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1872 envelope to France franked with a 5/-, a strip of three 1/- and a pair of 1d's, paying an 8/2d rate, all cancelled TRINIDAD MR 10 1872. A red Trinidad Paid MR 10 and London Paid 2 AP 72 datestamps are on the front of the cover, Paris and Marseille 3 AVRIL 72 transit cancels are on the back. An exceptionally rare franking and possibly the highest franking recorded in that period out of Trinidad. A superb and major exhibition item.
1872 envelope to London franked with a 1/- cancelled MY 9 1872. At the left of the cover is fine strike of the rare boxed 'TOO LATE FOR BAG' handstamp. Although the stamp has been damaged at the top left corner this hardly detracts from this being a fine and rare cover.
1953 airmail envelope from India with a 12 As cancelled Bombay 17.II.53. A circular tax mark has been applied with '96' written in pencil. Alongside is a handwritten '54' and postage dues to this value have been affixed with a pair of 24c and a 6c. These have been cancelled PORT OF SPAIN 25 FE 53. Some damage to the back of the cover from opening, not apparent from the front.
1857 envelope to Scotland, endorsed at the lower left 'Pre-paid' bearing a large margined imperforate brick red (1d) tied by the barred '17' numeral cancellation of COUVA. A light red 'PAID AT TRINIDAD' crowned-circle handstamp is to the left of the stamp and a red PAID 5 FE 1858 London arrival cancel is also on the front of the cover. On the reverse is a circular '17' DE 28 1857 (Couva) datestamp and a Glasgow FE 6 58 arrival cancel. A fine and scarce cover from this village, the 1d stamp paying the internal postage within Trinidad.
1879 mourning envelope to London bearing a pair of 4d tied by TRINIDAD SP 27 1879 datestamps. A London OC 13 79 arrival c.d.s. is on the reverse.
1944 underfranked window envelope from Baltimore USA, with a 3c cancelled MAR 31 1944. A New York duplex 'T, 20 centimes' tax mark was applied and on arrival in Trinidad, a 2d postage due affixed and tied 24 AP 44. Fine.
1902 1d postal stationery card to Germany cancelled Mayaro DE 1 02. A Port of Spain DE 3 transit c.d.s. and a Stuttgart 19 XII 02 arrival datestamp are on the front of the card. A good strike of this small village cancel.
1879 envelope to England bearing a 4d cancelled Trinidad AP 26 1879. A London Paid 13 MY 79 is on the face of the envelope. Fine.
1943 air mail envelope to the USA with a three violet line 'POST OFFICE / MARITIME MAIL / POSTAGE PAID'¯ handstamp and a tombstone 'FROM H. M. SHIP / PASSED BY CENSOR'¯ with a manuscript date of 3/12/43. On the reverse is a yellow label 'P.C.5 / THIS COVER WAS OPEN WHEN IT REACHED THE CENSOR.'¯ There are red initials at the foot. This is an extremely rare label, not recorded by Christopher Miller but similar to one he records used in Trinidad in 1944. That label though was green and the initials are different. There is speculation that this label could have been used in Bermuda. A very fine and extremely rare WWII censor censored item, believed unique.
1883 envelope to Port of Spain franked with a pair of manuscript 1d on 6d tied by a TRINIDAD T 21 duplex canceller dated JA 4 83, with a further strike at the left of the envelope. This canceller was in use at CEDROS. A JA 5 83 arrival cancellation is also on the front of the cover. A few cover faults, but a scarce village cancellation.
This has been cancelled by a barred 1 obliterator with a TRINIDAD FE 9 1859 datestamp on the reverse. The cover went via London (MR 4 59) where a boxed 2F currency mark was applied, denoting payment to Great Britain. There are various transit marks on both the front and back. A very fine envelope and an unusual usage of the 1d stamp, going to an uncommon destination. Holcombe Cert.