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GRENADA landed (London) SHIP-LETTER
1848 entire headed "Grenada 28th June 1848) and marked "p. Palestine" from Ousley (usually a surname) Rowley to James Rose, Edinburgh rated "8" landed with (London) SHIP-LETTER, AP 28 and AP 29 1848 arrivals.
£80


GRENADA sans-serif dbl-arc (only 4 known)
(T.8) part contents wrapper to Major General Sir Robert Houston KGB in Clerkington, near Haddington rated 1/-, top flap displays GRENADA AU 27 1850 without code dbl-arc, London SP 19 and blue Haddington SP 20 arrivals. The other three examples are dated AU 9 1847 without code, NO 7 1848/A, and MR 10 1849/A, the instrument was sent out from GPO, London MY 1 1847 during the lifetime of Type A11 so clearly a separate duty was planned. These intermittent strikes came during the life of the GRENADA serifed dbl-arc (Type A11 proofed GPO London AP 5 1844) recorded period JY 25 1844 to OC 29 1857 and as a backstamp on early GB used Grenada entires.
Major General Sir Robert Houston KGB (1780-1862) was a British military officer in the service of the East India Company, the fifth son of Andrew Houston, a wealthy Scottish banker and merchant in the West Indies.
£725



GRENADA sans-serif dbl-arc (only 4 known)
(T.8) small cover to Thomas Rankin, Edinburgh rated 1/-, reverse GRENADA MR 10 1849/A despatch and AP 9 (London) and AP 10 arrivals. Ex RUSSELL JONES (estimated 800).
The other three examples are dated AU 9 1847 without code, NO 7 1848/A, AU 27 1850 without code, the instrument was sent out from GPO, London MY 1 1847 during the lifetime of Type A11 so clearly a separate duty was planned. These intermittent strikes came during the life of the GRENADA serifed dbl-arc (Type A11 proofed GPO London AP 5 1844) recorded period JY 25 1844 to OC 29 1857 and as a backstamp on early GB used Grenada entires.
£325

GRENADA stamps:
1875 1/- deep mauve with prominent raised inverted "S" in "POSTAGE" (SG.13c, Cat.500), fine used.
500 sheets printed (500 errors).
£180

Parish "C" (used St. Patrick's), Grenada postmark
fullish upr. part dated JUL 23 tying diagonally bisected QV 1d green Chalon (SG.19?) to piece.
£48


ONE OF GRENADA's RAREST STAMPS
1875 QV 1/- deep mauve SHLLIING error (SG.13a, Cat.6500 as normal mint), fine unused without gum ovp'd "SPEC" (as recorded Tim Pearce handbook Page 26, 3rd paragraph). Only 200 copies of the SPEC(IMEN) produced (ie 100 pairs) making at most ONLY TWO EXAMPLES possible with ONE SHLLIING error.
500 sheets of this issue were printed 13 March 1875 and overprinted 15 May 1875, and sent out to the colony 28 May 1875, shortly after the 'SPECIMEN' overprint was applied to two sheets. The issue was fully used and mint copies in good condition are hard to find.
£6000



ST. GEORGE'S, Bermuda to St. Georges, GRENADA
1872 mourning cover pmk'd STG/JY 28 72 to Grenada with 1865 QV 6d dull purple (SG.6) left to be cancelled at Hamilton with K1 "1", partial St. Thomas and Grenada transit/arrivals, larger part of flap missing. Rare destination.
£750

GRENADA to MONTSERRAT
1977 underpaid cover with Grenada 10c pmk'd VICTORIA */JU 15 77, tax marks and Montserrat 1c x 2, 20c, 40c tied Plymouth on arrival.
£15

MISSENT TO BAHAMAS
full cover to Grenada pmk'd Taymouth, b/stamped Nassau MAR 13 1951 and GPO and Gouyave */17 MR 51 arrivals
£48

GRENADA to SURINAME postal history
1891 cover with QV 4d pmk'd MR 12 91 to Paramaribo b/stamped 20 3 1891 arrival, irregularly opened missing large part of side flap.
Suriname joined the UPU MY 1 1877 and Grenada joined FE 1 1881
£75

PARCEL-POST, Grenada postmark/cancel
JU 8 03 on KE7 3d (SG.61).
£28

DUNFERMLINE, Grenada postmark/cancel
*/27 FE 29 on KGV 1d (SG.114), perf. fault.
£7

DUNFERMLINE, Grenada postmark/cancel
*/5 JY 33 on KGV 1d (SG.115), lower portion of stamp thinned with some perf. faults.
£4

G (used location 4 in the Parish of St. Georges, near the village of St. Pauls), Grenada postmark
arrival cancel dated 25 MR 04 on Trinidad 1d Britannia (SG.128).
£48

"F" (used Carriacou), Grenada postmark/cancel
large part strike on QV Keyplate 4d Revenue issue, unusual.
£20

A15 used St. GEORGE'S, Grenada postmark/cancel
on horiz. pair 1866 QV 6d orange-red small star upright (SG.7).
£20


BIRCHGROVE, Grenada postal history
1900 wrapper(?) piece with folded side flaps lightly handstamped PRINTED PAPER to W.H. Allder Esq, C.S. Office with QV d tied BIRCHGROVE C/JU 7 00 cds.
£80

ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada postmark/cancel
(small lettering) postally used on QV 2d REVENUE dated C/MY 9 95.
£28

D used ST. ANDREW'S, Grenada postmark/cancel
dated 8 AP 3 on 1902 KE7 2/- green and ultramarine Crown CA wmk (SG.64, Cat.65), extremely unusual on this denomination.
£40

UNSEALED RATE, Grenada postal history
1895 unsealed rate cover to Utica, New York with QV d dull green pmk'd ST. GEORGE'S sideways facing down C/NO 25 95 cds.
£75
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