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This website is designed to show interesting or colourful covers of the whole world. We try to add about 25 to 30 new items each week. Many countries are included but there is particular strength in GB, the French Group & the German Group, as well as world-wide Wartime Censorship in WW1 & WW2, Postage Dues, Mis-routed mail, Special Services and Airmails. Please note items marked with a reference number BPS-xxx are auction lots for viewing only in a Bradford postal auction, not for immediate sale.

Items in category West Indies, most recent first.
USA Forces in Trinidad 1942, censoredUSA Forces in Trinidad 1942, censored
5 x 3c President Jefferson definitive on airmail envelope cancelled American Base Forces APO 803 11 April 1942 to New Orleans; boxed red censor h/s 'Passed by US Army Examiner 715', no b/s, from the American Forces in Trinidad durng WW2, scarce source

Reference: S920
£25.00

Bermuda "Posted in the High Seas" c 1950
KGB d (SG 93), KGVI 2d (SG 113c), 1/- (SG 115) all cancelled undated with VF strike of "Queen of Bermuda/Posted on the High Seas"; to Runcorn; on airmail envelope inscribed Furness Bermuda Line (service suspended during WW2, restarted 1949, ended 1966)

Reference: S960
£35.00

GB to Cuba 1941 censored
GB to Cuba 1941 censored
GB to Cuba 1941 censored
GB KGVI 3d deep violet on envelope cancelled London WC m/c d/s 7 Jan 1941; opened by British censor & re-sealed with tape reading 'Opened by Examiner 2563'; b/s Havana, Cuba slogan d/s 31 January 1941; some faults to envelope

Reference: S901
£15.00

Jamaica rural datestamp, Dundee 1958Jamaica rural datestamp, Dundee 1958
QE2 2d portrait issue cancelled with VF double rim rural cds 'DUNDEE/JAMAICA B.W.I' in violet 4 March 1958; no b/s

Reference: S730
£20.00

St Vincent Registered envelope 1953St Vincent Registered envelope 1953St Vincent Registered envelope 1953
St Vincent Coronation 6 x 4c (2 on reverse) + KGVI 6d pictorial on registered airmail envelope, cancelled with s/r cds Kingstown St Vincent 18 June 1954, Registration GPO Trinidad 20 June, large red cds Montreal Registered 23 June, large purple d/s REGISTERED cds MONTREAL PQ 23 June 1953; a nice combination

Reference: S661
£20.00

Jamaica Postal Agency Galina December 1955
Jamaica Postal Agency Galina December 1955
Jamaica 2d pictorial black and green cancelled with fine double oval postal agency h/s Galina 16 December 1955 in violet; philatelic cover to E.F. Aguilar, no b/s

Reference: S605
£20.00

Jamaica Postal Agency Windsor Forest 1950
Jamaica Postal Agency Windsor Forest 1950
KGVI d cancelled 9 May 1950 with very fine double oval postal agency h/s Windsor Forest in violet with 'toothed' outer rim; b/s double ring cds Newport 10 May 1950

Reference: S604
£20.00

Jamaica Postal Agency Mt. Airy 1949 
Jamaica Postal Agency Mt. Airy 1949
KGVI d cancelled with very fine double oval postal agency h/s Mt. Airy in violet 17 December 1949; b/s double ring cds Newport 19 December 1949

Reference: S603
£21.00

Jamaica Postal Agency Plowden 1950
Jamaica Postal Agency Plowden 1950
KGVI d cancelled with very fine double oval postal agency h/s Plowden in violet with 'toothed' outer rim 3 July 1950; b/s double ring cds Newport 5 July 1950

Reference: S602
£20.00

Jamaica Postal Agency Rio Grande 1951
Jamaica Postal Agency Rio Grande 1951
Jamaica 1d red cancelled with VF double oval postal agency h/s Rio Grande in violet, with manuscript "Posted at Knockpatrick under cover to P.M. Rio Grande; 2d (to pay) in blue crayon; b/s Newport, Jamaica 28 May 1951

Reference: S601
£25.00

Bermuda to Wimbledon, mixed issues 1944
Bermuda to Wimbledon, mixed issues 1944
14 November 1944, Hamilton, Bermuda to Wimbledon. Mixed issues 7 1/2d x 2 + KGV 6d airmail, cancelled Hamilton and readdressed to Wandsworth, with additional Wimbledon cds 20 November 1944 on one stamp

Reference: S587
£20.00

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO LETTERSHEET 1918TRINIDAD & TOBAGO LETTERSHEET 1918TRINIDAD & TOBAGO LETTERSHEET 1918
Curious part lettersheet franked with 1d + 2 x d Britannia issue (SG 149b, 150c), to the Command Paymaster Eastern Command, London, cancelled GPO Port of Spain Trinidad, error 18 inverted in 1918 date (reads 81): with extensive minutely written clear text which includes a note 'British troops from Mesopotamia have reached Baku on the Caspian...' and much other fascinating detail: a scarce and impressive item

Reference: S511
£45.00

BERMUDA FIRST FLIGHT TO USA BY IMPERIAL AIRWAYS FLYING BOAT 1937BERMUDA FIRST FLIGHT TO USA BY IMPERIAL AIRWAYS FLYING BOAT 1937
Special airmail envelope inscribed 'First Flight Bermuda-New York via Imperial Airways Flying Boat "Cavalier" ' & handstamp 'Bermuda-U.S. Service R.M.A. "Cavalier" First Flight' in red; franked with KGV 2 x 3d & 6d (SG 103, 104), cancelled Hamilton 13 June 1937, registered, to London; The rate was by Air to New York, then by sea to UK 9d per oz + 3d registration; fine attractive franking

Reference: S419
£25.00

BERMUDA FIRST FLIGHT (FLYING BOAT) 1937BERMUDA FIRST FLIGHT (FLYING BOAT) 1937
Decorative envelope inscribed 'First Flight Air Mail - Bermuda to New York' also handstamped 'Bermuda - U.S. Service R.M.A. "Cavalier" First Flight' with KGV 3d & 1/- pictorials (SG 103,105) cancelled Hamilton, to Washington DC 14 June 1937; on reverse New York June 16 1937 (+ mirror image on the front): note Airmail rate to NY City was 9d per oz, to rest of USA 1/3 per oz; "Cavalier" was a Flying Boat; scarce & attractive cover

Reference: S418
£24.00

TRINIDAD 1st CARIBBEAN INTERCOLONIAL STAMP EXHIBITION 1948TRINIDAD 1st CARIBBEAN INTERCOLONIAL STAMP EXHIBITION 1948
Trinidad 1c, 2c, 3c KGVI pictorials (SG 246, 247, 248a) on illustrated envelope for the 1st Caribbean Intercolonial Stamp Exhibition, Port of Spain, May 1948, cancelled Whitehall Trinidad skeleton type cds; b/s Cross, Trinidad & San Fernando 7 May 1948, attractive and less common stamp exhibition cover

Reference: S369
£15.00

FIRST FLIGHT HOLLAND - NEW YORK - CURACAO 1946FIRST FLIGHT HOLLAND - NEW YORK - CURACAO 1946
Airmail envelope bearing 1946 War Victims Relief set, 20c Wilhelmina & 2 x 7 Liberation issue (SG 620-4, 604, 610), all cancelled Eindhoven; with special cachet for the first Transatlantic Flight 6 June 1946; b/s Willemstad 8 June 1946

Reference: S363
£20.00

CURACAO RELIEF FUND ISSUE FDC 1946CURACAO RELIEF FUND ISSUE FDC 1946CURACAO RELIEF FUND ISSUE FDC 1946
Set of 8 issued for the Netherlands Relief Fund (SG 232-9) on airmail envelope, 3 values on reverse, FDC cancelled Curacao Willemstad 1 July 1946, with large bilingual cachet sealing the flap on reverse; attractive Dutch Colonial cover

Reference: S347
£20.00

ANTIGUA / LEEWARD ISLES MIXED FRANKING, LAST DAY OF LEEWARDS FEDERATIONANTIGUA / LEEWARD ISLES MIXED FRANKING, LAST DAY OF LEEWARDS FEDERATION
Leeward Isles QEII c, 1C, 3C, 4C, 5C plus Antigua QEII 1c, 2c, 3c, 6c, mixed franking commemmorating the last day of the Leeward Islands Federation, an attractive cover, used within St Johns, Antigua

Reference: S220
£20.00

ST.KITTS: 1854 ENTIRE LETTER TO NEW YORK USING A FORWARDING AGENT.ST.KITTS: 1854 ENTIRE LETTER TO NEW YORK USING A FORWARDING AGENT.ST.KITTS: 1854 ENTIRE LETTER TO NEW YORK USING A FORWARDING AGENT.
1854 entire letter to New York with a partial PHILADELPHIA postmark dated 13.JUN and a FORWARDED BY JAURETCHE & CARSTAIRS PHILA'A cachet. The contents also include a bank draft from the Colonial Bank.

Reference: H190
£200.00

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