The Brian Brookes Collection of Martinique

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The Brian Brookes Collection of Martinique

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Spink UK

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Tuesday 20th November 2018 - 01:00pm  

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Friday 16 November 2018 10.00am - 5.00pm
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The Brian Brookes Collection of Martinique, London 20 November 2018.
This remarkable collection, is set to become a reference handbook for collectors of the area for many years to come. The Postal History of Martinique is an intriguing subject and here we start with a 1664 letter from Amsterdam, the first (of many!) periods of British Occupation in 1762-63, interesting sections of Royal Packet Service,The Mexican Line, incoming Mail with three Ballon Montes, French stamps used in Martinique and the collection features five covers bearing these stamps, over 50 covers bearing the Eagle issue with some remarkable and colourful frankings and includes the 10c. timbre couche variety, the later issues again include some stunning frankings including the 1873 front to Paris bearing 1871-72 80c. block of nineteen.
Brian Brookes great love was the Sub Post Offices and their markings, the sale contains over 150 lots of this fascinating subject

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French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryIncoming Mail from FranceBallon Montes1870 (11 Oct.) small entire letter (vertically opened for display) from the Minister of the Marine for the Colonies addressed to M. Menche de Loisne, Governor of the Martinique (1870-71), bearing 1868 40c. applied overlapping the edge of the letter at top, tied by despatch c.d.s. in red, carried by the "Le Washington" leaving Paris on 12 October and then landing at Cambrai, with onward transmission by train within France. On reverse various c.d.s. are exhibited, including St. N...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryIncoming Mail from France Ballon Montes1870 (24 Oct.) entire letter from Paris to St. Pierre, bearing 1867-68 30c. pair and 1870 10c., tied by "5" dotted stars and posted at the Rue de Bondy with corresponding c.d.s. at right, carried by the "Vaubin" which left Paris on 26 October and landed near Verdun, subsequently posted at St. Nazaire on 7 November with corresponding c.d.s. on reverse, alongside showing "ligne b/paq. fr. no.1" c.d.s. and then embarked on the "Floride" which left St. Nazaire on 16 November and a...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryIncoming Mail from FranceBallon Montes1870 (11 Dec.) entire letter from Paris to Fort de France, marked "Voie anglaise", posted at the Gare du Nord and bearing "Siège" 20c. and 40c., tied by"12" dotted stars with corresponding Paris c.d.s. adjacent, carried on "Le General Renault" which landed near Baillolet Seine, then put into the mails and later forwarded by British packet the "Shannon" from Southampton to St. Thomas, with St. Pierre arrival c.d.s. exhibited at top left, dated 5 January. Franking overlapping the...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionCollectionsThe collection, very well written up (in French) on pages, including 1724 entire letter to Marseille with "de la rochelle" on arrival, 1749 entire letter to Nimes endorsed "delaflotte", 1764 entire letter to Marseilles endorsed "Martinique", 1766 and 1773 entire letter to Marseilles with Bordeaux flueron, Second British Occupation 1899 entire to London with "fort royal/jul 15 800!, Third British Occupation with 1810 entire to London with red Crown inspectors marking on the front and framed octagonal "martinique" on the rever...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionCollections1815-1975 collection housed in a green Plymouth album, including 1815 entire letter with "martinique" and "colonies par/nantes", 1817, 1819 and 1824 entire letters with "martinique" and "colonies par/bordeaux", 1824 entire letter with "martinique" and red "colonies par/le havre", 1872 entire (address excised) to Bordeaux franked 1871-72 5c. pair, 40c. with lozenge of dots cancellation, a fine range of later covers and cards, Censored Air Mails, etc., chiefly good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more informat...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionCollections1886-1906, mostly mint collection on pages, including 1886-88 015 on 20c., 1888-91 05c. on 40c., 15c. on 20c. (used), 1892 15c. on 25c., 1892 with values to 1f., 1899-1906 2f., 5f., 1922-30 new colours, 1924-27 surcharge set, 1933-40 with values to 20f., 1935 West Indies set (used), 1939 Revolution, etc., chiefly good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionCollections1886-1906 mint and used collection on pages, including 1886 (July) 5c. on 20c., 1887 15c. on 20c., 1888-91 05c. on 10c.. (2), 15c. on 20c. (2), 15c. on 75c., 1891-92 surcharges on postage dues with varieties, 1892 with values to 1f., 1899-1906 5f. (2), etc., chiefly good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1664 entire letter from Amsterdam to Martinique, (Martencias), written in Portuguese, carried privately and marked on the front "Par Ami Q.D.G" (Que Deis Guia); superb and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1680 (16 Apr.) entire letter from St. Pierre to St. Malo, marked "Par le Marboef Q.D.C." (Que Deus Guia); superb. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1688 (24 May) entire letter from Martinique to Bordeaux with manuscript "22" (sols) on the front; very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1723 (6 Mar.) entire leter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux with a very fine "(Crown)/N" of Nantes and charged "6" decimes on arrival; horizontal filing fold. Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1724 entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, endorsed on reverse "Par le Navire L'Amitie de Bordeaux Capne Damient/Q.D.C" and showing, on face, straight-line "de la rochelle" handstamp and charged "4" sols on arrival; horizontal filing fold. Fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1725 (18 Oct.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing straight-line "rochfort" h.s.; horizontal filing fold and a little stained. Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1737 (17 Nov.) entire letter to Marseilles showing, on reverse , manuscript "Par Adresser Votres Humble Servitur Denise & Comp. Bordeaux 13 Jany. 1738" forwarding agent's endorsement; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1739 (10 July) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, marked "Par le Comte de Maurepas/Capne MS. Belleman Courier Q.D.C."; light horizontal filing fold. Fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1746 entire letter to Bordeaux, marked "de la flotte" and with manuscript "6"; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1748 (16 Aug.) entire letter from St. Pierre to France carried by a Spanish vessel, endorsed on the reverse "Par le Capt. Varin", landed at San Sebastian with "s.s." in circle, then carried overland to Marseilles; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1749 entire letter from Fort St. Pierre to Bordeaux, landed at Port Louis with fine straight-line "port lovis" arrival, rated "10" sols for the internal postage; a little soiled, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1749 (12 Apr.) entire letter from Fort St. Pierre to Lyon, carried privately to Bordeaux where it was endorsed on the reverse "Sous couvert de votre humble Serviteure Mgal El Secholur", showing "(Crown)/"b"" in circle handstamp on the front; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1749 (23 Aug.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, carried privately to France and landed on the Isle de Re where it received a fine strike of the tiny straight-line "de la flotte" handstamp, rated "6" in manuscript, endorsed "Par le Soliel Capn. Barnard" on reverse; very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1751 (29 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux showing, on reverse, "i. duforst/a.bordeaux" forwarding agent's cachet and fine red wax seal. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1751 (24 Apr.) entire letter from Montpellier to St. Pierre, Martinique showing, on reverse, "i. durorest/a.bordeaux" forwarding agent's cachet; light horizontal filing fold, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1751 (14 Aug.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Rouen, endorsed on the reverse "Par le Navire 'La Geneuieve' Capitaine mour Liebray Q.D.C."; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1753 (17 July) entire letter from St. Pierre to Rennes, carried privately to France and without postal markingsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1753 (8 Oct.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Rennes, showing straight-line "nantes" entry handstamp; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1760 (24 May) entire letter from St. Pierre to Tonniers, sent by Spanish vessel and on arrival handstamped "galicia", charged "16" sols on arrival; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1760 (1 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, rated "20" on arrival, fine red wax seal; a trifle soiledSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1760 (28 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, marked "P. Le Capne L Raynaud" at lower; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryEarly Letters1761 (3 Oct.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, landed in the Netherlands because of the fighting between the French and British during the Seven Years War, showing straight-line "hollande" and, on reverse, manuscript "Par vos tres humbles obeissants serviteurs Amsterdam le 22/2/1762 E. Bouvier Pere & Fils/Despagne Le Jeune"; some ink-etching to the address panel. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1816 (22 Dec.) entire letter, with disinfection slits, from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, marked "L'Aimable Aimee voie de Havre", charged "10" (decimes) and showing mainly fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1816 (27 Dec.) entire letter from Le Comte de Vaugirard, Governor General of the French Antilles, at Fort Royal and addressed to "Monsieur L'Intendant de la Colonie" at St. Pierre showing, on reverse across join, circular "gouverneur-general/la martinique" cachet in blackNote: Le Comte Vaugirard was born in 1741. He was a top level Royalist who was appointed Governor of Martinique in 1814 by Louis XVIII. He landed at St. Pierre on 12th December 1814.Towards the end of April 1815, th...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1816 (13 Sept.) entire letter to Moulins, charged "10" (decimes), showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10) and "colonies par/brest" h.s.; and 1816 (15 Sept.) entire letter from Fort Royal to Rennes without despatch markings, charged "5" (decimes) and showing "28/brest" h.s. An interesting pairSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1816 (15 Oct.) entire letter to Paris, charged "9" (decimes), showing fair to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10), oval "colonies/par/la/flotte" h.s. and "16/la flotte" h.s., the face panel with central tear; 1816 (1 Nov.) small entire letter from St. Pierre to Le Havre, rated "9" (decimes), showing fair to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Type 10) and "colonies par/brest" h.s.; also 1816 (3 Dec.) entire letter from Toulouse carried privately to the Comte de Tra...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1817 (18 July) entire letter, with disinfection slits, from St. Pierre to France, charged "6" (decimes), showing fine "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10) and "colonies par/marseilles" h.s., the address a little washed out; also 1818 (18 May) Martinique passport (slight faults) signed by the Governor, Lieutenant General Baron Douzalot, for a Lieutenant Etienne Posso March to travel to Marseilles and showing the Governor's handstampSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more informa...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1818 (17 July) entire letter from St. Pierre to Lyon, charged "10" (decimes), showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 12) and "colonies par/la rochelle" h.s.; and 1819 (17 Apr.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, charged "10" decimes), showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Tyoe 12) and "colonies par/nantes" h.s.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1819 (22 Apr.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, charged "2" (decimes), showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 12) and "colonies par/bordeaux" h.s.; 1819 (10 Aug.) entire letter (some damage to face panel) from St. Pierre to Orleans, charged "7" (decimes), showing mainly fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Type 12) and "colonies par/nantes" h.s.; 1820 (1 May) entire letter from St. Pierre to Rouen, charged "5" (decimes), showing fine straight-line "marti...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1820 (17 Sept.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Rouen, charged "8" (decimes) and showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 12); 1820 (10 Nov.) entire letter from Fort Royal to Paris, charged "7" (decimes), showing superb straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 12) and "colonies/par le havre" h.s. in red; and 1821 entire to Paris, charged "30" (decimes), showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Type 12) and "colonies par/la rochelle" h.s.Subject to 20% VAT on...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1821 (15 Jan.) entire letter (a little soiled), with disinfection slits, to France, charged "5" (decimes), showing mainly fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 12) and "colonies par/marseille" h.s.; 1821 (14 Feb.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Le Havre, charged "2" (decimes) and showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Type 12); and 1821 (10 Aug.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Rouen, showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Type 12)Subject to 20% VAT on Bu...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1822 (15 Mar.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Boston, marked "Per Brig Neutrality via Salem. Capt Thompson", marked "Ship" and "14c" in red ink and showing fine "holmes hole/mas" circular h.s. in red with manuscript date inserted. Scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1822 (22 Oct.) entire letter from St. Pierre, with disinfection slits, to Rouen, charged "4" (decimes), showing good to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 12) partly overstruck by "colonies/par le havre" h.s. in red; 1823 (26 Feb.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Nantes, showing good to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Type 12; crossed by light horizontal crease), "colonies/par le havre" h.s. in red and handstruck "8" (decimes); 1823 (16 Aug.) entire letter from S...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1824 (7 July) entire letter to Avignon and then twice redirected, charged "4" (deleted) and "6" (decimes), showing mainly fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 12), "colonies par/marseille" h.s. and, on reverse, "deb. 78/toulon/sur-mer". Scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1825 (5 July) entire letter, with disinfection slit, from St. Pierre to Charente, showing fair to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet (Type 12), "colonies par/le havre" h.s. in red and handstruck "13" (decimes); 1826 (23 Mar.) entire letter, with disinfection slits, from Fort Royal to Toulon, charged "7" (decimes) and showing "colonies par/marseille" h.s.; 1826 (19 Sept.) entire letter, with disinfection slits, from St. Thomas and sent by private ship to Nantes, marked "p. le...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1828 (22 Jan.) entire letter sent free from the Governor of Martinique at Fort Royal to the King's Prosecutor at St. Pierre, showing fine "Le Governeur/de la Martinique" oval cachet in black (Jamet Type 9) and, on reverse across join, the Governor's circular cachet. Scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1828 (27 June) entire letter, with disinfection slits, from St. Lucia to Lyon, charged "10" (decimes), showing straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 12) and framed "pays d'outremer/par nantes"; and 1828 (13 Aug.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Le Havre, charged "2" (decimes), showing straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Type 12) and framed "pays d'outremer/par le havre" in red; both a little soiledSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1829 (29 Mar.) entire letter, with disinfection slit, from Fort Royal to Paris, charged "6" (decimes), showing framed "pays d'outremer/par le havre" and "22/mai/1829" d.s., both in red; 1830 (23 Oct.) entire letter from Fort Royal to Bordeaux, charged "6" (decimes) and showing framed "pays d'outremer/par la flotte" with "11/dec/1830" c.d.s.; 1831 (30 Apr.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Le Havre, charged "7" (decimes), showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 12) w...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1829 (15 Oct.) entire letter to Paris, charged "10" (decimes), showing almost complete "saint-pierre" h.s. (Jamet Type 3) and red Le Havre transit datestamp. Rare, only known used in 1829. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1832 (6 Sept.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Fort Royal, carried free and showing fine "st pierre/martinique" c.d.s. (Jamet Type 5 but without inner ring). Scarce. Photoprovenance:Robert G. Stone, April 1978Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1833 (10 May) entire letter from Mayaquez (Puerto Rico) to Bordeaux, carried privately to St. Thomas where it was forwarded with the endorsement "St. Thomas le 28 mai 1833, Recue l'acheminee via Martinique par C. Lopez Dubec & G. Nunex" on reverse, charged "3" (decimes) and showing framed "pays d'outremer" with arrival datestamp (25.7) on reverse; a little soiled.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1833 (26 Oct.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, charged "10" (decimes) and showing framed "pays d'outremer/par le havre" with Havre c.d.s. alongside and, on reverse, straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 12) and arrival d.s. (13.12); 1835 (6 Apr.) entire letter from Fort Royal to Paris, charged "5" (deleted) and "6" (decimes), showing framed "pays d'outremer/par le havre" with blue arrival c.d.s. (25.5) on reverse; 1835 (27 Oct.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Le Ha...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1835 (29 Apr.) entire letter from St Pierre to Baltimore, charged "14½" (cents) and showing octagonal-framed "Ship" and matching "phila/3/jun" handstamps, both in red. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1836 (12 Dec.) internal entire letter from St. Pierre to Fort Royal marked "Service de Eurig", signed at lower left and showing "st. pierre/martinique" double-ring d.s. (Type 5); and 1837 (19 Oct.) internal entire letter from St. Pierre to Fort Royal showing manuscript "35" and "st. pierre/martinique" double-ring d.s.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1837 (4 Mar.) entire to Bordeaux, charged "2" (decimes), showing "st pierre/martinique" double-ring d.s. and framed "pays d'outremer" with arrival d.s. (19.4) on reverse; 1837 (13 Nov.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, charged "2" (decimes), showing framed "pays d'outremer" and, on reverse, straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 12) and arrival d.s. (30.11); 1838 (2 Feb.) entire letter to Bordeaux, charged "2" (decimes), showing framed "pays d'outremer" with, on revers...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1839 (12 Nov.) entire letter, with disinfection slits, from Cayenne (French Guiana) to Bordeaux, charged "2", showing straight-line "guyane francaise", framed "pays d'outremer", unframed "purifie au Lazaret/de Trompeloup" with, on reverse, straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 12) and arrival datestamp (8.1); 1841 (10 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Brussels, marked "Recommanded aux bartes de Ms J.B. Gallles negt au Havre", charged "11" (decimes), showing Le Havre c.d.s....

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1841 envelope to Le Havre, charged "2" (decimes), showing rare straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 15; only known used in 1841) and light "outre-mer/le havre" double-ring d.s. in red. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1841 (15 July) entire letter from Marin to Yonne, charged "15" (decimes), showing very fine framed "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 14) in black, "outre-mer/le havre" double-ring d.s. in red and and oval-framed "1d" postman's handstamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1841 (8 Sept.) entire letter from St. Pierre to St. Brieuc, charged "7" (decimes), showing framed "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 14) in black, "outre-mer/le havre" double-ring d.s. in red with, on reverse, Caen and arrival (14.11) datestamps; 1842 (1 Feb.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Paris, rated "33" (deleted) and "37" (decimes), showing Type 7 despatch c.d.s. and framed "Packet Letter" and Calais transit d.s., both in red; and 1842 (16 July) entire to Bordeaux, showing "outre-m...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1842 (12 July) and 1843 (16 Feb.) entire letters from St. Pierre to Le Havre, both charged "2" (decimes) and showing framed straight-line "martinique." h.s. (Jamet Type 14) in black and red respectively with "outre-mer/le havre" double-ring d.s. in red; and 1844 (16 Apr.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Paris, charged "6" (decimes), showing fine framed straight-line "martinique." h.s. in blue with red Le Havre transit d.s. in red alongsideSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1842 (26 Dec.) entire letter from Guadeloupe to USA showing on reverse manuscript "p B. Armsmith via Martinico" and, on face, manuscript "27" (cents) with unframed "ship" and "norfolk/va" transit d.s. (14.11; crossed by filing crease), both in redSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1843 (4 Feb.) entire letter, with disinfection slit, from Joinville Marie Galante to Daugers, charged "7" (decimes), showing St. Pierre Type 7 despatch c.d.s. and "outre-mer/pauillac" double-ring d.s.; 1843 (23 Dec.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, marked "Pays d'outremer", charged "6" (decimes) and showing Les Sables transit d.s.; 1845 (17 Feb.) entire from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, charged "15" (decimes), showing Type 7 despatch c.d.s. and "outre-mer/rochefort" double-ring...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1843 (5 Mar.) entire (no side flaps) from a soldier at Basseterre in Guadeloupe to Paris, marked "Port Paye order Rle du 24 Avril 1835", showing fine despatch c.d.s., framed "port paye/bse tre/guadeloupe", handstruck "6", "outre-mer/le havre" double-ring d.s. in red, oval-framed "1d" postman's h.s. with light transit datestamps on reverseSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1844 (19 Jan.) entire letter from Fort Royal addressed to an Ensign on board the Corvette Sabinne at Reunion, marked "Par Bordeaux", showing "outre-mer/pauillac" double-ring d.s. and "Rebuts" h.s., both in red with, on reverse manuscript Nantes forwarding agent endorsement, framed straight-line "port royal." h.s. in blue (Jamet Type 2) and "bureau maritime/(havre" c.d.s. (14.4) in red. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1844 (29 Oct.) entire letter (a little soiled) from Fort Royal to Cognac, charged "25" (decimes), showing St. Pierre c.d.s., framed "colonies/&c.art.12" in red and Calais entry d.s.; and 1852 (Aug.) entire from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing framed "colonies/&c.art.13" in red, Calais entry d.s. and, on reverse, despatch, London, Paris and arrival datestampsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1845 (21 Nov.) entire from St. Pierre to Paris, marked "Par Steamer Anglais", charged "15" (decimes), showing despatch and framed "colonies/& c.art. 12", both in red; and 1849 (5 Nov.) entire letter from St. Pierre to France, marked "par voie d'angleterre", charged "11" (deleted) and "15" (decimes), showing despatch c.d.s., framed "colonies/&c.art.13" in red and Calais entry d.s.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1846 envelope from Fort Royal to France, charged "18" (decimes), showing St. Pierre c.d.s. overstruck by framed "colonies/&c.art.13" and Calais entry d.s., both in red, and on reverse legible framed "fort royal" h.s. in blue with London transit d.s.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1847 (11 Mar.) entire letter from a sergeant of the 4th Company at Fort Royal addressed to Brest, showing St. Pierre despatch c.d.s., oval-framed "p.p." in blue, "outre-mer/le havre" double-ring d.s. in red and, on reverse, manscript "Affranche Jusqu'a destination en vertu de l'ordonnace Royale du 24 avril 1835" and arrival datestamp. A rare example of this short-lived Royal Order. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1847 (10 Apr.) entire to Besançon, marked "Voie d'Angleterre", showing framed "Le Gouverneur/de la Martinique" in blue (Jamet Type 5; Governor's circular cachet on reverse), St. Pierre despatch c.d.s., framed "colonies/&c. art.13" in red (Salles 1164) and Boulogne transit d.s. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1847 (11 Nov.) entire to Besançon, marked "Voie d'Angleterre", showing framed "Le Gouverneur/de la Martinique" in blue (Jamet Type 5; Governor's circular cachet on reverse), St. Pierre despatch c.d.s., framed "colonies/&c. art.13" in red (Salles 1164) and "28" (decimes) charge mark with, on reverse, London and arrival datestamps. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1849 (Nov.) home-made envelope sent internally to St. Pierre, showing unclear despatch datestamp and "st. pierre martinique" double-ring d.s. (14.11; Jamet Type 8); some minor ink-etching. A very early date of use. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1849 (7 Nov.) entire and envelopes (2) from Fort de France and St. Pierre (2) to France, two charged "15" and one charged "30" (decimes), all showing despatch c.d.s., framed "colonies/&c.art.13" in red and Calais entry d.s.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1851 (16 Apr.) entire letter from Fort de France to Guadeloupe, showing light despatch c.d.s., red crayon "4", manuscript "30c" and, on reverse, fine "martinique" double-arc d.s. of the British Postal Agency. Scarce inter-island mailSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1851 (1 Sept.) and 1854 (23 Oct.) entire letters from St. Pierre to Dublin and Marseilles, both showing "martinique" double-arc d.s. on reverse; 1853 (23 Nov.) and 1854 (12 May) entire letters from Guadeloupe to Bordeaux and Nantes, both marked "Voie d'angleterre", showing despatch c.d.s. and handstruck "24" and "12" respectively; 1854 (26 Feb.) envelope from St. Pierre to Auch, marked "Voie Anglais", showing despatch c.d.s. and Calais entry d.s.; 1854 (20 May) entire from St. Pierr...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1851 (26 Dec.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Senlis, showing hollow "35" h.s. and "colonies fra./le havre" double-ring d.s. in red; 1852 (10 Feb.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Nantes, showing hollow "35" handstamp (deleted) with manuscript "6" alongside, "colonies fra./le havre" double-ring d.s. and, on reverse, despatch and arrival datestamps; 1853 (27 Sept.) entire to Paris, marked "par le packet anglais", showing Fort de France despatch c.d.s., "colonies fra. v. angl." doub...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1852 (27 Nov.) and 1853 (27 Apr.) entire letters from St. Pierre to Marseilles, and 1852 (29 Dec.) envelope (with contents) from St. Pierre to Agen, all showing despatch c.d.s. (the last on reverse), framed "colonies/&c.art.13" in red (the first fair only), Calais entry d.s. and handstruck "15"Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1853 (11 Feb.) envelope from Fort de France to Carcassonne, marked "Voie Anglaise", showing framed "colonies/&c.art.13" and Calais entry d.s. in red, handstruck "15" (decimes) and, on reverse, "division des antilles/Anchor/martinique" circular cachet with London and Paris transit datestamps; envelope with small faults at leftSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1854 (28 Aug.) and 1855 (12 June) entire letters (the latter soiled) from St. Pierre to Bordeaux and Agen, charged "15" and "30" (decimes) respectively, both showing framed "colonies/&c.art.13" in red and, on reverse, Martinique double-arc d.s.; and 1855 (2 Apr.) envelope (with contents) from St. Pierre to Agen, charged "6" (deleted) and "15", showing framed "colonies/&c.art.13" and Calais entry d.s. in red with, on reverse, framed "packet letter", London and arrival datestampsSubje...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1855 (27 Jan.) entire from St. Pierre to France, marked "Parle Packet Anglais", the entire was found to contain coins and compulsory registered before being forwarded by British Packet to France, showing despatch c.d.s., framed "pd" and unframed "charge/d'office" in red with manuscript "709" below; a few minor faults. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1855 (29 Mar.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing framed "colonies/&c.art.13" in red partly overstruck by handstruck "15" and Calais entry d.s. and, on reverse, "martinique" double-arc d.s. and London transit d.s.; 1856 (25 May) entire to London, marked "O.H.M. Service" and showing, on reverse, two strikes of "martinique" double-arc d.s. (the second dated 28.5); 1856 (27 Aug.) and 1857 (13 July) entires from St. Pierre to Paris and Nantes, showing despatch c.d.s. and...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1856 (20 Dec.) envelope (light stains) from the Governor of Martinique (circular cachet at upper left) to the Governor of St. Croix showing, on reverse, Martinique and St. Thomas double-arc d.s. and St. Thomas (Danish P.O.) arrival c.d.s.; 1857 (11 Jan.) and (28 Feb.) entire and envelope from St. Pierre to Nantes, both charged "6" and showing despatch and Calais datestamps; 1857 (8 May) internal entire letter from St. Pierre to Fort de France, showing despatch and arrival datestamps...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1858 (26 Nov.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing despatch c.d.s., Calais entry d.s. and handstruck "12"; 1859 (Mar.) internal entire letter to St. Pierre, showing arrival c.d.s. and charged "30"; 1859 (27 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, showing despatch c.d.s., Calais entry d.s. and handstruck "6"; and 1859 (11 Aug.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, showing despatch c.d.s., framed "pd" in red and Calais entry d.s.Subject to 20% VAT on...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1859 (29 Feb.) - 1870 (26 May) entire letters (2), entire and envelope (opened-out) to France, each showing framed "gb/1f 60c" accountancy h.s., one with handstruck "8" and three with handstruck "10", all showing Calais entry d.s. with, on reverse, Martinique double-arc d.s.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1860 (22 Sept.) and (18 Oct.) envelopes (with contents) ex the same correspondence from Fort de France to France, both showing despatch c.d.s., Calais entry d.s. and handstruck "6"; 1861 (11 Apr.) entire letter to Poitiers, showing "gb/1f 60c" accountancy h.s. (Salles 1168), Calais entry d.s., handstruck "8" and, on reverse, "martinique" double-arc d.s. and London transit c.d.s.; 1861 (14 Sept.) mourning envelope (part of reverse cut away) from St. Pierre to France, showing despatch...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1861 (9 Mar.) entire letter from New York to Guadeloupe, sent privately to Havana where it was put in the post, showing Cuban f.a.c. on reverse, franked with 1r. tied by oval of bars and showing Havana c.d.s., handstruck "4" and, on reverse, St. Pierre transit c.d.s. (16.4); some wear along folds and a little discoloured, however most unusual. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1861 (13 Mar.) - 1871 (22 July) entire letter and entires (4) from St. Pierre to Nantes (2) or Bordeaux (3), all showing despatch c.d.s., Calais entry d.s. and handstruck "6", "8" (2), "12" and "16"Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1861 (26 May) - 1868 (26 Oct.) entire letter, entires (2) and envelope from St. Pierre to France, all showing despatch c.d.s. and handstruck "6", "8" (2, different types) and "12"; and 1861 (26 Oct.) envelope from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing despatch c.d.s., framed "pd" in red and Calais entry d.s.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1864 soldier's envelope (signed by the commandant on reverse) to France, posted unpaid, showing "corres. d'arm/fort de france" octagonal d.s. (25.3) and hollow "3" handstamp with arrival datestamp on reverseSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1864 (25 Feb.) entire from St. Pierre to Nantes, showing despatch c.d.s. and handstruck "6"; 1865 (26 May) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, showing despatch c.d.s. and handstruck "8"; 1871 (8 Sept.) entire from St. Pierre to Nantes with despatch c.d.s.; and 1874 (28 Mar.) entire from Fort de France to Paris with despatch c.d.s. and framed "pd" in redSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1864 (21 Oct.) entire letter from Fort de France to Trinite, marked "Service, Le Commissaire d'immigration", showing "martinique/fort de france" c.d.s. and, on reverse, "martinique/gros morne" c.d.s. (22.10). Scarce. Behr Certificate (2010). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1866 (18 Jan.) entire from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing despatch c.d.s., handstruck "6" and, on reverse, fine "ligne b/paq. fr no 1" double-ring d.s.; 1868 (25 Apr.) and (19 Oct.) entire letters from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, both showing despatch c.d.s., handstruck "6" and, on reverse, "ligne b/paq. fr. no 3" double-ring d.s.; 1868 (19 Dec.) envelope from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing despatch c.d.s., Calais entry d.s. and handstruck "12"; 1875 (22 Feb.) entire letter (a little s...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1870 (23 Dec.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Le Havre, carried privately to London where it was put in the post, showing Henkell du Boissom, London oval cachet in blue with manuscript "Forwarded 16/1/71" inserted, franked with GB 3d. tied by London "103" duplex, showing oval-framed "pd" in red with arrival datestamp on reverse. UnusualSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1872 (Apr.) entire from St. Pierre to Philadelphia, sent to St. Thomas where it was forwarded by G.W. Smith & Co. (blue cachet at lower left) and franked with GB 4d. pair tied by St. Thomas "C51" duplex (3.5) and showing "new york/20/u.s. notes" c.d.s. with arrival datestamp on reverse; some small faults along folds.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)1872 (31 Aug.) internal entire letter from Fort de France to St. Pierre, marked "franche", showing despatch and arrival (on reverse) datestamps, unclear circular cachet in blue and fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. in red. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFirst British Occupation (13 February 1762-12 July 1763)1762 (3 Feb.) entire letter, headed "Camp on the island of Martinique", to Aberdeen, showing a variety of manuscript rate markings and, on reverse, London "25/mr Bishop mark; small faults at top but fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFirst British Occupation (13 February 1762-12 July 1763)1762 (25 Feb.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, landed at Port Louis showing fine "col.par/fort louis", charged "20" sous on arrival; filing fold, fine with interesting contents (in French, translation - British Army consists of 14 frigates, 50 cannons, 14,000 troops, 4,000 sailors and 2,000 volunteers, they were very impressive, France looses this colony for always".) PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFirst British Occupation (13 February 1762-12 July 1763)1762 (19 Mar.) entire letter from an English Officer to his father in Dublin, the writer mentions the taking of Grenada and the other Islands, carried privately to England, arrived at London with "30/ap" Bishop mark on reverse (across flap), various rate markings; seal and small part of flap missing. Scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFirst British Occupation (13 February 1762-12 July 1763)1763 (12 Jan.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, sent via London, showing manuscript "Acheninee par Y.H. Svt.Baril & Tesier, Londres le 6 May 1863" before being forwarded to Calais where it received the black straight-line "d'angleterre", charged "30" sols on arrival; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1815 (15 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Paris and redirected, rated "1/2" in red and charged "12" (decimes) and "14" (redirection), showing straight-line "angleterre" h.s. and, on reverse, London transit datestamp. The writer mentions:- "The British troops under General Leigh have taken Martinique last week. The white flags fly constantly". PhotoNote: When Napoleon escaped from Elba in March 1815, the Royalist faction on the island invited British troops under the co...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1815 (6 Sept.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Paris, charged "6" (decimes), showing fair to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10; red "arrow" indicator affixed alongside) and "colonies/par le havre" h.s.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1815 (20 Sept.) entire letter from Grenada to Poitiers, charged "9" (decimes), showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. and "colonies par/bordeaux". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1815 (27 Oct.) entire letter (lightly toned) from Guadeloupe to Bordeaux, charged "10" (decimes), showing good to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Type 10; crossed by vertical filing crease and with red "arrow" indicator alongside) and poor "colonies/par le havre"; also 1815 (10 Jan.) entire letter (toned) from St. Pierre to Ribiers, charged "6" (decimes), showing fair "colonies par/marseille" and, on reverse, poor to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10)...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1815 (25 Nov.) entire (soiled) to France, charged "6" (decimes), showing large part double strike of straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10) and "colonies par/marseille" h.s.; and 1815 (5 Dec.) entire letter (some staining in places) from St. Pierre to Paris, charged "6" (decimes) and showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10) and poor "colonies par/le havre"Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1815 (30 Nov.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, charged "9" (decimes), showing very fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10) and "colonies par/bordeaux". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1815 (30 Nov.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, charged "9" (decimes), showing fair to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10) and "colonies par/bordeaux" h.s. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1816 (7 Jan.) entire letter to Bordeaux, charged "2" (decimes), showing a mainly very fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10) and "colonies par/bordeaux" h.s. alongside. Photoprovenance:K.J.A.O. Manning, March 1994Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1816 (23 Jan.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Clermont, charged "8" (deleted) and "10" (decimes), showing double strike of straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10) and "colonies/par le havre" h.s. in red; some very minor soiling. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1816 (12 Feb.) entire letter from Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe, to Bordeaux, charged "17" (decimes), showing good to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10) and "colonies par/st malo" h.s. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1816 (1 Mar.) entire letter to Toulon, charged "5" (deleted) and "6" (decimes), showing straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10; the letter "m" partly assisted and red "arrow" indicator affixed above), "colonies par/marseille" h.s. and, on reverse, fine "deb de toulon"; some light discolouration in places. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1816 (12 Apr.) entire letter from Guadeloupe to Bordeaux, sent via Martinique where it was forwarded by Jung & Co., charged "2" (decimes), showing mainly fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10) and "colonies par/bordeaux" h.s. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1816 (4 May) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, marked "PD" and "Paqt", both in red ink. Most unusual. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1816 (9 May) entire letter from Guadeloupe carried privately to Martinique where it was forwarded by Jung & Co. to Bordeaux, charged "2" (decimes), showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10) and "colonies par/bordeaux" h.s. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1816 (15 June) entire letter to France, charged "5" (decimes), showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10; red "arrow" indicator affixed below) and "colonies par/bordeaux" h.s. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1816 (16 July) entire letter from St. Pierre to Montpelier, charged "10" (decimes), showing good to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10) and "colonies par/rochefort" h.s. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)1816 (17 July) entire letter from St. Pierre to Montpellier, charged "11" (decimes), showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10) and "colonies/par le havre" h.s. in red; part of upper flap on reverse missing. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth British Occupation (May 1815 - Aug. 1816)incoming mail: 1816 (24 Apr.) - (2 June) entire letters (3) from Toulouse ex the Traversy correspondence to Fort Royal, one carried privately and the other two showing "32/bordeaux" transit h.s., also 1816 (28 Apr.) entire letter from Bordeaux carried privately to Martinique then forwarded to St. Lucia.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth French Period (1 December 1814 - May 1815)1814 (12 Dec.) entire letter from St. Pierre to France, charged "7" (decimes), showing "col par/lorient" h.s. and, on reverse across join and seal, fair to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth French Period (1 December 1814 - May 1815)1814 (12 Dec.) entire letter from Pierre to Lyon, charged "7" (decimes), showing "colonies par/marseille" h.s. and, on reverse, fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10); some light overall soiling. Photoprovenance:K.J.A.O. Manning, March 1994Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFourth French Period (1 December 1814 - May 1815)1815 (1 Feb.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, charged "7" (decimes), showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10) struck just below "colonies par/bordeaux" h.s. Photoprovenance:K.J.A.O. Manning, March 1994Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)Incoming Mail1826 (10 Feb.) entire letter from Paris to St. Pierre, showing "60/p.p./e" h.s. in red and unframed "port-payé"; and 1827 (2 Apr.) Official entire letter from the Parliament in Paris to a Lieutenant of the 49th Regiment, showing fair "bureau de postes/chambre des paris" in redSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)Incoming Mail1832 (1 Feb.) entire letter from Bordeaux, marked "Par le Paquebot du Mexique No 5" and carried by the "Vera Cruz", showing manuscript "16" and framed "p.p.". Scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)Incoming Mail1832 (26 Apr.) envelope from the Minister of War (blue cachet on reverse), marked "affranchissement force", showing manuscript "25" and Paris c.d.s.; 1832 (13 May) entire letter from Paris to Martinique and re-addressed to Guadeloupe, showing manuscript "5", blue c.d.s. "60/p.p./f" h.s. and, on reverse, fine straight-line "martinique" h.s.; and 1838 entire (some small stains) to St. Pierre showing straight-line "franche" h.s.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For mo...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)Incoming Mail1833 front to St Pierre showing very fine "paguebot la victoire/Cap. Fouet/havre et guadeloupe" oval cachet; non-contemporary manuscript date at upper right. Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)Incoming Mail1833 (21 Sept.) entire letter from Paris addressed to a Captain in the Marines, upon arrival the letter was re-addressed to Brest and shows light straight-line "martinique" on reverse. Landed at Le Havre and showing framed "pays d'outremer/par le havre" with Havre c.d.s. alongside and, on reverse, Brest arrival d.s. The letter was then re-addressed to Paris and shows "p. payé paris" with arrival c.d.s. alongside, both in blueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For mo...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)Incoming Mail1834 (14 Mar.) and (27 June) entire letters from Paris to St. Pierre, both showing "60/p.p./e" h.s. in red, curved framed "foreign paid" and London Paid transit d.s., the former also showing unframed "estaf." h.s. in red; and 1839 (13 Mar.) entire letter from the Ministere De La Marines Des Colonies at Paris to the Governor of Martinique, showing Paris c.d.s., curved framed "foreign paid" and London Paid transit d.s., all in redSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)Incoming Mail1835 (17 June) - 1836 (19 Mar.) entire letters (5) ex the same correspondence from Bordeaux, each showing despatch c.d.s. and framed "p.p." in red plus the ship's name (Nouvelle Constance, L'Olive, Le Magnifique, L'Esperance and Le Deux Amis) in red inkSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)Incoming Mail1844 (28 Mar.) entire letter (some ink-etching) from La Guayra (Venezuela), charged "60" and showing blue Guadeloupe transit d.s.; and 1846 (8 Nov.) entire letter from Barbados, showing red crayon "1/-", charged "60" (decimes) and showing St. Pierre arrival c.d.s. with Barbados double-arc d.s. on reverseSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)Incoming Mail1844 (16 Sept.) entire letter from Marseilles to the Commandant of a ship at Guadelooupe, showing despatch c.d.s., framed "p.p." in red and framed straight-line "martinique." h.s.; 1852 (26 Feb.) entire (some ink-etching) to the Governor of Martinique, showing "Mere de la Marine/et des Colonies" h.s. and red London Paid transit c.d.s.; 1852 (28 Apr.) entire from Vierzon to the Governor of Martinique, showing despatch and red London Paid datestamps; and 1860 (1 Nov.) enve...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)Incoming Mail1847 (14 Feb.) envelope (small faults) from Paris, marked "Recommande aux soire de M.N. Savon Neg. St Pierre pour le faire par votre vde suite", showing part London Paid transit d.s. and St. Pierre arrival c.d.s.; 1847 (30 Oct.) entire letter from USA, charged "60" (decimes) and showing St. Pierre arrival c.d.s.; 1848 (26 Jan.) entire letter from Barbados, showing red crayon "4", charged "60" (decimes) and showing Barbados double-arc d.s. on reverse; and 1848 (22 July) e...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)Incoming Mail1849 (9 Oct.) entire letter from Baltimore, rated "4" and showing superb (probably the finest) strike of "paid/at/st georges bermuda" Crowned circle in red and, on reverse across join, the sole recorded example of the oval-framed "forwearded by/henry e. higgs/foreign letter office/bermuda" oval cachet and with St. Thomas double-arc d.s. (25.10) alongside, the face also showing a partially fine strike of the oval-framed "by/kenyon's/foreign letter office/new york" h.s. in...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)Incoming Mail1869 (16 Aug.) entire (one side flap missing) from London, bearing GB 6d. pair (one crossed by vertical filing crease) tied by "71" duplex, showing manuscript "40" with St. Pierre arrival d.s. on reverseSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryFifth French Period (Sept. 1816 to date)Incoming Mail1870/71 Red Cross card from a French Prisoner of War at Haguenau in Germany, to a seaman on board the "Talisman" at Martinique, and showing Red Cross cachet in red on reverse; small stain at lower left corner. UnusualSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1794 entire letter ex the Saumarez correspondence to Guernsey, headed "Camp La Coaste Martinique, 25th March 1793" (error for 1794), marked "Care of Capt Tozer, Brixham", rated "1/-" and showing "falmouth/ship/lre" horshoe h.s.; the letter a little soiled, creased with with slight wear along folds. The contents include "...Fort Royal struck its colours three days ago and that Fort Bourbon has also surrendered so that we are in full possession of the whole island". Pho...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1794 (12 Mar.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Scotland, marked "Pr. Packet", rated "1/7" and "5/-" and showing, on reverse, London (17.4) and Edinburgh (20.4) datestamps; soiled. The interesting contents include "I have not an Officer of the Regt. to my Company, three have died of the fever and fatigue - Besides some severe fighting the first 3 weeks, we have suffered much from hunger, thirst and fatigue at times" and "We expect to be very well rewarded for all this...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1794 (24 Mar.) entire letter (with transcript) from St. Pierre to Scotland, rated "1/1" (deleted), "8" and "2/3", showing unframed "falmouth/ship lre" with London transit d.s. on reverse; and 1794 (11 Sept.) entire letter (with transcript) from Fort Royal to USA and charged "Sp 12"Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1794 (1 Apr.) printed entire letter from St. Pierre to New York sent nine days after the British captured Martinique offering the services of their new firm charged 4c. ship letter on arrival; some light discolourationSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1795 (15 Mar.) entire letter to London, headed "Ganges - Fort Royal Martinique", rated "1/-", showing mainly fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 4) with arrival d.s. (1.6) on reverse; red "arrow" indicator affixed at left of handstamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1795 (16 Feb.) entire letter to Somerset, rated "2/-" (deleted) and "5/-", showing fair to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 5) partly overstruck by "ju.28" h.s. (private arrival?) and, on reverse, London transit datesamp (26.6); a little soiled and with red "arrow" indicator affixed by handstamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1795 (25 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Liverpool, marked "p His Majestys Ship Blanche", rated "5" (deleted) and "10", showing unframed "portsmouth/ship lre" h.s. (Type S.6) in red with arrival datestamp (30.7) on reverse. The contents include "The total defeat of the Republicans that landed from Guadeloupe in Dominica, 360 laid down their arms and about sixty were killed". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1795 (25 July) entire letter to London, marked "p. packet", rated "2/-" and showing mainly fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 5) with arrival datestamp (9.8) on reverse; some light discolouration at right. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1796 entire to London, rated "4/-" showing fine to very fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 4) with arrival datestamp (13.8) on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1796 (2 Mar.) entire letter to London, headed "Vanguard St. Pierre", rated "2/-" (deleted) and "1/-" in red, showing good to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 5) with arrival datestamp (10.5) on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1796 (12 June) entire letter from an Officer at St. Lucia to London, rated "1/-" (deleted) and "1/6", showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 4) with arrival datestamp (16.8) on reverse; the entire with tear at top of face panel and piece missing from upper flap, both caused through opening. The writer mentions:- arrived yesterday, barracks torn to pieces by shot and shell - violent rains. Sir Ralph Abercromby left five regiments under command of Brig....

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1796 (24 July) entire letter to London, headed "Invincible English Harbour Antigua", rated "1/-" (deleted) and "1/8", showing fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 4) with arrival datestamp (16.1.97). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1797 entire to London, rated "3/4", showing mainly very fine straight-line "martinique" (Jamet Type 4) with arrival datestamp (20.8) on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1797 entire from Gun. Finlivy Major Hospital Corps, Sun Island addressed to London, rated "1/-" (deleted) and "1/8", showing good to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 4) with arrival datestamp (17.5) on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1797 (6 May) entire letter to London and redirected to Dundee, headed "Invincible Fort Royal Bay, Martinique", rated "7" and "8" (redirection), showing curved "dover/ship lre" with, on reverse, London and Edinburgh datetstamps. With transcript. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1797 (18 Sept.) entire letter written on the "Vengeance" in Fort Royal Bay to Aberdeen, rated "2/7" (deleted), "2/2" and "5", showing fair straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 4) with London and arrival datestamps on reverse; and 1798 (7 July) entire letter from St. Pierre to London, rated "1/8", showing fair to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 4) with arrival datestamp (8.9) on reverse, recipient's notation at top left of face panelSubject to 2...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1798 (22 Feb.) - (30 Aug.) entire letters (9) ex the "Bourbel" correspondence to Lewes or London, showing rates of "5" (5), "9", "1/5" and "1/8" (2), one with unframed "plymouth/ship lre", one with curved "portsmouth/ship lre", one with "liverpool/ship" and the last showing fair to fine straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 4). An interesting lotSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1798 (18 Apr.) entire letter to London, rated "1/8" and showing arrival d.s. on reverse; 1798 (26 May) entire to Falkirk, rated "3/4" (deleted), "4/4" and "6"; and 1798 (3 July) entire letter to Bordeaux, rated "30" and showing straight-line "d'hollande" h.s.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1799 entire letter from Capt. H. Ferguson to Charles Cox, the naval banker in London, rated "1/8" and showing, on reverse, very rare "fort royal/apr 19.99" d.s. (Jamet Type 1) and light arrival c.d.s. in red. The contents include "the Vengeance takes home the May convoy...I hope you have received my Trinidad prize money". Photoprovenance:Robert G. Stone, April 1978Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1799 (7 Mar.) entire letter to London, redirected locally, rated "9" and showing unframed "liverpool/ship"; 1799 (26 Apr.) entire letter to London, rated "1/8"; and 1799 (27 July) entire letter to London, rated "9" and showing unframed "liverpool/ship lre"; also 1800 (16 Mar.) entire letter from Edinburgh to Martinique, rated "8" (deleted), "1/-" (deleted) and "2/2", and showing red despatch datestampSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please v...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1799 (15 Mar.) entire letter ex the Bourbel correspondence to Lewes, rated "1/8", showing good to fine "martinique/mar 18 99" datestamp (Jamet Type 6) with London transit datestamp (6.5) on reverse; the datestamp crossed by light horizontal filing crease. Very rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1799 (7 June) entire letter to London, rated "1/8" and showing, on reverse, superb "fort royal/jun 7 99" d.s. (Jamet Type 1) with red London arrival datestamp (20.7) alongside; the datestamp crossed by two small tears caused through opening. Very rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1800 (19 July) entire letter to Scotland, headed "Col. de Solers" (eight miles from Fort Royal), rated "1/6" (deleted) and "2/-", showing poor to fine "fort royal/jul 20 00" datestamp (Jamet Type 1), double-lined oval "Ship Letter/Crown/deal" and red Edinburgh transit d.s.; piece missing from upper back flap. Very rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)1801 (Oct.) entire letter to Scotland, re-addressed to London, variously rated and showing, on reverse, light "martinique/oct 9 1801" datestamp (Jamet Type 6). Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond British Occupation (23 March 1794-27 March 1802)A miscellaneous range including 1795 (6 Jan.) entire letter to Martinique showing circular "free" handstamp with code "p" in red; 1795 (16 Feb.) Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Collard; 1796 (6 Aug.) entire letter (toned) carried privately to USA; 1800 (16 Sept.) entire letter marked "On His Majesty's Service" from Capt. J. Watson at English Harbour, Antigua, to the Commander in Chief, Rear Admiral John Duckworth, at Martinique; and 1802 (8 Feb.) letter (stains) fr...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1763 (12 July) entire letter to Marseilles, endorsed on reverse "Par Votre tres humble serviture henry"; 1763 (22 Sept.) entire letter (stained) to Marseilles, marked "Par le Navire le Colombe Capne Ismardon"; and 1763 (10 Oct.) entire letter to Marsilles, marked "Par Capn. Dancy" and carried privately to France; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1767 (2 Apr.) entire letter to Bordeaux, showing "a" in circle, "22", "3e Lee" and "du" handstamps, endorsed on reverse "Par Le Nre L'Union de Borx Capne Tanays Q.D.C."; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1768 (6 Aug.) entire letter to Bordeaux, carried privately to St. Martin De Rhe, showing superb "colonies/par/l'isle de/rhe" oval h.s., charged "14" sols on arrival; very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)c.1770 entire letter from Basse Terre to Guadeloupe with fine black "m" applied to mail leaving the island from 1766 to about 1793; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1770 (5 Nov.) entire letter to Bordeaux showing red "du" handstamp indicating the Postage Due is to be collected; filing folds, fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1771 (7 Apr.) entire from St. Pierre to Provence showing black "aix" h.s.; and 1771 (14 Oct.) entire letter to Marseille showing "col. par/auray" landing mark; filing folds, fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1771 (15 Jan.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles showing fine "(fleuron)/"b/colonies" (reversed "n") marking. Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1772 (6 Feb.) entire letter to Bordeaux showing fine red "du" indicating that Postage Due is to be charged; and 1773 (28 Feb.) entire letter to Bordeaux showing red "dv" and faint "b"; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1772 (7 Oct.) entire letter to Guadeloupe showing fine small black "m" applied at Martinique to denote the place of origin; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1772 (8 Oct.) entire letter from St. Pierre to La Rochelle showing superb "colonies/par/la/flotte" oval at upper left and, on reverse, "Par Le Nvre 4 Freres de Bordy/Capn. Baristance 2 D.C.A.B.P"; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1775 (2 June). entire letter to Marseilles showing faint black "st. pierre" h.s. (Jamet Type 1); red "arrow" indicator affixed alongside h.s.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1777 (28 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Roseau, Dominica, without postal markings, interesting contents concerning a French Naval vessel "Balbabou" which had arrived from Bordeaux; vertical filing fold at left, fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1778 (4 Jan.) entire letter from Bordeaux to Lamentin, showing fine "france" h.s. (Jamet Type 17) and charged 15 sols, on reverse manuscript "Par le Nre Lavelarde de Bordx Capne Nicolle"; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1778 (28 June and 20 Dec.) entire letters from St. Pierre to Marseilles and Bordeaux, both with "col. par/brest" entry h.s.; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1779 (20 May) entire letter from Fort Royal to Paris, sent via Holland where it was handstamped "d'hollande" before being forwarded to Boissy-St. Leger in Paris; goodSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1781 (10 Aug.) entire letter from M. Perpigna at St. Pierre to Marseilles, endorsed on the reverse "Acheminee le 18 7bre 1881 par vos tres humbles serviteurs Cayrasolier Cabane Juglade" and forwarded by Spanish ship to Cadiz where it was marked with a red straight-line "cadiz" before being forwarded to MarseillesSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1782 (22 Jan.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, sent during the American War of Independence, marked "Par le Brig La Concorde" and carried by Spanish ship to Cadiz where it received a straight-line "cadiz handstamp; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1782 (13 June) Bill of Lading from St. Pierre for goods sent on board "Le Marius", arrived at Marseilles 19 Sept. 1782; small stains and tear at right, attractive and scarceSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1782 (21 Dec.) entire letter to Fort de France showing fine "St. pierre" h.s. (Jamet Type 1); fine and scarce internal mail. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1783 (31 Jan.) entire letter from Bordeaux to St. Pierre showing fine red "france" h.s. (Jamet Type 18). Fine and with interesting contents regarding the Treaty of VersaillesSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1783-85 entires (3) from St. Pierre to Bordeaux showing "colon.franc/par marseille", "col par/lorient" and "voye de mer/par marseille" handstamps; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1786 (24 Jan. and 20 Apr.) entire letters from St. Pierre to Marseilles or Bordeaux, both with tiny red curved "colonies"; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1786 (9 Oct.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Lagor showing fine oval "colonies/par/la/flotte" h.s. applied on arrival in France; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1787 (3 Mar.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, marked "Par L'Emilie/Angelique Capne/Bertrand" and showing fine straight-line "la martinique" handstamp of the Louis XVI Royal Packet Post and tiny red curved "colonies" applied on arrival; superb. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1787 (18 Apr.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, endorsed on reverse "Par le Champion De Cice de Bordx" and showing, on face, fine straight-line "la martinique" of the Louis XVI Royal Packet Post; fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1787 (18 Aug.) entire letter from Bordeaux to St. Pierre, showing fine black "paquebot" handstamp of the Louis XVI Royal Packet Post; fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1788-91 entire letters (4) from Fort Royal or St. Pierre to France, markings with "col par/l'orient", "colonies/par le havre", "12/marseilles" and "colonies.par/rochefort"; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1788 entire letter from St. Pierre to Aix en Provence, showing good straight-line "la martinique" of the Louis XVI Royal Packet Post, red "colonies" and "colon france/par marseille"; a little soiled but rareSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1788 (4 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, endorsed on the reverse "Par le Navire Le Littur, de Bordeaux" and showing, on face, fine straight-line "la martinique" of the Louis XVI Royal Packet Poste; very fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

9French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1791 (18 Aug.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Castries, St. Lucia, without postal markings; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1791 (9 Oct.) entire letter from Fort Royal to Bordeaux, endorsed on reverse "Par le Navire Le Jeune Caroline/OC Nante a Capne Quantin Q.D.C." and showing curved "colonies par nantes" on face; and 1792 (8 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Le Gers showing "32/col par bordeaux", the latter stainedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistorySecond French Period (12 July 1763-23 March 1794)1793 (20 Jan.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Norwich, Connecticut, showing black "boston" and "24/fe" in circle arrival markings. Interesting contents including ".... delays due to the Turning and Overturning of this colony from Nation to King and from King to Nation as it stands at Present and more at Peace" and "delayed at St. Lucia for ten days due to the embargo but has on some Molasses, sugar and coffee"; some staining but a fine blockade runner letter. PhotoSubjec...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThird British Occupation (24 February 1809 - 1 December 1814)1810 (1 Mar.) entire letter written from H.M.S. Denmark at Martinique addressed to London, rated "11" and showing double-lined oval "ship letter/Crown/portsmouth" (crossed by light vertical filing crease); and 1810 (12 May) entire letter from Fort Royal to Bristol, rated "11" (deleted) and "1/2", and showing double-lined oval "ship letter/Crown/dover" with London transit datestamp on reverse; also undated envelope (faults) to Martinique, rated "1/-" in red and s...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThird British Occupation (24 February 1809 - 1 December 1814)1811 (6 Feb.) entire letter from Tobago to London, rated "4/-" and showing, on reverse across join, framed "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 7); the entire a little soiled and with some staining in places. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThird British Occupation (24 February 1809 - 1 December 1814)1811 (10 Apr.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Philadelphia, charged 12½c. in red and showing Baltimore transit c.d.s. (3.5) also in red. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThird British Occupation (24 February 1809 - 1 December 1814)1812 entire to London, rated "2/-" (overstruck by red Inspector's Crown) and "4/-" and, on reverse, fine framed "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 7) and red arrival datestamps. Photoprovenance:Robert G. Stone, April 1978Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThird British Occupation (24 February 1809 - 1 December 1814)1812 (21 Feb.) entire letter from Grenada to London, marked "Carteret Packet", rated "2/-" and showing, on reverse across join, fine framed "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 7) and red arrival c.d.s. (15.5); small piece missing from face panel. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThird British Occupation (24 February 1809 - 1 December 1814)1813 (30 July) entire letter from St. Pierre to London and redirected to Richmond, marked "pr Surinam Packet", rated "2/2" and showing, on reverse across join, fine framed "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 7) partly overstruck by red arrival c.d.s. (7.9) and large handstruck "3" (applied on redirection), and "Two Py Post/Unpaid" oval h.s. PhotoNote: The Martinique handstamp was mainly struck on mail in transit from other islands.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThird British Occupation (24 February 1809 - 1 December 1814)1813 (11 Dec.) entire letter from St. Lucia to London, rated "2/2" (overstruck by red Inspector's Crown) and "4/4" and showing, on reverse, fine framed "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 7) and arrival datestamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThird British Occupation (24 February 1809 - 1 December 1814)1814 (4 Jan.) entire letter from St. Pierre to France, charged "7" (decimes), showing fair "colonies par/bordeaux" h.s. and, on reverse, superb straight-line "martinique" h.s. (Jamet Type 10); the letter with large part of upper flap missing, nevertheless of very presentable appearance. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThird British Occupation (24 February 1809 - 1 December 1814)1814 (7 Oct.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, charged "10" (decimes), showing fine to very fine straight-line "martinque." h.s. in red (Jamet Type 9) and "colonies par/marseille" h.s. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThird British Occupation (24 February 1809 - 1 December 1814)1814 (14 Nov.) entire letter from St. Pierre to France, charged "17" (decimes), showing good to fine straight-line "martinique." h.s. in red (Jamet Type 9) and "col par/auray" h.s. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThird French Period (27 March 1802 - 23 February 1809)1802 (19 July) printed notepaper for "Bonaparte 1st Consul de la Republique" with manuscript order signed "Bonaparte" to the Minister of War giving orders for the embarkation of the Third Battalion of the 84th Regiment (about 650 men) from Ostende or Auverne to assist the Garrison at Martinique. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThird French Period (27 March 1802 - 23 February 1809)1803 (30 Apr.) entire letter from Fort de France to Clermont, charged "7" decimes and showing "colonies par/bordeaux" h.s. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThird French Period (27 March 1802 - 23 February 1809)1806 (10 Sept.) entire letter from St. Pierre carried through the blockade to Rochefort, charged "5" and showing light "colonies par/bordeaux" h.s. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryFirst Issue of France used in Martinique1852 (17 Jan.) envelope from St. Pierre to Toulon, paying the single rate to France via British packet with 1849-51 well margined 25c. pair and 1fr., touched at right, tied by "grille sans fin" roller cancel on arrival in France, with despatch and Toulon c.d.s. showed on reverse, "pd" and Calais red c.d.s. also tying the 25c. pair on front; fine and very scarce. Maury 4, 6. PhotoNote: From 1849 to the introduction of French Colonies Eagle issue in1859, French stamps were use...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryFirst Issue of France used in Martinique1852 (13 Dec.) envelope from St. Pierre to Ange, carried at single rate per 7.5 grams via British packet to France with 1849-50 25c. pair, just touching the frame line at top left corner, otherwise ample margins, and 1fr. with large margins except for being cut slightly into at top, tied by "grille sans fin" roller cancel, showing framed red "pd" alongside, backstamps including c.d.s. of St. Pierre, Paris and Agen; endorsed "P. Steamer" and embarked on the R.S.M.P. "Medway" t...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryFirst Issue of France used in Martinique1853 (27 Feb.) front from St. Pierre to Paris, carried via England by the R.S.M.P. "Parana" arriving at Southampton on 22 March, correctly paying the single rate with 1849-50 25c. pair and single 1fr., clear to predominantly large margins, tied by "PC2" dotted lozenge of Paris on arrival, with despatch and Calais c.d.s. alongside; very fine, exhibiting the rare usage of the dotted lozenge to cancel the franking. Maury 4, 6. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For mor...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryFirst Issue of France used in Martinique1853 (27 June) entire from St. Pierre to Paris, redirected within Paris with an additional address written on back and denoted with "au dos" in manuscript at top left on front, franked at single rate via British packet with 1859-50 25c. pair and 1fr., the higher denomination cut slightly into at left, good margins in other respects, tied by square dots roller cancel of Paris, showing despatch c.d.s., Calais red entry and framed "pd" handstamp alongside, with two Paris c.d.s....

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryFrance used in Martinique - Military Mail1867 (16 Mar.) envelope to Brest, bearing 1862 20c. paying the concessionary rate and tied by anchor lozenge with "cor.d.armees/lig.-b-paq. n°2" octagonal datestamp (Salles 1449) and red French entry alongside. Tone spot affecting the franking and faults to envelope including portion of paper missing on reverse and large tear on front. Maury 22. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1860 (3 Jan.) envelope (one side flap missing) with contents from Fort de France carried inland to Marin, bearing well margined 10c. vertical pair, tied by dotted lozenges with matching despatch c.d.s. alongside. Probably the earliest cover known bearing an "Eagle" stamp in the French West Indies.. PhotoNote: The "Eagle" Issue was introduced in Martinique on 25 November 1859, but only for the 10c and 40c. denominations.Provenance: Federico Borromeo D'Adda, April 2013Subject to...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1860 (10 June) entire from St. Pierre to Marseilles, paying the double rate, as confirmed with purple "2" in manuscript at top left, with 10c. (cut into at left) and 40c. pairs, tied by mute lozenges on despatch with matching c.d.s. at left, showing two strikes, one tying the franking, of the French entry c.d.s. at Calais, with transit of Paris on back. Portion of paper loss at right and back of the cover, and ink erosions. Maury 3, 5.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1860 (26 Aug.) double rate envelope, confirmed with manuscript "2" in purple, from St. Pierre to Paris, bearing 10c. and 40c. pairs, the 10c. touched at base, otherwise clear to wide margins, tied by dotted lozenges showing despatch c.d.s. and Calais transit alongside, backstamped on receipt; very fine. Maury 3, 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1861 (26 Mar.) envelope from St. Pierre to Bergerac, bearing 10c. and 40c. complete to wide margins, tied by mute lozenges with despatch c.d.s. at right, showing Paris-Bordeaux T.P.O. and Bergerac c.d.s., carried to Southampton by the R.M.S.P. "Tasmanian". A very fine example of the single rate to France via British packet. Maury 3, 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1862-69 covers (9) from St. Pierre via British packet to France, including eight bearing 10c. and 40c., tied by dotted lozenges with matching c.d.s. and Calais entry alongside, the ninth one franked by 10c. and pair of 20c., all backstamped on arrival; a fine-very fine group. Maury 3, 5Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1862 (31 Oct.) envelope from St. Pierre carried inland to Precheur, bearing well margined 40c. tied by dotted lozenge with St. Pierre c.d.s. at left. The 40c. was largely used in combination with other values to make up the foreign rates; this single franking paying a rare double internal rate of 40c. is very rare, this being a very fine example. Maury 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1862 (11 Dec.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Agen, marked "par packet Anglais" paying the single rate with 10c. and 40c., both tied by mute lozenge showing despatch c.d.s. at lower left, and French Calais entry below, Paris and Agen c.d.s. on reverse; very fine. Maury 3, 5Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1863 (25 Nov.) envelope from St. Pierre to Montreal-de-L'Aude, bearing 10c. strip of five, tied by dotted lozenges with despatch c.d.s., red framed "pd" and Calais entry c.d.s. adjacent, arrival on reverse; envelope with small punch hole at lower right. An unusual franking to pay the single 50c. rate to France. Maury 3. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1864-65 covers (6) from St. Pierre to France, franked by 10c. strip of three (except for one bearing three singles) and 40c. to pay the single rate, cancelled by "mqe" dotted lozenges with matching St. Pierre c.d.s. and red French entry alongside, backstamped on arrival; mainly very fine. Maury 3, 5Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1864 (26 Feb.) envelope from Fort de France to Strasbourg, franked at the 70c. single rate via British packet which came into force from 1.1.1864, with 10c. single and pair, and 40c., touched or slightly cut into in few places, tied by mute lozenges, showing alongside despatch and French entry c.d.s., as well as framed "pd", arrival datestamp on reverse; fine. Maury 3, 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyer...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1864 (26 Feb.) (portion missing in lower right corner) from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, carried at printed matter rate with 1c. pair, just touched at left, and 10c., good margins in other respects, tied by despatch c.d.s. Some tone spots though a very rare and late usage. Maury 1, 3. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1864 (26 July) "Bulletin Maritime et Commercial" brochure from St. Pierre to France, correctly paying the printed matter rate with 1c. vertical pair and 10c., good margins, cancelled by dotted lozenges, also tied by red c.d.s. on arrival on 13 August. Very slight tone spots barely detracting. A fine and rare printed matter usage. Maury 1, 3. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1864 (25 Aug.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, carried by French packet and paying the single rate with 10c. and 40c., the latter oxidized and cut slightly into at right, tied by dotted "mqe" in lozenges with matching despatch c.d.s. alongside, embarked on the "Floride" and consequently showing fine "floride" c.d.s. on reverse (Salles 1311). Maury 3, 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1864 (10 Nov.) envelope from St. Pierre to Caen, paying the triple weight with carriage by British packet with 10c., touching at left, and well margined 40c. strip of five, the former tied by despatch c.d.s. repeated alongside, the multiple cancelled by "mqe" dotted lozenges and framed "pd" in red, French entry c.d.s. on front and with transits and arrival in France on reverse. Carried to Southampton by the "Atrato". An attractive cover being rarely carried at triple rate, featu...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1864 (10 Nov.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Agen, paying the single rate via British packet with 10c. strip of three including the cliché disposed sideways at right, "timbre couché" variety, and 40c. single, cleanly tied by "mqe" dotted lozenges with neat despatch c.d.s. adjacent, framed "pd" and entry c.d.s. in red, backstamped in transit and arrival in France. A very rare cover exhibiting the major variety of the "Eagle" issues. Maury 3a, 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Bu...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1865 (7 Feb.) envelope from Fort de France to Plouvorn, bearing 10c. single and pair, each cut into on one side, otherwise good margins, used to pay the 20c. internal rate in France and 10c. for the maritime carriage by private ship, tied by "mqe" dotted lozenges and St. Nazaire entry c.d.s. in red, showing despatch c.d.s. at base, French transits and arrival on back. A rare "bâtiments de commerce" rate usage. 2013 Roumet Certificate (2013). Maury 3. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1865 (26 Apr.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Agen, paying the single rate via British packet with 10c. strip of three including the cliché disposed sideways at right, "timbre couché" variety, and 40c. single, boasting good margins, cleanly tied by "mqe" dotted lozenges with neat despatch c.d.s. adjacent, framed "pd" and entry c.d.s. in red at top right, backstamped in transit and arrival in France. One of the finest examples of the 10c. cliché disposed sideways on cover, of g...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1865 (26 Oct.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Havre, properly paying the single rate via British maritime carriage with 10c. strip of three showing the cliché disposed sideways at left, cut slightly into at lower right and not affecting the variety with its neighbouring stamp, with mainly large margins in other respects, and 40c. cut into at top, tied by "mqe" lozenges with matching c.d.s. at right on despatch, showing framed "pd" and Calais entry c.d.s. in red alongside, rece...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1866 (26 Jan.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Agen, bearing 40c. (2), complete to wide margins, tied by "mqe" dotted lozenges with matching c.d.s. at base, showing "2" and "aff. ins." in manuscript denoting a double rate which was insufficiently franked with 80c. for the 1fr.40c. postage, marked in red with boxed "affranchissement/insuffisant" handstamp, and treated as an unpaid letter thereby being charged at twice the 80c. rate, this being 1fr.60c. rate less the 80c. paid re...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1866 (Dec.) mourning envelope from Fort de France to Moustier, paying the rate to France with 10c., slightly cut into on two sides, and large margined 40c., tied by dotted lozenges with despatch c.d.s. at left, showing red framed "après/le/depart" denoting that it was posted after the last posting, and red "affranchissement/insuffisant" which was applied but the charge was not collected as it was sufficiently franked on despatch, backstamped in transit. A rare combination of mar...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1866-70 (Dec.) covers (8) from St. Pierre carried at 70c. single rate via British packet to France, bearing 10c., 20c. and 40c., tied by "mqe" dotted lozenge, showing despatch c.d.s. and French entry alongside; mainly very fine. Also large part cover paying the same rate but bearing a scarce three-colour franking made up of 5c. pair, 20c. and 40. Maury 2, 3, 4, 5Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1867-71 entires (3) from St. Pierre to France carried at double rate via French packet and bearing 20c. and 80c., tied by "mqe" lozenges, showing despatch c.d.s. alongside, with backstamps including Ligne A, Ligne B and octagonal "col. fr./paq. fr. a n° 3". A fine to very fine trio. Maury 4, 6Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1867 (25 Jan.) entire from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, bearing 1c. pair and singles (3), 5c. and 40c., predominantly showing good margins, tied by "mqe" lozenges with neat despatch c.d.s. at foot, showing "ligne b/paq. fr. n° 4" c.d.s. and arrival on reverse, being carried by the "Imperatrice Eugenie" from St. Thomas to St. Nazaire, A most unusual combination to pay the 50c. single rate to France via French packet, including a multiple franking of the 1c. Maury 1, 2, 5. PhotoSubjec...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1867 (26 Mar.) envelope from St. Pierre to Marseilles, endorsed "2" with ink indicating the double weight and carried by French packet with 5c. strip of four, just touched at left, and 80c., cut slightly into at right, tied by"mqe" lozenges with matching c.d.s. of despatch alongside, showing indistinct "Ligne B" c.d.s. on reverse, accompanied by transits and arrival. A very scarce franking. Signed Baudot and Jamet. Maury 2, 6. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For mor...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1867 (26 June) entire from St. Pierre to Lima, Peru, bearing 10c. and 80c. (2), one clipped at top, otherwise well margined, tied by "mqe" lozenges with alongside St. Pierre c.d.s. and British "a/panama" c.d.s., manuscript "1/4" in violet representing the British postage to Peru, with "martinique" and St. Thomas datestamps on reverse confirming the carriage through the British agencies, and arrival. After St. Thomas, then carried via Grey Town route to Colon. Very fine and rare...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1868 (19 Mar.) entire from St. Pierre to Lima, Peru, bearing very fine and well margined 80c. strip of four, tied by "mqe" dotted lozenges, despatch datestamp at right, Lima and Ligne-A c.d.s. on reverse. A very rare franking paying the double rate for mail addressed to a an indistinct overseas destination, this exhibiting a very rare multiple, of the highest denomination of this issue, used in Martinique. Maury 6. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more informati...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1868 (8 Sept.) large envelope from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, bearing 40c. strip of five, clear to good margins, tied by "mqe" dotted lozenges with matching despatch c.d.s. below, Ligne-A and receiving c.d.s. on reverse. A scarce quadruple letter rate via French packet. Maury 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1868 (4 Dec.) envelope from St. Pierre to Lamentin, bearing 20c. with large even margins, tied by "mqe" lozenge with matching c.d.s. at left. A very fine cover sent to an unusual sub-office. Maury 4Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1869 (28 Apr.) envelope (reduced on two sides, with portion of paper loss on back and tear on front) carried at single overseas rate without differentiating the destination, from Fort de France to Lima, Peru, bearing 80c. pair, clipped at top right, otherwise very good margins, tied by "mqe" lozenges with despatch c.d.s below and receiving c.d.s. on back. Maury 6. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1870 (17 Feb.) entire from St. Pierre to Nantes, unusually paying the single rate via French packet, in this instance the "Imperatrice Eugenie", with 10c. vertical pair and 40c., mainly large margins, tied by "mqe" lozenges, despatch c.d.s. at left, French entry below. Signed Calves. Maury 2, 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1870 (7 Sept.) entire from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, insufficiently paid for the double weight, with well margined 10c. and 20c. pair, tied by "mqe" dotted grids, St. Pierre c.d.s at left, framed "affranchissement/insufissant" marking in red at lower left and charged "7" decimes on delivery; cover refolded at base with the purpose of hiding a tear. Also an 1871 entire (slight toning) from Fort de France to Marseilles, carried at 70c. via British packet rate with 10c. pair and 40c....

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1870 (7 Sept.) double weight entire from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, bearing fresh and widely margined 20c. and 80c., tied by "mqe" lozenge with matching c.d.s. of departure in centre, and arrival on back. Very fine. Maury 4, 6. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1870 (10 Sept.) envelope from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, bearing 20c., clear to large margins, tied by "mqe" lozenge with despatch c.d.s. at left, paying a reduced double rate for a wrapper or opened cover to France, backstamped on delivery; very fine. A very rare usage. Maury 4. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1870 (19 Sept.) entire from St. Pierre to Marseilles, paying the double weight, confirmed with "2" in manuscript, bearing 20c. and 40c. (2), showing good margins, tied by "mqe" lozenges, showing despatch and red French entry c.d.s. alongside, octagonal "col. fr./paq. fr. n°4" and arrival datestamps on reverse, carried by the "Guadeloupe" and arriving to France on 14 November, when Paris was besieged by the Prussians. Maury 4, 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For m...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1870 (6 Dec.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Fort de France, insufficiently paying the double weight with largely margined 20c. tied by "mqe" lozenge, showing black "affranchissement/insufissant" boxed marking and "40" in manuscript being the double deficiency alongside, and arrival on reverse. A very scarce taxed internal mail. Maury 4. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1871 (10 Feb.) double weight entire from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, bearing 20c., 40c. and 80c., only the highest denomination slightly cut into in small place, tied by "mqe" lozenges, with despatch and blue entry c.d.s. alongside, carried by the British "Shannon" of the R.M.S.P. A scarce and attractive three-colour franking. Maury 4, 5, 6. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1871 (27 Apr.) entire from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, carried at single rate via British packet with 10c. pair, cut into in upper left corner, and strip of five, very good margins showing part of neighbouring stamps at top right, tied by "mqe" dotted grids with despatch c.d.s. alongside, showing receiving c.d.s. on back. A rare and appealing franking made up of 10c. values only; the entire with addressee's name removed. Maury 3. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1873 (28 Jan.) envelope from St. Pierre to Paris, carried at single rate by British packet with 40c. in mixed franking with Napoleon 30c., both displaying good margins, tied by "mqe" lozenge, despatch c.d.s. and blue c.d.s. struck after entering France alongside. A very rare mixed franking and a late usage of the "Eagle" issue. Maury 5, 9. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue1876 (30 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Havre, unusually paying the double rate with involvement of British carriage, bearing 10c. strip of six cut very slightly into in few small places, and largely margined 80c., tied by "mqe" lozenges, with matching St. Pierre and red French entry c.d.s. alongside. A very rare franking. Signed Jamet. Maury 3, 6. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - British Packet Agency Mail1863 (10 Apr.) entire from St. Pierre to Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe, bearing 10c. pair and 40c., slightly oxidized, complete to large margins, cancelled by dotted lozenges, handed to the British Packet Agency with double-arc datestamp struck on reverse, manuscript British "4" in purple being the amount of postage due for carrying the letter. A rare local Caribbean British Agency cover. Signed Jamet. Maury 3, 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Pre...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - British Packet Agency Mail1864 (27 Oct.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Philadelphia, bearing 5c., 10c. and 40c. strip of three, complete to huge margins, tied by the "mqe" in lozenge of dots, entering the British Agency with Martinique double-arc datestamp on reverse, showing a similar postmark applied in transit at St. Thomas, charged "1/-" in purple manuscript due to the British P.O., on arrival in New York a black "steamship/10" being applied on front. A rare and attrac...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - British Packet Agency Mail1864 (26 Nov.) entire to Philadelphia, paying the 1fr.35c. rate to the United States with 5c., 10c. single and pairs (2), and 40c. (2), mainly showing good margins and decoratively applied combining the bistre and orange colours at top, tied by "mqe" dotted lozenges, "1/-" in manuscript purple corresponding to the packet rate plus "steamship/10" cents on arrival charged to the colony, showing Martinique and St. Thomas double-arc datestamps on back; t...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - British Packet Agency Mail1865 (12 Mar.) entire letter to Philadelphia, bearing 5c., 10c. cut slightly into in part of the top margin and 40c. strip of three, complete to ample margins, tied by "mqe" dotted lozenges, showing manuscript "1/-" due to the British P.O. for the packet carriage, "steamship/10" charge on arrival and, on reverse, Martinique and St. Thomas double-arc datestamps. Carried by the "Conway" to St. Thomas, from where it was transferred to the "Tamar" for on...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - British Packet Agency Mail1865 (10 Sept.) entire from St. Pierre to Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe, bearing 20c. and 40c. (slightly toned), clear to ample margins, tied by "mqe" dotted lozenge on despatch, then forwarded through the British Packet Agency with corresponding double-arc datestamp on reverse, transit of Basse-Terre also on back, charged "4" in manuscript being the share of the postage due to the British. A scarce inter-island British Agency cover. Signed Jamet. Maur...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - British Packet Agency Mail1865 (26 Sept.) entire from St. Pierre to Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe, bearing well margined 20c. and 40c. (slightly oxidized), tied by "mqe" lozenge, then entering the British mails, confirmed with double-arc datestamp on back, together with Basse-Terre French c.d.s. alongside, charged "4" in manuscript on front being the share of the postage due to the British. A scarce inter-island British Agency cover. Signed Jamet. Maury 4, 5. PhotoSubject to 2...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - British Packet Agency Mail1867 (9 May) envelope from Fort de France to Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, bearing 10c. and 40c., the latter touching at right, otherwise large margins, tied by dotted lozenges, c.d.s. on departure below, marked "4" in red pencil to denote the 4d. due to the Packet Office, with British "martinique" datestamp and arrival on back. Maury 3, 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - British Packet Agency Mail1867 (11 May) entire from St. Pierre via British packet to Bordeaux, insufficiently franked for the 70c. British packet rate with 20c. and 40c., just touched on one side, and consequently showing framed "affranchissement/insuffisant" in red charging twice the 10c. missing with "2" décimes, French entry on front, entering the British mails with "martinique" datestamp, and arrival, on reverse. Maury 4, 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. Fo...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - British Packet Agency Mail1867 (10 June) entire from St. Pierre to Vera Cruz, struck with "voie anglaise" h.s. at top left, bearing 10c. and 40c., complete to large margins, tied by "mqe" lozenges, showing British "martinique" and St. Thomas datestamps on reverse, rated "4" in manuscript on front, carried by the "Solent" from St. Thomas. Slight horizontal crease passing through the franking, nevertheless attractive and scarce mail to Mexico. Maury 3, 5. PhotoSubject to 20%...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - British Packet Agency Mail1867 (10 Aug.) envelope from Fort de France to Madison, United States, paying the British packet rate with 5c. pair and 40c., mainly large margins, tied by dotted lozenges and "n.y. steamship/10" due marking on receipt, with despatch c.d.s. and "4" red pencil mark being the amount due to the British agency, showing its corresponding datestamp on departure on back, transferred to the Cunard Service to Halifax via Bermuda. Cover edge imperfections slig...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - Military Mail1863 (3 Mar.) envelope from Fort de France sent by a seaman on board the "Tourville" to Dunkerque, marked "Expedition du Mexique Vaisseau le Tourville le Capne. de Frigate" and signed below by the captain of the vessel to sanction the 20c. military concessionary rate to France applied, instead of the 50c., with 10c. pair, cut into at left, tied by dotted lozenges with dispatch c.d.s. and blue "corr. d. arm./fort-de-france" octagonal datestamp alongside, and arriv...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - Military Mail1866 (23 Mar.) entire letter from Martinique to St. Lo, bearing uncancelled 20c. pair, clear to good margins, showing "corresp. d'armees/10 avril 66/vera-cruz" octagonal datestamp (Salles 1334), carried by the "Vera Cruz" on its last voyage on this service, leaving Martinique on 10 April, Paris and receiving St. Lo datestamps on back. The cover was taxed with "3" decimes marking as stipulated for unpaid military mail on despatch, so that the franking exhibited in...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - Military Mail1867 (26 Jan.) envelope from Fort de France to Gevrey-Chambertin, struck by blue "Comdt. la Garde/de la Martinique" military cachet confirming the 20c. concessionary rate applied and paid with 5c. strip of four, margins ranging from complete to very large, tied by "mqe" lozenges, with alongside despatch c.d.s. and blue "corr.d.arm./fort-de-france" octagonal datestamp, the reverse exhibiting "cor.d.armées/lig. b paq. n° 3" c.d.s. (Salles 1449/3) with transits and...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - Military Mail1867 (25 Feb.) entire from St. Pierre to Marseilles, bearing well margined 5c. pair and 40c., the latter somewhat oxidized as occasionally encountered, paying the single rate with French packet involvement, tied by "mqe" lozenges, despatch c.d.s. at foot, "cor.d.armées/lig.-b-paq. n° 1" c.d.s. on back denoting the carriage of the "Nouveau Monde", which diverted to Fort de France on 26 February as a result of the cholera in St. Thomas; the addressee's name partly...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - Military Mail1867 (8 Nov.) envelope to Toul, signed on reverse by a Lieutenant Colonel and struck on front in blue by octagonal "corresp. d'armées/fort de france" datestamp, both validating the 20c. concessionary rate applied with marginal 20c., complete to huge margins, showing despatch c.d.s. and red French entry alongside, backstamped on receipt, carried by the "Lafayette". Slight tone spots. Scarce. Maury 4. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more informatio...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - Military Mail1883 (19 Dec.) envelope (reduced slightly at top and part of upper flap missing) from a Captain addressed to a Lieutenant in hospital at Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, carried at concessionary rate with well margined 20c. tied by dotted lozenge, showing despatch c.d.s. and blue "corr.d.arm./fort-de-france" octagonal datestamp alongside. A very scarce inter-island military mail, further enhanced by the remarkably usage of the "Eagle" issue. Signed Jamet. Maury 4. Photo...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryGeneral French Colonies "Eagle" Issue - Incoming Mail from Guadeloupe1866 (14 Aug.) entire letter from Pointe à Pitre to St. Pierre, bearing 10c., cut slightly into at top, and 20c., predominantly ample balanced margins, tied by c.d.s. on despatch, with Gros-Morne and St. Pierre c.d.s. on reverse. "Etablissement/Derosne & Cail/Agence/De/Guadeloupe" blue marking at top left, being a company from Paris which had an agency in Guadeloupe; it is possible that this letter was carried by its own schooner "Rapide", being e...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryIncoming Mail from France1851 (30 Nov.) envelope from Paris addressed to a Lieutenant at the Marine Garrison at Fort de France, franked at 1fr.50c. rate with involvement of British ship, in this case the "Great Western" operating from Southampton, and bearing 1849-50 25c. (2) and 1fr., few margins slightly cut into, tied by "grille sans fin" with despatch c.d.s. and London transit at right; fine and rare. Maury €7,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Condition...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1871-72 covers (4) from St. Pierre via British packet to France, bearing 1871-72 Napoleon 30c. and Ceres 40c., tied by "mqe" lozenge with blue or black entry c.d.s. in France on front and arrival on reverse. Maury 9, 13Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (6 Jan.) entire letter from St. Pierre to François sent via Petit Bourg as denoted by c.d.s. on reverse, bearing well margined 1871 10c. (2, one marginal) infrequently paying the local rate, cancelled by "mqe" lozenges with despatch c.d.s. at left. Maury 11. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (26 Jan.) entire from St. Pierre to Le Havre via British Packet, marked "2" at top left denoting double rate, bearing Napoleon 80c. (just into at left) and Ceres 20c. and 40c., tied by "mqe" lozenges with despatch and arrival c.d.s. alongside. Maury 10, 12, 13. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (8 Feb.) entire from St. Pierre via French packet to Havre, bearing 1871 10c. and 40c., good margins (except for small place on one side in the 40c.), cancelled by "mqe" lozenges, showing "col. fr./paq. fr. a n° 3" octagon and arrival on reverse, carried by the "France". Very fine. Maury 11, 13Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (10 Mar.) "Le Propagateur" newspaper addressed to the Governor of Guadeloupe, bearing Napoleon 1c. strip of three with the stamp at left being defective as a result of overlapping the edge, and Ceres 5c. tied by St. Pierre c.d.s. Despite the faults, an extremely rare franking which also includes the very rare Napoleon 5c. Maury 7, 8. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (21 Mar.) double rate entire from St. Pierre to Lima, Peru, bearing Napoleon 80c. (2) sharing "mqe" lozenge cancellation and showing despatch c.d.s. at lower left. Maury 10. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (28 Mar.) entire from St. Pierre to Le Havre via British packet, bearing Napoleon 80c and Ceres 20c. and 40c., all with mostly four margins, tied by "mqe" lozenges with despatch and arrival c.d.s. alongside. A scarce three colour franking. Maury 10, 12, 13. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (9 May) entire from St. Pierre to Le Havre via British packet, marked "2" at upper left denoting double rate, bearing Ceres 10c. and 40c. tied by "mqe" lozenge, St. Pierre c.d.s. at left with framed "affranchissement/insuffisant" in red ajacent and charged "7" decimes on delivery. Maury 11, 13. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (15 May) "Le Propagateur" newspaper from St. Pierre and probably addressed to Guadeloupe, bearing Napoleon 1c. vertical strip of three and 5c., both touched or cut-into, clearly tied by despatch c.d.s.; a little soiled and worn in places. An exceptional franking being one of two known. Roumet Certificate (2014). Maury 7, 8. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (28 May) entire from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, marked "steamer via Barbados", bearing Napoleon 30c. and Ceres 40c. tied by "mqe" lozenge with despatch c.d.s. alongside. The cover was carried on the "Tyne" which arrived in Barbados on 29 May, then transferred to the "Tagus" which left the next day and arrived in Plymouth on 12 June. A rare routing. Maury 9, 13. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (10 June) entire from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, paying the single French packet rate with well margined Napoleon 5c. pair and 40c., tied by "mqe" lozenges, showing Ligne A and Bordeaux c.d.s. on reverse, carried by the "Martinique". The Napoleon 5c. is very scarce used on cover. Maury 8, 13. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (12 July) entire from St. Pierre to Lyon via British packet, marked "2" at upper left denoting double rate, bearing Napoleon 30c. pair and 80c., both with good margins, tied by "mqe" lozenges and blue "colonies fr. v. angl." c.d.s. in blue, despatch at left and arrival on reverse. Maury 9, 10. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (9 Aug.) entire from St. Pierre to Nazere via the French packet, bearing Napoleon 30c. and Ceres 5c. and 30c., all with clear margins, tied by "mqe" lozenges with despatch c.d.s. alongside. An attractive and scarce franking. Maury 9, 11, 17. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (Sept-Oct.) entire and envelope (addressee's name excised) from St. Pierre to France carried at double rate with involvement of British packet, bearing two examples each of Napoleon 30c. and Ceres 40c., in one cover exhibited in pairs, tied by "mqe" lozenges and showing blue entry in France alongside. Maury 9, 13Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (21 Sept.) envelope from St. Pierre to Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, paying the double rate with Napoleon 30c. vertical pair and Ceres 40c., mostly large margins, tied by "mqe" lozenges with despatch c.d.s. adjacent and arrival on reverse. Scarce. Maury 9, 13Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (28 Sept.) entire from St. Pierre to Paris, endorsed "2" at top left denoting the double rate, in this case via British packet, bearing Napoleon 80c., Ceres 1871 40c. and 1872-77 5c. and 15c., clear to predominantly large margins, tied by tied by "mqe" lozenges and framed "2/10" postman marking, the latter most infreqeuntly cancelling the franking. To our knowledge, the only four-colour franking recorded, in the Napoleon and Ceres issues, originating from Martinique, this ex...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (8 Oct.) entire from St. Pierre to Bordeaux via French packet, bearing Napoleon 30c. and Ceres 40c. (cut-into) and 80c. tied by "mqe" lozenges, despatch c.d.s. alongside, Ligne A and arrival on reverse. A scarce three colour franking. Maury 10, 13, 21. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (20 Oct.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Lima, Peru, paying the single rate with four examples of 1871 40c., mostly large margins although a bit into in few places, tied by "mqe" lozenges, backstamped on arrival. Scarce. Maury 13. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1872 (30 Oct.) double weight entire from St. Pierre to Paris with involvement of British packet, bearing largely margined Napoleon 30c. vertical pair and 80c., tied by "mqe" lozenges and despatch c.d.s., blue c.d.s. denoting arrival in France alongside. Scarce. Maury 9, 10Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1873 (1 Jan.) envelope from St. Pierre to Guadaloupe via British packet, bearing Ceres 5c. marginal pair and strip of three (original a strip of five which has been roughly separated) affixed overlapping and 15c. marginal strip of three (cut-into in places) tied by "mqe" lozenges, showing despatch c.d.s. at foot and scarce "paq. ang/basse-terre guade" arrival on reverse, and red manuscript "4" denoting amount due to G.P.O. London. Maury 17, 22. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1873 (28 Mar.) from St. Pierre to Bordeaux via British packet with manuscript "4" at top left denoting quadruple rate, bearing Napoleon 80c. pair and Ceres 40c. pair and single tied by "mqe" lozenges, the former also tie by despatch c.d.s., arrival datestamps on reverse. A striking and very scarce franking. Maury 10, 13. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1873 (11 Apr.) entire from St. Pierre to Point a Pitre, Guadeloupe via British packet, bearing Ceres 5c. pairs (2, one just into at top) and Siege 40c. tied by "mqe" lozenges, showing red crayon "4" denoting the amount due to the G.P.O. London, despatch double-arc and arrival c.d.s. on reverse. Roumet h.s. at lower right. A very rare franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1873 (28 Apr.) front of a large letter to Paris, marked "voie anglais", bearing Laureated 1871-72 80c. rose block of nineteen (rows of nine and ten) plus Ceres 1871-76 5c. and 15c. making an astonishing franking of 15f. 40, paying, as denoted in manuscript at top left, 22 times the single rate via British packet, and weighing 220 grams, all cancelled by "mqe" dotted lozenges with St. Pierre c.d.s. below; the block with margins practically all round, several creases and some fault...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1873 (9 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Cette via French packet, bearing Eagle 20c. and Napoleon 30c. (touched at right) tied by "mqe" lozenge, showing despatch and red maritime datestamps with arrival on reverse. A scarce combination. Maury 4, 9. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1873 (28 June) printed "Bulletin Commercial, Financier et Maritime" from St. Pierre to St. Brieun, bearing Napoleon 1c. and Ceres 5c. pairs, both cut-into in places, tied by despatch c.d.s.; non-contemporary date above address. Maury 7, 17. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1873 (12 July) entire letter from St. Pierre to Granville via British packet with manuscript "2" at top left denoting double rate, bearing Napoleon 30c. (2, one touched at right) and Ceres 80c. tied by "mqe" lozenges, showing despatch and blue "colonies fra. v. angl." c.d.s., arrival on reverse. Maury 9, 21. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1873 (11 Aug.) "Le Bien Public" newspaper from St. Pierre to France, marked "Voie Anglais", bearing Ceres 15c. tied by despatch c.d.s. and showing red Paris Etranger at left. Very scarce. Maury 22. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1873 (20 Aug.) envelope from St. Pierre to Alsace, which was under German occupation, via French packet, bearing Ceres 40c. strip of four (some faults to to proximity to edge of cover) tied by "mqe" lozenges, showing St. Nazaire entry c.d.s. with arrival on reverser-; the envelope with flap missing. Maury 13. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1873 (26 Nov.) "Les Antilles" newspaper from Fort de France addressed to a member of the French National Assembly at Versailles, bearing Ceres 25c. with good to large margins tied by lozenge and red "paris/etranger" c.d.s. with despatch alongside. A fine and rare franking. Maury 23. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1873 (28 Nov.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Granville via British packet, manuscript "3" at top left denoting triple rate, bearing Ceres 25c. pair and 80c. (2, both cut-into) tied by "mqe" lozenges with one 80c. additionally tied by blue Colonies c.d.s., showing despatch c.d.s. alongside, transit and arrival on reverse. A very rare triple rate franking. Maury 21, 23. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1873 (28 Dec.) entire letter from St. Pierre to London via British packet, bearing Ceres 15c. and 40c. strip of three (both with faults and crossed by filing crease) tied by "mqe" lozenges, despatch and red "martinique/paid" c.d.s. alongside, showing red crayon "1/-" denoting the amount due to the G.P.O. London, despatch and arrival on reverse. A very rare combination of franking and datestamp. Maury 13, 22. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1874 (12 Mar.) printed "Bulletin Commercial, Financier et Maritime" from St. Pierre, bearing Ceres 15c. tied by despatch c.d.s., no other markings. Maury 22. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1874 (12 May) printed "Bulletin Commercial, Financier et Maritime" from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, bearing Ceres 15c. tied by despatch c.d.s., red Paris transit d.s. alongside, arrival on reverse. This was carried on the "Corsica" which left St. Lucia on 11 May and arrived at St. Thomas on 14 May. It was then transferred to the "Moselle" which left on 16 May and arrived at Plymouth on 28 May. Maury 22. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Te...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1874 (24 June) wrapper from St. Pierre to Francois franked at the 12c. printed matter rate, which was reduced from 13c. in 1874, bearing Ceres 1c. marginal pair (the right stamp with colourless flaw below "1") and 5c. pair tied by "mqe" lozenges, despatch c.d.s. at right. Maury 14, 17. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1874 (25 June) internal entire from St. Pierre to Trinite, bearing Ceres 1c. and 5c. pairs (both touched or cut-into) tied by "mqe" lozenges with despatch c.d.s. alongside. A rare combination of destination and rate. Maury 14, 17. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1874 (28 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux via British packet with manuscript "2" at top left denoting double rate, bearing Napoleon 30c. and Ceres 30c. and 80c. (all cut-into) tied by "mqe" lozenges, showing despatch and blue "colonies fra. v. angl." c.d.s., transit and arrival on reverse. A rare combination franking. Maury 9, 20, 22. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1874 (11 July) entire from St. Pierre to Marseilles marked "2" at top left denoting double rate, bearing Ceres 30c. pair and 80c. tied by "mqe" lozenges, showing despatch and blue "colonies fra. v. angl." c.d.s. alongside, arrival on reverse. Signed Brun. Maury 20, 21. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1874 (11 Aug.) entire from St. Pierre to Guadeloupe, bearing Ceres 25c. and 30c. tied by "mqe" lozenge, showing red "4" denoting the amount due to the G.P.O. London, despatch and arrival c.d.s. on reverse. This letter was sent at the 60c. rate but was 5c. short and was not charged. Maury 20, 23. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1874 (8 Dec.) entire letter from St. Pierre to St. Malo, bearing Ceres 5c. pair and 40c., both cut-into in places) crisply tied by "anchor" in lozenges with the pair additionally tied by "col. fr./paq. fr. a no 3" octagonal d.s., arrival on reverse. Maury 13, 17Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1874 (12 Dec.) internal printed circular carried privately from Francois to St. Pierre, posted for the return from St. Pierre on 24 December and sent, via Fort de France, to Francois, bearing Ceres 5c. vertical pair, mainly good margins) tied by despatch c.d.s. A very rare domestic printed matter rate. Maury 17. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1875 (18 Feb.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Cayenne, French Guiana, with British packet involvement, bearing 1872-77 5c. and 15c. small figures single and pair, mainly good margins being cut into in small places, tied by "mqe" lozenges, with Ligne C c.d.s. on reverse, probably carried by the "Guyane". An unusual way to make up the 50c. via French packet rate. Maury 17, 22. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for B...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1875 (27 Feb.) "Bulletin Financier, Commercial et Maritime" newspaper printed at St. Pierre, bearing largely margined 1872-77 10c. small figures tied by St. Pierre c.d.s. A very rare usage. Signed calves. Maury 22. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1875 (10 Apr.) entire from St. Pierre to Marseilles via British packet, bearing Ceres 5c. vertical pair (crossed by filing crease) and 15c. vertical strip of four, both cut-into), tied by "mqe" lozenges with despatch c.d.s. alongside, arrival on reverse. The 15c. strip rare on cover. Maury 17, 22. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1875 (28 Apr.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles paying the double rate with Ceres 5c. strip of three and single and 80c. (touched at left), tied by "mqe" lozenges with despatch c.d.s. at left, Ligne B, transit and arrival c.d.s. on reverse. A rare franking. Maury 17, 21. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1875 (12 May) printed "Bulletin Commercial, Financier et Maritime" from St. Pierre bearing Ceres 5c. strip of three with good margins and despatch c.d.s. A very rare 15c. rate paying a newspaper internally. Maury 17. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1875 (9 July) "Le Moniteur de la Martinique" newspaper from Fort de France to Versailles, marked "Voie Anglaise" and carried at 12c. newspaper rate with 1872-77 1c. (2) and 5c. vertical pair, just into at right, otherwise good margins, tied by dotted lozenges and Paris red c.d.s. also tying one 1c., despatch c.d.s. above. Very interesting and scarce. Maury 14, 17. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1875 (29 July) entire from St. Pierre to Marseilles paying the double rate with Ceres 5c. pair (cut-into at top and crossed by filing crease), 25c. pair (touched at top) and 40c. tied by "mqe" lozenges with despatch c.d.s. alongside, transit and arrival c.d.s. on reverse. A scarce franking. Signed Jamet. Maury 8, 12, 13. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1875 (10 Sept.) printed "Bulletin Commercial, Financier et Maritime" from St. Pierre and presumably sent to France, bearing Ceres 1c. and 5c. pairs tied by despatch c.d.s., no other markings. A fresh and scarce printed matter rate. Maury 14, 17. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1875 (1 Dec.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles paying the double rate with Ceres 5c., 15c. and 80c. , the last touched at right, tied by "mqe" lozenges with despatch c.d.s. alongside, "col. fr./paq. fr. b. no 4" octagon and arrival c.d.s. on reverse. Maury 17, 19, 21. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues - British Packet Agency Mail1875 (26 Dec.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Port of Spain, Trinidad, bearing 1872-77 25c. vertical pair, frame line missing at top, clear to huge margins in other respects, tied by "mqe" dotted lozenges, transferred to the British agency with "martinique" double-arc datestamp on reverse, similar datestamp of arrival on front, showing "4" red pencil denoting amount due to the G.P.O. London, and "1d." in blue being the internal delivery charge. Two...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1877 (1 Jan.) large entire printed notice from St. Pierre to Nantes, bearing 1872-77 1c. strip of three, cut into at right, and 5c. single, tied by despatch c.d.s., showing French entry in red alongside, backstamped on arrival. A very rare example of this 8c. printed matter UPU rate, which was applied during the short period from July 1876 to April 1879. Maury 14, 17. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1877 (2 Jan.) large entire printed notice from St. Pierre to Marseilles, bearing 1872-77 well margined 1c. strip of three and 5c. single, tied by despatch c.d.s., forwarded to St. Thomas where it left on the "Ville St. Nazaire", with arrival on reverse. A very rare example of this short lived 8c. printed matter UPU rate. Maury 14, 17. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1877 (27 Feb.) envelope (flap missing) from St. PIerre to Paris, bearing 1872-77 5c. single and pair, and 25c., margins ranging from complete to large, tied by "mqe" lozenges and showing French entry in blue alongside. A rare franking to pay the 40c. UPU rate to France. Maury 17, 23. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1877 (28 Mar.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Lyon paying the double weight with 1872-77 30c., cut into in small place,, and 25c. pair, clear to large margins, tied by dotted "mqe" lozenges and showing despatch c.d.s. and blue entry c.d.s. in France. Maury 20, 23Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1877 (2 May) entire from St. Pierre to Marseilles, bearing Ceres 1872-77 5c. and 25c. and Sage 1877-79 10c., tied by "mqe" lozenges, accompanied on front by despatch and French entry c.d.s., the latter in blue, arrival on reverse. A rare mixed franking to pay the single UPU rate. Maury 17, 23, 32. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues1882 (7 Mar.) internal entire letter from St. Pierre to Fort de France, paid with Ceres 5c. (4, three with good margins and just one cut into on one side) tied by datestamps on departure, backstamped on receipt. Vertical slight crease through one adhesive. A scarce franking. Maury 17Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFrench Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies IssuesThe balance collection of the Ceres Issues comprising 50 covers, including 50c. rate to France via French packet bearing 25c. (2), unusual 5c. pair + 40c., 40c. UPU rate displaying various frankings including large figures 10c. + 30c., 5c. pair + 30c., 40c. single; many items showing circular or octagonal maritime datestamps, the latter type additionally tying one franking. Mainly very fine, a difficult groupSubject to 2...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues - Military Mail1873 (1 Dec.) envelope from Fort de France to Toulon carried at military concesion rate, with signature on reverse of the miltary sender validating the special postal fee, bearing Ceres 25c. (small defect at top right corner) tied by "anchor" in lozenge, showing red "cor. d'armees/paq. fr. no 1" c.d.s. alongside, Ligne A, Paris and arrival c.d.s. on reverse; the envelope with some minor peripheral faults. Maury 23. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues - Military Mail1876 (29 Jan.) envelope from St. Pierre to France redirected inland to Besançon, paying the 25c. military concessionary rate with 1872-77 25c. cut slightly into at left, tied by dotted lozenge showing blue "corr.d.armées/st.pierre me" and red "cor.d.arm./lig.b paq. fr. n°4" (Salles 1450) octagonal datestamps alongside, embarked on the "Washington" to St. Nazaire. Some peripheral minor toning affecting the adhesive. The "correspondance d'armées" datestamp of St. P...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryLater General French Colonies Issues - Military Mail1875 (22 Mar.) envelope from Fort de France to France carried at military concessionary rate, with signature on reverse of the military sender validating the special postal fee, bearing Ceres 5c. pair and 15c. small figures, a bit into in places, tied by "mqe" lozenges with c.d.s. of despatch alongside, maritime non-military octagon, Paris and arrival c.d.s. on reverse. A very scarce franking. Maury 17, 22. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more inf...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal History1877-81 collection of thirty-three covers bearing imperforate Peace and Commerce issues, mostly 25c. or 40c. frankings made a variety of ways, but including 20c. local rate (2), 1879 (22 Feb.) to Bordeaux bearing 15c. grey and 20c., 1879 (5 July) to Philadelphia franked at 35c., 1880 (21 Aug.) to Royan franked 15c. with octagonal "corr.d'armees/fort de france" cancellation, 1881 (21 April) to Paris bearing 20c. red on green strip of five, 1881 (9 Sept.) to Marseilles bearing 5c.,and 15c. grey, etc., chiefly fineS...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal History1877-79 entires (4) with a combination of Ceres and Peace and Commerce issues, comprising 1871-76 25c. pair with 30c. to Venezuela, 1872-77 30c. with 5c. to Philadelphia and the same combination to Bordeaux, and 1871-76 5c. with 1c. single and pair on printed matter to Newfoundland; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal History1878 (28 Nov.) mourning envelope to Joinvile le Pont, bearing 1877-78 15c. grey with margins all round tied by octagonal "corr d'arm/lig. b paq fr no.4" datestamp; fine and scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal History1882-93 selection of twenty-seven covers bearing Commerce issues, including 1882 to Fort de France bearing 20c. with manuscript pen-cross cancellation and St. Philomene 1 Juil 1882" alongside, 1884 from St. Pierre to Fort de France bearing 10c. and with "affranchissement/insuffisant" alongside, 1890 to Paris bearing 15c. with octagonal blue "c.d armees/fort de france" cancellation, 1891 to Philadelphia bearing 1c., 2c. (2), 5c. and 15c., 1892 to Paris bearing 30c. and 35c. pair, 1892 registered to New York bearing...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal History1883 (21 June) envelope to Fort de France, bearing 188115c. with red "corr d'armees lig-b-paq. no. 2" cancellation and repeated alongside; returned to sender as the addressee had died; faults but scarceSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal History1896-1902 selection of six items, including 1898 to Bordeaux bearing Tablet 5c. and 10c. with octagonal blue "corr. d'armees/fort de france" cancellations, 1898 to St. Nazaire bearing 25c. with octagonal blue "corr. d'armees/fort de france" cancellation, 1902 to London bearing 1c. (2), 2c. (2), 5c., 10c., 15c. and 25c., and 1902 to Cognac bearing Mouchon F.M. 15c.with blue "fort de france" cancellation, etc., good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions f...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal History1898 (22 Dec.) unsealed stampless envelope from St. Pierre to Barbados, showing despatch c.d.s. and "t" in triangle; some creasesSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionFranked Postal HistoryStampless Mail Subsequently Franked in France1853 (6 Dec.) envelope from St. Pierre to Paris, posted stampless and consequently charged "12" decimes, showing framed "pd" in red with dispatch c.d.s. at right, the charge on arrival being crossed out and cancelled with subsequent application of 1852 Second Issue 25c. pair, defective at base, to pay the internal postage on arrival, backstamped at Paris on 6 January; some very slight tone spots and cover edge imperfections. A very interesting and most rare usage of this...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1862 (27 June) entire (name and most of address removed) from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, marked "Str Vera Cruz", bearing Eagle 1859 10c. bistre (5, all with four margins), all clearly tied, showing despatch c.d.s., and framed "pd" in red; and 1863 (28 Mar.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Agen, marked "par St. Nazaires", bearing Eagle 10c. bistre and 40c. orange (both with four margins) tied by mute lozenge, showing despatch c.d.s. and framed "pd" in red. Maury 3, 4. Photo for firstNote: The Vera Cruz had le...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1862 (26 July) entire from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing despatch c.d.s., handstruck "6" and, on reverse, almost complete "floride" double-ring d.s. (Salles 1311) and arrival c.d.s.; slightly soiled. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1862 (12 Sept.) entire from Tampico to Paris, showing despatch c.d.s., superb "vera-cruz" double-ring d.s. (18.8; Salles 1314), unclear octagonal d.s. and handstruck "8". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1862 (27 Dec.) envelope from Fort de France to France, bearing Eagle 10c. bistre vertical pair (touched or cut-into on two sides) tied by mute lozenge, showing despatch c.d.s., framed "pd" in red and good to fine "corresp. d'armees/vera-cruz" octagonal d.s. (4.10; Salles 1334) with arrival datestamp on reverse; non-contemporary number towards foot of face panel. Maury 3. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1862 (30 Sept.) entire from Fort de France to France, bearing Eagle 10c. bistre and 40c. orange (both cut-into on one side) cancelled by mute lozenge, showing despatch c.d.s., framed "pd" in red and fine "vera-cruz" double-ring d.s. ("arrow" indicator affixed alongside) with Nantes and arrival datestamps on reverse. Maury 3, 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1863 (16 Jan.) entire letter from Vera Cruz to Bordeaux, showing "mexique" octagonal d.s. in blue Salles 1361) partly overstruck by handstruck "24" and, on reverse, superb "mexique/louisiane" octagonal d.s. (17.1; Salles1316) with Nantes and arrival datestamps; small piece of reverse flap missing. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1863 (6 Apr.) entire letter from Trinidad to Bordeaux, showing fine "martinique/louisiane" octagonal d.s. (28.4; Salles 1324) showing "3" of year date only inverted and handstruck "6" with arrival c.d.s. on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1863 (27 May) entire letter from St. Pierre to Agen, bearing Eagle 10c. bistre and 40c. vermilion (both with four margins) tied by mute lozenge, showing despatch c.d.s., framed "pd" in red and legible "colonies fr./tampico" double-ring d.s. (30.5; Salles 1329) with arrival datestamp on reverse. Maury 3, 5. PhotoNote: This datestamp is only known used on the third voyage of the Tampico.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1863 (29 May) entire from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing despatch c.d.s., good to fine "colonies fr./tampico" double-ring d.s. (30.5; Salles 1329) and handstruck "6" with arrival datestamp on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1863 (30 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to La Rochelle, showing despatch c.d.s., fine "martinique/vera-cruz" octagonal d.s. (1.6; unlisted type in Salles) partly overstruck by handstruck "6" and, on reverse, clear arrival datestamp. Rare, stated to be one of only two recorded. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1863 (29 July) entire letter from St. Pierre to Castries, marked "Floride", showing despatch c.d.s., framed "pd" in red and handstruck "12"; upon arrival the letter re-addressed to Bavaria, bearing Empire 80c. (touched) affixed over decimes h.s., tied by "771" gross chiffre and showing, on reverse, various transit and arrival datestamps. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1863 (25 Oct.) envelope from St. Pierre to Marseilles, marked "par Louisienne", bearing Eagle 10c. bistre and 40c. vermilion (touched on one side) tied by mute lozenge, showing despatch c.d.s., framed "pd" and "col. fr. paq. fr./3 st nazaire 3" double-ring d.s. in red (10.11; Salles 1353); the envelope with part flap missing. Maury 3, 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1864 (27 Jan.) entire from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing despatch c.d.s., fine "martinique/vera-cruz" octagonal d.s. (28.1; Salles 1326) and handstruck "6". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1864 (28 Mar.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, showing despatch c.d.s., handstruck "6" and, on reverse, fine "tampico" double-ring d.s. (1.4; Salles 1313) and arrival datestamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1864 (28 May) envelope (left flap opened-out for display; some faults) from St. Pierre to Marseilles, bearing Eagle 10c. bistre and 40c. vermilion (both with faults) tied by "mqe" in lozenge, showing despatch c.d.s., framed "pd" in red and, on reverse, fair to fine "martinique/vera-cruz" octagonal d.s. (30.5). Maury 3, 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1864 (14 Oct.) entire letter from Vera Cruz to Bordeaux, showing "mexique" octagonal d.s. (15.10; Salles 1361) and handstruck "8" with, on reverse, fine "mexique/tampico" octagonal d.s. (15.10; Salles 1317) and arrival datestamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1864 (24 Dec.) entire letter from Guadeloupe to Langon, showing despatch c.d.s., handstruck "6" and, on reverse across join, fine "martinique/floride" octagonal d.s. (26.12; Salles 1323) and arrival datestamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1865 (28 Jan.) envelope from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing despatch c.d.s., handstruck "6" and, on reverse, fine "martinique/tampico" octagonal d.s. (30.1; Salles 1325) and arrival datestamp; the octagonal d.s. crossed by slit through opening of envelope. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1865 (24 Feb.) entire from Guadeloupe to Bordeaux, showing despatch c.d.s., handstruck "6" and, on reverse across join, "martinique/louisiane" octagonal d.s. (1.3; Salles 1324) and arrival datestamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1865 (24 Mar.) entire letter from Guadeloupe to Bordeaux, showing despatch c.d.s., handstruck "6", poor to fine "martinique/floride" octagonal d.s. (4.4; Salles 1323a) with another strike on reverse (Salles 1323b) dated 26 April. Most unusual. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1865 (25 Mar.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Rochefort, showing despatch c.d.s., "mexique//imp. eugenie" octagonal d.s. (30.3; Salles 1336) which was applied in error and "martinique/imp. eugenie" octagonal d.s. (30.3; Salles 1338) with arrival datestamp on reverse. Rare. Robineau Certificate (1999). Photoprovenance:Debus, October 1989Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1865 (25 Mar.) soldier's envelope from Fort de France to Charente, beaing Eagle 10c. bistre vertical pair (cut-into) tied by "mqe" in lozenge, showing despatch c.d.s., "corr. d'armees/fort de france" octagonal d.s. in blue, "mexique/imp. eugenie" octagonal d.s. (30.3; Salles 1336) which was applied in error and "mexique/imp. eugenie" octagonal d.s. (30.3; Salles 1338) with arrival datestamp on reverse; some light staining. Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view T...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1865 (24 Apr.) entire letter from Guadeloupe to Bordeaux, showing despatch c.d.s., handstruck "6" and, on reverse across join, "martinique/floride" octagonal d.s. (26.4; Salles 1323) and arrival datestamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1865 (26 Apr.) envelope from St. Pierre to Marseilles, bearing Eagle 10c. bistre and 40c. vermilion (both touched) tied by "mqe" in lozenge, showing despatch c.d.s., framed "pd" in red and, on reverse, "martinique/floride" octagonal d.s. (26.4; Salles 1323). Maury 3, 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1865 (25 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing despatch c.d.s., handstruck "6" and, on reverse, poor to fine "martinique/imp. eugenie" octagonal d.s. (26.6; Salles 1338) and arrival datestampSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1865 (30 July) entire from St. Pierre to Cuba, marked "Floride" in manuscript, bearing Eagle 40c. pair (touched) cancelled by "mqe" in lozenge, showing despatch c.d.s., framed "pd" in red overstruck by handstruck "2" (reales) with another part strike on face; the entire with part of reverse top flap missing. Maury 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1865 (25 Aug.) double rate entire from Fort de France to Marseilles, marked "par Floride"; bearing Eagle 10c. bistre and 40c. vermilion pairs tied by "mqe" in lozenge, showing despatch c.d.s., framed "pd" in red and, on reverse, "martinique/floride" octagonal d.s. (26.8; Salles 1323) and arrival datestamp, the entire with some stains and heavy horizontal filing crease towards foot; and 1865 (1 Dec.) envelope, with contents, from Valparaiso to Brest, showing "corresp. d'armees/tampico" octagonal d.s. (Salles...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1865 (25 Aug.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Agen, bearing Eagle 10c. bistre and 40c. vermilion tied by "mqe" in lozenge, showing despatch c.d.s., framed "pd" in red and, on reverse across join, "martinique/floride" octagonal d.s. (26.8; Salles 1323) and arrival datestamp. Maury 3, 5. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1865 (9 Nov.) entire from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing despatch c.d.s., handstruck "6" and, on reverse, "ligne a/paq. fr. no 3" double-ring d.s. (9.11; Salles 1401/1) and arrival datestampSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Mexican Line1866 (8 May) entire (two small adhesive tape stains at foot) from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing despatch c.d.s., handstruck "6" and, on reverse, "ligne a/paq. fr. no 3" double-ring d.s. (9.5; Salles 1401/1) with blue "arrow" indicator affixed alongside; and 1868 (17 Jan.) envelope (a little soiled) from Vera Cruz to France, showing two strikes (over-lapping) of "vera cruz/paq. fr. b. no 3" octagonal d.s. (17.1; Salles 1437/3), handstruck "10" and, on reverse, despatch datestampSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet ServiceUndated envelope from Guadeloupe to Metz, showing small "Guadeloupe" h.s. with "saujon" h.s. below and charged 20 sous in red on reverse; the envelope with three small punctures at left. PhotoNote: Since it was imposed upon Captains under pain of strong sanctions to land mail at the first port or first landing place in France, it was necessary to identify the place of departure for the correct rate to be charged. This cover should have included the word "Colonies" with the town handstamp. This land...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1777 (17 July) entire letter from Bordeaux to Martinique, charged "15" (sous) and showing just legible red "b" with "france" h.s. belowSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1786 (23 Aug.) entire letter from La Rochelle to an officer of the Regiment of the Naval Army of America on board the Caton at Martinique, charged "15" (sous) and showing fine straight-line "france" h.s. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1786 (22 Dec.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, marked "Par le nre le deux freres, Capt Cointrec Q.D.C.", charged "17"? and showing unframed "col.n.par/la rochelle" h.s.Note: The Royal Packet Service commenced from Bordeaux just before this letter arrived.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1787 (6 Feb.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing unframed "nantes" h.s. and charged "8"Note: This letter was sent privately by ship to Nantes although the Royal Packet Service had commenced on 1st February 1787; the first boat had only just sailed from Bordeaux to the West Indies.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1787 (25 Apr.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing good to fine straight-line "la martinique" h.s. and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1787 (12 May) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, showing fine straight-line "la martinique", curved "colonies" h.s. in red and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1787 (25 May) entire letter from Souffierre (St. Lucia?) to France, showing manuscript "27", circular "col bordx", straight-line "cap français j. st d" and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1787 (14 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing manuscript "5", poor to fine straight-line "la martinique" h.s., circular "col bordx" and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1787 (8 July) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing manuscript "32" (deleted) and "16", fine straight-line "la martinique" h.s., curved "colonies" h.s. in red, faint "colon franc/marseille" h.s. and charged "20" (sous) in red (deleted) on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1787 (20 Aug.) entire letter from Bordeaux to St. Pierre, showing straight-line "paquebot" h.s. and charged "20" (sols) on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1787 (29 Aug.) entire letter from Bordeaux to St. Pierre, showing straight-line "paquebot" h.s. and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1787 (14 Sept.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing manuscript "16" (deleted) and "10", straight-line "la martinique" h.s. just crossed by light curved "colonie par/rochefort" h.s. and charged "20" (sous) in red (deleted) on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1787 (10 Oct.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing manuscript "16" (deleted) and "10", straight-line "la martinique" h.s. just crossed by light curved "colonie par/rochefort" h.s. and charged "20" (sous) in red (deleted) on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1788 (4 Jan.) entire letter from Bordeaux, showing straight-line "paquebot" h.s. and charged" 20" (sous) in red on reverse. Robineau Certificate (1996). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1788 (1 Feb.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing fair to fine straight-line "la martinique" h.s. and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1788 (17 Feb.) entire letter from Bordeaux to St. Pierre, showing fair to fine straight-line "paquebot" h.s. and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1788 (20 Feb.) entire letter from Bordeaux to St. Pierre, showing mainly fine straight-line "paquebot" h.s. and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1788 (29 Feb.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Lyon, showing manuscript "31", fair to fine straight-line "la martinique" h.s., circular "col bordx" and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1788 (21 Mar.) entire letter from St. Pierre to Marseilles, showing light straight-line "la martinique" h.s., straight-line "colonies" in red and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1788 (24 Apr.) entire letter from Marseilles to St. Pierre, showing straight-line "colonies" in red crossed by light straight-line "paquebot" and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1788 (23 May) entire letter from Bastia, Corsica, to St. Pierre, showing straight-line "colonies" in red, poor to fine straight-line "paquebot" and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1788 (26 May) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing manuscript "20", good to fine straight-line "la martinique", "col par/brest" h.s. and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1788 (2 June) entire letter from Marigot, Martinique, to Marseilles, showing mainly fine straight-line "la martinique", straight-line "colonies" in red and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1788 (9 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing fine straight-line "la martinique" and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1788 (14 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing fine straight-line "la martinique" and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1788 (29 June) entire letter from St. Pierre to Montauban, showing manuscript "28", straight-line "la martinique" with circular "col bordx" alongside and charged "20" (sous) in red on reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionPostal HistoryThe Royal Packet Service1788 (4 July) entire letter from St. Pierre to Bordeaux, showing straight-line "la martinique" and charged "20" (sous) on reverse; non-contemporary date at lower right. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesAjoupa Bouillon1869 envelope to St. Pierre with manuscript "Trinite", Martinique/Ajoupa Bouillon c.d.s.; 1874 envelope to Bordeaux with manuscript "Basse Point", blue Martinique/Ajoupa Bouillon c.d.s.; 1878 envelope to Brodeaux franked General issues 1877-78 20c. pair with "mqe" and Ajoupa Bouillon c.d.s.; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesAnses D'Arlets1853 (5 Nov.) entire letter to Paris, headed "Anses D'Arlets (Martinique)", marked Voie D'Angleterre with St. Pierre Martinique c.d.s. of 10 Nov., handstruck "12" charge mark and red Colonies Francais arrival of 6 Dec.; a little soiled but scarce. Also unused p.p.c. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesBasse Pointe1796-1885 entires/envelopes (8), including 1796 from London to Basse Pointe, 1816 (Fourth British Occupation) entire letter to Versailles with straight-line "martinique" and "colonies par/brest", 1879 entire letter to Saint Pierre bearing 1877-79 10c. (2) with Basse Pointe c.d.s., 1885 envelope to France bearing 1881-86 5c. etc., chiefly fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesBasse Pointe1849 (11 July) home made envelope to St. Pierre with manuscript "Bassepte/11 Juillet 49" (red "arrow" affixed alongside at left), St. Pierre arrival c.d.s. of 12 July; minor stain spots but fine and the earliest recorded manuscript mark known from this office. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesBasse Pointe1853 (9 Nov.) entire letter to Aix, marked "Voi de Commerce", bearing France 1849-52 10c. and 25c., both with margins all round, applied over manuscript "Bassepointe/15 9bre 1853" and cancelled "389" pc of Herault on arrival, showing St. Pierre c.d.s., "35" rate handstamp and red arrival of 12 Jan. 1854; some minor staining at top well clear of the adhesives. Very rare used of the 10c. and 25c. on a cover from a small village. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view T...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesBasse Pointe1855 (26 June) entire to Bordeaux, marked "Voie D'Angleterre" and "Bassepointe 26, Juin 1855", showing St. Pierre c.d.s. and handstruck "24"; light vertical filing fold, fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesBasse Pointe1857-89 entires/envelopes (10) with manuscript markings, including 1866 and 1867 entires each bearing Eagle 10c., 20c. and 40c., 1873 to Guadeloupe bearing 1871-76 25c. pair and single, 1875 entire to Nantes bearing 1871-76 40c., 1872-77 30c., 1877 entire to Paris bearing 1877-78 40c., etc., mixed conditionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesBasse Pointe1857 (27 Sept.) entire to Bordeaux, marked "Voie D'angleterre" and "Basse Pointe 27 7embe 1857", showing St. Pierre c.d.s., handstruck "12", transit and arrival markings; light vertical filing fold. Fine and scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesBasse Pointe1860 (11 Feb.) small mourning entire letter to Bordeaux, marked "Voie D'angleterre" and "Bassepointe/le 11 fev. 1860", showing St. Pierre c.d.s. and handstruck "6"; fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesBasse Pointe1860 (25 July) small mourning entire letter to Bordeaux, marked "Voie D'angleterre" and "Basse Pointe 25/Juillet 1860", showing St. Pierre c.d.s and handstruck "6"; fine and attractive. Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesBasse Point1875 (25 Nov.) entire letter to Nantes, bearing 1871-76 25c. pair with "mqe" in lozenge of dots and pen-stroke cancellations, marked "Voie de St. Nazaire" and "Basse pointe 25 9be 1875", and showing Ajoupa Bouuillon c.d.s.; fine. Signed RoumetSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesBasse Point1879 (23 Feb.) entire to Bordeaux, bearing 1877-78 15c. grey and 20c. brown with Basse Point c.d.s., and showing "col. fr./paq.fr. d. no 1" octagonal d.s.; the 15c. touched at left, fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesCase Navire1843 (8 June) entire letter to St. Pierre headed "Case Navire", marked "Presse" and showing framed "fort royal" in blue, 1845 (1 Aug.) entire letter to Nantes, headed "Case Navire", showing St. Pierre c.d.s. and red arrival of 16 Aug. on the front; also a used p.p.c.; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesCase Pilote1869 envelope from Fort de France to France, bearing Eagle 10c. and 40c. with "mqe" in lozenge cancellations, pen crosses and manuscript "Case Pte le 8 Janvier 1869"", showing despatch c.d.s. of the same date alongside and blue arrival of 26 Jan. additionally tied the 10c.; also 1892 stampless envelope to Paris (repaired at left) with Case Pilote c.d.s. of 10 March and 1926 p.p.c. Photo for the firstSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesDiamant1869 entire to Havre, bearing Eagle 10c. and 40c. with "mqe" in lozenge cancellations, marked "Voie St. Nazaire Diamant Mque 5 Juillet/1869" and showing Fort de France c.d.s. alongside with arrival datestamps on reverse; fine. Also three p.p.c's. Photo for firstSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesDucos1870 entire to François, bearing Eagle 10c. well margined vertical pair, tied by pen-cross and "mqe" in lozenge cancellation, marked "Ducos 24 Janvier 70" with Petit Bourg c.d.s. in transit alongside; ink-etching not detracting from this rare usage. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesFond Bouche1814 (21 Aug.) entire letter to Bordeaux headed "Bouche", showing straight line "martinique" and "colonies par/st. martin.isle.de re", charged "6" on arrival; disinfection slits and staining. Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesFond Core1864 (10 Apr.) entire letter to Marseille, marked "Fonds Core le 10 Aout 1864" with St. Pierre c.d.s. alongside, charged "8" and showing and red arrival c.d.s. of 30 Aug.; also unused p.p.c. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesFonds Saint Denis1868 entire letter to Marseille, bearing Eagle 10c. and 40c. with "mqe" in lozenge cancellations and pen crosses, showing manuscript "Fd. St. Denis le 27 Fev. 1868" and St. Pierre c.d.s. alongside; vertical filing fold at left, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesFort de France1866 (3 May) entire to Francois, bearing Eagle 20c. with "mqe" in lozenge of dots and showing Fort de France c.d.s. alongside; and1868 (21 June) small entire (a little stained) to St. Pierre, bearing Eagle 10c. horizontal pair with "mqe" in lozenge of dots cancellations and showing Fort de France c.d.s. on reverseSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesFort de France1866 (9 Aug.) small mourning envelope to Quimper, bearing Eagle 10c. and 20c. pair with "mqe" in lozenge of dots cancellations, showing Fort de France c.d.s. and a variety of transit and arrival markings, fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesFort de France1871 (13 Dec.) entire letter to Francois with Fort de France c.d.s., rated "30" in manuscript; filing fold at foot. A fine and scarce unpaid local letterSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesFort de France1872 (7 Sept. and 20 Dec). entires to St. Pierre, both bearing 1871-76 5c. and 15c. tied by "mqe" in lozenge of dots cancellations and with Fort de France c.d.s. alongside; and 1880 (23 Jan.) entire letter to St. Pierre, bearing 1877-78 20c. and showing Fort de France c.d.s.; fair to fine. Also six picture postcardsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesFort de France1873 (28 Sept.) envelope registered to Paris, bearing 1871-76 thin figures 40c. and thick figures 80c. pair and single with "mqe" in lozenge of dots cancellations, showing Fort de France c.d.s., straight-line "charge" at right, deleted on arrival in Paris and replaced by red boxed "r"; some faults but a very rare high value franking of considerable visual appeal. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesFort Royal1831 (9 Mar.) entire letter to St. Pierre, carried privately and with superb. "fort-royal" h.s. Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesFort Royal1831 (28 May) envelope (with enclosure) to St. Pierre, showing oval Le Gouveneur/de la Martinique cachet; and 1837 (11 Apr.) entire letter to Lamentin showing "conseil colonies/martinique" cachet and marked "Le President du Couseil Colonial de la Mque"; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesFort Royal1843 (12 Mar.) envelope to Aix showing St. Pierre c.d.s. and, on reverse, fine framed "fort royal" in blue and "Purefiee a Marsielle" handstamp; perimeter faults but scarceSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesFrancois1787 (6 Oct.) entire letter to Bordeaux headed "Francois", showing fine straight-line "la martinique" handstamp of the Service des paquebots du Roi, manuscript "20" charge mark on reverse; a little soiled. Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesFrancois1850 (8 Apr.) entire letter to Le Havre, showing framed "francois" handstamp with manuscript "8 Avril 50" above, Fort de France c.d.s. of the same date, red framed "colonies/& art 11" and handstruck "15" charge mark; fine and rare. Only three recorded. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesFrancois1851-81 entires/envelopes (12), including 1851 (2) to Fort de France with framed "francois" and manuscript date alongside, 1872 from Bordeaux, 1873 from Guadeloupe with red "guadeloupe/paid" c.d.s., 1879 with Francois c.d.s., marked "tres pressie", 1874 entires (2) from the same correspondence bearing 1871-72 30c. pair with lozenge of dots cancellations and showing red "guadeloupe/paid" datestamps, etc., chiefly good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Con...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesFrancois1873 (1 Aug.) printed local entire with green "francois/martinique/mairie" cachet; clean vertical filing fold. FineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesGalion1819 (21 Mar.) entire letter to Paris, headed "Galion", showing straight line "martinique" and red "colonies/par l havre"; also 1862 stampless entire letter from St. Pierre to Galion with "30" manuscript rate mark. Rare. Behr Certificate (2010) for the first. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesGalion1870 (10 Mar.) entire letter to Nantes, headed "Galion", bearing Eagle 10c. and 20c. horizontal strip of three with lozenge cancellations and blue Colonies Francais c.d.s. tying the strip; vertical filing fold, fine. An attractive and unusual franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesGalion1870 (17 Mar.) entire letter to Nantes headed "Galion", marked Voie francaise, bearing Eagle 5c. pair and 40c. with "mqe" in lozenge of dots cancellations. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesGalion1870 (17 June) entire letter to Nantes, headed "Galion", marked "Voie francaise", bearing Eagle 10c. and 40c. with single "mqe" in lozenge of dots cancellation and showing "martinique/gros morne" c.d.s. Very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesGalion1871 (24 May) entire letter to Nantes, headed "Galion", marked Voie anglaise, bearing Eagle 10c. pair (corner fault) and vertical strip of five with "mqe" in lozenge cancellations; fine and a spectacular franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesGrand Bourg1872 (5 Feb.) entire letter to Francois, bearing 1871-76 20c. (just touched at top) with very rare signet ring cancellation and showing fine Petit Bourg c.d.s., fine and most attractive. The only known cover with this improvised canceller used for the cancellation of a postage stamp. Also a loose example of this cancellation on a 20c. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesGrand Bourg1872 (16 July) stampless envelope to St. Pierre, marked "Affranche/Melanie Fouche" and with an impression from her signet ring as proof of payment, Petit Bourg c.d.s. alongside; part of flap missing and address partly covered. Rare and attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesGros Morne1862 (24 Sept.) entire letter to Bordeaux, marked "Gros Morne 24 8bre 1862", bearing Eagle 10c. pairs (2) and a single pen-cancelled (by the sender?) and with mute lozenge cancellations, Fort de France c.d.s. additionally tied the single 10c.; some minor faults but an attractive franking and the only entire known where the sender apparently did the postmarking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesGros Morne1864 (Feb.) home-made stampless envelope to St. Pierre, marked "Trinite 26 Fevr 64" and showing Gros Morne c.d.s.; 1865 (16 Dec.) entire letter from Le Havre to Martinique with St. Pierre (5.1.66) and Gros Morne (8.1.6) transit and arrival markings on reverse; 1880 (2 June) small entire letter (stains) to St. Pierre, bearing 1878-80 20c. with Gros Morne cancellation; and 1887 (4 Feb.) entire letter to Fort de France, bearing 1881-86 15c. with Gros Morne cancellation,; also two picture postcards. Good to fi...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesGros Morne1865 (1 Jan.) entire letter from Basse Terre, Guadeloupe to Trinite, marked "La Caribe", bearing Eagle 10c. pair "timbre couche" and 40c. with mute lozenge of dots cancellations, showing fine "paid/at/guadeloupe" Crowned circle in red and Gros Morne c.d.s. alongside; some faults but a remarkable combination of the Timbre couche and Crowned circle handstamp. Roumet Certificate (200). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesGros Morne1873 (12 June) entire letter to Nantes, bearing 1871-76 5c. vertical pair and 40c. with "mqe" in lozenge of dots cancellation and showing Gros Morne c.d.s.; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesGros Morne1879 (14 July) envelope registered to Paris, bearing 1877-78 5c. and 25c. strip of three with Gros Morne cancellations and manuscript "Charge No. 67-9Gms" and with framed "r" alongside, transit and arrival markings on reverse. A fine and a very rare registered cover from a small office, carried by private vessel. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesLe Carbet1857 (11 Jan.) entire letter to Bordeaux with manuscript "Le Carbet le 11 Jan. 1857" with St. Pierre c.d.s. of the same date alongside, 1866 entire leter to Bordeaux bearing Eagle 10c. and 40c. with "mqe" in lozenge and pen crosses with manuscript "Carbet 18 7bre. 1866" alongsde, 1876 (29 Nov.) entire letter to Marseilles bearing 1872-77 thick figures 10c. and 30c. with "mqe" in lozenge, pen crosses and manuscript "le Carbet/29 9bre 76" tying the 10c., also seven picture postcards, unused or used, mixed con...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesLa Grande Anse1851 (10 Dec.) entire letter from Grande Anse to Pinney, forwarded through Ajoupa Bouillon to St. Pierre where the double rate by British Packet was paid by France 1849-52 1f. pair and single (2 touched or cut into at top), grille sans fin cancellation and red Calais arrival of 10 Jan. 1852. Very early use of French stamps in the island from a very small sub office. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesLa Grande Anse1877 envelope to Toulon marked "Gd Anse le/21 Juillet 1877", bearing 1877-78 20c. pair with manuscript cancellations and tied by light Ajoupa Bouillon transit c.d.s.; 1878 mourning envelope to Toulon marked "Gd Anse le 27 7br 78", bearing 1877-78 20c. pair cancelled by Ajoupa Bouillon c.d.s.; 1880 envelope to Paris bearing 1871-76 15c. and 1872-77 10c. with lozenge of dots and showing fine La Grand Anse c.d.s.; 1882 (9 Sept.) envelope to Gironde bearing 1878-80 imperf. 15c. pair and 1881-86 20c. with La...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesLamentin1762 (31 Jan.) military entire letter from the French Headquarters addressed to "M. Poquet Commandant du Batailon du Lamentin au Lamentin" and marked "Service entoute diligence Chaillon"; toned but fine. PhotoNote: The English had attacked Martinique on 7th. January 1762 and the island surrendered on the 13th February 1762Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesLamentin1777-1879 entire letters (7), entires (2), envelopes (2) and a Bill of Lading, including 1777 (21 Apr.) entire letter from Bordeaux to Lamentin with straight line "france"; 1787 (20 Oct.) entire letter to Vincenne marked "Martinique" and "B. L. Affranche"; 1862 entire letter to Fort de France bearing Eagle 10c. and marked "Lamentin 4 Dre 1862"; and 1869 entire to Trinite bearing Eagle 20c. and marked "Affranche une 0.20c, Lamentin 25 Fev. 69"; mixed conditionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more i...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesLamentin1802-32 entire letters (4), markings include "colonies par/marseilles", "colonies par/bordeaux", framed "pays d'outrerer/par bordeaux" and framed "pays d'outremer", etc., good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesLamentin1861 (30 Sept.) entir letter from Paris to Lamentin, bearing Empire 10c. and 40c. with "es2" in lozenge of dots cancellations; 1868 (27 Oct.) entire letter to Lamantin, bearing 1862 10c. and 20c. vertical strip of three with "1517" gros chiffres cancellations and showing "or" in circle below; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesLamentin1874-82 entires/envelopes (8), including 1879 to St. Pierre bearing 1877-78 20c. 1880 to St. Pierre bearing 1877-78 5c. pairs (2); and 1882 to Fort de France bearing 1881-86 20c. pair, etc., chiefly good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesLamentin1874 (4 Aug.) "le moniteur de la martinique" newspaper to Versailles, bearing 1871-76 15c. with "mqe" in lozenge of dots cancellation and marked "Lamtn 7 Avril 74"; folded. RareSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesLamentin1887 (31 Oct.) envelope registered to St. Pierre, bearing 1881-86 5c. strip of three and 15c. (2), all tied by Lamentin c.d.s. and showing boxed "r"; small faults but a scarce registered letter from this small office. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesLamentin1892 (22 July) Carte Postale to Paris, bearing 1881-86 5c. (2) tied by Le Lamentin c.d.s.; the card creased at lower left. Robineau Certificate (2006). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesLa Montagne1838 (8 Aug.) entire letter to Le Havre headed "La Montagne", marked "Voie d'angleterre", showing framed "Packet Letter" in black and framed "packet letter" in red; and 1840 (7 Feb.) entire letter to Marseille headed "La Montagne", marked "Par le Napoleon" (deleted) and "P 'Esperance"; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesLe Trou au Chat1845 (6 March) entire letter to Paris headed "Le Trou au Chat", marked "Par voie d'Angleterre", showing framed "colonies/&.c art 12" in red and Boulogne transit d.s. (11.4). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesLorrain1904 (31 May) envelope to Bordeaux, bearing Tablet 5c. vertical strip of three with "lorrain/martinique" cancellations and showing transit and arrival datestamps on reverse; the envelope with horizontal fold towards footSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesMacouba1777 (15 Feb.) entire leter to Marseille headed "Macouba", carried privately to Bordeaux, endorsed on reverse "Sous couvers de tres humbles et obeissants serviteurs A Bordeaux le 12 May 1777 Drunard Freres & Fils Aine"; light red date noted on the front. One of the earliest letters written from Macouba to FranceSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesMacouba1841-91 entires/envelopes (12), including 1841 (27 Oct.) from Paris to Macouba with red boxed "p.p." 1842 entire letter from Paris to Macouba; and 1853 envelope to Gironde marked "Macouba le 13 Aout 1853", showing hollow handstruck "25" (black) and "35" (red); mixed conditionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesMarigot1751-1888 entire letters (5), envelope and a card, including 1751 to Bordeaux headed "Au Marigot de la Martinique" and showing "port lovis" port of entry h.s.; 1824 (29 Mar.) to Agen with straight-line "bordeaux" and endorsed "Acheminee par vos tres humble serviteure Salles & Thurben" on reverse; 1826 disinfected to Agen showing faint "74/le havre" in red; and 1870 (1 May) to Nantes via Ajoupa Bouillon, bearing Eagle 10c. and 40c. with "mqe" in lozenge; chiefly good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Prem...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesMarigot1863 (9 Sept.) entire letter to Gironde, bearing Eagle 10c. and 40c. sharing a single lozenge of dots cancellation, marked "Voie d'Angleterre" and "Marigot le 9 7bre 1863", and showing St. Pierre (10.9) and Calais (29.9) transit datestamps; filing fold clears of the adhesives. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesMarin1793-1899 entire letters (6), entire and envelopes (7), including 1846 envelope to Paris, marked "franche 7 9ber 1846", showing framed "marin" in blue and framed "colonies/&c art 13" in red; 1859 entire letter from Grand Fond to France marked "Marin 25 7bre 59"; 1860 envelope to Nantes, marked "Marin 25 jer 60" and showing Fort de France transit d.s.; 1889 hand-made envelope to Fort de France; and 1899 (9 Mar.) envelope registered to Paris and franked at 40c. An interesting lot, chiefly good to fineSubject to...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesMarin1794 (26 July) entire letter to Annan headed "Fort Royal", showing light but clear "l derry" and "ship" handstamps with red "se/21" Bishop mark on reverse, variously rated; some light discolouration. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesMarin1841 (22 Nov.) disinfected entire letter to Alencon, re-directed on arrival to Orne, showing "justice de paix du marin/marinique" circular cachet (and another on reverse), framed "martinique" and "1d." in oval handstamps; fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesMarin1847 (7 Aug.) entire letter to St. Malo, showing framed "marin" in blue, manuscript "Franche 7 Aout 47", tiny unframed "p.p." in blue, framed "colonies/&c art 13" in red plus transit and arrival datestamps, fine and rare. Roumet Certificate (2008). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesMarin1863 (22 May) entire to Bordeaux, marked "marin 22 mai 63", showing Fort de France c.d.s., "colonies fr./tampico" c.d.s. of the Mexican line and handstruck "6". Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesMarin1864 (25 Oct.) entire letter to Bordeaux, marked "Marin 25 8bre 64", showing Petit Bourg c.d.s. and, on reverse, Fort de France c.d.s. and very fine octagonal "martinique/tampico" octagonal d.s. of the Mexican line and carried on the penultimate voyage; fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesMarin1893 (18 Nov.) entire letter, headed "Marin", addressed "Au Citoyen Mrtin Notaire Rre. Pillote"; very fine and rare. Behr Certificate (2010). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesMorne Rouge1792-1900 entire letters (3), entire and envelopes (4), including 1792 entire letter headed "De La Maison Rouge ou 12 Juillet 92"; a range of later manuscript markings; and 1888-95 envelopes (3) with adhesives tied by rare "morne rouge/martinique" double-ring d.s. with two also showing "ligne d/paq. fr. no 1" c.d.s., one in blue; also ten picture post cardsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesMorne Vert1864 (26 Apr.) stampless entire letter to France with manuscript "Morne Vert/le 26 Avril 1864" on reverse; 1879 (9 Nov.) entire letter to Le Havre bearing 1871-76 25c. blue pair cancelled by "mqe" in lozenge and pen cross cancellations and with manuscript "Morn Vert le 9bre 1872" additionally tying the adhesives; and 1889 (12 April) envelope to Bordeaux bearing 1881-86 25c. with St. Pierre c.d.s. and pen cross cancellation and showing manuscript "Morne Vert le 12 Avril 1889" at upper right; also unused p....

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesPalmiste1858 (25 Mar.) entire letter to Bordeaux headed "Palmiste le 25 Mars 1858", marked "Voie D'Angleterre" and showing Fort de France and "col. fr. angl/amb. calais" c.d.s. (19.4), plus handstruck "6". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesParnasse1851 (14 May), entire letter to Paris, marked "Packet" and "Parnasse/le 14 Mai 1851", showing light framed "colonies/&c. art 13" in red, Calais entry c.d.s. and handstruck "15" with St. Pierre datestamp on reverse. Scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesPetit Bourg1864 stampless envelope (faults) showing Petit Bourg c.d.s. and manuscript "Marin 24 x bre 1864"; 1869 (24 July), (1 Nov.) and 1871 (9 Dec.) stampless entire letters to Francois each with Petit Borg c.d.s.; chiefly good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesPetit Bourg1865 (9 Sept.) large part entire to Pointe a Pitre, bearing Eagle 10c. pair and 40c. with "mqe" on lozenge of dots cancellations (the 40c. moved and placed near the top of the front panel as is was covering part of the address), showing "martinique/petit bourg" c.d.s. and framed "pd" in red additionally tying the pair; vertical filing fold affects the pair. Signed Calves. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesPetit Bourg1870 (26 Nov.) entire to Marseilles, bearing Eagle 5c. pair, 20c. and 40c. with "mqe" in lozenge cancellations, showing Petit Bourg c.d.s., framed "pd" in red and Calais entry d.s.; horizontal filing fold. A scarce and attractive three colour franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesPetit Bourg1876 (21 Dec.) entire to Francois, bearing Eagle 10c. vertical pair tied by "mqe" in lozenge cancellations and showing Petit Bourg c.d.s. alongside; horizontal filing fold clear of the adhesives. Fine and scarce internal mail. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesPrecheur1803 (20 Jan.) entire letter to Le Creot headed "Prechuer 20 Janvier 1803", carried by private ship, marked "Le Montieur/par Marseille" and showing "colonies par/marseille" handstamp; a little stainedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesPrecheur1815 (25 Apr.) entire letter to Marseilles headed "Precheur Mque" and showing, on reverse, straight-line "martinique"; 1820 (1 July) entire letter to Marseilles showing straight-line "martinique" and "colonies par/bordeaux"; and 1886 10c. postal stationery card to Paris; also two picture post cards; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesPrechuer1850 (7 Oct.) entire letter datelined "Precheur" to Beaufort, marked "Par Voie D'Anglaterre", showing framed "colonies/&c.art.13" and Calais entry d.s., both in red, two strikes of handstruck "15" with St. Pierre c.d.s. on reverse; a trifle stained. Behr Certificate (2010). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesPrecheur1862 (11 Dec.) entire letter to Paris, bearing Eagle 10c. and 40c. with mute lozenge of dots and pen-cross cancellations, marked "Precheur le 11 Dec. 1862", showing St. Pierre c.d.s., framed "pd" in red and Calais entry d.s.; slightly stained and minor perimeter faults. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesPrecheur1878 (8 Oct.) mourning envelope to France, bearing 1877-78 20c. pair; 1880 (28 Apr.) envelope to France, bearing 1877-78 5c. and 20c.; and 1882 (27 Jan.) entire letter to Bordeaux, bearing 1881-86 20c.; all with manuscript "Precheur" and date on the front. Also three picture postcardsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Blanche1870 (26 Aug.) envelope to Fort de France, bearing Eagle 20c. with

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Chaude1841 (1 Oct.) entire letter to Montmerle headed "Riviere Chaude", showing framed "martinique" h.s. and entry datestamp of 25 Nov. 1841, slit for disinfection; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Pilote1787 (11 June) entire letter to St. Malo headed "Riviere Pilote", showing good to fine straight-line "la martinique" handsamp of the Royal Packet service and oval "colonies/par/l'isle de/rhe", rated "20" in manuscript; small burn hole on the front but a superb cover and extremely rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Pilote1827 (20 Feb.) entire letter to Le Havre headed "R. Pilote le 20 Feb. 1827", showing straight-line "martinique" and "colonies/par nantes" handstamps, slit for disinfection; 1831 (25 Mar.) entire letter to Paris, carried by private ship, showing framed "pays d'outremer/par bordeaux"; and 1836 (4 Aug.) entire letter to Le Havre showing framed "pays d'outremer/par le havre"; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Pilote1845-63 envelopes (3) from the same correspondence to Le Havre, marked "R.pte", "Riviere Pilote" and "Rve Pte", charged "6" or "12" and carried on the "Atrato", "Conway" and the last by French Packet, fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Pilote1849-59 entire letters (5) and envelopes (2) with a variety of manuscript "Riviere Pilote" markings, five showing framed "colonies/&c. art 13" in red, mixed conditionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Pilote1868 (29 Feb.) large part entire to St. Pierre, bearing Eagle 10c. pair with "mqe" in lozenge of dots and pen-cross cancellations, marked "Riv.re Pte 29 Fevr. 1868" and showing Petit Bourg c.d.s.; traces of staining. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Pilote1870 entire to Fort de France bearing Eagle 20c. with "mqe" in lozenge and pen-cross cancellations; 1873 (21 May) envelope (faults) to Paris bearing 1871-76 5c. pair and 40c.; 1877 (30 July) envelope to Fort de France bearing 1871-76 5c. strip of four with pen-cross cancellations; and 1880 (8 Jan.) entire letter to St. Pierre bearing 1877-78 20c. with Riviere Pilote c.d.s., all with various style Riviere Pilote manuscript marks, mixed conditionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Pilote1873 (8 Feb.) envelope to Paris, bearing 1871-76 5c. vertical pair and 40c. with "mqe" in lozenge of dots and pen-cross cancellations, marked "Voie le St. Nazaire" and "riviere pilote 8 Fev. 73", and showing Petit Bourg c.d.s.; tiny traces of staining, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Pilote1874 (11 Jan.) envelope to Paris, bearing 1871-76 10c. pair and 40c. with "mqe" in lozenge of dots and pen-cross cancellations, marked "Voie anglaise" and "Riv.re Pte 11 Janvier 74", and showing Petit Bourg c.d.s.; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Pilote1875 (25 June) mourning envelope to Paris, bearing 1871-76 40c. and 1872-77 thick figures 15c. pair, c.d.s. and pen-cross cancellations, marked "Rivre Pte/25 Juin/75" and showing fine "colonies fra. v. angl" c.d.s. in blue; the stamps cut into but a rare franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Pilote1876 (28 Nov.) envelope to France, bearing 1871-76 25c. with "mqe" in lozenge of dots cancellation, marked "Riv.re Pte 28 Nbre 76" and with "cor.d.arm./fort de france" octagonal d.s. below; fine and very scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Pilote1879 (24 Mar.) envelope to Le Havre, bearing Eagle 10c., 20c. and 40c. with "mqe" in lozenge and pen-cross cancellations, marked "Riv.re Pte/24 Mars/70" and "Via England", showing Petit Bourg c.d.s., framed "pd" and Le Havre entry d.s.; a few tiny stain spots and minor perimeter faults, otherwise fine and a rare three colour franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Salee1848 (16 May) entire letter to Beaufort datelined "A La Riviere Salee le 16 May 1848", marked "Tres pressee", showing St. Pierre c.d.s., framed "colonies/&c.art 13" in red, "17" charge mark and, on reverse across flap, framed "fort royal" in blue. Behr Certificate (2010). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Salee1854 (26 June) envelope to Rouen, marked "Voie d'Angleterre" and "R.Lee 26 Juin 1854" and showing Fort de France c.d.s.; 1863 (28 July) entire letter to Francois, marked "Rv. Salee 28 Juillet 1863" and showing Petit Bourg c.d.s. on the reverse; the first with some small faultsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRiviere Salee1880 (5 Feb.) envelope to Besançon, bearing 1877-78 5c. and 20c. with Fort de France cancellation, marked "R. Salee 5 Fevrier 1880" and showing red octagonal paquebot datestamp; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRobert1778 (26 Mar.) entire letters (2, original and 2nd. duplicate) ex the same correspondence from Bordeaux, one with red "A" in circle and both with straight-line "france"; fine. A rare pair of letters. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRobert1801 (19 July) entire letter to London headed "Robert" and showing, on reverse, a fine strike of the extremely rare "Ship Lre/Crown/martinique" and with red arrival c.d.s. (4.9); filing folds and some stains. It is believed that only one other cover (dated 1812) is known with this rare Ship Letter marking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesRobert1880 (23 June) entire letter to St. Pierre, bearing 1878-80 20c. with Fort de France c.d.s. and Robert c.d.s. alongside. Also 1875 "L'Usine du Robert Rapport" (17 pages of accounts) with 1871-76 5c., thick figures 15c. on reverse (but missing address band) and a picture post card. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSainte Anne1786 (17 Aug.) entire letter to Bordeaux headed "Ste. Anne le 17 Aoust 1786", showing fine curved "colonies par/rochfort"; 1875 (8 Oct.) entire letter to Bordeaux, bearing 1871-76 25c. blue with Petit Bourg and pen-cross cancellations, marked "St. Anne/8 Octobre 75" and with red octagonal paquebot datestamp alongside; and 1876 (8 Jan.) entire letter to St Pierre, bearing 1871-76 5c. and 1872-77 thick figures 15c. with "mqe" in lozenge of dots and pen-cross cancellations, marked "Ste Anne 8 Janvier 1876" an...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Esprit1849 (12 Sept.) entire letter to Macouba headed "S Esprit le 12 Septembre", showing fine framed "le prefect/apostolique" h.s. in blue and St. Pierre c.d.s.; horizontal filing fold, fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Esprit1850 (25 May) entire letter to Cosne, marked "St. Esprit 25 Mai 50", showing Fort de France c.d.s., framed "colonies/&c.art 13" in red and handstruck "15". PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Esprit1852 (13 Apr.) envelope from Fort de France to Saint Esprit with black "procureur de la republique fort de france" cachet; 1863 (6 Dec.) entire letter headed "St. Esprit 6 Dber 1863" with Fort de France c.d.s. alongside (some ink-etching to the address); 1873 (25 Sept.) entire letter to Francois marked "Affranche avec 20c. St. Esprit 25 7bre 73"; and 1880 (17 Dec.) home-made envelope to St. Pierre with St. Esprit c.d.s. (envelope torn through and repaired by tape). Behr Certificate (2010) for 1873 coverS...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSt. Esprit1852 (10 Oct.) entire letter to Rochefort, marked "St. Esprit", showing framed "colonies/&c.art. 13" and Calais entry d.s., both in red; 1871 (7 Dec.) entire letter to Marseilles, endorsed on reverse "St. Esprit"; and 1878 hand-made envelope to St. Pierre marked "St. Esprit" and with faint Petit Bourg c.d.s.; good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Esprit1868 (12 Mar.) envelope to Fort de France, bearing Eagle 20c. tied by "mqe" in lozenge and pen-cross cancellations, marked "St. Esprit 12 Mars 68" and with Petit Bourg c.d.s. alongside; minor perimeter faultsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Esprit1869 (21 July) home-made envelope to Fort de France, marked "St. Esprit 21 Juillet 69 1f. 20" with Petit Bourg c.d.s. alongside, some faults but a rare quadruple rate internal cover; and 1873 (29 Sept.) entire letter to Francois, marked "St. Esprit 29 7brs 73" and with Petit Bourg c.d.s. of the same date alongside, fine. Photo for firstSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Esprit1872 (7 July) entire letter to Bordeaux, bearing 1871-72 Empire 5c. pair (cut into at left) and 1871-76 40c. with "mqe" in lozenge cancellations, marked "packet francais" and, on reverse, "St. Esprit (Martinique) 7 Juillet"; horizontal filing fold, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Esprit1874 (31 July) envelope to Fort de France, bearing 1871-76 5c. and 10c. with pen-cross cancellations, marked "St. Esprit 31 Juillet 74", showing Petit Bourg c.d.s. and blue oval "counseil d'etat/arrivee" d.s.; fine. Photo,Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Esprit1874 (28 Oct.) envelope to St. Pierre, bearing 1871-76 5c. and 15c. sharing a single "mqe" in lozenge cancellation, marked "Affranchie Avec 20c." and "St Esprit 28 th. Octobre" and showing Petit Bourg c.d.s.; minor imperfections. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSt. Esprit1881 and 1882 stampless hand-made envelopes to St. Pierre with St. Esprit c.d.s.; 1890 envelope to Bordeaux (address excised) bearing 1881-86 5c. pair and 25c. with St. Esprit cancellations and showing ligne d/paq, fr. no. 1" octagonal d.s. in blue. Good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Joseph1880 (16 Aug.) entire letter to St. Pierre, bearing 1878-80 20c. with Fort de France c.d.s. and pen-cross cancellations, marked "St. Joseph 16 Aout 80"; 1881 (21 Sept.) entire bearing 1878-80 20c. with blue Fort de France c.d.s. and marked "St Joseph 21 7be 81"; and 1882 (12 June) entire bearing 1881-86 20c. with St. Pierre c.d.s. and pen-cross cancellations, and marked "St Joseph 12 Juin 82" alongside. Good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditi...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Luce1771 (22 Feb.) entire letter to Marseille headed "Au Sais Sousy MQE 22 Fevrier 1771" and showing straight-line "de rochefort" h.s., also 1816 (21 Aug.) entire letter to Poitiers, showing straight-line "martinique" and "colonies par/brest" handstamps; a fine pairSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Luce1847 (5 Aug.) entire letter from Havana to St. Lucie with good "paid/at/havana" Crowned circle, St. Pierre arrival of 10 Sept. and, on reverse, Kingston transit of 2 Sept; a light horizontal filing crease affects the Crowned Circle marking. Fine and very rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Marie1766-1861 entire letters (4) and a mourning envelope, including 1766 entire letter to Laval headed "Au poet Ste Marie" showing straight-line "s malo" entry h.s.; 1825 entire letter to Avignon showing straight-line "martinique" and "colonies par/nantes"; and 1861 mourning envelope to France marked "Ste Marie 25 Aout 1861", etc., chiefly fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Marie1851 (16 May) envelope from Paris to St. Marie, bearing 1849-52 5c. pair and 1f. carmine (all touched or slightly cut into at places), tied by grill sans fin and framed "not paid" in red, carried by British vessel to New York and St. Thomas, showing Fort de France arrival d.s. on the front and with oval "foreign letter office/st. thomas" on reverse. Attractive and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Marie1864 (12 Sept.) entire letter to Trinite, bearing Eagle 10c. pair with pen-cross cancellations, and marked "St. Marie 12 Septembre 1864"; filing folds, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Marie1870-93 entire letters (3) and envelopes (3), including 1872 entire letter to Fort de France bearing 1871-76 5c. and 15c.; 1879 envelope to France bearing 1878-80 10c. and 15c.; and 1880 mourning envelope to France bearing 1877-78 25c., etc.; chiefly fine. Also five picture post cardsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Marie1871 (22 Mar.) envelope to Paris, bearing Eagle 10c. horizontal strip of three and 40c. with "mqe" in lozenge cancellations and marked "Ste. Marie 22 Mars 1871" alongside; flap missing and a little soiled.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSainte Marie1874 (9 Sept.) front to Paris, bearing 1871-76 15c. horizontal strip of three with sheet margin at left and large margins other sides, "mqe" in lozenge of dots cancellations with "St. Marie 9 Septembre 1874" alongside, and showing blue Ajoupa Bouillon c.d.s. and "passse a la compe" h.s.; small fault atlower left, attractive and scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSainte Marie1876 (15 July) entire to St. Pierre, bearing 1871-76 5c. horizontal strip of three and single with "mqe" in lozenge of dots and manuscript cancellations, and marked "St. Marie 15 Juillet 1876"; some wrinkles, otherwise fine and attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSainte Marie1876 (29 July) entire to St. Pierre, bearing 1872-77 thick figures 10c. horizontal pair with large margins, pen-cancelled and with "Voie du Sud" and "St. Marie, le 29 Juillet 1876" alongside; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Marie1876 (2 Oct.) entire letter to St. Pierre, bearing 1871-76 5c. pairs (2) with "mqe" in lozenge and manuscript cancellations, marked "St. Marie 2 8be 76" alongside; fine and an unusual franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Pierre1771 (23 Feb.) entire letter to Lamentin, marked "poste" and showing good stright-line "st pierre" handstamp; a fine early letter. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Pierre1831 (30 May) entire letter to Riviere Pilote, showing straight-line "st pierre" and manuscript "60c" being the rate for a letter landed at St. Pierre from the sea; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesSaint Pierre1850 (8 April) entire letter to Marseilles, marked "Par Le packet anglais", showing fine strikes of the "h.arluc/capitaine/mart" seal in blue at upper left (also used as a seal on reverse), framed "colonies/&c.art 13" in red partly overstruck by Calais entry d.s. and handstruck "15"; filing fold. Striking and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTartane1824 (1 June) entire letter to Nantes datelined "Tartane", showing straight-line "martinique" and "colonies par/nantes" handstamps; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1750 (20 July) entire letter to Bordeaux datelined "a La Trinite", showing a light strike of the tiny "de la flotte" handstamp; fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1769 (8 June) entire letter to Beaune, Marked "Trinite" and "Affranche"; fine, this being the earliest recorded manuscript mark known from any of the sub offices, other than St. Pierre. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1785 (15 Dec.) entire letter to Bordeaux, datelined "a La Trinite", marked "affranche" and with very fine oval "colonies/par/la/flotte" handstamp at lower right, rated "12" in manuscript; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1823 (23 Mar.) entire letter to Rouen, datelined "Trinite" with fine "colonies par/st martin isle de re" handstamp, rated "8" in blue; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1832-66 entire letters or entires (5) each with framed "trinite" in black or blue, including 1832 (14 Jan.) to St. Pierre (very early usage) and 1843 to Calvados in blue, etc.; good to fine. Roumet Certificate (2008) for 1843 coverSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1834 (17 May) entire letter, with disinfection slits, to Exideuil in the Dordogne, datelined "Trinite", showing framed "pays d'outremer", Nantes c.d.s. and oval-framed "Id." for local delivery; some stains. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1842-82 entires or envelopes (7), including 1842 to Calvados with St. Pierre c.d.s. 1857 to Paris marked "Trinite Mque 9 Novembre 1857" on the reverse; 1866 envelope to France marked "Trinite Mqe 27 Decembre 65" on reverse: and 1877 and 1882 stampless envelopes to St. Pierre each charged 60c.: chiefly good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1853 (12 Jan.) entire letter to Paris, bearing France 1849-52 25c. pair (touched or slightly cut into at left and top) and 1f. carmine (large margins and showing a trace of the adjoining stamp at top), tied by grille sans fin and showing, on reverse, framed "trinite" and Paris arrival (14.3); fine and highly attractive. The only recorded use of the framed "trinite" handstamp used on a franked cover. Photoprovenance:Federico Borromeo D'Adda, April 2013Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information...

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1861-83 entires or envelopes (7), including 1861 and 1863 to France, both bearing Eagle 10c. and 40c. with mute lozenge of dots and pen-cross cancellations; 1874 to Fort de France bearing 1871-76 5c. and 15c. with pen-cross cancellations, and 1883 to Fort de France bearing 5c., 10c., etc., mixed condition. Also five picture post cardsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1862 (9 June) entire letter to France, bearing Eagle 10c. and 40c. with mute lozenge of dots and pen-cross cancellations, marked "Voie Anglaise" on the front and "Trinite Mque 9 Juin 62" on the reverse, Fort de France c.d.s. on the front, a variety of transit and arrival markings; a trifle stained. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1862 (25 June) envelope to France, bearing Eagle 10c. and 40c. with mute lozenge of dots and pen-cross cancellations, marked "(Voie transatlantique)" and, on reverse, "Trinite Mque 25 Juin 62", St. Pierre c.d.s. on the front; a little stained. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1862 (26 June) opened-out envelope to Bayeux, bearing Eagle 10c. and 40c. pairs with mute lozenge of dots and pen-cross cancellations, marked "Par le Steamer francaise Vera Cruz", showing Fort de France c.d.s. and, on reverse, manuscript "Trintie Mque 26 Juin 62"; the adhesives with some fault and the envelope with spike hole. Attractive and a fine Mexican line cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1865-71 hand-made stampless envelopes (4) from the same correspondence to St. Pierre, three with Gros Morne c.d.s. and marked "Trinite" and date on the front; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1865 (9 Aug.) envelope to Switzerland, bearing Eagle 10c. pair and 40c. pairs (2) tied by "mqe" in lozenge and pen-cross cancellations, marked "Voie anglaise" on the front and with "Trinite Mque 9 Aout 65" on reverse plus and arrival datestamps, fine and very scarce mail addressed to Switzerland. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1866 (10 Apr.) entire letter to Guadeloupe, bearing Eagle 10c. pair and 40c. with pen-cross cancellations, marked "Voie anglaise", showing Gros Morne c.d.s. with manuscript "Trinite Mqe 10 Avril 66" on reverse; light filing fold clear of the adhesives, fine. Behr Certificate (2013). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1870 (17 Apr.) entire letter to Nantes, bearing Eagle 10c. and 40c. with "mqe" in lozenge of dots cancellations, marked "Voie francaise" and with Gros Morne c.d.s. on the front and manuscript "Trinite Mque 17 Avril 17" on reverse; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1870 (25 Nov.) entire letter to France, bearing Eagle 10c., 20c. and 40c. with "mqe" in lozenge of dots cancellations, marked "Voie Anglaise", showing Fort de France c.d.s. with manuscript "Trinite Mque 25 Novenbre 1870" on reverse; the 40c. cut into but otherwise fine and a rare three colour franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1874 (27 June) entire to Marseilles, bearing 1871-76 5c. pair and 15c. horizontal strip of four tied by "mqe" in lozenge of dots and pen-cross cancellations, marked "Voie Anglaise Royal Steam Mail" and, on reverse, "Trinite Mque 27 Juin 74" plus a variety of transit and arrival markings; the adhesives with some small faults but a spectacular 70c. franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrinite1877 (28 Oct.) entire to Bordeaux, bearing 1871-76 Ceres 5c. strip of seven and a single with pen cross and octagonal Paquebot cancellations, showing Gros Morne and red "col fr./paq. fra no. 2" datestamps with, on reverse, manuscript "Trinite Mque 28 Octobre 77" and arrival d.s.; horizontal filing fold affecting the single; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrois Ilets1781 (14 July) entire letter to Bordeaux headed "Trois Ilets" and showing "col par/lorient" handstamp; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrois Ilets1794 (9 Sept.) entire letter from Admiral Sir John Jervis (later Earl of St. Vincent) on board his flagsip H.M.S. Boyne off Trois Islets addressed to the War Office London, showing straight-line "martinique" h.s.; interesting contents regarding the appointment of his nephew as Commander of H.M.S. Rose. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesTrois Ilets1837 (15 Dec.) entire letter to Toulon headed "Aux trois Ilets", showing "colonies/par le havre" h.s. and charged "12"; also 1892 front bearing 1881-86 5c. and 10c. pair with Trois Ilets c.d.s. and seven (6 different) picture postcardsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesVauclin1754 (6 Oct.) entire letter to Macouba, endorsed on reverse "Lettre du Vauclin du 6 Obr 1854", carried privately; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesVauclin1775 (23 Jan.) entire to Bordeaux headed "au Vauclin" and showing faint red "B" and "DV" markings; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesVauclin1818 (14 Sept.) entire letter to Bordeaux headed "Vauclin", showing fine "colonies par/st martin isle-de-re" h.s.; and 1839 (1 March) entire letter to Montfort headed "Vauclin", showing straight-line "martinique" on reverse, "1d" in oval for local delivery; a fine pair of coversSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesVauclin1825 (15 Aug.) entire letter, with disinfection slits, to Duraves, headed "Vauclin" and showing "32/bordeaux"; a little soiled. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

French Colonies - Martinique. The Brian Brookes CollectionThe Sub Post OfficesVauclin1868 envelope to Fort de France bearing Eagle 20c. (ink-etching to the address), 1878 envelope to France, marked "Vauclin 27 Aout 1878" and bearing1877-78 20c. pair with c.d.s. and pen-cross cancellations; and 1877 envelope to France bearing 1877-78 40c. with c.d.s. and pen-cross cancellation, mixed condition. Also three picture postcardsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.