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E.R. CHIROKITIA, Cyprus postmark
(T.23) on 1912 KGV pi MCA wmk (SG.75).
£75

MYERSVILLE, Jamaica postmark
(D/R) 22 DE 99 on QV d (SG.16).
£9

PEPPER, Jamaica postmark
(D/R) AP 16 00 on QV 2d Keplate (SG.29), minor or insignificant creasing.
£12

PRATVILLE, Jamaica postmark
(D/R) JU 12 96 on QV 1d Keyplate (SG.27).
£4

PEPPER, Jamaica postmark
(D/R) OC 7 98 on QV 1d Keyplate (SG.27) mourning fragment.
£12

WALDERSTON, Jamaica postmark
(D/R) MR 8 95 on QV 1d Keyplate (SG.27).
£12

SPALDING, Jamaica postmark
(D/R) 11 MR 98 on QV 1d Keyplate (SG.27).
£7

The rare PRIVATE SHIP LETTER RATE to England, Bermuda postal history
1883 private ship letter rate cover (opened at top, reduced at left) with QV 4d orange-red (SG.20) tied black K3 "2" ST. GEORGES A/DE 1 83 duplex to St. John Wood, London, landed with red LIVERPOOL/A/DE 24 83/SHIP cds clear of address.
Only three Bermuda QV adhesive covers are currently known landed by LIVERPOOL SHIP cds. All from St. Georges, the other two arriving Liverpool A/JA 29 84 (carried by "Nubian"). Ludington (lot 752) mentions that on NO 30 1883 H.M.S. Northampton was driven onto Stagg Rock in violet weather.
£350






A UNIQUE IMPERFORATE PROOF SHEET SHOWING THE UNISSUED TRANSPOSED AMERICAN PRESIDENTS ERROR
1975 200th Anniversary of American Independence issue: Two differing mint imperforate proof sheets exist (this one having DARKER PINK BACKGROUND TO LOWER MIDDLE LABEL than found on the issued stamps, the reason unknown) showing wrong portrait of Franklin Pierce on the 5c, and wrong portrait of Andrew Johnson on the 10c (transposed portraits error).
The other transposed Presidents error sheet has lighter black backgrounds behind portraits of the Presidents than found on issued stamps. This sheet is uniquely marked "Q541 BLACKS" in lower selvedge being the House of Questa printers reference number presumed connected with the black printing. The error was noted after completion of printing with ALL SHEETS DESTROYED by the Crown Agents and printers, and the corrected printing sent to St. Vincent (the two error sheets accepted by O.J. Urch, philatelic adviser, from Prime minister of St. Vincent Milton Cato per "accountable items" original envelope which is enclosed).
£1525

JAMAICA postal history
1883 cover "per R.M. S.S. Don" to London with pair QV 2d pmk'd ""A01", reverse without flap clear of Kingston IV E/DE 24 83 and London G7/JA 12 84 cds, small tear at top.
£65




A UNIQUE IMPERFORATE PROOF SHEET SHOWING THE UNISSUED TRANSPOSED AMERICAN PRESIDENTS ERROR
1975 200th Anniversary of American Independence issue: Two differing mint imperforate proof sheets exist (this one having LIGHTER BLACK BACKGROUND behind portraits of those Presidents than found on the issued stamps) showing wrong portrait of Franklin Pierce on the 5c, and wrong portrait of Andrew Johnson on the 10c (transposed portraits error).
The other transposed Presidents error sheet has a much darker pink background to the lower middle label than found on issues stamps, and is marked "Q541 BLACKS" in lower white selvedge being the House of Questa printers reference number presumed connected with the black printing. The error was noted after completion of printing with ALL SHEETS DESTROYED by the Crown Agents and printers, and the corrected printing sent to St. Vincent (the two error sheets accepted by O.J. Urch, philatelic adviser, from Prime Minister of St. Vincent Milton Cato per photocopy of "accountable items" text enclosed).
£1500

E.R. DROUSSA, Cyprus postmark
(T.23) on KE7 30pa MCA wmk (SG.63).
£95

WINBURG, Orange River Colony postmark on TRANSVAAL stamp
(11 bar) "2" on Transvaal 1902 KE7 1d (SG.245).
£24

K4a "6", Bermuda postmark
on 1883 QV 1d rose-red CA wmk (SG.23).
£24

A63 used PEAR TREE GROVE, Jamaica postmark
on QV 1d OFFICIAL (SG.04), rare on this issue.
£12

MOUNT MORIAH, Jamaica postmark
(D/R) DE 10 94 on QV 1d Keyplate (SG.27).
£9

MOUNT MORIAH, Jamaica postmark
(D/R) OC 13 99 on QV 1d Keyplate (SG.27).
£12

WINBURG, Orange River Colony postmark on TRANSVAAL stamp
(11 bar) "2" on Transvaal 1902 KE7 d (SG.244).
£24

PEKA, Basutoland postmark
(D3) dated A/DE 21 23 on South Africa KGV fragment glued to white background.
£28

OMODHOS, Cyprus postmark
(CDS) in purple ink dated 4 OCT 56 on QE2 30mils (SG.180) piece.
£6
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