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1980 oval & crown  POST OFFICE POSTAGE PAID CASTRIES cds
Country: ST LUCIA
Condition: 1980 oval & crown POST OFFICE POSTAGE PAID CASTRIES cds
Price: $8.00
Item Id #012251    See Details...
BERMUDA CIVIL CENSORSHIP WORLD WAR I - important book
Country: BERMUDA
Condition: BERMUDA CIVIL CENSORSHIP WORLD WAR I - important book
Description: A truly important book on the Civil Censorship in BERMUDA during World War I - 45 pages illustrated throughout in COLOR - in English. Describes Censorship Operation; Cable Censorship; Postal Censorship; Assistant Censors; Manuscript Marks; Handstamps; Sealing Tapes; Internee Mail; Military Garrisons; Bibliography etc etc -- Valuable source of information for the specialised collector.
Price: $34.00
Item Id #003292    See Details...
1964 ST LUCIA POSTAL MONEY ORDER TO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Country: ST LUCIA
Condition: 1964 ST LUCIA POSTAL MONEY ORDER TO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Price: $15.00
Item Id #012252    See Details...
1979 ST LUCIA boxed SAINT LUCIA INDEPENDENCE / 22nd FEBRUARY 1979
Country: ST LUCIA
Condition: 1979 ST LUCIA boxed SAINT LUCIA INDEPENDENCE / 22nd FEBRUARY 1979
Price: $9.00
Item Id #012253    See Details...
2014 SEVEN WONDERS set MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: BARBADOS
Condition: 2014 SEVEN WONDERS set MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $5.00
Item Id #013277    See Details...
ANEGADA FLAMINGO VIRGIN ISLANDS MAXIMUM CARD
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: ANEGADA FLAMINGO VIRGIN ISLANDS MAXIMUM CARD
Description: 10th ANNUAL STAMP EXHIBITION SPECIAL POSTMARK 2002
Price: $21.00
Item Id #002270    See Details...
1977 ST LUCIA - Slogan Handstamp ST LUCIA JAYCEES / BE A BLOOD DONOR
Country: ST LUCIA
Condition: 1977 ST LUCIA - Slogan Handstamp ST LUCIA JAYCEES / BE A BLOOD DONOR
Price: $13.50
Item Id #012254    See Details...
2014 SEVEN WONDERS MINIATURE SHEET  MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: BARBADOS
Condition: 2014 SEVEN WONDERS MINIATURE SHEET MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $6.00
Item Id #013278    See Details...
1979 ST LUCIA two handstamps RETURN TO SENDER ST.L. and UNCLAIMED ST.L.
Country: ST LUCIA
Condition: 1979 ST LUCIA two handstamps RETURN TO SENDER ST.L. and UNCLAIMED ST.L.
Price: $10.00
Item Id #012255    See Details...
2013 LIGHTHOUSES set MINT NEVER HINGED MNH
Country: BARBADOS
Condition: 2013 LIGHTHOUSES set MINT NEVER HINGED MNH
Price: $4.50
Item Id #013279    See Details...
1973 boxed GRENADA INDEPENDENCE 1974 - SAUTEURS cds
Country: GRENADA
Condition: 1973 boxed GRENADA INDEPENDENCE 1974 - SAUTEURS cds
Price: $8.00
Item Id #012256    See Details...
2013 BELIZE 60th ANNIVERSARY QUEEN ELIZABETH II CORONATION SET + MS MNH
Country: BELIZE
Condition: 2013 BELIZE 60th ANNIVERSARY QUEEN ELIZABETH II CORONATION SET + MS MNH
Price: $18.00
Item Id #013280    See Details...
TURKS ISLANDS 4d 1895 MH FINE SG 71
Country: TURKS & CAICOS
Condition: TURKS ISLANDS 4d 1895 MH FINE SG 71
Description: Scott 53 - SG PRICE GBP 17
Price: $18.50
Item Id #002785    See Details...
CAYMAN ISLANDS by Fred J. Melville - 2009 REPRINT
Country: CAYMAN ISLANDS
Condition: CAYMAN ISLANDS by Fred J. Melville - 2009 REPRINT
Description: THE POSTAGE STAMPS OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS by Fred J. Melville Reprint of the 1920 Edition, in English, 24 pages, 8" x 11" Illustrations, and two maps TABLE OF CONTENTS THE POSTS OF THE CAYMANS "BORROWED" STAMPS THE QUEEN'S HEAD THE KING'S HEAD THE "ALL-OVER" WATERMARK THE "BI-COLOURED" SERIES THE PROVISIONAL "ONE HALFPENNY" THE PROVISIONAL "1/2 D" AND "1 D" THE "ZENAIDA" THE "POSTAGE & REVENUE" ISSUE ONE FARTHING THE FISCAL "1 D" THE GEORGIAN SERIES WAR STAMPS POSTMARKS THE SCANDAL BIBLIOGRAPHY CHECK LIST Seminal work with lots of information. Printed in larger size than the original, this reprint is much more easy on the eye of the reader. The original edition being printed on acid paper will not survive the next few decades. The reprint is printed on high quality paper. IMPORTANT BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Price: $21.00
Item Id #003297    See Details...
EARLY HISTORY OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS From Columbus to Emancipation: 4th EDITION 2014
Country: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: EARLY HISTORY OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS From Columbus to Emancipation: 4th EDITION 2014
Description: FOR SHIPMENT TO DESTINATIONS OTHER THAN USA WE WILL ADD $35 to the BASIC POSTAGE OF $10 automatically invoiced at check out point - therefore when we receive orders for This Book from places <<<< OUTSIDE OF USA >>>> we will send you a Paypal invoice for an additional $35 to complete postage costs. ******************************************** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ********** The fourth edition of the BVI’s best selling book, “Early History of the British Virgin Islands – From Columbus to Emancipation” has been published. The hardbound, A4, 248 page volume has over 60 large size illustrations and maps, including some historic documents and old prints, as well as colour plates and the colour reproduction of an 1819 historic map of the Virgin Islands. All previous editions of this popular book were sold out in 12 to 18 months. This book tells about the vicissitudes of the British Virgin Islands from their discovery to the days when the premises for a more humane society were introduced. These pages of History are full of well-known and less-famous characters — Francis Drake, Samuel Nottingham, William Thornton, John Pickering, Blackbeard and Columbus. Here and there you can catch a glimpse of the glitter of fabulous hidden treasures, you can leer at the grim shadows of pirates and buccaneers. The picture becomes lively from these pristine and peaceful beaches when the calm sea suddenly ripples and sometimes rises threateningly as a reflection of the “great” events which occur on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. It would seem that these islands have very little historical importance but if we read the book carefully we are forced to change our opinion. When Samuel Nottingham emancipated his slaves some sixty years before the emancipation proclamation, he set an unheard of precedent. The capital punishment inflicted upon Arthur Hodge, a white man, accused of having tortured and killed many of his slaves, was an absolute first. These two events influenced and may have accelerated some major historical developments. We can also find a thorough examination of the African roots of many Virgin Islanders, with the portrayal of human beings cruelly torn from Black Africa and condemned to slavery. The immaculate scenery of these enchanting islands underlines each event, bluntly exposes and gives prominence to many details which would have failed to be observed elsewhere. Harsh contrasts are made evident: order and smuggling, superstition and religion, piracy and trade. Even Napoleon’s ghost is evoked with icy and equivocal irony when the name of Bonaparte is given to a freed slave. In the placid waters we can see the ships of Columbus and Drake, the boats of the smugglers and the packets which allow the European continent to communicate with all of the islands, great and small, of the West Indies. Impressive and not very well known aspects of the Virgin Islands are outlined: the horror of the missionaries for the lascivious dances of the Negroes; the Postmaster’s susceptibility in submitting letters to censorship; the contradictions of a religion professed to the point of bigotry, but almost never put into practice; and an eyewitness report on the working conditions at the Mount Healthy sugar works. An overall view, which embraces Ursula’s legend, the adventures of the buccaneers, the transient conquests of the Quakers, the battles and the subterfuges for a government, and the rebellions of the slaves, throws new light on the hidden folds of a little known but fascinating past. ************ A FEW COMMENTS FROM THE AUTHOR *********** “Having familiarised myself with the history of the BVI over a period of almost thirty years I have come to the conclusion that BVI history defies a simple description. In fact, the BVI is not only the repository of Nature’s Little Secrets but also the repository of History’s Little Secrets”, says Vernon Pickering. He added: “BVI history is not the conventional history of a small British colony; compared with the histories of its neighbours, the history of the BVI is not the usual quiet procession of events. As with its landscape, the smallest undulations relieve its cultural monotony, and it is exactly for this reason that the BVI is a most interesting laboratory for the study of the human response to landscape, geography and history — all prime ingredients of a people’s culture.” Pickering further commented: “It is for this reason that Falcon Publications International have not remained insensitive to the need for a fourth edition of “Early History of the BVI”. In these days of fleeting change the need for cultural identity is becoming more and more evident. Additionally, our heritage has its foundations solidly planted in our history.” ******** COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLISHER’S CONSULTANT *********** Falcon Publications International consultant, Dr. Giorgio Migliavacca said that “Pickering’s book has the distinctive quality of bringing together in an accessible and attractive form, information scattered over a wide and often difficult-to-trace variety of sources. Fascinating information about almost extinct folk culture, or surprising but “unknown” facts from earlier centuries have been included in Pickering’s book. Falcon Publications International are sincerely convinced that this new book will increase the widespread enthusiasm to know more and more about BVI history and heritage.” ********* A RECENT REVIEW OF THE BOOK PUBLISHED IN NEW YORK ******** Mekeel’s has published a lengthy review of the book: “In my experience, there have been few definitive books about history of individual Caribbean islands…For the British Virgin Islands at least, Mr. Pickering has filled a need for a well researched and nicely executed hardcover book,” Everett L. Parker writes in his column This Week in Literature. “As the name implies, the book is chronological, covering the period from discovery by Columbus in 1493 through the abolition of slavery in 1834. Pickering briefly touches on the earlier period when the islands were inhabited by Arawaks and later Carib Indians. We are treated to vignettes of early explorers in addition to Columbus, such as Francis Drake, and even so-called pirates such as Blackbeard. But perhaps even more importantly, we are treated to a thorough examination of African roots in the Virgin Islands,” Mr. Parker says. “It’s a bleak history in many ways as the author traces the desperate conditions of people snatched from their homes in Africa and forced into slavery. It’s a story of deprivation and cruelty as they are forced onto ships and transported to the islands. “Harsh contrasts are made evident: order and smuggling, superstition and religion, piracy and trade. Even Napoleon’s ghost is evoked with icy and equivocal irony when the name of Bonaparte is given to a freed slave. Impressive and not very well known aspects of the Virgin Islands are dutifully outlined, including the horror of the early missionaries at what they considered the lascivious dances of the Africans, the contradiction of a religion professed to the point of bigotry, but almost never put into practice, and an eyewitness report on working conditions at the Mount Healthy sugar works.” The reviewer continues by stating that “the book is in three parts; the first is titled “From Columbus to Emancipation” and chapter outlines include the Quaker tradition, establishment of a civil government, Methodists in the islands, Negroes and other slaves, and the abolition of slavery.” “The second part presents biographies of famous Virgin Islanders such as John Coackley Lettsom, William Thornton and the Humphreys. The third part — and which will be of most interest to philatelists — covers communications, and postal history of the islands.” “Running to 248 pages, the book has an attractive burgundy cloth cover stamped in gold. And there is a nice dustcover, also in burgundy and gold, with the reproduction of a color aquatint View of Tortola from Ruthy Hill.”
Price: $89.00
Item Id #011745    See Details...
1976 EASTER WATER PARADE boxed handstamp on Easter Water Parade cover
Country: GRENADA
Condition: 1976 EASTER WATER PARADE boxed handstamp on Easter Water Parade cover
Price: $11.00
Item Id #012257    See Details...
1949 PICTURE POSTCARD 6d STAMP CENTENARY AIRMAIL TO NEW YORK USA
Country: BERMUDA
Condition: 1949 PICTURE POSTCARD 6d STAMP CENTENARY AIRMAIL TO NEW YORK USA
Description: NICE COLOR PICTURE POST CARD OF MANGROVE BAY - SOMERSET - BERMUDA
Price: $10.50
Item Id #012258    See Details...
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS HERITAGE DANCERS * LIMITED EDITION SET OF 2 MAXIMUM CARDS
Country: British Virgin Islands
Condition: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS HERITAGE DANCERS * LIMITED EDITION SET OF 2 MAXIMUM CARDS
Description: BVI HERITAGE DANCERS: A FOLKLORIC CULTURAL ICON **** Founded in 1979 by Eileene L. Parsons, the British Virgin Islands Heritage Dancers is an internationally acclaimed fokloric dance troupe of over twenty dancers that performs traditional dances from the Virgin Islands and beyond. The BVI Heritages Dancers have performed in many countries, including the Caribbean, the United States, including the Apollo Theatre (Harlem) 2003, Germany, and Great Britain. The BVI Heritage Dancers have been described as cultural ambassadors of the Territory; their repertory is vast and diverse and is very successful both with Caribbean audiences and international audiences. They participate in the annual BVI August Monday Festival parade since the 1970s, in 1990 they decided to expand their presence with a cultural float highlighting local cultural traditions such as ‘Rum Makers’, ‘BVI Musicians’, ‘Treasured Memories’, ‘Fungi Music’ etc. Fungi Bands, also known as Scratch Bands using a number of local instruments often accompany the BVI Heritage Dancers; in fact the traditional music of the BVI is called ‘fungi’ after the local cornmeal dish with the same name. The sweet sound of fungi bands has fascinated crowned heads and heads of state as well as tourists and the indigenous population; fungi music is an amazingly nuanced and charming cocktail of Western, African and West Indian music styles. Many of the dances and Fungi Music have their roots in the musical and folkloric styles going back to the days of slavery. Images of the Heritage Dancers have adorned postcards, phone-cards, and stamps. Pictured here are some maximum cards for the 1984 BVI stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation of former slaves [abolition of slavery, 1834] and featuring the August Monday Festival parade highlighted by the participation of the BVI Heritage Dancers and local musicians. The stamps on these maximum cards are cancelled by the special matching postmark for the 9th BVI Stamp Exhibition held in 2000 featuring the theme “Music on stamps”.
Price: $25.00
Item Id #014562    See Details...
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  HERITAGE DANCERS * LIMITED EDITION SET OF 2 MAXIMUM CARDS
Country: British Virgin Islands
Condition: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 1984 HERITAGE DANCERS * LIMITED EDITION SET OF 2 MAXIMUM CARDS
Description: BVI HERITAGE DANCERS: A FOLKLORIC CULTURAL ICON *********** Founded in 1979 by Eileene L. Parsons, the British Virgin Islands Heritage Dancers is an internationally acclaimed fokloric dance troupe of over twenty dancers that performs traditional dances from the Virgin Islands and beyond. The BVI Heritages Dancers have performed in many countries, including the Caribbean, the United States, including the Apollo Theatre (Harlem) 2003, Germany, and Great Britain. The BVI Heritage Dancers have been described as cultural ambassadors of the Territory; their repertory is vast and diverse and is very successful both with Caribbean audiences and international audiences. They participate in the annual BVI August Monday Festival parade since the 1970s, in 1990 they decided to expand their presence with a cultural float highlighting local cultural traditions such as ‘Rum Makers’, ‘BVI Musicians’, ‘Treasured Memories’, ‘Fungi Music’ etc. Fungi Bands, also known as Scratch Bands using a number of local instruments often accompany the BVI Heritage Dancers; in fact the traditional music of the BVI is called ‘fungi’ after the local cornmeal dish with the same name. The sweet sound of fungi bands has fascinated crowned heads and heads of state as well as tourists and the indigenous population; fungi music is an amazingly nuanced and charming cocktail of Western, African and West Indian music styles. Many of the dances and Fungi Music have their roots in the musical and folkloric styles going back to the days of slavery. Images of the Heritage Dancers have adorned postcards, phone-cards, and stamps. Pictured here are some maximum cards for the 1984 BVI stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation of former slaves [abolition of slavery, 1834] and featuring the August Monday Festival parade highlighted by the participation of the BVI Heritage Dancers and local musicians. The stamps on these maximum cards are cancelled by the special matching postmark for the 9th BVI Stamp Exhibition held in 2000 featuring the theme “Music on stamps”.
Price: $25.00
Item Id #014563    See Details...
FOPPA Adoration of the Kings MAXIMUM CARD
Country: BAHAMAS
Condition: FOPPA Adoration of the Kings MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $15.00
Item Id #006372    See Details...
1975 AIR MAIL GRENADA TO ST LUCIA boxed  GRENADA CO-OPERATIVE YEAR 1975 CO-OPERATE TO ACHIEVE
Country: GRENADA
Condition: 1975 AIR MAIL GRENADA TO ST LUCIA boxed GRENADA CO-OPERATIVE YEAR 1975 CO-OPERATE TO ACHIEVE
Description: 1975 AIR MAIL GRENADA TO ST LUCIA boxed GRENADA CO-OPERATIVE YEAR 1975 CO-OPERATE TO ACHIEVE
Price: $10.00
Item Id #012263    See Details...
WEST INDIES & FALKLAND ISLANDS CENSORSHIP WORLD WAR 2
Country: WEST INDIES
Condition: WEST INDIES & FALKLAND ISLANDS CENSORSHIP WORLD WAR 2
Description: WORLD WAR 2 POSTAL CENSORSHIP IN THE BRITISH WEST INDIES AND FALKLAND ISLANDS -- 242 pages (8"x11"), 2010, SPIRAL BOUND -- IN ENGLISH * ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT LOOK AT THE SCANS TO READ DETAILS OF THE CONTENT ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS SCHOLAR ****************** WE SHIP WORLDWIDE ~~~ HANDLING & POSTAGE: VARIES DEPENDING ON DESTINATION
Price: $60.00
Item Id #013543    See Details...
TURKS ISLANDS 1887 CROWN CA 1d PERF 14 MH
Country: TURKS & CAICOS
Condition: TURKS ISLANDS 1887 CROWN CA 1d PERF 14 MH
Description: SG 60 GBP 6 -- SCOTT 45
Price: $6.50
Item Id #002793    See Details...
TURKS ISLANDS HALF PENNY PALE GREEN 1885 FINE USED
Country: TURKS & CAICOS
Condition: TURKS ISLANDS HALF PENNY PALE GREEN 1885 FINE USED
Description: SG 53a GBP 4.50 -- SCOTT 48
Price: $5.00
Item Id #002794    See Details...
2013 6th ANNIVERSARY QUEEN ELIZABETH II CORONATION 4v SET + MS MINT NH
Country: BERMUDA
Condition: 2013 6th ANNIVERSARY QUEEN ELIZABETH II CORONATION 4v SET + MS MINT NH
Price: $20.00
Item Id #013291    See Details...