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Lot 9109

Bermuda, ca. 1820, folded letter entire sent Philadelphia to Bermuda, via North Carolina, addressed to Mr. Joseph Fowler, Merchant, in New Bern, NC; there, address crossed out and "St Georges Bermuda" inserted; reverse inscribed, "Forwarded by your Obedient Servant/John Spencer West"; red "Phil/7/MAR" origin dater and manuscript "25" rating (US internal postage for more than 400 miles) on face, Very Fine, a beautiful, fresh cover—and an unusual routing.
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Lot 9110

Bermuda, 1855 (Dec. 18), mourning cover sent London to Bermuda, small mourning cover sent to Somerset Island, Bermuda, from Liverpool per Cunard's Canada to Halifax and thence per Curlew; rated "6" in red ink and showing blue Street handstamp, London and Liverpool daters and "d1" handstamp credited to Bermuda, Very Fine, the only known cover into Somerset from overseas, .
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Lot 9111

Bermuda, 1858 (Dec. 28), cover from Lowell, MA, to St. George's, Bermuda, addressed to Henry B. Brown, US Consul at St. George's; the yellow envelope a nice contrast for the 1857 10¢ green Washington, tied by Lowell c.d.s.; carried by America from Boston to Halifax, and by Delta from Halifax to Bermuda; tone spots, plus backflap damage, still nearly Very Fine, an attractive cover.
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Lot 9112

Bermuda, 1863 (Feb. 23), entire from the Gray correspondence, sent Bermuda to London, lovely blue folded letter, sent per Alpha to Halifax and thence per Cunard Canada to Liverpool; rated "1/-" in bright red crayon and showing Crowned Circle "Paid/at/Hamilton Bermuda" handstamp (SG #CC3, from £4000 on cover) twice overstruck by London Paid datestamps of Mar. 16, Very Fine, an attractive cover, Ex-George Ulrich.
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Lot 9113

Bermuda, 1864 (June 11), double-rate cover from St. George's to New York, per Delta to Halifax and Africa to Boston; mis-rated "2/-" (deleted) as if to Great Britain, "8" double-rate to the US and "20" in blue crayon for double US steamship rate; front additionally with light "Bermuda/Paid" datestamp (P4) in red and Boston (JUN 21) transit, Fine, a colorful cover, despite the missing corner, rare, with only 13 P4 datestamps recorded, Ex-George Ulrich, Robert W. Dickgiesser.
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Lot 9114

Bermuda, 1865 (Feb. 15), embossed (day-late) Valentine cover sent within Hamilton, and the 14th was a Tuesday that year; addressed to A. Ponsonby Esq. at Hamilton, with "Hamilton/Paid" P5 datestamp in red at center; light staining, though a rare and attractive survivor (was the same true for the sender?), nearly Very Fine.
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Lot 9115

Bermuda, 1873 (Mar. 27), cover sent from New York to Bermuda, sent via the E. Barss to J. Butterfield, Clerk H.M. Council; hand-delivered to, and forwarded by, Middleton & Co., whose blue dated handstamp seals the flap on reverse; manuscript "2" in blue crayon on face, Very Fine, a pretty Convention-rate cover.
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Lot 9116

Bermuda, 1873 (July 1), Gray Correspondence cover, sent Bermuda to London, from Hamilton per Cunard's Delta to Halifax and Allan's Nestorian to Queenstown, Liverpool and London; franked by a Bermuda 6d dull purple (straight edge at right) tied by light Hamilton duplex with red London PAID 24 JY datestamp at left; two barely visible light folds at far left, Very Fine.
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Lot 9117

Bermuda, 1889-1932, group of seven postage due covers and cards, comprising 1889 1¢ postal card from New York with circular-framed "NY/T" handstamp, 1893 envelope (complete with letter) from London to Hamilton franked 2½d and showing framed "T/25" handstamp, 1910 card from Hamilton to the US bearing ½d with circular-framed "T" and US "Collect/Postage 02 Cents" with 2¢ Postage Due adhesive, 1912 card from England to a Lance Corporal at Prospect Camp and from the US to Hamilton (both showing oval framed "Postage/1d/Due" handstamp), 1916 cover from the US franked at 2¢ with similar handstamp for 3d and circular-framed "P.C./Bermuda" handstamp, and 1932 cover from London to Hamilton bearing a ½d "cut-out" with framed "T/20/L" and "2d" tax marks, Very Fine, pay your dues and view, in person or online.
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Lot 9118

Bermuda, 1894 (Apr. 7), Swiss postal card sent from Morges to Bermuda, addressed to a Major Evans, the reverse showing two strikes of the undated "Hamilton/Bermuda" PM5 handstamp; upon arrival at Bermuda, redirected to Stanley Gibbons in London and showing, on face, Apr. 18 New York PAID ALL duplex on outward journey, and May 9 and May 10 London arrival datestamps, Very Fine, former owner's notes state "these strikes predate the earliest dates recorded by Ludington by three years", the only known example of the re-introduction of the PM4 handstamp with date removed on cover, .
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Lot 9119

Bermuda, 1896-1902, trio of items with St. Georges H7 double-ring datestamps, comprising Aug. 20, 1896 cover to London, redirected to Eastbourne on arrival, bearing 2½d ultramarine with datestamp and additionally tied by Greenwich datestamp; Oct. 17, 1900 envelope to London franked by 2d brown purple neatly cancelled; and Dec. 22, 1902 1d red postal card to Switzerland with Berne arrival datestamp at left, Very Fine, excellent strikes on each.
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Lot 9120

Bermuda, 1896-1991, five Bermuda covers with instructional markings, holding comprises an 1896 OHMS envelope from Hamilton addressed locally and showing "Missent to/Halifax N.S." handstamp (Ex-Ludington); 1924 piece bearing 2½d Caravel with "Too Late" handstamp in blue (MISC 1); 1942 censored cover to Canada with two "Permit Filed" handstamps in green; 1946 cover from US to Bermuda and showing "Addressee Left Bermuda" handstamps (3) with "Left Bermuda" in large blue crayon letters and four Hamilton datestamps on reverse; and 1991 cover from Britain to Tortola with "Missent to Bermuda" in red, Very Fine, a fun group.
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Lot 9121

Bermuda, 1899 (May 16), cover sent from Mangrove Bay, Bermuda, to London, "via New York" instructions in pencil at lower left; franked by crisply colored 1d carmine tied by a good strike of the H5 datestamp; MY 31 London receiver on reverse, Very Fine.
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Lot 9122

Bermuda, 1899 (Aug. 24), registered envelope sent from Hamilton to Berlin, Germany, 2d Registered entire (#H2), indicia uncancelled and uprated on front panel with pair of ½d greens, a 1d carmine, irregular block of three 2½d ultramarines and a 4d orange brown, all neatly cancelled by Hamilton H6 datestamps; Sept. 8 Berlin arrival handstamp on reverse, Very Fine, a scarce and most attractive four-color franking, .
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Lot 9123

Bermuda, 1901 (Jan. 31), cover sent from Hamilton to "Buenos Ayres", Argentina, addressed to Capt. Fairly J. Brown of the SS Holywell, care of the British Consul; franked by two 2½d ultramarines, tied by a Hamilton H6 datestamp; indistinct blilingual (non-delivery?) boxed handstamp in violet across address; reverse with New York transit and British Consulate arrival handstamps; minor edge wear, otherwise Very Fine, a rare destination, .
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Lot 9124

Bermuda, 1901 (Apr. and Aug.), pair of covers from Bermuda to Washington State, both from the Wilkinson correspondence from Bailey's Bay to Seattle; both bearing 2½d ultramarine neatly tied by fine H5 dater and with New York and arrival datestamps on reverse, Very Fine.
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Lot 9125

Bermuda, 1901 (Apr. 4), clean cover from Crawl, Bermuda, to Somerville, MA, franked by 2½d ultramarine with clear H5 datestamp; partial New York PAID handstamp along with Boston and Somerville receivers on reverse, Very Fine, an unusual origin, .
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Lot 9126

Bermuda, 1928 (June 12), cover sent Hamilton to Devonshire, "CANNOT BE FOUND", 1d Caravel tied by Hamilton slogan roller; upon arrival "Devonshire" deleted and marked "Not in Devon" in blue crayon with rare "CANNOT BE FOUND" straightline handstamp alongside; reverse with further slogan cancels and Devonshire South datestamps, Very Fine, considered one of the finest of the 10-12 examples recorded, .
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Lot 9127

Bermuda, 1928 (June 12), "CANNOT BE FOUND" on cover sent from Hamilton to Pembroke, franked by 1d Caravel tied by Hamilton slogan roller cancel; superb strike of the rare "CANNOT BE FOUND" straightline handstamp at center, with "Left Bda" in pencil at bottom, Very Fine, recorded by Ludington in use for the one year, .
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Lot 9128

Bermuda, 1929 (Dec. 14), wreck cover from the SS Fort Victoria, sent New York to Hamilton, a Wall Street Journal envelope (249 x 105 mm), its stamp floated off; recovered from the Fort Victoria, which was rammed by the American steamer Algonquin in thick fog off Sandy Hook, Brooklyn, while she was stopped to land the pilot; reverse bearing New York Post Office Type 2a label (explaining damage) with short dash between "29" and "3000"; two vertical file folds clear of label, Very Fine, a scarce 20th century shipwreck cover, .
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 9129

Bermuda, 1937-50, selection of 40 covers and cards from Bermuda, mostly to the US, bearing King George VI issues in a variety of values and frankings; largely from Hamilton, though with others from Flatts, Paget and Somerset Bridge (2), one from St. Georges on uprated 1d card, a 1942 cover to the US with "V/for/Victory/Bermuda" cachet, and one from the UK to Bermuda and reused with 7½d to the US; includes a couple Registered covers, Very Fine.
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Lot 9130

Bermuda, 1939-41, a baker's dozen of WWII censored covers, nicely arranged collection, with destinations of Canada (2), Dominica (2), Great Britain (3) and the US (6); all with "Passed by censor/[number]/Bermuda" handstamps in various colors, the censor numbers including 2, 3 (2), 4, 8 (2, Registered covers, one with CL1 label), 9, 20 (partly covered by "C/8153" label), 23 (2), 27, 44 and 48, along with a cover piece with #18; solid strikes throughout, Very Fine, inspection invited.
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Lot 9131

Bermuda, 1940, pair of censored covers from Yugoslavia to New York, via Bermuda, the first from Zagreb franked 21din, the second from Brcko, Bosnia, franked 16din; each with differently numbered "Opened by Examiner" label used in Bermuda, Very Fine, a scarce pair, with fewer than 20 covers recorded from Yugoslavia via Bermuda, .
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Lot 9132

Bermuda, 1941 (Dec. 18), censored airmail FDC from St. George's to New York, large airmail cover (242 x 108 mm) bearing 7½d Pictorial tied by St. Georges c.d.s. with boxed violet First Day Cover illustrated cachet at left; excellent strike of "Passed by censor/16/Bermuda" handstamp in violet below, signed by J. Thomson, Very Fine, Ex-Reid L. Shaw.
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Lot 9133

Bermuda, 1943 (Feb. 10), censored cover sent from Hamilton to Grand Rapids, MI, long (242 x 105 mm) envelope, bearing 3d Pictorial with light slogan cancel and light "Passed by censor/38/Bermuda" handstamp at left in blue green, Very Fine, a rare Censor number, this a previously unrecorded date: only Dec. 2, 1943 recorded in the Bermuda Specialised Catalogue, .
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Lot 9134

Bermuda, 1943 (Sept. 17), censored picture post card sent from Bermuda to Portland, ME, depicting St. Peter's Church in St. George's; franked by bicolor 2d Pictorial (faults) with neat slogan cancel for the Bermuda Aquarium, plus green "Passed by censor/39/Bermuda" handstamp at center, Very Fine.
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Lot 9135

Bermuda, 1944 (Jan.), picture post card sent from Hamilton to Toledo, OH, depicting "Par-La-Ville Gardens/Bermuda"; the sender, Ruth Boyd, residing in Cavendish Height; 7½d Pictorial postmarked Hamilton with fine "Passed by censor/21/Bermuda" handstamp in magenta at center, Very Fine, a rare number struck in this color (which was in use for less than a month), this being the earliest of the three examples recorded by the Bermuda Collectors Society, Ex-Reid L. Shaw.
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Lot 9136

Bermuda, 1944 (Feb.), censored registered cover sent from Hamilton to New York, franked by May 1941 line perforated dark green and red on yellow 5s King George VI Keyplate issue (position 57 with bottom margin) tied by light c.d.s.; Hamilton Registry label at lower left, the left side sealed by P.C. 90 "C/8144" censor's tape; four New York Registry Division receivers, dated Feb. 10 through Feb. 12, on reverse, Very Fine, a handsome cover.
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Lot 9137

Bermuda, 1944 (Feb. 10), censored Bank of Bermuda window envelope from Hamilton, large envelope (222 x 92 mm) bearing 3d with neat slogan datestamp (Bermuda Aquarium), with superb "Passed by censor/21/Bermuda" handstamp in magenta, Very Fine, a rare number struck in this color, which was used for less than a month, .
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Lot 9138

Bermuda, 1944 (Apr. 3), censored Bank of Bermuda cover, sent from Hamilton to New York, envelope with lovely corner card; 3d Pictorial tied by Hamilton "Bermuda Aquarium" slogan cancel as well as by light "Passed by censor/22/Bermuda" handstamp in green; no tape or receivers, Very Fine, a nice double-tying of the adhesive.
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Lot 9139

Bermuda, 1945 & 1952, two 2/6 King George VI Keyplate covers from Bermuda to the US, a Nov. 11(?), 1945 George H. Ulrich, Jr., self-addressed envelope from Hamilton to Milwaukee, WI, franked by 1937 black and deep red on gray blue (position 1, with top margin only) neatly tied; plus a Mar. 12, 1952 Registered cover from Hamilton to New York bearing a perf 13 1950 orange red and black on pale blue crisply tied; arrival datestamps on reverse, Very Fine, an eye-catching compare-and-contrast duo.
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Lot 9140

Bermuda, 1945 (Nov.) and 1946 (Dec.), Two 2/ King George VI Keyplate-franked covers to the US, 1945 an Ulrich self-addressed cover to Wisconsin franked by 1941 mottled printing example (position 22b, with plate flaw); 1946 cover a 3d H2 Registered entire sent Airmail to Brooklyn, NY (flap torn on opening; indicia sound), uprated by June 1945 2s and 1938 6d Pictorial, both tied by Hamilton datestamp; precancelled US 10¢ Postage Due affixed on arrival alongside oval "U.S. Customs/FREE OF DUTY/G./Port of New York" and "Collect 10¢ Postage Due/for Customs Service" handstamps, Very Fine, a most attractive duo.
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Lot 9141
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Bermuda, 1865-1901, double-ring handstamp study, a collection of 82 items, mostly singles but including pairs, blocks and strips, all bearing clear (and many complete) Hamilton or St. Georges double-ring daters; stamps identified by Gibbons numbers, which run between #6 and 30a; includes three Parcel Post datestamps in addition to regular postal cancels, Very Fine overall, a pretty compilation; be sure to view.
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Lot 9142
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Bermuda, 1935, King George V, 1d & 2½d with "Bird" by turret variety (Scott 100, 102 vars), fresh and lightly canceled; the 2½d slightly thinned, otherwise Very Fine.
SG 94m, 96m; £550 ($710).
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Lot 9143
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Bermuda, 1943, King George VI, 10s yellowish green & deep carmine red on green, perf 14, ordinary paper (Scott 126a), position 54 flaw with narrow bottom margin; partial c.d.s. at bottom; gum residue on face at right, otherwise Very Fine.
SG 119c.
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Lot 9144
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Bermuda, 1947-2005, collection of Christmas/Cancer/TB Seals, 144 in all, with 2005 sheet; includes 1951, 1952 and 1953 US Christmas Seal overprints for use in Bermuda, each in a set of seven progressive color proofs, along with 1952//1979 usages on covers (9) and two 1941 covers bearing the 1941 Bermuda Red Cross label, Very Fine, uncommon material; be sure to view.
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