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1904 Bermuda - 1904 double rate envelope to the U.S.A. with a pair of 2d cancelled FLATTS MR 8 1904. A Camden N.J. MAR 12 1904 arrival c.d.s. is on the back.
1904 Bermuda
1904 double rate envelope to the U.S.A. with a pair of 2d cancelled FLATTS MR 8 1904. A Camden N.J. MAR 12 1904 arrival c.d.s. is on the back.
£70.00
Reference: K3326

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1898 Bermuda - 1898 envelope to England endorsed at the top J. Shaw on H. M .Ship Cordelia, North America, West Indies that has a G.B. 1d lilac cancelled on arrival LONDON AU 17 98. The Commanding Officer has initialled the cover at the lower left for the sailor to get the1d sailors concession rate. A Burton-on-Trent AU 17 98 arrival c.d.s. is on the back of the cover. H.M.S. Cordelia was a Comus-class corvette, launched in 1881. At the time this was written she was in Bermuda.
1898 Bermuda
1898 envelope to England endorsed at the top 'J. Shaw on H. M .Ship Cordelia, North America, West Indies' that has a G.B. 1d lilac cancelled on arrival LONDON AU 17 98. The Commanding Officer has initialled the cover at the lower left for the sailor to get the1d sailors concession rate. A Burton-on-Trent AU 17 98 arrival c.d.s. is on the back of the cover. H.M.S. Cordelia was a Comus-class corvette, launched in 1881. At the time this was written she was in Bermuda.
£900.00
Reference: K3294

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1878 Bermuda - 1878 soldiers concession rate letter to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, from Pte. I. Hughes, H. Compy. 1/19th Regt, with a 1d tied by a barred 8 canceller of Warwick West. An oval ST. GEORGESAUG 21 1878 datestamp is on the front of the cover which has the signature of the Lieut. Colonel of the 1/19th Regiment at the lower left, allowing the 1d soldiers concession rate. A Great Yarmouth SP 7 78 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. Warwick West was the main army camp and firing range in the 1870s, but the post office there only received a datestamp in 1879. Prior to that they had only the numeral 8 canceller. A fine and very rare soldiers concession rate cover.
1878 Bermuda
1878 soldiers concession rate letter to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, from Pte. I. Hughes, H. Compy. 1/19th Regt, with a 1d tied by a barred '8' canceller of Warwick West. An oval ST. GEORGESAUG 21 1878 datestamp is on the front of the cover which has the signature of the Lieut. Colonel of the 1/19th Regiment at the lower left, allowing the 1d soldiers concession rate. A Great Yarmouth SP 7 78 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. Warwick West was the main army camp and firing range in the 1870's, but the post office there only received a datestamp in 1879. Prior to that they had only the numeral '8' canceller. A fine and very rare soldiers concession rate cover.
£3950.00
Reference: K3309

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1893 Canada / Bermuda - 1893 Canadian 1c post card to Bermuda, uprated with a Small Queens Head 1c, cancelled HALIFAX NO 27 93. A BERMUDA R.O. 6 duplex canceller dated DE 6 93 of PAGET WEST was struck on arrival as a receiving datestamp. A very scarce duplex canceller.
1893 Canada / Bermuda
1893 Canadian 1c post card to Bermuda, uprated with a 'Small Queen's Head' 1c, cancelled HALIFAX NO 27 93. A BERMUDA R.O. '6' duplex canceller dated DE 6 93 of PAGET WEST was struck on arrival as a receiving datestamp. A very scarce duplex canceller.
£275.00
Reference: K2823

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1942 Bermuda - 1942 twice censored picture post card to France, franked with a 2d cancelled HAMILTON 13 FEB 42. The card has a circular PASSED BY CENSOR 22 in green and a violet octagonal PASSED P.102 cachet in violet. An unusual double censored card, the octagonal censor cachet probably being applied in England.
1942 Bermuda
1942 twice censored picture post card to France, franked with a 2d cancelled HAMILTON 13 FEB 42. The card has a circular 'PASSED BY CENSOR 22' in green and a violet octagonal 'PASSED P.102' cachet in violet. An unusual double censored card, the octagonal censor cachet probably being applied in England.
£125.00
Reference: K2753

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1915 Bermuda - 1915 censored picture post card to the U.S.A. franked with a d cancelled HAMILTON 23 JUL 15. A black triangular PASSED POSTAL CENSOR, BERMUDA  cachet is on the card. This censor strike in black is uncommon.
1915 Bermuda
1915 censored picture post card to the U.S.A. franked with a d cancelled HAMILTON 23 JUL 15. A black triangular 'PASSED POSTAL CENSOR, BERMUDA ' cachet is on the card. This censor strike in black is uncommon.
£55.00
Reference: K2751

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1944 Bermuda - 1944 censored picture post card to England underpaid with a 1d, cancelled HAMILTON 30 MAR 44. Two red circular T / BERMUDA tax marks are on the card as well as a crayon 1d charge mark. The card has been censored with a red PASSED BY CENSOR 39 handstamp, type CM21. This 30 March date is well after those recorded for this red handstamp by some three months.
1944 Bermuda
1944 censored picture post card to England underpaid with a 1d, cancelled HAMILTON 30 MAR 44. Two red circular 'T / BERMUDA' tax marks are on the card as well as a crayon 1d charge mark. The card has been censored with a red 'PASSED BY CENSOR 39' handstamp, type CM21. This 30 March date is well after those recorded for this red handstamp by some three months.
£140.00
Reference: K2750

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1944 Bermuda - 1944 censored picture post card sent air mail to Portugal franked with a 7d, 3d, 2x6d and a 1d, paying the 2/- airmail rate, cancelled HAMILTON 26 JUN 44. A Lisbon 10 AGO 44 arrival cancel is on the card along with a green PASSED BY CENSOR 22 type CM21 handstamp. This 26 June date is 10 weeks later than that recorded. Unfortunately there is a vertical crease through the card but this does not affect the stamps. An uncommon destination.
1944 Bermuda
1944 censored picture post card sent air mail to Portugal franked with a 7d, 3d, 2x6d and a 1d, paying the 2/- airmail rate, cancelled HAMILTON 26 JUN 44. A Lisbon 10 AGO 44 arrival cancel is on the card along with a green 'PASSED BY CENSOR 22' type CM21 handstamp. This 26 June date is 10 weeks later than that recorded. Unfortunately there is a vertical crease through the card but this does not affect the stamps. An uncommon destination.
£150.00
Reference: K2749

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1940 Bermuda - 1940 censored picture post card (Bridge at Norwood) to Douglas Isle of Man, franked with a 2d cancelled 23 DEC 40. A blue From H. M. Ship, Passed by Censor cachet has been overstruck by a blue PASSED BY CENSOR 11 cachet. (CM21) Blue is a colour not recorded by Miller for this number. A corner crease to the card at the lower right but a scarce item.
1940 Bermuda
1940 censored picture post card (Bridge at Norwood) to Douglas Isle of Man, franked with a 2d cancelled 23 DEC 40. A blue 'From H. M. Ship, Passed by Censor' cachet has been overstruck by a blue 'PASSED BY CENSOR 11' cachet. (CM21) Blue is a colour not recorded by Miller for this number. A corner crease to the card at the lower right but a scarce item.
£225.00
Reference: K2748

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1915 Bermuda - 1915 picture post card of the Hotel Inverurie, to the U.S.A., franked with a 1d that has a machine cancel indent, but no inking, so the censor has used his triangular PASSED POSTAL CENSOR, BERMUDA cachet to cancel the stamp! This censor strike in black is uncommon.
1915 Bermuda
1915 picture post card of the Hotel Inverurie, to the U.S.A., franked with a 1d that has a machine cancel indent, but no inking, so the censor has used his triangular 'PASSED POSTAL CENSOR, BERMUDA' cachet to cancel the stamp! This censor strike in black is uncommon.
£55.00
Reference: K2747

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1942 Bermuda - 1942 underpaid triple censored picture post card to Ireland, from an American soldier based at the American Base there. A US 1c stamp has been cancelled by an AMERICAN BASE FORCES A.P.O. 802, JAN 16 1942 canceller. A circular T / N.Y handstamp was applied for the underpayment, but it does not appear as though any tax was collected. The card has been censored by a boxed PASSED / U 313 S / ARMY EXAMINER cachet as well as a hexagonal Bermuda cachet with crown at the top (the PASSED and P... is indecipherable) and an Irish boxed bilingual censor cachet. A very scarce triple censored card from Bermuda.
1942 Bermuda
1942 underpaid triple censored picture post card to Ireland, from an American soldier based at the American Base there. A US 1c stamp has been cancelled by an AMERICAN BASE FORCES A.P.O. 802, JAN 16 1942 canceller. A circular 'T / N.Y' handstamp was applied for the underpayment, but it does not appear as though any tax was collected. The card has been censored by a boxed 'PASSED / U 313 S / ARMY EXAMINER' cachet as well as a hexagonal Bermuda cachet with crown at the top (the PASSED and P...' is indecipherable) and an Irish boxed bilingual censor cachet. A very scarce triple censored card from Bermuda.
£135.00
Reference: K2746

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1943 Bermuda - 1943 censored picture post card (painting of the Old Post Office, Mangrove Bay) to Florida franked with a 2d cancelled BAILEYS BAY 24 AP 43. A fine strike of the blue green circular PASSED BY CENSOR 27, BERMUDA handstamp is on the card. (Miller 7 points) Uncommon.
1943 Bermuda
1943 censored picture post card (painting of the Old Post Office, Mangrove Bay) to Florida franked with a 2d cancelled BAILEY'S BAY 24 AP 43. A fine strike of the blue green circular 'PASSED BY CENSOR 27, BERMUDA' handstamp is on the card. (Miller 7 points) Uncommon.
£135.00
Reference: K2742

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1916 Bermuda - 1916 censored post card to England franked with a d cancelled IRELAND ISLAND JU 28 1916. A pink circular P. C. BERMUDA censor strike is on the card. Fine.
1916 Bermuda
1916 censored post card to England franked with a d cancelled IRELAND ISLAND JU 28 1916. A pink circular 'P. C. BERMUDA' censor strike is on the card. Fine.
£30.00
Reference: K2741

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1915 Bermuda - 1915 post card to England franked with a Bermuda d cancelled by a boxed RECEIVED FROM H.M. SHIP / NO CHARGE TO BE RAISED.  The writer refers to arriving at the time a hurricane hit the Islands that lasted for four days. The only major hurricane during WWI in Bermuda that lasted that length of time was a Category 3 hurricane that struck the Islands on 3 September 1915 and was there until 8 September. A most interesting piece of postal history!
1915 Bermuda
1915 post card to England franked with a Bermuda d cancelled by a boxed 'RECEIVED FROM H.M. SHIP / NO CHARGE TO BE RAISED.' The writer refers to arriving at the time a hurricane hit the Islands that lasted for four days. The only major hurricane during WWI in Bermuda that lasted that length of time was a Category 3 hurricane that struck the Islands on 3 September 1915 and was there until 8 September. A most interesting piece of postal history!
£55.00
Reference: K2740

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1940 Bermuda - 1940 registered air mail cover to the U.S.A. franked with a 1d, 6d and 3d cancelled HAMILTON 21 DE 40 . The cover was censored with red PC 102. tape with OPENED BY CENSOR 78 A Binghamton DEC 23 1940 arrival c.d.s. is on the back of the cover.
1940 Bermuda
1940 registered air mail cover to the U.S.A. franked with a 1d, 6d and 3d cancelled HAMILTON 21 DE 40 . The cover was censored with red PC 102. tape with OPENED BY CENSOR '78' A Binghamton DEC 23 1940 arrival c.d.s. is on the back of the cover.
£95.00
Reference: K2615

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1901 Boer War - 1901 envelope to the Klerksdorp Refugee Camp franked with a Bermuda 1d cancelled HAMILTON NO 7 01. A blue PRISONER OF WAR BERMUDA, PASSED CENSOR handstamp is on the front of the cover along with a Johannesburg Censor cachet. Johannesburg 16 DEC and Klerksdorp DE 18 01 transit and arrival cancels are on the back. The sender was one of the hard core Boers on Darrells Island and is known from other correspondence written by him.
1901 Boer War
1901 envelope to the Klerksdorp Refugee Camp franked with a Bermuda 1d cancelled HAMILTON NO 7 01. A blue 'PRISONER OF WAR BERMUDA, PASSED CENSOR' handstamp is on the front of the cover along with a Johannesburg Censor cachet. Johannesburg 16 DEC and Klerksdorp DE 18 01 transit and arrival cancels are on the back. The sender was one of the 'hard core' Boers on Darrell's Island and is known from other correspondence written by him.
£295.00
Reference: K2465

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1940 Bermuda - 1940 censored envelope to the USA, with the crest of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club on the back, bearing a strip of three 1ds cancelled HAMILTON 4 OCT 1940. The cover was opened by the censor and resealed at the left with a red PC 102 OPENED BY CENSOR 75 tape. (Miller CL2, rated 7 points) Fine.
1940 Bermuda - 1940 censored envelope to the USA, with the crest of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club on the back, bearing a strip of three 1ds cancelled HAMILTON 4 OCT 1940. The cover was opened by the censor and resealed at the left with a red PC 102 OPENED BY CENSOR 75 tape. (Miller CL2, rated 7 points) Fine.
1940 Bermuda
1940 censored envelope to the USA, with the crest of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club on the back, bearing a strip of three 1d's cancelled HAMILTON 4 OCT 1940. The cover was opened by the censor and resealed at the left with a red PC 102 OPENED BY CENSOR '75' tape. (Miller CL2, rated 7 points) Fine.
£100.00
Reference: G2533

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1943 Bermuda - 1943 censored picture post card (The Fairy Islands of Bermuda) to the USA, franked with a 2d cancelled HAMILTON 20 MCH 1943. The card has been censored with a circular green PASSED BY CENSOR 27 handstamp.(Miller 7 points) Fine.
1943 Bermuda
1943 censored picture post card (The Fairy Islands of Bermuda) to the USA, franked with a 2d cancelled HAMILTON 20 MCH 1943. The card has been censored with a circular green PASSED BY CENSOR '27' handstamp.(Miller 7 points) Fine.
£100.00
Reference: G2532

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1943 Bermuda - 1943 censored envelope to the USA with a 3d cancelled by a HAMILTON slogan canceller. A green circular PASSED BY CENSOR 22 handstamp is on the front of the cover. (Rated 8 points by Miller)
1943 Bermuda
1943 censored envelope to the USA with a 3d cancelled by a HAMILTON slogan canceller. A green circular PASSED BY CENSOR '22' handstamp is on the front of the cover. (Rated 8 points by Miller)
£110.00
Reference: G2531

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1929 - S. S. FORT VICTORIA 1929.  At 4.30 p.m. on 18 December 1929 the Bermuda and West Indies Steam Ship Company steamer Fort Victoria was rammed by the American steamer Algonquin off Sandy Hook, New York, in thick fog. She sank about 7.30 p.m. without loss of passengers or crew. Recovered mail received a label, applied to the back of the envelopes. There are two different types, the one with the number 1000 at the lower left, the other with the number 3000. This cover from Boston to Bermuda has the 3000 number label.
1929
S. S. FORT VICTORIA 1929. At 4.30 p.m. on 18 December 1929 the Bermuda and West Indies Steam Ship Company steamer Fort Victoria was rammed by the American steamer Algonquin off Sandy Hook, New York, in thick fog. She sank about 7.30 p.m. without loss of passengers or crew. Recovered mail received a label, applied to the back of the envelopes. There are two different types, the one with the number 1000 at the lower left, the other with the number 3000. This cover from Boston to Bermuda has the 3000 number label.
£475.00
Reference: K1322

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