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Postage stamps, booklets, flight, censored and maritime mail and philatelic covers of British Guiana, now Guyana, for sale.

Collecting stamps and postal history of British Guiana remains, surprisingly to me, popular, despite the lack of stamps and covers on the market.  I would recommend all serious collectors of British Guiana philately obtain a copy of the fine handbook by Townsend and Howe, Postage stamps and postal history of British Guiana.

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1860 An Act to Establish a Colonial Post Office.
1860 An Act to Establish a Colonial Post Office.

Printed by Robert Short, Water Street Georgetown
5pp, folio. Signed on first page by the governor Philip Edmund Wodehouse and on the last page by the secretary, W.M. Walker. Government seal on first page.
A rare locally printed Act granting the establishment of a General Post Office in Georgetown, stipulating pre-payment of mail by postage stamps, postal rates, etc. Fine.
£360.00


1882 British Guiana postal stationery 4c registered envelope
1882 British Guiana postal stationery 4c registered envelope
1882 British Guiana postal stationery 4c registered envelope

size H, (H/G2b), minor foxing, unused.
£12.00


1882 British Guiana postal stationery 4c registered envelope
1882 British Guiana postal stationery 4c registered envelope
1882 British Guiana postal stationery 4c registered envelope

size H, (H/G2b), unused, flap stuck down, some toning.
£6.00


1892 British Guiana 2c on 6c postal stationery reply card
1892 British Guiana 2c on 6c postal stationery reply card

(H/G7a) used to Germany with reply half attached. No message.
£12.00


1892 British Guiana 2c on 6c postal stationery card
1892 British Guiana 2c on 6c postal stationery card

(H/G6a) used to Italy in 1902. Minor tone spots at right.
Message wishing to exchange cards of San Marino.
£8.00


1934 British Guiana 1c postal stationery wrapper
1934 British Guiana 1c postal stationery wrapper

(H/G E4) used to Germany with indistinct postmark. Clean.
£12.00


1935 LADY HAWKINS POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS cachet
1935 LADY HAWKINS POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS cachet

on cover to British Guiana with good PAQUEBOT BRITISH GUIANA cds. Fine 'CONSIGNEES LETTER' h/s. Clean.
Ex Hoskings.
£40.00


1938-52 British Guiana duplicated vals. to $3
1938-52 British Guiana duplicated vals. to $3
1938-52 British Guiana duplicated vals. to $3

mint and used. Fine condition. (53)
£45.00


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HORRY David The Encyclopaedia of British West Indies Postmarks. King George VI Murray Payne Ltd 2007 368 large pp. 1st ed., new in card covers. Detailed fully illustrated listing of all known postmarks with useful rarity guide. Besides the Caribbean islands this work includes Bermuda, British Guiana and British Honduras.
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JEFFERYS Thomas A new chart of the coast of Guyana from Rio Orinoco to River Berbice, containing the Dutch colonies of Poumaron, Issequibo and Demerary, and Berbice. London, printed for R. Sayer, Map & Chartseller, no. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 1787 Engraved map with hand coloured outline. Tiny tear in border only at lower right otherwise fine. 19.5 x 39"
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BROMLEY Canal Anna Regina. Old British Guiana postcard, circa 1905, fine unused.
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KIRKE Henry Twenty-five years in British Guiana. London 1898 x + [1] + 364pp + plates and coloured folding map. 1st ed., small closed tear to map otherwise fine in original blue cloth. Fascinating account of life in the colony by a British magistrate.
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