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De Montfort Stamp Co
PO Box 6
Thurnby Leicester
LE7 9ZU
England

Telephone and facsimile
0116 241 9796
(24 hour answer machine)

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+ + 44 116 2419796

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POSTAL HISTORY
 
POSTAL HISTORY
Lots 530-566
 
530P
1929 1d brown on cream postal stationery envelope (H&G8) hand addressed sent air mail to England having special black on light blue air mail label attached having purple two bar cancel (also known as a "Jusquia" mark) applied in Miami to cancel airmail status from US. Carried on first Lindbergh northwards flight from Antigua to Miami then by sea to England. Cover uprated with Antigua KGV 2d 4d and 1/- plus Leeward Islands KGV 1d carmine-red SG63 making 1s 8d when actual rate was 1s 4d (4d may have been added as a Late Fee) all tied by St John's Antigua dated 26 September 1929. ()
30.00
1929 1d brown on cream postal stationery envelope (H&G8) hand addressed sent air mail to England having special black on light blue air mail label attached having purple two bar cancel (also known as a Jusquia mark) applied in Miami to cancel airmail status from US. Carried on first Lindbergh northwards flight from Antigua to Miami then by sea to England. Cover uprated with Antigua KGV 2d 4d and 1/- plus Leeward Islands KGV 1d carmine-red SG63 making 1s 8d when actual rate was 1s 4d (4d may have been added as a Late Fee) all tied by St John's Antigua dated 26 September 1929. ()
 
531
1929 Typed address first flight Antigua - USA cover to San Juan with black on light blue By Air Mail bilingual label applied sent of Lindbergh's return pioneering flight at 9d rate bearing Antigua KGV 3d & 6d definitives tied by St John's Antigua cds dated 26 September 1929. San Juan illustrated slogan bilingual machine cancel dated 26 September 1929 on reverse. ()
20.00
 
 
532
1937 Pre printed address cover for The de Laurence Company 179 North Michigan Avenue Chicago III USA sent air mail from Antigua at 1s 3d rate (air mail fee 1/d plus ordinary postage 2d) bearing Antigua KGV 3d and Leeward Islands KGV 1/- grey & black (from 1936 plate 28 printing right pane showing flaws ex 8/1) tied by single strike of St John's Antigua cds dated 7 June 1937. ()
20.00
 
 
533
1938 Hand addressed slightly tatty Selfridge & Co cover endorsed First Day Cover on front sent registered to England bearing d brown d emerald 2d olive-grey 3d orange (shows Halward flaw 61b) and 6d deep dull purple & bright purple SG95/96 103 107 variety and 109 tied by St Johns Antigua double ring cds's dated 25 November 1938 - date of issue. ()
10.00
 
 
534
1938 Neat hand addressed cover endorsed First Day Cover on front in ink sent to Girls High School Antigua bearing d brown (left plane ex row 3/5 flaw) d emerald (left pane ex row 1/1 flaw) 1d scarlet (left pane ex row 2/5 flaw) 1d chestnut and 2d bright blue SG95/96 98 101 and 105 tied by St Johns Antigua double ring cds's 25 November 1938 - date of issue. ()
10.00
 
 
535
1939 Typed address commercial air mail cover from Joseph Dew and Son St John's Antigua to Ruston and Hornsby (engineering firm making engines) Lincoln England bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 1/- black/emerald SG110 (10d air mail fee plus 1d postage in use from 1 April 1938) tied by St John's cds dated 22 June 1939. ()
15.00
 
 
536P
1941 Typed addressed commercial air mail uncensored cover from Royal Bank of Canada Antigua to Raymond-Hadley Corp New York at 1s 1d rate (10d air mail plus 3d surface mail) bearing Antigua KGVI 1d definitive plus Leeward Islands KGVI 1/- black/emerald SG110 all tied by St John's Antigua cds dated 15 April 1941. Leeward Islands 1/- can be plated from 1st plate 1 printing right pane ex row 3/1 showing duty plate flaw short "I" and damaged "S" in "Islands" Halward 56A. ()
30.00
1941 Typed addressed commercial air mail uncensored cover from Royal Bank of Canada Antigua to Raymond-Hadley Corp New York at 1s 1d rate (10d air mail plus 3d surface mail) bearing Antigua KGVI 1d definitive plus Leeward Islands KGVI 1/- black/emerald SG110 all tied by St John's Antigua cds dated 15 April 1941. Leeward Islands 1/- can be plated from 1st plate 1 printing right pane ex row 3/1 showing duty plate flaw short I and damaged S in Islands Halward 56A.  ()
 
537
1941 Hand addressed commercial air mail cover (opened three sides for display) sent registered Antigua to Montgomery Ward USA at 1/4d rate (10d air mail 3d surface mail and 3d registration) bearing Antigua KGVI 1d & 3d definitives plus Leeward Islands KGVI 1/- black/emerald SG110 all tied by St John's Antigua cds dated 24 April 1941. Opened and sealed with plain brown tape at left tied on reverse by Passed by Censor Antigua crowned cachet with Miami Registered arrival mark dated 29 April 1941 also on reverse. ()
20.00
 
 
538
1941 Hand addressed cover sent air mail to USA at 1s 1d rate (10d air mail & 3d surface mail) bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 1d chestnut & 1/- black/emerald SG102 & 110 (1938 plate 1 printings) tied by St John's Antigua cds 25 August 1941. Opened and sealed at left with plain brown tape tied on reverse by Passed By Censor Antigua crowned cachet. ()
15.00
 
 
539
1942 Typed address cover to Canadian Actor & Broadcaster Robert Beatty Broadcasting House London (England added in blue ink) bearing Leeward Islands KGV 1/- black/emerald SG110 (ex plate 3 printing March 1942 with damaged final "S" and value tablet) plus Antigua 1d brown making 1s 1d rate (1/- airmail to New York and 1d surface mail) tied by St John's cds dated 10 May 1942. Opened and sealed at left with rarely seen black on white "Examined By 5672" tape ()
25.00
 
 
540P
1942 Hand addressed cover sent airmail from Antigua to Barbados at 1s 1d rate (11d air mail plus 2d surface mail) bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 1d chestnut (left pane 1938 plate 1 printing showing flaw ex row 8/5) and 6d (8/42 printing) SG101 & 109a tied by St John's Antigua cds dated 31 December 1942. Opened and sealed at left with black on white Opened by Examiner B/246 censor label (part missing top right). GPO Barbados machine cancel dated 7 January 1942 on reverse along with St Lawrence B.O. Barbados cds dated 8 January 1943. Nice censored inter island mail. ()
20.00
1942 Hand addressed cover sent airmail from Antigua to Barbados at 1s 1d rate (11d air mail plus 2d surface mail) bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 1d chestnut (left pane 1938 plate 1 printing showing flaw ex row 8/5) and 6d (8/42 printing) SG101 & 109a tied by St John's Antigua cds dated 31 December 1942. Opened and sealed at left with black on white Opened by Examiner B/246 censor label (part missing top right). GPO Barbados machine cancel dated 7 January 1942 on reverse along with St Lawrence B.O. Barbados cds dated 8 January 1943. Nice censored inter island mail. ()
 
541
1943 Hand addressed commercial cover from Geo Bennett Bryson & Co Antigua to London at 1s d rate (air mail fee 10d + 2d surface mail per 1st ounce) effective from 7 June 1943 bearing Leeward Islands KGVI d emerald and 1/- black/emerald SG96 & 110 tied by date unclear St John's cds's. Opened and sealed at left with black on white PC90 Opened by Examiner 5499 tape. Both stamps from 1938 first issue d shows left pane duty plate flaw ex row 2/6 value tablet damaged top right and 1/- shows left pane key plate flaw ex row 2/4. ()
20.00
 
 
542
1943 Typed address commercial over 1 ounce cover endorsed "Transatlantic Air Mail"sent from Geo Bennett Bryson & Co Antigua to London at 7s 5d rate (air mail fee 2s 4d x 3 plus 3d surface mail) effective from 17 August 1943 bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 2/- reddish purple and blue/blue (scarce March 1942 plate 3 printing identified by distinctive shade) plus Antigua KGVI 2d 3d and 5/- definitives all tied by St John's cds dated 17 August 1943. Cover opened at left which has removed censor tape. ()
30.00
 
 
543
1943 Hand addressed cover sent airmail from Sweets Village located in the St Paul's Parish Antigua to Atlas Printing Co New York USA at 1s 1d rate (10d air mail plus 3d surface mail) bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 6d vertical pair (11/42 plate 3 printing bottom stamp showing hand retouching on background) plus 1d SG101 & 109a tied by St John's Antigua cds dated 30 November 1943. Opened and sealed at right with scarcer black on white PC90 Opened by Examiner IB/493 censor label. ()
25.00
 
 
544
1943 Incoming air mail cover typed Antigua address carried on First Air Mail Flight British Guiana to Antigua via Trinidad by British West Indies Airways sent registered at 34c rate (Sterling 11d air mail plus 2d surface mail and 3d registration = 1s 5d1d = 2c) bearing KGVI 4c 6c & 24c definitives tied by individual strikes of Air Mail GPO British Guiana double ring cds dated 5 April 1943. Same cds on reverse along with St John's Antigua cds dated 8 April 1943. British West Indies Airways was established in 1940 becoming a public company under an agreement with the governments of Trinidad the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands who set a rate of 2d per ounce between these islands (one of the lowest rates in the world). The service was extended to British Guiana in September 1945. ()
15.00
 
 
545P
1944 Typed address cover sent registered airmail St John's Antigua to Radio Holland Willemstad Curaco Dutch West Indies at 1s 8d rate (1s 2d airmail 3d postage and 3d registration) bearing KGVI 2d grey ex row 3/6 left pane dent in value tablet SG103 variety 6d deep dull purple & bright purple (ordinary paper) showing "Broken E" flaw (Halward 48) ex row 4/1 right pane SG109ab and 1/- black/emerald SG110b tied by three strikes of St John's Antigua double ring cds dated 19 May 1944. SG109ab SG cat 400 used from x 5 on cover. Cover opened and sealed with black on white PC90 Examiner B/112 tape at left with Curaco arrival cds dated 23 May 1944 on reverse.The sender Rev C J Phillips was a Methodist Minister who served in Leeward Islands 1931-51 and in Leicester England 1951-58. Dutch word BEKENDEMAAKT applied in purple on front meaning broadcast and date 31 May 1944 suggesting message broadcast that date. Nice non philatelic cover. ()
120.00
1944 Typed address cover sent registered airmail St John's Antigua to Radio Holland Willemstad Curaco Dutch West Indies at 1s 8d rate (1s 2d airmail 3d postage and 3d registration) bearing KGVI 2d grey ex row 3/6 left pane dent in value tablet SG103 variety 6d deep dull purple & bright purple (ordinary paper) showing Broken E flaw (Halward 48) ex row 4/1 right pane SG109ab and 1/- black/emerald SG110b tied by three strikes of St John's Antigua double ring cds dated 19 May 1944. SG109ab SG cat 400 used from x 5 on cover. Cover opened and sealed with black on white PC90 Examiner B/112 tape at left with Curaco arrival cds dated 23 May 1944 on reverse.The sender Rev C J Phillips was a Methodist Minister who served in Leeward Islands 1931-51 and in Leicester England 1951-58. Dutch word BEKENDEMAAKT applied in purple on front meaning broadcast and date 31 May 1944 suggesting message broadcast that date. Nice non philatelic cover. ()
 
546P
1944 Hand addressed cover (opened out for display, cut down at left removing censor tape) endorsed "By Airmail from St Kitts" sent to Harrods London at 2s 8d rate (air mail fee 2s 4d plus 3d surface mail) effective from 17 August 1943 bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 1/- black/emerald horizontal pair (one having fault in value tablet) plus St Kitts KGVI 3d and 6d definitives (overpaid by 1d) all tied by St Kitts single rings cds dated 6 May 1944. Two strikes of St Kitts red straight line Transatlantic cachet applied which Proud lists as in use 8 December 1944 to 16 January 1946 with this cover extending earlist used date by 7 months. ()
25.00
1944 Hand addressed cover (opened out for display, cut down at left removing censor tape) endorsed By Airmail from St Kitts sent to Harrods London at 2s 8d rate (air mail fee 2s 4d plus 3d surface mail) effective from 17 August 1943 bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 1/- black/emerald horizontal pair (one having fault in value tablet) plus St Kitts KGVI 3d and 6d definitives (overpaid by 1d) all tied by St Kitts single rings cds dated 6 May 1944. Two strikes of St Kitts red straight line Transatlantic cachet applied which Proud lists as in use 8 December 1944 to 16 January 1946 with this cover extending earlist used date by 7 months.  ()
 
547
1944 Hand addressed cover endorsed "Trans-Atlantic" straight line purple cachet (in use May 1941 to October 1945) to Devon England at 2s 6d rate (air mail fee 2s 4d plus 2d surface mail) bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 1/- black/emerald x 2 (right hand 1/- with right pane ex row 7/5 Halward 61b flaw left hand 1/- ex right pane row 8/5 flaw in final "S" in Leewards" d emerald and Antigua KGVI 6d violet all tied by St John's cds's dated 13 June 1944. ()
20.00
 
 
548
1944 Hand addressed cover endorsed "Trans-Atlantic" straight line purple cachet (in use May 1941 to October 1945) plue manuscript Transatlantic Air Mail to Salisbury England at 2s 6d rate (air mail fee 2s 4d plus 2d surface mail) bearing Leeward Islands KGVI d emerald and Antigua KGVI 2/6d brown-purple tied by St John's cds's dated ?? July 1944. ()
20.00
 
 
549P
1944 Typed address air mail commercial cover from Thomas Kelesick (green cachet on reverse) to a firm of book sellers in London England from Montserrat by sea to Antigua then air mail to New York then by sea to England at 2/6d rate (2s 4d transatlantic air mail fee plus 2d surface mail) bearing Montserrat KGVI 6d and 1/- x 2 defitives all tied by GPO Plymouth cds's dated 9 July 1944. ()
20.00
1944 Typed address air mail commercial cover from Thomas Kelesick (green cachet on reverse) to a firm of book sellers in London England from Montserrat by sea to Antigua then air mail to New York then by sea to England at 2/6d rate (2s 4d transatlantic air mail fee plus 2d surface mail) bearing Montserrat KGVI 6d and 1/- x 2 defitives all tied by GPO Plymouth cds's dated 9 July 1944.  ()
 
550
1944 Hand addressed cover and original letter (Church matters plus reply re supply of stamps which was not allowed however additional values added to cover) from Rev W A Beckett Methodist Missionary in Basseterre St Kitts to Rev Ince in Stafforshire England manuscript endorsed Air Mail From St Kitts with bilingual Par Avion By Air Mail unframed two line purple cachet applied on front. Air mail fee per ounce was 10d plus surface mail rate 2d per ounce making 1/- rate having St Kitts KGVI definitives d 1d 2d and 6d (frame break under first "T" of "Kitts" plus Leeward Islands KGVI 2d slate-grey 11/42 printing left pane ex row 4/3 duty plate flaw damage to "S" plus 3d pale orange 11/42 printing totalling 1s 3d all tied by St Kitts cds dated 15 August 1944. ()
20.00
 
 
551P
1945 Typed address air mail cover having Montserrat sending address top left corner to Trinidad having printed endorsment "From Antigua" under air mail printed endorsement carried by ship to Antigua then by air to Trinidad at 2d rate bearing Leewards Islands KGVI 2d bright blue (left pane ex row 4/6 flaws in framelines) SG105 tied by GPO Plymouth Montserrat cds dated 14 June 1945. 2d stamp is from plate 1 1938 printing showing that the method of storage & distribution meant that stamps from this printing were still being issued to Post Offices into the late 1940's although there had been several additional printings during the war. ()
15.00
1945 Typed address air mail cover having Montserrat sending address top left corner to Trinidad having printed endorsment From Antigua under air mail printed endorsement carried by ship to Antigua then by air to Trinidad at 2d rate bearing Leewards Islands KGVI 2d bright blue (left pane ex row 4/6 flaws in framelines) SG105 tied by GPO Plymouth Montserrat cds dated 14 June 1945. 2d stamp is from plate 1 1938 printing showing that the method of storage & distribution meant that stamps from this printing were still being issued to Post Offices into the late 1940's although there had been several additional printings during the war. ()
 
552P
1945 Hand addressed air mail cover (few staple holes at top not affecting stamps) Antigua to Chicago USA at 10d rate (7d airmail and 3d postage) introduced 1 August 1945 replacing the 10d airmail fee introduced in July 1944 bearing KGVI 2d grey vertical pair and 6d deep dull purple & bright purple (ordinary paper) left marginal showing "Broken E" flaw (Halward 48) ex row 4/1 right pane from 5th printing 1943 (Duty plate Jubilee line confirms postition) SG103 & 109ab tied by four strikes of date unclear St John's Antigua double ring cds. SG109ab SG cat 400 used from x 5 on cover. ()
80.00
1945 Hand addressed air mail cover (few staple holes at top not affecting stamps) Antigua to Chicago USA at 10d rate (7d airmail and 3d postage) introduced 1 August 1945 replacing the 10d airmail fee introduced in July 1944 bearing KGVI 2d grey vertical pair and 6d deep dull purple & bright purple (ordinary paper) left marginal showing Broken E flaw (Halward 48) ex row 4/1 right pane from 5th printing 1943 (Duty plate Jubilee line confirms postition) SG103 & 109ab tied by four strikes of date unclear St John's Antigua double ring cds. SG109ab SG cat 400 used from x 5 on cover. ()
 
553
1946 Typed address commercial air mail cover from Royal Bank of Canada Antigua to firm of shipping agents in Birmingham England at 9d rate bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 6d plus Antigua 3d both tied by St John's Antigua cds's dated 20 June 1946. ()
15.00
 
 
554
1946-47 Four typed address OHMS foolscap covers (1 grey rest manilla) from Antigua all addressed to Paul Dorn LA USA at 10d rate (7d air plus 3d surface mail) bearing Antigua or Antigua definitives between August 1946 and August 1947 tied by St John's cds's. ()
20.00
 
 
555
1947 Hand addressed cover Antigua to St Kitts at Inter Island air mail rate of 2d bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 2d bright blue right marginal (plate 1 left pane ex row 9/6 refer key plate Jubilee line) SG105 tied by St John's Antigua cds dated 26 April 1947. St Kitts arrival cds dated 28 April 1947 on reverse. ()
10.00
 
 
556
1948 Hand addressed philatelic cover sent air mail Antigua to USA bearing Leeward Islands 3d pale orange top marginal block of four SG107a tied by single strike of St John's Antigua cds dated 18 May 1948. The rate at the time was 6d and this cover is from a series of covers franked with Leeward Islands blocks of four. The 3d is from plate 3 printed 1947 right pane rows 1- 3/4 and 2- 3/4 showing duty plate flaw at 1/3 and key plate flaws at rows 1/3 and 2/4. ()
15.00
 
 
557
1948 Hand addressed foolscap cover (folded at left) endorsed Air Mail to Somerset England at double rate (6d per ounce) fee 1/- bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 2d slate-grey x 6 in two horizontal strips of 3 from left pane plate 2 1944 issue ex rows 9/ 1-3 and 10/ 1-3 tied by St Kitts single ring cds's dated 14 September 1948. Flaws seen ex row 9/3 10/2 and 10/3. ()
15.00
 
 
558
1948 Hand addressed air mail cover to USA from Antigua at 6d air mail rate bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 6d tied by St John's cds dated 25 November 1948. ()
7.50
 
 
559
1949 Hand addressed cover sent Transatlantic rate of 1s 3d to Harrods England bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 1/- plus Antigua KGVI d green and Silver Wedding 2d ultramarine (light tone on some perfs) tied by St John's cds dated 7 March 1949. ()
10.00
 
 
560
1949 Hand addressed air mail cover to Webley & Scott (gunmakers) Birmingham England from Antigua at 1s 3d rate (air mail fee for ounce) bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 1/- plus Antigua KGVI 3d tied by St John's cds dated 11 March 1949. ()
10.00
 
 
561
1949 Typed St Kitts address twice folded vertically (not affecting stamps) plain cover (slight light toning) bearing change of colours d slate-grey 1d blue-green 1d yellow-orange & black 2d scarlet (key plate flaw right pane 3/5) 2d black & purple and 3d bright blue (key plate flaw 4/3 right pane) SG97 100 102 104 106 & 108 all tied by individual strikes of St Kitts single ring cds dated 1 July 1949 - date of issue. ()
7.50
 
 
562
1950 Hand addressed air mail cover from Antigua to USA at 9d ounce airmail rate bearing KGVI 3d & 6d definitives tied by St John's Antigua cds dated 15 September 1950. ()
5.00
 
 
563
1952 Front only Royal Bank of Canada interbranch cover Antigua to London England at 1s 3d rate (air mail fee for ounce) bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 1d x 2 and 1/- tied by St John's cds's dated 3 January 1952. ()
7.50
 
 
564
1952 Hand addressed air mail cover St Kitts to London England bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 6d and 1/- plus St Christopher Nevis & Anguilla KCVI 2c green tied by Bassaterre St Kitts single ring cds's dated 25 August 1952. Transatlantic air mail fee was 1s 3d however 1s 7d was applied maybe for additional weight. Nice combination cover showing different currencies $4.80 BWI =1 so 2c =1d. ()
10.00
 
 
565
1952 Typed address air mail cover from Barclays Bank to Engineering Company in England at special 1s 11d Pan American Airways rate bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 2d and 3d horizontal pairs plus 1/- tied by St John's Antigua cds's dated 19 December 1952. 2d value ex rows 8/3 & 8/4 left pane showing 8/3 poor "ANDS" and 8/4 repair to first "L" flaws. ()
15.00
 
 
566P
1953 Typed address air mail cover from Barclays Bank to Engineering Company in England at special 1s 11d Pan American Airways rate bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 2d horizontal pairs plus 1/- plus Antigua KGVI 3d horizontal pair tied by St John's Antigua cds's dated 11 September 1953. ()
7.50
1953 Typed address air mail cover from Barclays Bank to Engineering Company in England at special 1s 11d Pan American Airways rate  bearing Leeward Islands KGVI 2d horizontal pairs plus 1/- plus Antigua KGVI 3d horizontal pair tied by St John's Antigua cds's dated 11 September 1953. ()