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Postage stamps, booklets, flight, censored and maritime mail and philatelic covers of St Vincent for sale.

St Vincent has always been popular with stamp collectors.  The classic issues in such rich colours make a spectacular collection.  The village postmarks of St Vincent have been actively collected for much longer than most countries.

There is little to interest the postal history collector in the pre stamp period but a high degree of specialisation is possible in other areas.  Registration marks, labels and rates, early air mail rates and maritime mail.

All St Vincent stamp collectors should possess a copy of the fine handbook by Pierce, Messenger and Lowe, 'St Vincent, the postal history, cancellations, postage stamps and revenue stamps.'

Post and packing is extra but does not increase however many items are ordered.  Inland £1, Europe £1.50 and Overseas £2


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1797 (21 Jun) ST VINCENT h/s on EL from William Cunningham in St Vincent to Ireland
1797 (21 Jun) ST VINCENT h/s on EL from William Cunningham in St Vincent to Ireland
1797 (21 Jun) ST VINCENT h/s on EL from William Cunningham in St Vincent to Ireland

also London Bishop mark on reverse. Rated 1/8d, 2/1d and finally 2/6d. Lightly soiled.
Letter mentions, 'Fleet to sail to Europe in a few days.' Sent shortly after the Caribs had been deported to Roatan in the Bay of Honduras.
£275.00


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


1813 (12 May) ST VINCENT large fleuron ds on EL to London.
1813 (12 May) ST VINCENT large fleuron ds on EL to London.

A fine strike accompanied with London cds and opens out well for display. Rated 6/6d (treble rate).
Contains two long letters in a clear hand explaining why the owner has not been paid by other planters on the island due to lack of money and problems with the convoy system to ship hogsheads of sugar.
£250.00


1815 (11 Jun) ST VINCENT large fleuron
1815 (11 Jun) ST VINCENT large fleuron

ob part EL to England, rated 6/6d (treble rate). A fine strike and opens out well for display.
£220.00


1832 (25 Aug) St Vincent cover to London
1832 (25 Aug) St Vincent cover to London
1832 (25 Aug) St Vincent cover to London

redirected to Scotland with boxed step type SHIP LETTER PORTSMOUTH, two London ds's and faint boxed h/s. Originally rated 1/7d and then charged a second time 1/3d for redirection to Scotland.
£75.00


1834 (9 Jun) EL from St Vincent to London
1834 (9 Jun) EL from St Vincent to London
1834 (9 Jun) EL from St Vincent to London

with boxed step type 'SHIP LETTER PLYMOUTH' and London ds. Endorsed, 'P Elizabeth' and rated 1/7d.
£75.00


1835 (1 Aug) St Vincent EL to London
1835 (1 Aug) St Vincent EL to London
1835 (1 Aug) St Vincent EL to London

with boxed step type SHIP LETTER DOVER and London ds. Rated 1/4d.
3pp letter from Mr McFee (at Cane Garden) to T.A. Curtis in London concerning the sugar estate, 'a very short crop indeed but one of the best from the Island in proportion to our strength, 165 apprentices' and 'The Colonial Office sent out instructions by the last Packet but only requiring more time to be given to the apprentices. Our Legislature granted them 19 more working days in all 134 days a year. I fear the term of apprenticeship will soon be done away with altogether and perhaps the sooner the better for the proprietors.
£125.00


1839 (15 Jun) EL from London to Duncan Forbes Sutherland in St Vincent.
1839 (15 Jun) EL from London to Duncan Forbes Sutherland in St Vincent.

London cds on reverse. Endorsed 'P Packet' and rated 2/2d.
Contents refer to the arrival of the Spheroid after a favourable passage ahead of the Chieftain & West Indian both ships having sailed two weeks before. Also loading bricks for the return voyage to St Vincent.
£40.00


1862 St Vincent 6d deep green (SG4)
1862 St Vincent 6d deep green (SG4)

a very over-inked example, f.u.
£8.00


1862-8 St Vincent perf 11-12, 1d rose red (SG5)
1862-8 St Vincent perf 11-12, 1d rose red (SG5)

marginal block showing plate markings in margin, lightly toned in middle, fresh o.g.
£40.00


1862-8 St Vincent perf 11 to 12, 4d deep blue (SG6)
1862-8 St Vincent perf 11 to 12, 4d deep blue (SG6)

well centred, fresh colour, part o.g.
£75.00


1862-8 Panelli typographed forgery of 1/-
1862-8 Panelli typographed forgery of 1/-

(PML type E) with forged A10 cancel.
£25.00


1862-9 St Vincent forgeries of 1d, 4d, 6d and 1/-.
1862-9 St Vincent forgeries of 1d, 4d, 6d and 1/-.

All crude litho types with faults. (4)
£10.00


1869 St Vincent perf 11 to 12, 4d yellow (SG12)
1869 St Vincent perf 11 to 12, 4d yellow (SG12)

rather oxidised, unused, o.g.
Cat 350
£30.00


1869 St Vincent 4d yellow (SG12)
1869 St Vincent 4d yellow (SG12)

with very scarce village use of the vertical A10 (medium A) in red, f.u.
£150.00


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