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DOMINICA postal history landed with MARGATE/SHIP-LRE
1837 entire headed "Dominica 26th July 1837" and docketted "D.S. Laidlaw, Dominica Dated 26 July Rec'd 12 Sept" marked "p. Orbut" addressed to the Hon. Wm Frazer, Alexander, Wilson & Co. in London landed with "MARGATE/SHIP LRE" and rated 1/8.
An ongoing current survey of 1,381 private ship letters landed at ports around the UK show only 14 entires landed at Margate with only two being from Dominica (the other written OC 17 1787). On this date, 26 July 1837, some 23 vessels were wrecked at Barbados during a hurricane, and 57 lives lost. The distance between Roseau and Bridgetown being only 193 miles. The Hon. Dugald Stewart Laidlaw, merchant of Roseau, served as Acting Governor of Dominica 1843-45.
£325

DOMINICA to GUADELOUPE postal history
1926 use of Formula PSRE with added KGV d, 3d to the Station Agronomique, Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadelope pmk'd GPO OC 6 26 showing Basseterre 7 OCT 26 and Pointe A Pitre 8 OCT 26 arrival backstamps, overall toning and 3d stamp defective.
£36


DOMINICA and MARTINIQUE postal history
1947 b/w ppc of "A Country Road, Dominica" with Dominica KG6 1d affixed for Chula Vista, California, carried privately to Martinique with pair 3fr on 2fr added and tied FORT DE FRANCE */15 4 47 cds. Closed tear to card at top but a most unusual combination.
£75

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC to Bermuda postal history
1953 (FE 24) cover to Paget East with 1c, 7c,10c franking pmk'd Ciudad Trujillo, reverse Paget arrival.
£15

PORTSMOUTH, Dominica postal history
1897 local cover to The Government Office, Roseau with pair QV d Sexagenary (SG.9) tied PORTSMOUTH sideways down C/SP 9 97 with Head Office */SP 10 97 arrival alongside.
£140

DOMINICA postal history
1882 red/cream Formular UPU Post Card for countries within 300 miles served by British packet with QV 1d lilac Perf. 14 Crown CC wmk affixed, unused with some toning.
Robson Lowe encyclopaedia Volume 6 stated only three unused examples known.
£75

DOMINICA postal history
1878 small stampless piece with red DOMINICA PAID/I/SP 27 78 cds (ERD) to J.W. Shannon, Barbados.
£225

ST. JOSEPH, Dominica postal history
1921 reg. front only with 3d rate to Huddersfield pmk'd */MY 28 21.
£24

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC to GERMANY with JAMAICA/TRANSIT
(A below right leg of M) alongside address panel on 10c orange PSE pmk'd blue SANTO DOMINGO 4 ABR 91 to Karlruhe, b/stamped fine strikes Kingston 3 N/AP 6 91 sqc and Karlsruhe 24.4.91 arrival.
£140


CHILE to DOMINICA with JAMAICA/TRANSIT
(A below middle leg of M) on Chile 3c Post Card to Roseau pmk'd Valparaiso 19 OCT 89 with Kingston NO 18 89 sqc, JAMAICA/TRANSIT h/stamp, and Dominica NO 20 arrival cds alongside address panel.
£175

GRAND FOND, Dominica postal history
*/1 NO 63 tying QE2 2d x 2, 24c on reg. cover to USA.
£18

CLIFTON, Dominica postal history
*/4 DE 63 on QE2 4c, 2 x 12c (SG.145,151) Durnin cover to California.
£20

A07 (horiz) re-allocated PORTSMOUTH, Dominica postal history
tying design QV 1d Post Card with Portsmouth C/DE 1 00 and Dominica (Roseau) */DE 3 00 alongside to Germany.
The horizontal A07 transferred from Roseau to Portsmouth about 1888.
£65

LEEWARD ISLANDS postal history
1929 cover to Bristol with KGV 1d pmk'd G.P.O. Dominica */OC 2 29.
£7
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