Showing items in category Barbados, newest first
1903 envelope to Germany, endorsed at the upper left 'Pr R.M.S. Tagus', franked with a 2½d neatly tied by a BARBADOS JU 5 03 datestamp. An arrival c.d.s. of 19.6.03 is on the back.
1869 part letter sheet bearing a 1/- black, rough perf, cancelled by 'number 1 bootheel' canceller. A London Paid 29 JU 69 c.d.s. is on the front and on the back is a Barbados c.d.s. '1' JU 9 69. There is a vertical crease through the cover well clear of any of the markings or stamp. R.P.S. Cert 90748.
1805 (11 November) folded letter to London written by and officer on H.M.S. 'Ethalion', a 36 gun frigate, with a fine arrival strike of the crown double oval 'SHIP & LETTER, LIVERPOOL', struck in a magenta ink. This is the earliest recorded item with this handstamp in this colour. On the reverse is a London DEC 22 arrival datestamp. Very interesting contents regarding life on a ship in the Caribbean. The 'Ethalion' sailed from England in May 1805 as a convoy escort to the West Indies. Her only action there was in 1809 off Martinique during the Napoleonic War. A fine item.
1892 internal envelope bearing a 1d cancelled ST. LUCY AU 18 92. The envelope has been addressed to CHURCH where it received an arrival c.d.s. on the same date. A scarce inter village item.
1868 outer wrapper to England franked with a 1/- tied by a '1' in 'Bootheel' obliterator. A Barbados JA 24 68 c.d.s. is on the reverse as well as a Liverpool FE 17 68 arrival cancel. Fine.
1868 envelope to England, endorsed 'Officer's Letter from W.W.W. Poole, Staff Surgn. Major' and countersigned by his commanding officer at the lower left franked with a 6d tied by a '1' in 'boot-heel' canceller. On the reverse are BARBADOS DE 10 68 and CHATHAM DE 28 68 datestamps. A few small repairs to the envelope at the top edge that do not detract from its' fine appearance.
1896 envelope to England bearing a 2½d, paying the ½oz rate, and a pair of ½d's paying the 1d late fee. The stamps have been cancelled OC 3 96 and a good strike of the boxed 'LATE FEE' is to their left. A Rotherhide OC 14 96 arrival c.d.s. is on the reverse.
1964 unfranked envelope from London that has a green circular tax mark and a 'T5d' F.S. handstamp. On arrival a 6c and pair of 2c Postage Dues have been affixed and tied by G.P.O. BARBADOS 23 DE 64 cancels.
1964 unfranked envelope from CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS 2 JY 69 to St. Michael, with a circular tax mark and a red manuscript '8 Cents' denoting the amount to be paid. A block of four 2c Postage Dues have been affixed and cancelled G.P.O. BARBADOS 3 JY 69. Fine.
1935 envelope to The Tax Commissioner, St. Michael bearing a 1/4d stamp cancelled BARBADOS G.P.O. 2 FEB 35. As this was underpaid, a bisected 1d Postage Due was bisected and affixed and a manuscript½d was written on the stamp in a blue-black ink. This was also cancelled by a Barbados c.d.s. of the same date. After the Postal Convention of March 1934 agreed to collect the actual deficiency in postage & not the double deficiency & in certain cases½d Postage Due stamps became necessary and were ordered, but in the interim, between March 1934 and 10 February 1935, bisected 1d Postage Dues were used. This commercial cover is a fine example of this usage. A fine and rare cover.