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Links to philatelic dealers and auction houses plus auction alert
Links to research sources including the BWISC Library
BWI Philateic Auction Bibliography updated Jul 2014
Links to philatelic societies, philatelists, international exhibit awards.
The annual auction is held every April to coincide with the AGM.
The 2014 auction consisted of 738 lots with realisations of £50k.
The Society charges only 10% commission which is used for developing services to members.
Unsold offers can be viewed from the link to the left.
Publications can all be obtained from www.pennymread.com
(Discounted prices for members)
Tobago. The Philatelic Story of a Small Island
by Ford Peter c. & Freeland C. & Barrow E. (Pub 2014 Mar)
The Trinidad Red Cross Labels.
by Ian Jakes
EJP Volume 8: Jamaica Airmails
by Steve Jarvis & David Atkinson (Pub 2013 Oct)
The Gallery contains an extensive portfolio of articles and collections/displays. Recent additions are:
Jamaica: Postal Uses of the 1901 Llandovery Falls Stamp by John Wynns
The Charles Freeland Br Honduras & Br Guiana collections soled at Spink.
Saturday 20 September 2014 from 2.30 to 4.30pm – BWISC Meeting to be held at Autumn Stampex in room H. Members are invited to bring along informal displays-
Thursday 6 November 2014
The BWISC will be presenting a 52 frame display (nearly 600 sheets) to the Royal Philatelic Society London to celebrate our Diamond Jubilee
Subscriptions for 2014 are now overdue.
UK subs only £15pa, Europe £18pa RoW only US$35 pa.
Paperless only £8 pa.
Our Journal -
40 page Bulletin in colour every quarter.
Recent Issues (last 5 years): Online to Members only.
The June 2014 Bulletin is now available for download.
Archive (1954 to 2009): Online, open to the Public.
Index to Sept 2014 available
Mar Bulletin online and in the post 16 Mar.
See contents & download via Journal > Recent Bulletins
Index updated to Sept 2014
Auction Catalogue 2015 now online.
Publications (see Publications page)
New Book: Nevis by Federico Borromeo and Charles Freeland
BWISC achieve medals at Rossica International Exhibition for:
Auction Alert: Read more via Commercial > Auction Alert
British West Indies Study Circle
We promote interest in and the study of the STAMPS and POSTAL HISTORY
of the islands that comprise the BRITISH WEST INDIES
and in addition Bermuda, British Guiana (Guyana) and British Honduras (Belize) and the
Postal History and Markings of other British interests in the Caribbean, and Central or South America.
We hold regular meetings including a week-
have a Study Circle Library, publish a Quarterly Bulletin (in colour) and actively publish Books & Monographs.
Anguilla: 'ANGUILLA/ROAD' T.R.D.
29mm. diameter single circle used from 1928 until 1931 on a airmail cover dated 15th July, 1930 sent via St.Kitts on 17th July, 1930. Flown from Antigua on 19th July, 1930 to St. Thomas arriving same day and arrived Tortola on 22nd January, 1930 Returned from Tortola on 28th July, 1930 back to Anguilla. Re-
Antigua: 10 June, 1864.
Cover prepaid at the 1863 rate by Antiguan adhesives.
Rated 1s.0d. -
Adhesives cancelled A02 at St. John's.
Backstamped "ANTIGUA" on JU 10/64".
Handstamped "LONDON/PAID" on JU 28/ 4"
Backstamped EDINBURGH" on "JU 28/64".
Bahamas: The Queen's Staircase Issue -
Earliest known cover. Toronto duplex cancelled 'Oct 12 1916' and backstamped '18 Oct 1916' on arrival in Nassau.
Barbados: Bootheel Cancel
Officer's Letters from Staff Surgeon Major Poole
June 1868 6d Concessionary Rate
— St Michael GPO 1
Bermuda: Docks Issue
British Guiana: Ship type
Corner marginal block of 8
showingfour different types (B, C, D, E)
British Honduras: 1899 Revenue overprint
Top row ovpt 12mm
Lower row ovpt 11 mm
Cayman Islands: Jamaica adhesive used.
Local cover with Stake Bay TRD
1883 cover to the UK with twelve ½ red bisects paying the 6d rate (4d packet plus 2d registration)
Grenada: 1903 De La Rue Essays
June and September essays with different vignette designs
Inverted frame variety
Leeward Islands: Fees adhesives on indenture
Montserrat: Horseshoe handstamp.
9 Jan 1805 cover to London
St Kitts: 1922 Essay
St Lucia: Express Special Delivery
1948 registered cover to USA with AR (avis de Reception)
Tobago: 1838 cover with Fleuron cancellation
Trinidad: Dead Letter Office
Much travelled 1939 cover with Trinidad postage Due
St Vincent: 5 Pence on 4d
1881 2½ overprint
Virgin Islands (British): 1867 issue
Missing Virgin variety
BWISC 60th Anniversary
Articles in GSM
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