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Postage stamps, booklets, flight, censored and maritime mail and philatelic covers of Barbados for sale.

Barbados philately is currently one of the most popular areas in the West Indies.  There is not much pre stamp postal history available but the large range of classic issues more than make up for this.  A collection of classic Barbados stamps can be stunning.

Collecting the Parish postmarks of Barbados is a challenge especially the early numeral cancels.

For those collecting Barbados stamps I can recommend Edmund Bayley, Stamps of Barbados handbook which I have available.  Barbados Post Office Markings to 1981 by Clarke, Radford and Cave is a must for postmark collectors.

Post and packing is extra but does not increase however many items are ordered.  Inland £1, Europe £1.50 and Overseas £2


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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


1786 (7 Oct) BARBA/DOES two line h/s on EL to London
1786 (7 Oct) BARBA/DOES two line h/s on EL to London

with two line DOVER SHIP-LRE and London Bishop mark. Rated 5d. Endorsed 'P Cap Brenan.' Minor stains on reverse but opens out well for display.
Letter to Edward Drax re visit of Governor to Drax Hall Estate. Ex Hackmey.
£350.00


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


1861-70 rough perf 14-16, 6d orange(SG33),
1861-70 rough perf 14-16, 6d orange(SG33),

fine o.g.
A pale shade.
£65.00


1873 3d (SG63)
1873 3d (SG63)

off centre as usual, fresh, part o.g. Cat 325
£70.00


1881 Barbados postal stationery second type formular card
1881 Barbados postal stationery second type formular card

Fine condition. (115 x 78mm)
These cards were sold by the Post Office with a stamp already applied. Issued following a rate reduction to 1d for countries within 300 miles.
£60.00


1883-6 Barbados 1d postal stationery reply card
1883-6 Barbados 1d postal stationery reply card

perf 7 (H/G5) both halves with local SPECIMEN h/s. Foxing.
£18.00


1885 Barbados 2d postal stationery registered envelope
1885 Barbados 2d postal stationery registered envelope

size H (H/G5c), vertical crease, unused.
£7.00


1891 Barbados boxed LATE FEE on local cover front
1891 Barbados boxed LATE FEE on local cover front

with ST ANDREW BARBADOS Parish cds and open bootheel duplex.
£10.00


1895 Barbados postal stationery d card used with CH CH BARBADOS Parish cds.
1895 Barbados postal stationery d card used with CH CH BARBADOS Parish cds.
1895 Barbados postal stationery d card used with CH CH BARBADOS Parish cds.


Message notes, '3 hours & 20 minutes on train last night.' The Barbados railway was only 26 miles long so it must have been a very slow journey.
£24.00


1895 Barbados postal stationery d card used with CH CH BARBADOS Parish cds.
1895 Barbados postal stationery d card used with CH CH BARBADOS Parish cds.
1895 Barbados postal stationery d card used with CH CH BARBADOS Parish cds.


Note mentions intention to travel by train.
£15.00


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


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