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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

INDIA to BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1889 opened-out India QV ˝a PSE pmk'd JAN 12 from the small village of Hariherpur (Uttah Pradesh) to a servant on "Demerara Island" with added QV 4a tied Bombay JAN 15 89, London FE 4 89 and Georgetown 22 FEB 1889.
£150


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

INDIA to BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1891 use of India QV 4a 6p PSE with added QV ˝a, 1a x 4, 2a pmk'd SHAHGANJ MR 31 91 and registered at FYZABAD to the Public Hospital, Georgetown, Demerara, opened for display.
£115

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 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

Second Sailing GB used abroad, BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1858 entire headed "(Duplicate) Demerara May 10th 1858" (being the date GB stamps placed on sale having arrived the day before on the MY 9 1858 steamer) with lightly creased and badly defective GB 6d pmk'd crisply struck "A03" to London with DEMERARA MY 25 1858 despatch dbl-arc. A significant item documenting the Second Sailing with duplicate of First Sailing letter.
A first sailing cover pmk'd Demerara MY 10 1858 with GB 6d used strip of four pmk'd "A03" to James Ewing in Glasgow is recorded
£125

RUSSIA via GIBRALTAR to SPROSTON'S STEAMERS LTD, Georgetown
1915 cover with Nicholas II 10k pmk'd GAINDRIA LIFL 5-2-1915 to passenger on board vessel "Roma" c/o Messrs C. Hoffman, Russian Consulate, Gibraltar, Spain b/stamped GIBRALTAR 28 MR 15 arrival alongside Russian purple military censor handstamp, forwarded next day arriving LONDON 6 AP 15 re-addressed Demerara with GEORGETOWN 23 AP 15 arrival b/stamp.
£95


DELAYED DUE GENERAL STRIKE, British Guiana postal history
1963 cover from Canada with 10c pmk'd Halifax, N.S. to Georgetown, endorsed in manuscript on reverse "Posted in Halifax on 9th June, rec'd in Georgetown on 12th July - due to general strike."
The British Guiana Post Office Workers' Union joined the General Strike on AP 23 1963 which ended July 1963
£40



BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1896 use of complete 2c carmine PSE locally to Hopetown, West Coast, Berbice pmk'd Georgetown and on reverse FORT WELLINGTON OC 10 96 d/ring opened 3 sides to show full intense offset of the printed design.
Not recorded in T+H handbook
£140
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