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1821 (4 Oct) EL to Captain Hamilton Maxwell of the 42nd Regiment, the Black Watch
1821 (4 Oct) EL to Captain Hamilton Maxwell of the 42nd Regiment, the Black Watch

containing a draft of a legal settlement concerning his wife sent for his approval. 3pp
His sporran bearing the battle honour for the battle of Alexandria is on display at the Black Watch museum.
£30.00


1848 cover with enclosure from Bermuda to England
1848 cover with enclosure from Bermuda to England

written by Lt. William Armytage, R.N. serving on H.M.S. Vesuvius (a 4 gun wooden paddle sloop)in Bermuda. Rated 1/- and with London and Banbury cds b/stamps. Fine.
The absense of any Bermuda postmark indicates that the ships bag containing the letter was delivered directly to the Velocity, the contract mail boat, which sailed on May 7 for Halifax. There it was transferred to Cunards America on May 13. Ex Osborn.
£60.00


1857 mourning cover from London to Kingston, Jamaica and re-directed to Nassau, Bahamas.
1857 mourning cover from London to Kingston, Jamaica and re-directed to Nassau, Bahamas.
1857 mourning cover from London to Kingston, Jamaica and re-directed to Nassau, Bahamas.

Addressed to a Lieutenant in the 1st West India Regiment and thus franked at the officer s rate of 6d. Kingston cds on reverse.
As the letter was addressed to a commissioned officer there was no redirection charge. Ex Osborn.
£65.00


1867 Officers letter from England to Panama
1867 Officers letter from England to Panama
1867 Officers letter from England to Panama

Small mourning envelope to Thomas Warr on H.M.S. Alert, a wooden screw sloop, franked 6d, the special officers rate. London cds b/stamp. Fine.
The ships log gives her location as Tabago, Panama Bay throughout January and February. This letter probably travelled per RMS Colon and then by rail across the Isthus.
£125.00


1875 mourning cover from England to San Fransisco, forwarded to Panama.
1875 mourning cover from England to San Fransisco, forwarded to Panama.

GB 3d plate 16 tied by fine BATH duplex. San Francisco Paid All cds in red at left and Liverpool cds b/stamp. Addressed to Commander Cookson, H.M.S. Peterel, care of British Consul, San Francisco. Fine.
When this letter reached San Francisco HMS Peterel was at Acapulco, Mexico and then 3 days later left for Panama. The consul, who was also the British Post Office Agent would have forwarded the letter per closed bag to Panama. Ex Harper.
£75.00


1888 (12 Apr) envelope from Martinique to Paris
1888 (12 Apr) envelope from Martinique to Paris

with 15c tied by octagonal 'CORR D'ARMEES FORT DE FRANCE' ds in blue. Scarce octagonal 'CORRESPONDANCE DES ARMEES MARTINIQUE' cachet at lower left.
£250.00


1895 Barbados 2d cancelled by London squared circle
1895 Barbados 2d cancelled by London squared circle
1895 Barbados 2d cancelled by London squared circle

on cover to Major McCraken at Battalion HQ in Barbados unusually not charged postage due.
Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick William Nicholas McCracken KCB, DSO (1859-1949) of the Royal Berkshire Regiment resided at The Garrison, Barbados where he was Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (DAAG) 1892-97
£75.00


1896 Barbados 1d Soldier
1896 Barbados 1d Soldier
1896 Barbados 1d Soldier's letter to Canada

endorsed, 'No 3287 Pt. West H. Coy 1st Bn. Kings Regt.' and countersigned by E.N. Stowe Lieut. Colonel Commanding 1st Bn The Kings Liverpool Regt.' New York and Parry Sound Ont. b/stamps. Cover restored at left
The regiment arrived from Nova Scotia on 17 Dec 1895 and formed the garrison at the Savannah before moving on to Burma in 1899.
£240.00


1902 (11 May) mourning cover from Martinique to France
1902 (11 May) mourning cover from Martinique to France

with F.M. ovptd 15c Mouchon tied by Fort De France cds. Scarce octagonal boxed 'CORRESPONDANCE DES ARMEES MARTINIQUE' cachet at lower left. Small opening tears at top.
£100.00


1910 (25 Feb) West India 2nd Regiment embossed envelope
1910 (25 Feb) West India 2nd Regiment embossed envelope
1910 (25 Feb) West India 2nd Regiment embossed envelope

used by soldier from Sierre Leone to England with 1d tied by Plymouth Paquebot m/c. Fine.
£30.00


1910 cover from soldier in 2nd W.I. Regiment serving in Sierre Leone
1910 cover from soldier in 2nd W.I. Regiment serving in Sierre Leone
1910 cover from soldier in 2nd W.I. Regiment serving in Sierre Leone

sent to England with 1d cancelled on arrival in U.K. with PLYMOUTH PAQUEBOT machine cancel. Embossed West India Regiment monagram on reverse.
£30.00


1914 BALATA MARTINIQUE cds in blue on picture postcard to Italy.
1914 BALATA MARTINIQUE cds in blue on picture postcard to Italy.
1914 BALATA MARTINIQUE cds in blue on picture postcard to Italy.


Sent from Camp Balata, a military camp.
£18.00


1914 BALATA MARTINIQUE cds in blue on picture postcard to Italy.
1914 BALATA MARTINIQUE cds in blue on picture postcard to Italy.
1914 BALATA MARTINIQUE cds in blue on picture postcard to Italy.


Sent from Camp Balata, a military camp.
£18.00


1916 postcard to France
1916 postcard to France
1916 postcard to France

sent by a sailor post free with light strike of 'MARINE FRANCAISE SERVICE A LA MER' anchor cachet on front.
£18.00


1917 Bermuda soldier
1917 Bermuda soldier
1917 Bermuda soldier's letter from W.G. Trimingham

written from France to Miss Emma Trimingham, Inglewood, Paget East with oval PASSED FIELD CENSOR 189 h/s applied in France and circular P.C. BERMUDA censor mark (CM15)
Also a contemporary newspaper clipping reporting as wounded.
£75.00


1917 printed YMCA On Active Service envelope to Miss Addie Swainson, St Georges, Bermuda
1917 printed YMCA On Active Service envelope to Miss Addie Swainson, St Georges, Bermuda

from a soldier fighting in WW1 with FIELD POST OFFICE cds, boxed censor mark and Bermuda censor mark.
£60.00


1919 (10 Apr) Caymans registered to a soldier in France
1919 (10 Apr) Caymans registered to a soldier in France
1919 (10 Apr) Caymans registered to a soldier in France

with War Stamp 3d franking, a further 1d stamp having become detached during transit. Despite the best efforts of the Post Office the cover was eventually returned in June.
Ex REW
£120.00


1919 (Jan) boxed
1919 (Jan) boxed 'Received from H.M. Ship No charge to be raised' two line h/s on Bermuda card to Canada

endorsed 'On Active Service.' View of Easter Lily Field, Belle Vue, Bermuda.
£30.00


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