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BARBADOS postal history
1884 O.C.S. (On Colonial Service) BARBADOS RAILWAY cover with QV 1d rose-carmine pmk'd bootheel duplex dated A/DE 24 84 to Rev. Phillips at St. John with malformed 5/DE 23 84 arrival (M2-R applied St. John with day slug error).
The M2 markings seldom found on cover.
£250





UNIQUE RE-INTRODUCTION OF STRAIGHT LINE "ANTIGUA" EIGHTEEN YEARS AFTER ORIGINAL USE
Str. line ANTIGUA (Freeland Type PD5b, 38 x 3mm recorded short life AP 1 1786 to DE 5 1786) re-introduced as an ARRIVAL mark (only known example as such) on 1804 (JY 11) entire headed Barbados and marked "N.O." (Naval Office) on address panel to Major Vans, Antigua carried free. Some light pencilling inside which might be contemporary.
Contents include "This new change of Administration is a good thing, we shall now be a little more actively employed".
£900


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


BERMUDA postal history
1927 cover with advertising on reverse for PALMER'S LOTION SOAP to Hyman Cohen and Cutting Room Employees of the Bankcroft & Walker Shoe Company in Boston, Massachusetts with 1d Caravel strip of three tied Hamilton 28 FEB 27 machine cancel.
£35

BARBADOS postal history
1892 cover with DA COSTA & CO. sender's cachet to Halifax, Nova Scotia with the unsealed rate paid by QV d pmk'd DE 30 92 cds, flimsy stock.
£35

REBATE ON PACKET LETTER, BARBADOS postal history
1820 wrapper to the Wesleyan Mission House, London with light BARBADOES fleuron rated black 4/4 (double packet letter unpaid) deleted and appended red 2/2 being a rebate for the amount overcharged, red London JU 16 1820 arrival.
The entire would have been taken back to the Post Office where it was re-assessed as a single rate packet letter and the balance either credited to the account of the receiver or paid back.
£95



BARBADOS postal history
Fabricated 1865 entire to John Jeffrey & Co, Edinburgh with cleverly added (1d) blue tying in with original portion bootheel cancel with BARBADOS I/FE 9 65 cds alongside. The entire only given away by addition of wrongly rated red crayon "6".
£125

ALL SAINTS, ANTIGUA postal history
1933 cover to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico with KGV d, pair 1d pmk'd ALL SAINTS */JY 27 33 cds with partial St. Johns JY 30 (33) d/ring backstamp.
£80


TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS to BARBADOS postal history
1967 reg. cover to Christ Church, Barbados with QE2 1/- Marlin fishing tied GRAND TURK */14 DE 57 d/ring, two purple str. line "CALL AT OFFICE" applied alongside address panel with reverse appended "Received Taped" showing both Turks and Barbados registered datestamps.
£48


BARBADOS postal history
1939 cover with 2 x U.S. 3c Landing of the Swedes and Finns tied U.S.S. RANGER/BRIDGETOWN BARBADOS duplex dated MAR 16 1939 addressed Denver, Colorado with purple 3-line "SPECIAL FLIGHT/AROUND BARBADOES/BRITISH WEST INDIES" handstamp on front, reverse with d Badge of Colony tied GPO 6 MR 39 cds appended below "9 of 28" and signed "JS Johnson-Pilot, Bridgetown, Barbadoes".
£150


GREAT BRITAIN to GIBRALTAR postal history
Probably used 1875 undated GB QV d green newswrapper with added bantam QV d Plate 12 pmk'd W/27 oval obliterator to Gibraltar, some faults.
£45


BRITISH HONDURAS postal history
1918 reg. OHMS cover with Royal Coat-of-Arms embossed flap to the Italian Translator, Post and Railway Department, Berne, Switzerland with vertical strip of five KGV 1c WAR (some middle perfs split) and pair KGV 3c WAR pmk'd Belize A/JU 17 18.
£35

BHAMAS to TURKS ISLANDS postal history
1895 use of QV 2d blue PSE with added QV 1d carmine pmk'd Nassau 1 OC 95 routed via New York (OC 7 backstamp) to Cockburn Harbour, Turks Islands showing no code/OC 21 95 alongside address panel.
£150


BRITISH HONDURAS to BARBADOS postal history
1944 cover to His Excellency The Governor, Bridgetown, Barbados with KG6 50c pmk'd Belize 9 NO 44 showing two purple OFFICIAL PAID/COL. SEC. cachets and secretive "1" handstamp at lower left.
£35


2nd Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment, BARBADOS postal history
1892 cover to London with 2d Seal pmk'd open bootheel duplex A/NO 5 92, the envelope flap skilfully backed for display of the regiments arms.
£45

TURKS ISLANDS postal history
PARCEL POST receipt pmk'd TURKS ISLANDS A/DE 27 28 d/ring.
£20

TURKS ISLANDS postal history
CERTIFICATE OF POST OFFICE REGISTRATION with No. 1364 pmk'd TURKS ISLANDS A/JY 6 27 d/ring.
£15




INDIA to CAYMAN ISLANDS postal history
1948 envelope (containing coin contrary to regulations and clearly escaping compulsory registration) with letter written 9-10-1948 appended "I thought I had posted this letter long ago - Sept 3 1949 Posting date" with India 3a, 3ps pair tied EXPERIMENTAL P.O. d/ring dated 3 SEP 49 to Beulah Johnson, Georgetown, Grand Cayman.
Writer says to use strong envelopes and pieces of oil paper at edges to stop coins slipping out, and "The enclosed smallest copper coin of Travancore is perhaps the smallest in size and lowest in value in the whole world - Enclosed 5 coins."
£65


"B" (St. Marks parish), GRENADA postal history
1901 cover to Derby re-addressed locally with QV 1d Keyplate affixed to reverse flap tied "B" dated 15 AU 01 with St. George's transit and Derby arrival alongside.
£75


BARBADOS to NEWFOUNDLAND postal history
1877 Michael Cavan & Co. printed flap cover marked "Per Mail via Bermuda & Halifax" to Burgeo, Newfoundland with 4d deep red P.12, 1d grey-blue P.14 (SG.68,74) pmk'd open bootheel duplex dated A/OC 29 77 showing red crayon "4" and St. Johns Newf'd NO 24 77 arrival backstamp, a little roughly opened along top.
A single printing of 36,000 stamps of the 4d deep red P.12 was invoiced JY 14 1875, currently only 6 covers are recorded bearing this stamp.
£475
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