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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 Provisional issue, a study written up on leaves.
1882 British Guiana Provisional issue, a study written up on leaves.1882 British Guiana Provisional issue, a study written up on leaves.1882 British Guiana Provisional issue, a study written up on leaves.1882 British Guiana Provisional issue, a study written up on leaves.
1882 British Guiana Provisional issue, a study written up on leaves.

Plating studies of each value with some blocks included, mostly used but with several unused vals. Also an example without the Specimen perforation and one with a triple strike of the Specimen. Condition mostly fine. (57)
Offered intact.
£750.00


1905-7 British Guiana 96c (SG250)
1905-7 British Guiana 96c (SG250)

on small piece, v.f.u.
Cat 50
£16.00


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


1951 British Guiana 12c air letter
1951 British Guiana 12c air letter

with added 6c University tied by Airmail cds. Fine.
Long interesting letter re stamp dealing in the Caribbean.
£12.00


Related items available in Philatelic Books
TOWNSEND W.A. and HOWE F.G. The postage stamps and postal history of British Guiana. R.P.S. 1970 423 large pp + 37 plates (5 in colour). 1st ltd. ed. of 500 copies, fine in original maroon cloth. Comprehensive handbook. Recommended.
260

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Related items available in Maps, Prints, Photographs Ephemera
ARROWSMITH John British Guayana. By Robt. H. Schomburgk Esq. Royal Geographical Society 1837 Engraved map with central fold in fine condition. 8 x 14"
45

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Related items available in Old Picture Postcards
R.P. KAPS Georgetown Demerara. Lodge in Botanic Gardens. Old British Guiana postcard used in 1907 to Algeria. Fine. Unusual destination.
12

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Related items available in West Indies Books
SHIPLEY Sir Arthur E. Islands West Indian - Aegean Hopkinson & Co., London 1924 xii + 139pp + plates. 1st ed., clean in original faded cloth. Chapters on Barbados, British Guiana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Greek Islands.
6

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