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BARBADOS postal history
1854 cover to Clifton, Bristol rated 1/- with PAID AT BARBADOES in red with JU 27 1854 despatch dbl-arc on reverse coupled with PAID AT BARBADOES in black on local cover pmk'd open bootheel duplex FE 20 93, plus further impressions in black, one overstruck bold "5", the other dated C/MR 4 96. The black strikes used during shortages of d and d adhesives, and all three showing chipped short right leg in "A" of BARBADOES etc, the two covers with faults.
£120

PONDICHERY, FRENCH INDIAN SETTLEMENTS to MAURITIUS postal history
1867 REYNAUD SOUPRAYA & Co, PONDICHERY sender cachet entire with strip of four QV 2a orange pmk'd PONDICHERRY "111" duplex dated FE 11 67 to Piper Adam & Co, Mauritius backstamped Madras transit and 2/MR 2 67 arrival, address panel with handstruck "6d TO PAY" in black. Exhibition item.
£1250


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

S.S. CHOLUTECA, United Fruit Company postmark on BRITISH HONDURAS stamp
two strikes dated JUL 16 1933 on KGV 4c grey (SG.130) piece.
£14

BARBADOS and SIERRA LEONE combination, MARTINIQUE postal history
1954 unusual combination and out of period use cover to Nelson, Lancashire with Sierra Leone 1937 KG6 1d Coronation coupled with Barbados 1948 KG6 1d RSW tied FORT-DE-FRANCE 27 MAI 1954 machine slogan with purple strikes boxed "CIE GLE TRANSATLANTIQUE/26 MAI 1954/ S/S ANTILLES" handstamps, no backstamps.
£36


BARBADOS postal history
1866 entire with printed colourless embossed DUMMETT & Co. BARBADOS letterhead to E.H. Fitt & Co, Trinidad with 6d orange-red (SG.30) tied Bridgetown "1" bootheel with top flap displaying MR 6 66 despatch and Trinidad MR 8 1866 arrival, left frontal crease with central split.
On DE 1 1862 Barbados and Trinidad had agreed to abolish the collection of 1d from both sender and addressee, this prepaid 6d adhesive comprised 1d to port, 4d sea post, 1d delivery.
£180

FRANCE postal history
1970's Hotel Edison, New York airmail cover used in France to Japan, some soiling etc.
£15

BARBADOS postal history
1895 printed address reg. cover to Knowle, Warwickshire with QV 4d pale brown and pair QV 1/- chestnut affixed with gum tied C/JU 6 95 cds, Birmingham 26 JU 95 transit backstamp.
£95

BARBADOS postal history
1862 refolded horizontally along top (to reduce/improve) wrapper front and back to London with 6d (SG.29) pmk'd Bridgetown "1" with BARBADOES NO 7 1862 despatch dbl-arc showing red London NO 29 62 arrival, discoloured at left.
£85

BARBADOS postal history
1936 reg. cover to Woodford, Cheshire with pristine corner marginal 1932 KGV 2/6 carmine/blue Seahorse (SG.238a, Cat.200) pmk'd GPO REGISTRATION MY 21 36 d/ring, full flap and backstamps.
£225

560 used MALMANIE, Transvaal postmark
on vertical pair "TWEE PENCE/Z.A.R." on 6d black-brown (SG.191).
£36

CAPE TOWN, CAPE COLONY postmark on TRANSVAAL stamp
dated I/AU 9 80 on Transvaal QV 6d (SG.137a), minor perf. faults.
£36

RONDEBOSCH, CAPE COLONY postmark on TRANSVAAL stamp
dated I/JA 23 83 on EEN PENNY on QV 4d (SG.170), blunt corner perf.
£48

1 used PRETORIA, Transvaal postmark on NATAL stamp
(T.6) coded barred triangular on Natal QV 1d (SG.99a), very minor toning.
£18


TASMANIA postal history
1859 cover to London with QV 6d dull lilac pmk'd "59" with Launceston FE 12 despatch showing London AP 11 59 arrival.
£225



VICTORIA postal history
1883 cover with QV 2d sepia strip of three (right stamp large tear) to London pmk'd "587" with COBDEN SE 1 83 despatch. RPS (2012) Certificate.
£475

ANTIGUA stamp:
1870 DLR QV 1d STAMP DUTY Crown CA watermark twice pmk'd vertical "A02".
£90


The ERROR PANE (see scan below) Carnival booklet, St. Vincent stamps
1975 $2.50 Carnival booklet printed WITHOUT THE 35c denomination but including a SECOND 25c BY ERROR (the four panes adding up to only $2.40 instead of the intended $2.50). A great modern rarity in perfect unmounted mint condition.
The booklet was assembled by the St. Vincent Philatelic Bureau staff (126 girls at its peak in 1978). At a very late stage of collation and early stapling it was noticed there was no 35c value. A corrected pane was rapidly sent from the printers in Holland but some error booklets had already got into the standing order supply chain. The expectation was that no more than about 10 error booklets were in circulation and most have not been found to this date.
£1250


NEW ZEALAND to FRANCE postal history Ex WOOLFE, HACKMEY
1873 registered cover with "FORWARDED BY/CRUICKSHANK & Co/AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND" sender cachet on reverse to Libourne, France with Chalon 2d orange, 3d, lilac, 2 x 6d pale blue tied "1" numeral obliterators with REGISTERED, AUCKLAND FE 15 7318 despatch, routed via ALEXANDRIE (7/4) showing full transit and arrival marks on reverse plus boxed French rate mark, reverse flaps opened for display. Exhibition item ex WOOLFE, HACKMEY (2006 RPS Certificate).
£4500

KINGSTON 6X code, Jamaica postmark
1897 three colour combination piece with 3/2d rate paid with QV 2d, 1/-, 2/- (SG.24,25,29) tied Kingston 6X/OC 12 97 d/rings.
£24
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