(Panama) 1844 outer letter sheet to Tours, France endorsed “Via Panama”, from an unknown country bearing undated circular SOUTH AMERICA VIA PANAMA handstamp (only mentioned as dated in Robson Lowe) overstruck with very fine Panama Forwarding Agents, Louis Lewis (not listed in Rowe), red framed accountancy handstamp, reverse with double-arc Kingston Jamaica, red London transit, red French entry on front, reverse Paris transit and arrival; fine and attractive.
1801 entire from Kingston to Glasgow initially rated at "2/8" and subsequently amended to "3/-", endorsed HM Ship Surprize and bearing fair strike of Ship Letter/crown/ JAMAICA in oval and a similar mark for Deal. Foster records the earliest date of this ship letter cancel as 11/4/01 wheras this dates 18/2/01.
1815 (18 Aug) entire from John Fergus to Falmouth with some interesting content, with a N.B. addition reading "I am sorry to say that Port Royale is most all burnt down about four weeks before our arrival here". Ship Letter Jamaica oval crown handstamp, rate markings and "1/2" local carriage charge handstamp. Some peripheral faults to entire.
1824-1827 series of five entires from Scotland to a Midshipman, later Lieutenant, on board either H.M.S. Thracian, H.M.S. Magnificent or H.M.S. Tweed in Port Royal, Jamaica. Various rate markings and inscriptions including "Ship gone home"; re-addressed back to Portsmouth. A fascinating group.
1839 (20 Jan) outer letter sheet to London bearing handstamped '3' and oval Bogota Franco handstamp, at bottom left red-brown Carthagena fleuron, a transit handstamp used in Jamaica, reverse with unclear Kingston Jamaica date stamp, double-arc London arrival of 1 Apr; fine and fresh condition.
1841 large part outer letter sheet to Hertford, England bearing manuscript “2/3” rating with to left Carthagena fleuron, a transit handstamp used in Jamaica, reverse with unclear Kingston Jamaica date stamp, London transit; some slight faults, still a good example.
1845 (12 Sept) entire from Arequipa to Morlaix, France, taken to Lima with manuscript endorsement on reverse “achemine de Lima le 4 octobre1845/ par vos devoues serviteurs/ Thomas La Chambre” and left from Callao on the Mezeppa arriving at Panama on 19th with further forwarding agents manuscript annotation, very fine of rare double arc PANAMA handstamp without dates of British Post Office, reverse with Kingston Jamaica transit date stamp of NO 1, via London with red date stamp and framed accountancy, arrival backstamp of 9 Dec. Fine and rare.
1877 formula stationery card used within Kingston bearing red Jamaica Paid One Penny cds overstruck Kingston cds, small black framed ‘ADVERTISED’ top centre, less clear red straight-line handstamp and framed Returned/ Letter Branch date stamp of 15.AU.77 (The first day of use as noted in Proud).
1902 registered cover to Philadelphia franked three ½d. green and three 1d. Llandovery Falls slate-black and red tied by Up Park Camp square circles, also showing oval Jamaica Registered handstamp and oval framed ‘R’, reverse with Boston transit and arrival cds; fine and neat cover.