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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


1906 Victoria postcard to India
1906 Victoria postcard to India
1906 Victoria postcard to India

with 1d franking tied by ST KILDA duplex, redirected to London. Various Indian cds's and boxed REEXB.. h/s
£36.00


1931 Cuba cover to India with
1931 Cuba cover to India with 'POR DEFICIENCIA DE FRANQUEO SE CURSA COMO ORDINARIA' h/s.

10c franking which was insufficient to send per airmail so sent per surface mail.
£12.00


1931-46 India air mail covers to England.
1931-46 India air mail covers to England.1931-46 India air mail covers to England.1931-46 India air mail covers to England.
1931-46 India air mail covers to England.

Large size heavy covers with high frankings. (4)
£36.00


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LOWE Robson Encyclopaedia of British Empire postage stamps, vol 111, the empire in Asia. Robson Lowe Ltd 1951 xvi + 559pp. 1st ed. rather musty with foxing to page edges and end papers otherwise clean in original cloth, one corner bumped. An indispencable work.
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ARCHER J. India (Northern Part). College Atlas, London 1862 (circa) Folding engraved map with outline colour, in fine condition. 13 x 10"
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SEARIGHT Sarah Steaming East: The 100 Year Saga of the Struggle to Forge Rail and Steamship Links Between Europe and India The Bodley Head 1991 x + 294pp. 1st ed., fine in fine D/W.
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