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Brit. Colonies continued...

Dominica
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4035 image1807: Cover from Dominca to London, prepaid '2/-' in manuscript, struck on despatch with exceptional "DOMINICA" fleuron datestamp in black (Nov 24). Backstamped on arrival in London (Jan 20, 1808) in red. One side flap missing but very fine for this elusive marking.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. D.N. Seaton, Cavendish, Derby, 10 Sept 2014, lot 120. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4036 image1869 (May 27): Cover endorsed 'per Mail' from Dominica to St. Kitts, prepaid '4' (pence) in manuscript, struck with fine "♚ / PAID / AT / DOMINICA" in red with further '2' (pence) credit alongside in manuscript. Reverse with 'Dominica' cds (May 27) in black. Small wormhole on front and flap faults verso but a scarce inter-island usage and an attractive cover Gi = £ 550.rnProvenance: Collection Henry D. Hicks, RL, London, May 1984, lot 49; Collection S.J. Sugarman, Christie's, London, 8 March 1994, lot 1041. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4037 image1859 (Sept 4): Great Britain 1857 4 d. rose, a used example on 1859 cover endorsed 'P. Mail' from Roseau to Castries, St. Lucia tied by heavy "A07" obliterator in black. Reverse with partial DOMINICA double arc cds of despatch and fine ST. LUCIA double arc arrival (Sept 4) both in black. A few imperfections and cover creases but a rare example of the inter-island rate. Cert. BPA (1990).rnProvenance: Collection McGowan, RL, London, 26 July 1950, lot 478; Collection Nabarro, RL, London, 12 March 1975, lot 2039. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,600.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Grenada
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4038 image1842 (Aug 29): Entire letter concerning drought on the Mount Pleasant estate on the island of Carriacou to Chester, England rated '1/-' in manuscript, struck with very fine strike of straight line "CARRIACOU" handstamp in brown with 'Pr. Pkt. 29 Aug '42' below in manuscript. Reverse with London cds in red and double arc Chester arrival cds (Oct 14) in black. Rare and fine - just three examples of this handstamp are recorded.rnProvenance: Collection Joseph Hackmey, RL, London, 26 Nov 1985, lot 13. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF3,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4039 image1851 (Jan 11): Cover from Grenada to Dublin, Ireland prepaid with '2/6d.' rate in manuscript, struck with fine "♚ / PAID / AT / GRENADA" handstamp in red. Reverse with double arc 'Grenada' despatch cds (Jan 11) in black and obverse with London 'Paid' cds in red (Feb 6) with Dublin arrival (Feb 7) on reverse. A fine cover Gi = £ 2'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,600.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4040 image1858 (Nov 20): Great Britain 1857 1 d. red, perf 14, a vertical pair used on large part "St. George's Chronicle" newspaper to London, twice redirected on arrival, tied by "A15" obliterators in black with GRENADA double arc cds adjacent (Nov 20). On arrival in London redirected with 1 d. red to Devonport where further 1 d. red applied tied by '25' numeral obliterator and mailed to Stoke. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 334; Collection J.L. 'Bobbie' Messenger, RL, London, 16 March 1983; Collection Joseph Hackmey, RL, London, 26 Nov 1985, lot 16; Collection Andre Bollen, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Dec 1993, lot 876. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4041 image1858 (Sept 9): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, a horizontal strip of four used on 1858 quadruple rate cover from St. Georges, Grenada to London tied by "A15" obliterators in black, reverse with GRENADA double arc cds (Sept 9) in black with date error '0SP9 / 1858' alongside London arrival cds (Oct 2) in red. Side flaps removed but a very rare usage - the strip of four being the largest franking of this value used in Grenada.rnProvenance: Collection E.E.Yates, RL, London, 31 July-1 Aug 1940, lot 469; Christie's, London, 11-12 Jan 1984, lot 861; Collection Joseph Hackmey, RL, London, 26 Nov 1985, lot 27. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4042 image1858 (Dec 10): Great Britain 1857 1 s. green, a used example on 1858 double rate entire letter endorsed 'per RMS Packet' from St. George's, Grenada to Glasgow, tied by "A15" obliterator in black. Reverse with GRENADA double arc cds of despatch (Dec 10) in black alongside London cds in red and Glasgow arrival in blue (Jan 2, 1859). The 1 s. value is exceptionally rare on letter from Grenada and very fine, according to our records just the two single 1 shilling frankings exist Gi = £ 1'800 off cover.rnProvenance: Collection J.L. 'Bobbie' Messenger, RL, London, 16 March 1983, lot 31; Collection Joseph Hackmey, RL, London, 26 Nov 1985, lot 31. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
St. Kitts Nevis
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4043 imageNevis 1800 (July 24): Entire letter from Nevis to London endorsed 'p. Packet', rated '1/0' in manuscript, struck on reverse with superb two line "NEVIS / JUL 24.1800" handstamp of the British Packet office in black with arrival (Sept 12) in red adjacent. Fascinating contents regarding a slave wishing to purchase her freedom and a list of 'Mrs. MacDougal's Negroes'. The hole left by the original seal sensibly re-backed but a rare and most attractive usage. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4044 image1859 (March 18): Entrie letter from St. Kitts to 'Port d'Espagne', Trinidad, franked by Great Britain 1857 1 d. red stars in a horizontal strip of four (Gi C10), lettered EE-EH, all tied by fine strikes of the "A12" obliterator in black. Reverse with double arc Trinidad arrival cds (March 18). Second stamp with wormhole blacked in and fourth stamp crossed by vertical file fold but a great rarity on letter.rnProvenance: Collection 'Victoriana', Spinks, London, 4 Oct 2007, lot 2436. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4045 imageSt. Christopher 1858 (Sept 8): Great Britain 1856/57 1 d. red, perf. 14, 4 d. rose and 6 d. lilac, all of excellent colour, used on cover with original contents from Basseterre to the Bishop of Newcastle in Morpeth, New South Wales, tied by bold strikes of the Basseterre "A12" obliterator in black. Reverse with ST. KITTS double arc datestamp in black (Sept 13), London cds in red (Oct 2), Sydney / NSW cds's in black (Dec 15 and Dec 18), Morpeth / NSW (Dec 16), Newcastle / NSW (Dec 17), Ipswich / NSW (Dec 27) and charged '2d.' due upon eventual receipt. Docketing on reverse "Arrived by 'European' at Sydney 15/12/58 at ½ past 3 pm.". The 1 d. with weak corner perf. but a truly wonderful three colour franking cover to a most unusual destination. Cert. BPA (1970).rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 486; Collection Andre Bollen, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Feb 1983, lot 953. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF10,500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
St. Lucia
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4046 image1850 (Oct 27): Cover from Soufrière to Bordeaux, France endorsed 'P.Packet' at left, with deleted '2d.' and unique strike of "INLAND-POSTAGE / PAID" in red, reverse with superb "SOUFRIERE / ST. LUCIA" double arc cds in black (Oct 27) - only five strikes of this mark recorded, this being the earliest - ST. LUCIA double arc cds (Oct 28) in black and thence via London (Nov 20) where framed COLONIES & ART.13 applied in red. Charged '45' dêcimes in manuscript due to pay upon receipt in Bordeaux ((Nov 23). A magnificent and unique cover that displays well. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,400.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Trinidad u. Tobago
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4047 imageTobago 1859 (March 24): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, perfs. blunted at base, used on 1859 cover from Scarborough, Tobago to London (George Henry Chalmers correspondence) endorsed 'P. Mail' and 'Paid', tied by fine "A14" obliterator in black. Reverse with TOBAGO double arc cds (March 24) in black and London arrival (April 14) in red. Scarce.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF440.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Virgin Islands
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4048 image1851 (June 30): Official cover endorsed 'O.H.M. Service' and 'Off. Acting Govt. V. Island' from Tortola to St. Christopher with rate '2/-' in manuscript, a sextuple rate, struck on reverse with immensely scarce "TORTOLA" double arc cds (June 30) in black - without code letter - and transit cds of ST. THOMAS (same day) in black alongside. Moronic biro 208 on front panel otherwise superb, unpriced by Parmenter & Gordon. Very rare. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF900.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
St. Vincent
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4049 image1772 (Oct 8): Entire letter from Layou Bay to St. Augustine, East Florida (Mrs. Barrie correspondence), endorsed in manuscript 'To the care of Mr. Wells, Bookseller, Charles Town, S. Carolina' sent as internally noted "I send this by way of Boston enclosed in a letter" with faint BOSTON handstamp in magenta and Bishop Mark "12/NO". Thence forwarded and struck across back flap with two line "CHARLES / TOWN" in brown. Multitudes of deleted manuscript rates and with a final charge to pay of '3/11d.' in manuscript at top. Sensibly preserved and a most remarkable and extremely rare entire.rnrnNote: The contents from Mrs. Dolly Barrie's husband, attached as a Doctor to the British Army in St. Vincent are typically chatty "We arrived at Tyrell's Bay after a passage of seven weeks...we were very short of water. Immediately upon our coming to anchor the Major and I went on shore but finding that Kingstown was the capital of the island we went there and waited upon the Governor and Col. Dalrymple with whom we dined...we returned that night on board the Transport...and next day Cotton with 30 men were ordered about three miles inland, Pilot with 2 Company and myself ordered about 10 mile to the Leeward to guard the pass of the Mountains where the Indians are expected to come down if they are repulsed by the Main Army.. the Post we have occupied is capable of repulsing the whole Caribs should they attempt to attack us...the 32nd Regiment have had three men killed and two wounded...the Natives are about 2'000, supplied with firearms, sabres, powder and ball and some few swivels from the French...". (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4050 image1861 (April 9): Great Britain 1857 1 d. red, perf. 14 and 4 d. rose used on 1861 cover from Kingstown to the Duke of Polignac in Paris each tied by fine "A10" obliterator with manuscript rate '1/2d.' in red crayon and struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / ST. VINCENT" in red. Reverse with faint ST. VINCENT cds in black and obverse with 'London / Paid' transit cds (April 29) in red and Calais transit. File folds at left and at right but a remarkable cover - the St. Vincent first issue was available from 8 May 1861 and the Great Britain adhesive franking appears to have been superfluous or was included in the 1/2d. prepaid. Certs. Philatelic Foundation (1970), BPA (1985).rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 501; Collection Andre Bollen, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Feb 1983, lot 965. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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CLOSED
Closing..May-17, 06:11 AM
4051 image1859 (Sept 10): Great Britain 1857 4 d. rose, two examples in a bright shade but one crossed by file fold, used on 1859 cover from Kingstown to Baltimore, USA endorsed 'p. Mail via St. Thomas', tied by fine strikes of the "A10" obliterator in black and by "Steamship / 20" charge marking. Reverse with single ring ST. VINCENT cds (Sept 10) and 'St. Thomas' transit cds (Sept 14) in black. An attractive and very scarce cover.rnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 17-18 Feb 1969, lot 267; Collection J.L. Bobbie Messenger.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4052 image1858 (July 21): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac in a horizontal pair, used on 1858 double rate entire letter from Kingstown to London (addressed to Capt. Tarleton of the 'HMS Euraylus'), cancelled by fine strikes of "A10" obliterator in black, redirected on arrival in London with 1857 1 d. red, perf. 14 in a horizontal pair tied by London EC duplex (Aug 16) to Portsmouth. Reverse with ST. VINCENT double arc cds in black, London cds in red and Portsmouth arrival (Aug 17) in blue. Some minor imperfections to reverse but a spectacular and most attractive entire.rnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, New York, 18 Feb 1981, lot 306. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Bermuda
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4053 image1858 (Aug 30): Cover from Hamilton to Demerara, British Guiana prepaid '4' (pence) in manuscript and struck with very fine "♚ / PAID / AT / HAMILTON. BERMUDA" in red. Reverse with superb "HAMILTON / BERMUDA" datestamp (Aug 30) in red, St. Thomas transit cds in black (Sept 5) and single ring 'Demarara' arrival cds in black (Sept 23). Charming and very rare Gi = £ 4'000.rnProvenance: Collection George Ulrich, Temple Bar, Guernsey, 26-28 June 1989, lot 7.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

Overseas

Cuba
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4054 image1872 (May 7): Great Britain 1867 1 s. green pl. 5, a used horizontal pair on 1872 cover from Havana to Lima tied by "HAVANA / C58" duplex in black (May 9) with red crayon '2' underneath the adhesives in crayon. Reverse with single ring 'St. Thomas' transit cds in black (May 14) and Lima arrival cds in black where charged '2' dinero due in blue crayon. One or two slight imperfections to the letter-sheet but attractive and very scarce. Opinion Holcombe (1989). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

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