some gum soiling from further stamp affixed but removed as cds and blue crayon cross that area.
£75


BRITISH GUIANA postal history
2c carmine/grey PSE pmk'd Suddie (date unclear) to Queenstown, Essequibo with COMPLETE OFFSET of indicia, opened for display.
£75

U.S. Patriotic cover BRITISH GUIANA to CANADA postal history
1944 U.S. patriotic cover to Signals Dept., R.A.F.T.C., Dorval Air Port, Quebec, Canada with KG6 4c x 2, 36c pmk'd Air Mail 25 FE 44, reverse back portion of I.I./8 censor label, boxed MAR 2 1944 arrival and sender address of R.M. Kelly, Chief Steward on a Motor Vessel (name indistinct), some faults.
£30



"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




BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION label to CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, British Guiana postal history
1925 reg. cover with full letter from W.A. Husbands on Victory Philatelic Society letterhead paper to Queenstown, Cape Province, South Africa with KGV 1c x 2, 2c x 2, 2c War Tax, 5c lightly pmk'd Registration */14 JY 25 cds, reverse with BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION label tied QUEENSTOWN R.L.S. 14 AUG 25 d/ring.
The label is perforated both vertical sides and shows broken top to "H" in "BRITISH".
£825


BARBADOS postal history
1903 cover to Warminster, England with most unusual and accepted mixed country and mixed currency franking of Barbados 1d and British Guiana 2c tied BARBADOS A/JY 4 03 cds, Bath and Warminster backstamps.
£125

BRITISH GUIANA to NETHERLANDS postal history
1953 underpaid cover from Kitty (per reverse sender address) with KG6 6c indistinctly tied to the Netherlands marked "T20" with 10c Postage Due tied Wassenaar 24.111.1953, reverse GPO Georgetown machine dated NOON/24 FEB 1953.
£36


POSTAGE DUES TWO DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1937 (AP 9) KGV 2c pair underpaid franking from Georgetown most unusually addressed by the sender to three locations arriving Paris (AP 28) with 1fr due added and re-directed MY 10 to London (MY 13) with GB 1d due tied MY 15 37, various tax marks, return to sender, unknown additions as expected for a cover attracting postage dues in two differing countries.
£120

FRENCH MAIL for FRANCE, BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1906 with printed sender "FRED J. BANKART, SUCCESSOR TO A. PEROT & Co. DEMERARA" marked "p. French Mail" to Beaune, France with 5c pmk'd Georgetown 4 JUL 1906, alongside octagonal d/ring CAYENNE A FORT-DE-FRANCE LC dated 6 JUL 06.
There are strong links between the Perot's of British Guiana and Bermuda. Covers from Demerara (1859) and Berbice (1872) are known to William H. Perot, Baltimore, son of the famous William Bennett Perot of Bermuda. Two 1833 entires from Demerara to Philadelphia have manuscript endorsement “Hamilton, Bermuda. Forwarded by Your Most Ob Servant Wm. B. Perot” whilst working as a forwarding agent during the period before he was appointed Postmaster of Bermuda by warrant dated SP 6 1836.
£120


Via SURINAM for DUTCH MAIL to HOLLAND, BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1895 use of "2 CENTS" on 3c carmine Post Card pmk'd Georgetown JA 30 95 routed through Surinam with PARAMARIBO 4/2/1895 d/ring to Amsterdam, Holland, some faults.
£48



INTERNAL AIRMAIL and INTERNAL CENSORSHIP, British Guiana postal history
1941 cover marked "By 1st Air Mail" from R. De FIGUEIREDO, "Bon Success", RUPUNUNI DISTRICT to Georgetown with pair KG6 6c lightly pmk'd RUPUNUNI */OC 5 41 cds censored due Spanish language with OPENED BY EXAMINER II/ label.
£120



ST. PHILIP'S DEBT REDEMPTION label, British Guiana postal history
1942 cover from Father Welton Ward, St. Philip's Vicarage, Georgetown with their own church label tied by ink marks to reverse of cover to Leap Cross, Hailsham, Sussex with 2 x KG6 2c tied Georgetown 20 MCH 1942 machine cancel.
£75


DELAYED THROUGH POSTING IN A LONDON LETTER BOX, BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1952 cover with KG6 1c, 2 x 2c pmk'd Georgetown */7 JA 52 to the Philaletic (sic) Traders Society, London with 24 John Adams Street address added, re-directed Tottenham Court Road, and finally directed to The Strand, rare use of red handstamp "DELAYED THROUGH BEING/POSTED IN A LETTER BOX/FOR 'LONDON' LETTERS./PLEASE ADVISE SENDER" added in London, backstamped London FE 18, and FE 19 (twice) cancels.
£75
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