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Below is my current stock which is mostly of West Indies stamps and covers.  The newest items listed are shown first.  You may also select a particular country from the drop down list or do a search by subject.  Post and packing is extra but does not increase however many items are ordered.  Inland £1, Europe £2 and Overseas £2.50


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1752 (25 Jun) EL from Simon Hunter in Barbados to James Smith in Edinburgh, redirected to Cupar Angus
1752 (25 Jun) EL from Simon Hunter in Barbados to James Smith in Edinburgh, redirected to Cupar Angus

with London Bishop mark. Rated 7d & 10d both deleted and finally 3d (for the redirection fee from Edinburgh to Cupar Angus).
Long letter about D. Henry Smith, a young man who arrived in Barbados a year before and has struggled to make ends meet. An early letter from the island.
£240.00


1757 EL from Henry Smith in Barbados to Edinburgh
1757 EL from Henry Smith in Barbados to Edinburgh

carried privately. Annotation in the contents, 'Care of Mr Wills Bridgetown - Richard Scot at London will forward your letter if you'll be so kind as et me hear from you, for we have ships here every day from London.'
The writer, who was in the legal profession says that there is little business on the island. He states that his mail should be sent to St Joseph's church. An early letter from the island.
£60.00


1787 146 ABER/GAVENNY two line mileage mark
1787 146 ABER/GAVENNY two line mileage mark
1787 146 ABER/GAVENNY two line mileage mark

on EL to Westminster with London ds on reverse, rated 5d.
£36.00


1788 (27 Oct) EL from St Pierre, Martinique to France
1788 (27 Oct) EL from St Pierre, Martinique to France

with good two line 'COL PAR L'ORIENT' entry mark. Charged 24 sous.
£45.00


1788 BARBA/DOES two line mark on cover to London
1788 BARBA/DOES two line mark on cover to London
1788 BARBA/DOES two line mark on cover to London

redirected to Westmoreland with London ds on reverse. Rated 2/- and re-rated 3/- both deleted and with circular London PAID mark.
£320.00


1790 (Jan) two line KNARESBOROUGH on cover to London
1790 (Jan) two line KNARESBOROUGH on cover to London

rated 2/- and endorsed '1oz.' London cds on reverse. Small tears.
£24.00


1791 (31 Aug) EL from Fort Royal, Martinique to France
1791 (31 Aug) EL from Fort Royal, Martinique to France

with good two line '12 MARSEILLE' town mark.
£30.00


1793 (8 Nov) EL from Jamaica to Thos. Gordon in London with Madeira wine order.
1793 (8 Nov) EL from Jamaica to Thos. Gordon in London with Madeira wine order.

Endorsed 'P Jamaica C ?? QDC' and with faint London Penny Post marks.
Contains order for Madeira wine for persons in Jamaica giving details of the quantities and port of delivery. Fine. 2pp.
£90.00


1795 (25 Mar) Scotland, two line FORT WILLIAM (Auckland IV1 36a) on EL to Edinburgh
1795 (25 Mar) Scotland, two line FORT WILLIAM (Auckland IV1 36a) on EL to Edinburgh
1795 (25 Mar) Scotland, two line FORT WILLIAM (Auckland IV1 36a) on EL to Edinburgh

also with small Edinburgh Bishop mark in red at left. Rated 6d.
£20.00


1795 (2 Apr) ANTIGUA h/s on EL to Christopher Bethell
1795 (2 Apr) ANTIGUA h/s on EL to Christopher Bethell

from Langford Lovell endorsed 'P Packet' and rated 1/-. Antigua h/s 35 x 5mm without stop. London cds on reverse. Very fine.
Long 4 page letter in a clear hand mentions attacks by the Caribs in St Vincent assisted by the French and fears of invasion of Antigua and Grenada
£475.00


1800 (20 May) JAMAICA 25 MAY 1800 two line mark on EL to William Perrin in London
1800 (20 May) JAMAICA 25 MAY 1800 two line mark on EL to William Perrin in London
1800 (20 May) JAMAICA 25 MAY 1800 two line mark on EL to William Perrin in London

Rated 3/4d double rate. Fine. Sent via Penelope Packet, Captain Wilson
Long 3 page letter concerning sugar estate matters.
£125.00


1800 (24 May) JAMAICA 25 MAY 1800 two line mark on EL to William Perrin in London
1800 (24 May) JAMAICA 25 MAY 1800 two line mark on EL to William Perrin in London
1800 (24 May) JAMAICA 25 MAY 1800 two line mark on EL to William Perrin in London

Rated 3/4d double rate. Fine. Sent via Penelope Packet, Captain Wilson
Long 2 page letter concerning sugar estate matters from W. Sutherland, Greenwall St Davids
£85.00


1804 (15 Dec) ANTIGUA DEC15 1804 two line h/s
1804 (15 Dec) ANTIGUA DEC15 1804 two line h/s

on EL to Hugh McCalmont in London from Robert Gordon at Grove estate possibly in Demerara. Rated 1/10d and with London cds b/stamp.
£200.00


1804 LANPETER 211 boxed mileage mark
1804 LANPETER 211 boxed mileage mark

on EL to Ludlow, rated 9d. Mark slightly assisted in pencil.
£8.00


1805 (20 May) EL from Fort Charlotte, St Vincent to Lieut. Robert Mc Pherson, 17th Native Infantry, Bengal.
1805 (20 May) EL from Fort Charlotte, St Vincent to Lieut. Robert Mc Pherson, 17th Native Infantry, Bengal.

Apparently carried privately to Perth, Scotland where posted to India with PERTH ds, Edinburgh Bishop Mark and London PAID ds. Worn at folds and with hole at lower left corner.
Fascinating contents, a letter from Thomas McGreggor who was with the 90th Regiment to his friend in India describing his time in Ireland and abrupt departure for the West Indies. He spent weeks aboard the transport in Barbados due to French fleet being in the vicinity and then arrived in St Vincent. He was very unhappy stationed high up in the Fort and with fellow officers and men already falling sick. 'Since I came here I have had a continued fit of the Blue Devils.' In the first year of its service in the West Indies the regiment lost eight officers and 136 men but remained as the garrison on the island till 1809.
£325.00


1805 (2 Aug) Oval crown Ship Letter JAMAICA h/s
1805 (2 Aug) Oval crown Ship Letter JAMAICA h/s

on EL to William Perrin in London. London ds on reverse. Rated 2/- Clean.
Letter from plantation manager reports the ending of martial law.
£125.00


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