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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


ST. VINCENT postal history
1903 cover to E.A. Abrahams Esq., Solicitor, Georgetown, Demerara with pair, two singles KE7 ˝d tied crisply struck "PAQUEBOT" (PML.87, 30 x 5mm) off-loaded with ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA MR 11 03 with Georgetown 15 MAR 1903 arrival backstamp, hinge remain but otherwise of exhibition quality.
£225


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.
£85

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


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

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


BRITISH GUIANA via SURINAM to HOLLAND 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 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


Annandale East Coast Plantation, British Guiana postal history
1894 use of 2c grey/cream Post Card written Annandale E.C. to Georgetown pmk'd DEMERARA RAILWAY SP 12 94 d/ring.
£36

BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1836 entire headed "George Town Demerara March 10th 1836" and marked "per Caesar" to Finsbury, London rated 1/8, landed with PENZANCE/SHIP LETTER being an unusual choice of entry for BWI letters.
£160

BELFIELD, British Guiana postal history
1895 used of 1c slate Post Card written "Hope. May 14/95" to Rose Hall, Berbice pmk'd BELFIELD MY 15 95 with DEMERARA RAILWAY and NEW AMSTERDAM same day transit and arrival. Some edge damage.
£65



RED CROSS label, British Guiana postal history
1941 (NO 1) cover with typewritten newsy letter with "How sad about S. Judes's/ It was probably well-placed to catch a Nazi packet" from Rev. Welton Ward, St. Philip's Vicarage, Georgetown to Leap Cross, Hailsham, Sussex with KG6 4c (defective lower right corner) tied Victory "V - - - - " machine cancel dated 1 NOV 1941, Red Cross label ties reverse flap.
A reference to the bombing of St. Jude's church, Bethnall Green, 134 high explosive and 2 Parachute Mine bombs were dropped on Bethnal Green South period 7 October to 6 June 1941
£48



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


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

BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1892 use of 2c carmine newspaper wrapper pmk'd Georgetown 29 JU 92 sent enclosing "Exchange" publication to The Editor Eastern Australian & South African Journal of Commerce, London with Crowned "R" to indicate free within London re-direction, applied once even though re-directed Leadenhall Street and to Cannon Street, matching red London JY 14 92 backstamp.
£36


Mail from CHEDDI JAGAN, British Guiana postal history
1948 printed flap cover from Cheddi Jagan to his eldest sister Indranie at St. James Hospital, Balham re-directed The Grove Hospital, Tooting with KG6 4c, 36c tied GPO Georgetown 24 FEB 1948 machine, flap with soiled creasing.
£60

BRITISH GUIANA to Bermuda postal history
1948 (DE 20) underpaid cover to St. Georges, Bermuda with KG6 RSW 3c block of four pmk'd Georgetown, taxed with POSTAGE/10d/DUE added on arrival, slightly shortened at left.
£60

BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1958(?) cover to Bodmin, Cornwall with QE2 5c pair, 6c pmk'd 23 MY with purple "NOT IN THE AIR MAIL." and 3-line "Insufficient Postage for/transmission by/Air Mail." handstamps.
£16


BERMUDA to BRITISH GUIANA postal history (ex LUDINGTON)
1858 cover to Mrs. Ebenezer Darrell, Georgetown, Demerara rated "4" unpaid, reverse HAMILTON (red PM4) AU 31 1858, ST. THOMAS SP 5 1858 dbl-arc transit and DEMERARA A/SP 23 58 arrival cds. Ex LUDINGTON (1999).
£300
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