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THE SECOND MEXICAN EMPIRE (1864-67), British Honduras postal history
1864 stampless OHMS cover with Royal Coat-of-Arms embossed flap and letter headed Belize 14 Feb'y 64 from a Captain of the British forces stationed in Belize to William Farrington, Nassau N.P., Bahamas marked "care of Van Vlinden Post Master St. Thomas". Contents include “We have just received orders for 2 Companies (out of 3) to prepare for embarkation at a moments notice for Active Service off the coast under Com'd of Major Anton(?). At present we have no idea when the Troop Ship will be in – this is expected any day or hour – as I am the only Capt here – I shall have to remain in care of the Company left behind – but my fate is not decided until the Troop Ship arrives”.
Maximilian 1 Emperor of Mexico (1864-67) was an Austrian Archduke (member of the Habsburg-Lorraine and a nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte) who declared all on Mexico including the unstable Yucatan and Belize as part of his Empire until his capture by liberal forces and execution by firing squad June 19, 1867.

full OHMS foolscap with POST OFFICE Royal Coat-of-Arms pmk'd Belize B/DE 19 12 to France, b/stamped Marolles Les Braults Sarthe.

The GOVERNMENT OF ST. VINCENT Crowned Circle cover to DENMARK, St. Vincent postal history
1865 unique O.H.M.S. cover to Copenhagen, Denmark with spectacular GOVERNMENT OF ST. VINCENT embossed flap showing two strikes of the red ink PAID AT ST. VINCENT crowned circle (latest use) with SAINT-VINCENT A/JU 06 66 despatch cds alongside, reverse 30 6 arrival. A wonderful exhibition item.

QUEENSLAND postal history
1871 foolscap official service cover with Royal Coat-of-Arms printed flap locally to Ipswich with Crowned oval buckled albino embossed PUBLIC LANDS DEPARTMENT cachet manuscript dated "19-4-71" and QV 2d tied QL obliterator, reverse with BRISBANE 4/AU 19 71 and IPSWICH AP 20 1871 and indistinct JU 16 1871 cancels, with ADVERTISED JU 30 1871 on address panel, some soiling.

BAHAMAS to Isle of Wight re-directed Hyeres, France postal history
1910 printed Royal Coat-of-Arms flap cover to Shanklin, Isle of Wight with indistinctly tied 1d Staircase, on arrival re-directed to Hyeres, France with three copies GB KE7 ˝d (one defective) tied SHANKLIN S.O. DE 22 10 d/rings, cover poorly opened.

MALTA postal history
1881 OHMS cover from the BOTANIC GARDEN with albino printed royal coat-of-arms flap to Frankfurt Am Main, Germany with GB QV 2˝d blue Plate 20 pmk'd "A25" duplex dated D/FE 9 81.
The Argotti Botanical Gardens dates back to 1774 and is situated in Floriana, a short walk from the capital, Valetta. The gardens were originally the private gardens of Grandmaster Pinto and only became a botanical garden in 1805.

GOVERNMENT H.Q., Commonwealth of Dominica postal history
1980 OHMS stampless local cover (Coat-of-Arms on flap) to Mero, St. Joseph from the Ministry of Education and Health 7 AUG 80 pmk'd GOVERNMENT H.Q. */8 AU 80 using the official address name of COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA.

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.

1960 opened-out printed AIR MAIL envelope with both oval Royal Coat-of-Arms on flap and "CODE No. 23-31." alongside to Foyles Book Shop, London with QE2 3d pmk'd Salisbury 28 DEC 60, red 5-line "Authorised for Transmission/by Air Mail at Concessional/Rate./U.K.S.L.S. (Army Element), Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia" handstamp.

The "42" Kolkata cover from Prince Alfred, Royal Visit to Ceylon 1870, a unique exhibition item
1870 cover with spectacular four colour Royal Coat-of-Arms printed flap posted by Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (second son of Queen Victoria born 6 August 1844 and first member of the British Royal family to visit Ceylon) to his eminent friend Dr. Joseph Fayrer C.S.S., 42 Chowringhe Road, Calcutta with QV 1/- reddish lilac tied COLOMBO AP 18 70 duplex paying the double short-lived (1868-1870) 6d rate to India, reverse Galle transit and Calcutta STEAMER LETTER AP 27 70 arrival. (Ceylon was ceded to the British Empire in 1815 and when the Prince arrived March 30 1870 thousands of chiefs, headsman and ordinary people flocked to Colombo. On the day after arrival a grand reception was hosted by Governor Sir Hercules Robinson, and thereafter the Prince made excursions to elephant kraals with gatherings of 10,000 people or more, went elk hunting, elephant shooting, and was lavishly dined throughout, even with gold plates and gold cutlery encrusted with rubies, emeralds and pearls. Prince Alfred, Honorary President 1890-1900 of what is now the Royal Philatelic Society, was the first serious stamp collector in the royal family and it is thought that he encouraged his nephew, later KGV, to collect stamps. Prince Alfred sold his collection to his brother King Edward VII, who shared his enthusiasm, who in turn gave it to his son King George V, and keenly expanded by the latter the two collections became the basis of what is now the Royal Philatelic collection.
Sir Joseph Fayrer (1824-1907) was an English physician noted for his writings on medicine and particularly the treatment of venomous Indian snakebites. In 1847 he was appointed medical officer on H.M.S. Victory and in 1869 accompanied Prince Alfred, as his physician, on his grand tour of India. In 1901 he was appointed Physician Extraordinary to King Edward VII. Eastern India's tallest project, The "42", an iconic 62 storey tower with luxury apartments is planned for 42B Chowringhee Road.

PRINCESS MARGARET'S HOUSE, MUSTIQUE, a unique hand-written letter
Death of its designer Oliver Messel: A rare letter hand-written by HRH Princess Margaret expressing sadness on hearing of the death of Oliver Messel who was commissioned by the Hon. Colin Tennant to design her house, Les Jolies Eaux, on Mustique written July 21 1978, she lovingly writes "I luckily have a living monument to him in the shape of my house in Mustique which he designed"

A76 used SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica postal history
(Type O) in blue ink indistinctly tying QV 2d Crown CC (SG.9) on OHMS Royal Arms stationery cover to Kingston dated B/JY 22 80. On arrival ADVERTISED, UNCLAIMED with RETURNED LETTER BRANCH 18 AU 80 handstamps.
Only one other blue ink numeral cover recorded - from Port Antonio with A64 dated JA 25 1878.

on undated GB KE7 ˝d green Newspaper wrapper tied F.S. (Foreign Section) to Kingston, Jamaica, worm-holes etc but most unusual.

GOVERNOR locally produced Postal Stationery Envelope, British Guiana postal history
(T+H unlisted) lightly but clearly struck in violet pmk'd Georgetown P.B. dated 13 SP 26 on cover to Essequibo, b/stamped Anna Regina */14 SP 26, address panel lightly toned.
A rare official postal stationery PSE, probably unique.

envelope with Natal KE7 5d, Transvaal KE7 ˝d, 6d pmkd Cape Town reg ovals dated 28 MR 12 to Vienna, hinge remains on reverse.
Note: not the Lion and Unicorn Royal Arms, this appears more Armorial or Heraldic.