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Auction: 20037 - The Charles Freeland Collection of Three Islands: St Lucia, Nevis & St Vincent
Lot: 646

(x) St. Vincent
Abbreviated Village Datestamps
"BEQ" Bequia
1908 (28 Oct.) envelope to Boston USA, bearing 1907 Arms 2½d. tied by unclear strike with another good to fine strike of the "beq" datestamp alongside and showing, on reverse, Carriacou Grenada (30.10), G.P.O. Grenada (30.10) and G.P.O. Barbados (8.11) transit datestamps; the envelope with flap missing and tears across face panel and at foot caused through opening. Very rare

Note: This is the only Abbreviated Datestamp cover recorded which does not pass through Kingstown.

J.L.Messenger, January 1983
Peter Jaffé, March 2006

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