EARLY TRINIDAD COVERS (Updated 18 Nov 2012)

When the BWISC published the book TRINIDAD – A Philatelic History to 1913 by Marriott, Medlicott and Ramkissoon, the final Appendix listed all early covers known to us at the time. The listing included all covers bearing imperforate adhesives up to and including 1860. This list on our website has links to the images that we have in our possession.

Of course, this listing was always going to be far from complete; any viewer who possesses a cover meeting the above criterion is asked to send to peterf@bwisc.org a scanned image (300dpi min) of the front and rear of the cover, preferably on a black background. Also, some of the linked images are far from ideal; it may be that there is only a portion of the cover available from an auction catalogue, maybe the image is of poor resolution. Either way, we need better images and only you can help. Thank you.

Link Reference Date Description
TRS02010 21 August 1851 1d purple-brown (SG2), cancelled by ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). The earliest franked cover from Trinidad.
Link TRS02020 27 August 1851 From Port of Spain to Bristol, delivered on 24 September, after 29 days at sea. 1d purple-brown (SG2) for the local fee tied by ‘1’ (Type 0.1b), charged on arrival ‘1 shilling’. Ex-Kanai, Addiss.
Link TRS02030 28 August 1851 From Port of Spain to San Fernando. 1d purple-brown (SG2) tied by ‘1’ (Type 0.1b), used on large part wrapper with early date ‘AU 28 1851’. Ex-Hurlock, Marriott.
Link TRS02040 4 September 1851 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. Franked with a single 1d purple-brown (SG2). Backstamped with the datestamp sent in 1840 and used on covers with adhesives only for a month. Stamp cancelled ‘2’ (Type 0.1a). Ex-Addiss.
TRS02050 8 September 1851 1d purple-brown (SG2) on cover. Ex-Seybold.
Link TRS02060 11 September 1851 From San Fernando addressed to Mrs. Stewart, Stirlingshire, Scotland. 1d purple-brown (SG2) postmarked ‘2’ (Type 0.1a). Cover showing unframed ‘CR’ (Caledonian Railways) in red. Ex-Willard, Charlton Henry, Marriott.
Link TRS02070 11 September 1851 From Port of Spain to London, addressed to Mrs. Sutherland. 1d purple-brown (SG2), postmarked ‘1’ (Type 0.1b).
TRS02080 11 September 1851 From Port of Spain (?) to New Brunswick, 1d purple-brown (SG2). Ex-Charlton Henry.
TRS02090 13 September 1851 From Port of Spain to (?). 1d purple-brown (SG2) on cover, postmarked ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS02100 13 September 1851 From Port of Spain to San Fernando. 1d purple-brown (SG2) on cover, postmarked ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS02110 9 October 1851 From Couva to Port of Spain, handstamp ‘17’ (Type 0.1a). Franked with a single 1d purple-brown (SG2). A very fragile entire.
TRS02120 12 October 1851 1d purple-brown (SG2), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b), on cover from Port of Spain to Marseille, France, in transit at Calais on 12 November. Stamp paying local fee, the cover being charged on arrival ‘15 décimes’. Framed accountancy mark ‘ART. 13’ on front for British unpaid letters sent to France. Trinidad double circle datestamp on reverse.
TRS02130 (25) October 1851 From Port of Spain to Paris, landed at Calais on 25 November. Franked with 1d purple-brown (SG2), cancelled by ‘1’ (Type 0.1b), rated on arrival ‘30 décimes’. Letter addressed to Madame Cardan de Sandrans. Boxed red handstamp ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
TRS02140 10 November 1851 1d purple-brown (SG2) on cover to Gilbert Taylor from Port of Spain to San Fernando. Postmarked ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Trinidad double circle datestamp on reverse.
TRS02150 10 November 1851 1d purple-brown (SG2) on cover to from Port of Spain to Caracas, Venezuela. Postmarked ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Trinidad double circle datestamp on reverse.
Link TRS02160 11 November 1851 Entire from Port of Spain to Glasgow, 1d purple-brown (SG2) postmarked ‘1’ (Type 0.1b).
Link TRS02170 11 November 1851 Entire from San Fernando to Stirlingshire, re-directed to Edinburgh, 1d purple-brown (SG2), postmarked ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Ex-Charlton Henry, Ramkissoon.
Link TRS02180 12 November 1851 From Port of Spain to San Fernando. 1d purple-brown (SG2) on cover from Graham & Co. to Taylor. Postmarked ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Trinidad double circle datestamp on reverse.
TRS02190 15 November 1851 From Port of Spain to San Fernando, addressed to Messrs. Taylor. Franked with single 1d purple-brown (SG2) cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). (Tapling)
TRS03010 25 November 1851 From Port of Spain to Paris, landed at Calais on 17 December. Franked with 1d light blue (SG3), cancelled by an indistinct ‘1’ (Type 0.1b), rated on arrival ‘15 décimes’. Letter addressed to Madame Cardan de Sandrans. Boxed red handstamp ‘Colonies/&c. Art 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
TRS02200 27 November 1851 Entire from Port of Spain to Barbados. 1d purple-brown (SG2), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b), manuscript ‘4’. (Tapling)
Link TRS02210 26 December 1851 From San Fernando to Stirlingshire redirected to Edinburgh, 1d purple-brown (SG2), cancelled ‘2’ (Type 0.1a). Cover showing unframed ‘CR’ (Caledonian Railways) in black. Ex-Ramkissoon.
Link TRS05010 26 December 1851 From Port of Spain to San Fernando, 1d lilac (greenish grey) (SG5), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Ex-Addiss.
Link TRS02220 27 December 1851 From Port of Spain to Barbados, delivered on 31 December. 1d purple-brown (SG2) for the local fee, cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Charged on arrival ‘4d’, the typical inter-island rate.
TRS02230 Undated, 1851 (?) Small cover from Port of Spain to St. John’s, Newfoundland, 1d purple-brown (SG2), postmarked ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Ex-Pratt.
Link TRS02240 10 January 1852 From Port of Spain to Paris, landed at Calais on 10 February. A prepaid entire franked with single 1d purple-brown (SG2), cancelled by ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Entire showing ‘PD’ in red oval handstamp.
Link TRS05020 13 January 1852 From Port of Spain (?) to Philadelphia, USA. Franked with single 1d lilac (greenish grey) (SG5) paying local postage, rated on arrival ‘10 cents’. Cover handstamped with large circular ‘STEAMSHIP 10’. Ex-Forsyth, Jaffé.
Link TRS02250 15 January 1852 From Port of Spain to Bristol, delivered in February to Miss Lucy R. Wilson, same addressee as the 27 August 1851 (TRS02020) letter. Franked with a single 1d purple-brown (SG2) for the local fee, postmarked ‘1’ (Type 0. 1b).
Link TRS05030 10 February 1852 1d lilac (greenish grey) (SG5) cancelled Type 0.1b, from Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela dated 24 January 1852, in transit at Port of Spain to Schön & Willink at St. Thomas. Ex-Dale Lichtenstein.
TRS05040 27 February 1852 1d lilac (greenish grey) (SG5) from Port of Spain to Glasgow, cancelled Type 0.1b. The colour said to be similar to that listed for Barbados. Ex-Burrus.
Link TRS02260 27 February 1852 1d purple-brown (SG2) from Port of Spain to John Neill at Greenock, cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0. 1b), filing crease through stamp.
Link TRS05050 27 February 1852 From Port of Spain to Glasgow, delivered on 4 April. Franked with single 1d lilac (greenish grey) (SG5) for local fee, cancelled ‘1’ in circular frame (Type 0.1b).
TRS02270 3 March 1852 From Port of Spain, franked 1d purple-brown (SG2) for the local fee, postmarked ‘1’ (Type 0. 1b). Address inked.
Link TRS05060 13 March 1852 From Port of Spain to Paris, landed at Calais on 6 April. Franked with 1d lilac (greenish grey) (SG5), cancelled by ‘1’ (Type 0.1b), rated on arrival ‘30 décimes’. Letter addressed to Madame Cardan de Sandrans. Boxed red handstamp ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
Link TRS05070 14 March 1852 1d lilac (greenish grey) (SG5), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0. 1b), from Port of Spain to Greenock, arrived on 27 April. Stamp cut into at top.
TRS05080 14 March 1852 From Port of Spain to Barbados, 1d lilac (greenish grey) (SG5), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0. 1b). Rated on arrival ‘4d’. Vertical filing crease through stamp.
TRS02280 23 March 1852 From Port of Spain. Large piece, franked 1d purple-brown (SG2), postmarked ‘1’ (Type 0.1b).
Link TRS05090 30 March 1852 From Port of Spain to Glasgow, arrived 27 April. 1d lilac (greenish grey) (SG5), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Ex-Hurlock, Marriott.
Link TRS05100 30 March 1852 From Port of Spain to Barbados, arrived on 1 April. Franked with 1d lilac (greenish grey) (SG5) for local fee, cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Stamp creased. Ex-Turner.
TRS02290 7 April 1852 Entire to Grenada. Probably franked with single 1d purple-brown (SG2) (?) indistinctly cancelled.
TRS03018 7 April 1852 Entire from Port of Spain to Greenock (Scotland), addressed to John Neill, franked with 1d blue (light) (SG3); rated at '1s' in manuscript and cancelled '1' (Type 0.1b)
TRS02300 12 April 1852 Entire headed ‘Chaguanas’ to Joseph Boissière at Port of Spain. Franked with single 1d purple-brown full right marginal copy (SG2) indistinctly cancelled. Cover endorsed ‘Fav;’ by Mr. Surle. Ex-Heathcote.
Link TRS03020 12 April 1852 1d blue (light) (SG3) on cover from San Fernando to John Neill, Greenock. Entire rated 1s, stamp cancelled by the rare ‘2’ (small figure) (Type 01.a). Trinidad double circle datestamp on reverse, and arrival datestamps.
Link TRS03030 27 April 1852 1d blue (light) (SG3) on cover from Port of Spain to Greenock. Stamp cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0. 1b). Trinidad double circle datestamp on reverse, and arrival datestamps.
TRS03040 28 April 1852 1d blue (light) (SG3) on cover from Port of Spain to Greenock. Stamp cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Trinidad double circle datestamp on reverse, and on arrival, datestamps (London 23 May and Greenock the 24th).
TRS03050 28 April 1852 1d blue (light) (SG3) on cover to Barbados.
Link TRS03060 28 April 1852 From Port of Spain to Edinburgh, 1d blue (light) (SG3), cancelled Type 0.1b. A double rate cover rated ‘2s’. Ex-Charlton Henry, Marriott.
Link TRS03065 10 May 1852 Folded lettersheet from Port of Spain to Greenock, addressed to John Neill bearing a marginal copy of the 1d deep blue (SG3) light '1' (Type 0.1b); arrival Greenock backstamp dates 7 June.
TRS03070 27 May 1852 From Port of Spain to James Stevenson, Glasgow, 1d blue (light) (SG3), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b).
Link TRS03080 27 May 1852 Entire rated 1 s and franked with single 1d blue (light) (SG3), from Port of Spain to John Neill, Greenock. Stamp cancelled ‘1’ (Type 01.b). Trinidad double circle datestamp, set with ‘5’ under date, on reverse.
Link TRS05110 11 June 1852 From Port of Spain to Paris, landed at Calais on 13 July. Franked with 1d lilac (greenish grey) (SG5), cancelled by ‘1’ (Type 0.1b), rated on arrival ‘15 décimes’. Letter addressed to Madame Cardan de Sandrans. Boxed red handstamp ‘Colonies/&c. Art 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
Link TRS02310 11 June 1852 From Port of Spain to Westminster, UK, 1d purple-brown (SG2), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0. 1b). Ex-Hurlock, Heathcote , Marriott.
Link TRS03090 11 June 1852 From Port of Spain to Glasgow, franked with single 1d blue (light) (SG3), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0. 1b). Filing crease along right side of adhesive. Ex-Marriott.
TRS03100 11 June 1852 From Port of Spain addressed to J. Neill at Greenock, Scotland. An entire paying the local fee of one penny with a single 1d blue (light) (SG3), cancelled Type 0. 1b and rated ‘2 shilling’ to be paid on arrival. Cover with two vertical folds.
Link TRS03110 11 June 1852 Prices Current from Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, delivered on 12 July. Franked with single 1d blue (light) (SG3), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 01.b). Trinidad double circle datestamp on reverse, and arrival datestamps.
TRS03120 25 June 1852 From Port of Spain to Barbados (arrived the 27th), franked with single 1d blue (light) (SG3) cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Wrapper with filing folds. Ex-Burrus.
TRS02320 1 July 1852 From Port of Spain to London, 1d purple-brown (SG2), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0. 1b).
TRS03130 7 July 1852 1d blue (light) (SG3) on cover from Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland. Stamp cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0. 1b). Trinidad double circle datestamp and arrival datestamps on reverse.
Link TRS03140 10 July 1852 From Port of Spain to Greenock, arrived on 3 August. Franked with single 1d blue (light) (SG3), cancelled by indistinct ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Ex-Ramkissoon.
TRS03150 16 July 1852 1d blue (light) (SG3) on cover from Port of Spain to Glasgow. Stamp cancel indistinct. Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS03160 17 July 1852 From Arima to Port of Spain, franked with single 1d blue (light) (SG3), from the 2nd consignment of 4 December 1850. Stamp cancelled with number ‘7’ (Type 0.1a). Backstamped with the datestamp sent on 31 October 1851 (set with ‘5’ under date), and in transit at St. Joseph (Type 0.1a) with ‘3’ (small figures).
Link TRS03170 22 July 1852 A prepaid cover from San Fernando to Tobago. Stamp cancelled by numeral ‘2’ (Type 0.1a) franked by single 1d blue (light) (SG3) and rated ‘8’ in red ink paid in cash for a double weighted letter. Trinidad double arc datestamp on reverse with numeral ‘5’. Ex-Ramkissoon.
Link TRS03180 22 July 1852 From San Fernando to Greenock, arrived on 18 August. Franked with single 1d blue (light) (SG3) cancelled by indistinct numeral ‘2’ (Type 0.1a) and rated ‘1 shilling’.
Link TRS03190 25 July 1852 1d blue (light) (SG3) on cover from Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland. Stamp cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Trinidad double circle datestamp and arrival datestamps on reverse.
Link TRS03200 25 July 1852 1d blue (light) (SG3) on cover from Port of Spain to Paris. Stamp cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b), and red framed ‘Colonies/Art. 13’.
Link TRS03210 26 July 1852 From Port of Spain addressed to J. Neill at Greenock, Scotland, delivered on 6 September. An entire paying the local fee of one penny with a single 1d blue (light) (SG3), cancelled Type 0.1b and rated ‘1 shilling’ to be paid on arrival.
Link TRS03220 7 August 1852 From Port of Spain addressed to J. Neill at Greenock, Scotland, arrived on 7 September. An entire paying the local fee of one penny with a single 1d blue (light) (SG3), cancelled Type 0.1b and rated ‘2 shillings’ to be paid on arrival.
Link TRS03230 9 August 1852 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill. A prepaid entire paying the local fee of one penny, franked with a single 1d deep blue (salvaged) (SG3), cancelled Type 0.1b. Rated ‘2 shillings’ to be paid on arrival.
Link TRS03240 21 August 1852 From (?) locally addressed to Port of Spain, 1d deep blue (salvaged) (SG3) indistinctly cancelled. Ex-Marriott.
TRS03250 25 August 1852 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill. 1d deep blue (salvaged) (SG3), cancelled Type 0.1b.
Link TRS03260 9 September 1852 From Port of Spain to St. Thomas. An entire paying the local fee of one penny with a single 1d blue (light) (SG3), and rated ‘4’ for the inter-Antillean fee. Stamp cancelled Type 0.1b. Ex-Charlton Henry, Cartier.
TRS13010 16 September 1852 From Port of Spain to Philadelphia, in transit at New York on 18 October (33 days later ?). 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13). Charged ‘7 cents’ for postage due on arrival, cover bearing on front large circular ‘New York – Ship – Pct. 18 – 7’. Ex-Hurlock, Chan.
TRS03270 18 September 1852 From Port of Spain to Barbados, arrived the 27th. Franked with single 1d blue (light) (SG3), cancelled Type 0.1b. Ex-Turner.
Link TRS03280 24 September 1852 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill. An entire paying the local fee of one penny with a single 1d deep blue (salvaged) (SG3), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Rated ‘1 shilling’ to be paid on arrival.
Link TRS03290 25 September 1852 From Port of Spain addressed to David Kennedy in New York. Franked with single 1d deep blue (salvaged) (SG3). In transit at St. Thomas and backstamped there on 30 September. Circular ‘10 N. Y.’ for charges on arrival, no Trinidad despatch handstamp.
Link TRS13020 25 September 1852 From Port of Spain to Grenada. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13), paying local fee, rated ‘4d’ on arrival. Ex-Mellor.
Link TRS13030 25 September 1852 From Port of Spain to Edinburgh, Scotland. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13), paying local fee and rated ‘1s’ on arrival. Ex-Kanai, Addiss.
Link TRS13040 25 September 1852 From Port of Spain to St. Thomas. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13), paying local fee and rated ‘4d’ on arrival. Ex-Charlton Henry, Dale Lichtenstein.
TRS03300 25 September 1852 From Port of Spain to St. Thomas, addressed to Schön, Willink & Co., franked with single 1d deep blue (salvaged) (SG3), cancelled Type 0. 1b. Also charged ‘4d’ for the inter-Antillean rate.
Link TRS03310 10 October 1852 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill, arrived on 4 November, 25 days later. A prepaid entire paying the local rate of one penny with a single 1d deep blue (salvaged) (SG3), rated ‘1 shilling’ paid in cash for the Packet rate.
TRS13050 10 October 1852 From Port of Spain to Barbados, 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13). Stamp cancelled by ‘1’ obliterator (Type 0.1b), manuscript ‘8’. (Tapling)
Link TRS13060 10 October 1852 From Port of Spain to St. Thomas. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13), paying local fee and rated ‘8’ on arrival, probably being a double weighted letter. Ex-Charlton Henry, Marriott.
TRS13070 10 October 1852 From Port of Spain to New York. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13). Small circular handstamp ‘10’ for postage due on arrival. Ex-Charlton Henry, Tomasini.
Link TRS03320 10 October 1852 From Port of Spain addressed to John Neill, at Greenock. A prepaid entire paying the local rate of one penny franked with a single 1d blue (salvaged ?) (SG3) cancelled Type 0. 1b and rated 1 shilling. Ex-Jaffé.
TRS13080 1852 From Port of Spain to Hamburg, Germany. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13), paying local fee and rated ‘3s.3d’ for the Packet charges. Indistinct German handwritten rate figures on front.
Link TRS13090 27 October 1852 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13), paying local fee and rated ‘1 shilling’ on arrival.
TRS13100 28 October 1852 From Port of Spain to St. Thomas. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13), paying local fee and rated ‘4’ on arrival. Ex-Charlton Henry.
TRS03330 28 October 1852 Entire from Port of Spain to Barbados. 1d blue (salvaged) (SG3), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b), manuscript ‘4’. (Tapling)
TRS13110 29 October 1852 From Port of Spain to Barbados. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13). Stamp and cover defective. Ex-Forsyth.
TRS13120 9 November 1852 From Port of Spain to Hamburg, Germany, originating from Ciudad Bolívar (written 1 November). 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13). A marginal copy. Ex-Burrus, Caspary.
TRS13130 9 November 1852 From Port of Spain to London, arrived on 10 December. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13). Ex-Caspary.
TRS13140 9 November 1852 From Port of Spain to St. Thomas. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13), paying local fee and rated ‘8d’ on arrival.
TRS13150 9 November 1852 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, probably a prepaid letter. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13), cancelled by clear handstamp with ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Light vertical filing fold through stamp. Ex-Ramkissoon.
TRS13160 9 November 1852 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, on large piece. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13).
Link TRS13170 24 November 1852 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13) paying local fee and rated ‘1s’ on arrival. Slightly affected at left by a filing crease.
TRS03340 25 November 1852 From Port of Spain to Paris, landed at Calais on 17 December. Franked with single 1d blue (deep) (SG3), cancelled by indistinct ‘1’ in circular frame (Type 0. 1b), rated on arrival ‘15 décimes’. Letter addressed to Madame Cardan de Sandrans. Boxed red handstamp ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France. Ex-Ramkissoon.
TRS13180 26 November 1852 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13), cut in at bottom, cancelled by oval grid with figure ‘1’. Stamp paying local fee and rated ‘1s’ on arrival. Ex-Brassler.
TRS13190 26 November 1852 From Port of Spain to New York, small circular ‘10’ for postage due on arrival, 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG 13), paying local fee. Stamp very lightly cancelled and not tied. Ex-Caspary.
Link TRS05120 26 November 1852 From Port of Spain to Corsica, France. 1d grey (SG5) paying the local postage, cancelled ‘1’. On front various manuscript rates and datestamps, showing ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France. Cover with faults. Ex-Jaffé.
TRS13200 26 November 1852 From Port of Spain to William Burnley, Glasgow. 1d blue from the first lithographic printing (SG13), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b).
TRS03350 2 December 1852 From Port of Spain, a large piece paying the local fee of one penny franked with a single 1d deep blue (salvaged) (SG3), cancelled Type 0.1b.
Link TRS05130 14 December 1852 From Port of Spain to Barbados. 1d grey (SG5) paying local postage, the cover also rated ‘4d’ for delivery in Barbados. Ex-Marriott.
Link TRS05140 14 December 1852 From Port of Spain (?) to St. Thomas. 1d grey (SG5) pen-cancelled with a cross, paying local postage, the cover also rated ‘4d’ for the inter-Antillean charges.
TRS06010 14 December 1852 Dated from Venezuela, forwarded on the 29th from Port of Spain to London. Redirected to Hamburg, Germany on 29 January 1853. 1d brownish grey (SG6) paying local postage, charged in Germany ‘31/2 Groschen’. Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS05150 25 December 1852 From Port of Spain to John Neill at Greenock, rated ‘1 shilling’ and franked by a single 1d grey (SG5) paying the local postage, cancelled by a crisp numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.2). Folding lines through the cover and the stamp.
Link TRS05160 25 December 1852 From Port of Spain to John Neill at Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill. Franked with single 1d grey (SG5) paying the local postage, cancelled ‘1’ and rated ‘1 shilling’.
Link TRS05170 28 December 1852 From Port of Spain to London. 1d grey (SG5) paying local postage, the cover rated ‘1 s’. Ex-Charlton Henry, Marriott.
TRS05180 1852 Probably 1d lilac (greenish grey) (SG5) from Port of Spain to Paris. Stamp with faults cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b), the cover endorsed ‘Par L’Angleterre’ and showing in front boxed ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France. Ex-Stitt.
TRS03360 1852 Stamp assumed to be 1d blue (light) (SG3), on cover from Port of Spain to St. Thomas, rated ‘8’. Stamp cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Trinidad double circle datestamp on reverse.
TRS03370 1852 From Port of Spain to St. Thomas, addressed to Schön, Willink & Co., franked with single 1d blue (SG3) cancelled Type 0.1b.
TRS03380 1852 From Port of Spain to Scotland, franked with single 1d blue (SG3) cancelled Type 0.1b.
TRS04010 1853 From San Fernando to (?), paying the local fee of one penny franked with a single 1d deep blue (salvaged) (SG4), cancelled ‘2’ (Type 0.2), introduced in January 1853.
TRS04020 1853 From Port of Spain to Hamburg, Germany. A prepaid cover rated ‘2s.3d’ for the Packet and charged on arrival by indistinct rate figures, paying the local fee of one penny with single 1d deep blue (salvaged) (SG4), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.2).
TRS14010 1853 From Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela in transit at Port of Spain, to Hamburg, Germany. Cover franked with 1d blue local lithographic issue, probably (SG14), second printing on bluish cartridge paper. Stamp cancelled by crisp handstamp with figure ‘1’ (Type 0.2).
Link TRS05190 28 January 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill, arrived on 9 March. A prepaid entire paying the local rate of one penny with a single 1d grey (SG5) and rated ‘2 shillings’ in red ink, paid in cash, for the Packet rate. Stamp cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.2), postmarked ‘1’ (Type 0.7), double arc datestamps and Greenock red datestamp on reverse. Also, in front, red ‘PAID – 7 March 7 – 1853’ circular handstamp in transit.
Link TRS05200 29 January 1853 From Port of Spain to London. 1d grey (SG5) paying local postage, the cover also rated ‘1s’. Ex-Marriott.
Link TRS06020 10 February 1853 From Port of Spain to Grenada. 1d brownish grey (SG6) paying local postage, the cover also rated ‘4d’ for delivery in Grenada. Ex-Hurlock, Marriott.
TRS13210 10 February 1853 Large part of wrapper from Port of Spain to England, arrived on 9 March. Franked with single 1d blue (SG13), from the first lithographic issue, cancelled by numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.2). Annotated ‘per Royal Mail Steamer to Southampton’. Badly soiled item.
TRS14020 23 February 1853 From Port of Spain. 1d blue on bluish cartridge paper (SG14) (?), from the first lithographic issue, second printing, cancelled by numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.2). Stamp cut into and faintly creased, tied to a copy of ‘TRINIDAD PRICES CURRENT’. Ex-Davy.
Link TRS06030 24 February 1853 From St. Joseph to Port of Spain, addressed to Charles Fabien franked with a 1d brownish grey (SG6), cancelled by a crisp ‘3’ (Type 0.2) and a faint ‘3’ (Type 0.7).
Link TRS14030 25 February 1853 From Port of Spain to Grenada. 1d blue on bluish cartridge paper (SG14), from the first lithographic issue (second printing?) cancelled by numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.2). Ex-Hurlock, Wilson, Ramkissoon.
TRS14040 25 February 1853 From Port of Spain to London. 1d blue on bluish cartridge paper (SG14), from the first lithographic issue (second printing?) cancelled by numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.2). Ex-Hurlock.
Link TRS05210 25 February 1853 From Port of Spain to Marseille, France. Franked with a single 1d of a light grey shade (SG5) paying local postage. Arrived on 24 March and rated ‘15 décimes’.
TRS05220 25 February 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill. Franked with single 1d grey (SG5) paying the local postage, cancelled ‘1’ and rated ‘1 shilling’.
TRS14050 March 1853 From Port of Spain (?) to San Fernando, 1d blue first lithographic issue on bluish cartridge paper (second printing ?) (SG14), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.2).
Link TRS03390 4 March 1853 From La Brea to Port of Spain, addressed to Charles Fabien. Franked with single 1d blue (light) (SG3), from the second consignment of 4 December 1850 cancelled with number ‘20’ (Type 0.1a). Backstamped with two circular datestamps Type 0.7 incorporating the office numbers ‘20’ and ‘1’.
Link TRS06037 10 March 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock (Scotland), addressed to John Neill. Rated '2s' in manuscript  and franked with single 1d brownish grey (SG6), cancelled '1', paying the local postage.
Link TRS06040 19 March 1853 From Cedros to Port of Spain, addressed to Fabien, delivered on 23 March. Franked with single 1d brownish grey (SG6) paying the local postage, cancelled on transit at San Fernando by crisp numeral ‘2’ (Type 0.2). The entire showing at the back the datestamps, both of Type 0.7, ‘21/MR19/1853’ and ‘1/MR23/1853’.
Link TRS06050 25 March 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill, arrived on 24 April. Franked with single 1d brownish grey (SG6) paying the local postage, cancelled ‘1’, and rated ‘1 shilling’. Ex-Melat.
Link TRS06060 7 April 1853 From San Fernando to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill. 1d brownish grey (SG6), tied by ‘1’ obliterator. 1d paying local fee and rated ‘1s’ on arrival and showing on reverse datestamp with figure ‘2’ (8 April) and with figure ‘1’ (16 April). At some time the tying of the stamp to the cover has been reinforced by the introduction of a few light ink dots. Ex-Addiss.
Link TRS05230 9 April 1853 From Port of Spain to Grenada, delivered on the 10th. Addressed to Alexander Martin and franked with a single 1d of a light grey shade (SG5) paying the local postage and charged ‘4d’ on delivery.
Link TRS06070 9 April 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to Capt. Robert Dunlop. A rare prepaid entire paying the local rate with a single 1d brownish grey (SG6), rated ‘1 shilling’ paid in cash for the Packet rate. Handstamped ‘PAID’ in red on arrival on 4 May.
Link TRS06080 9 April 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill. A prepaid lettersheet franked with single 1d brownish grey (SG6), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.2), handstamped ‘1’ (Type 0.7) and double arc datestamps on reverse. Also, on front, indistinct red ‘PAID’ circular handstamp struck in transit.
TRS14060 April 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland. 1d blue from the first lithographic (SG14) (?), second printing, on bluish cartridge paper.
Link TRS06085 24 April 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock (Scotland), addressed to John Neill, rated '1s' in manuscript and franked with single 1d brownish grey (SG6), cancelled '1', paying the local postage.
Link TRS14070 25 April 1853 From Port of Spain to Grenada, delivered one day later. 1d blue on bluish cartridge paper, from the first lithographic issue (second printing ?) (SG14), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.2). Cover showing manuscript ‘4’ as charges due on arrival, despatch and arrival datestamps on reverse. Ex-Hurlock, Marriott.
Link TRS06090 25 April 1853 From Port of Spain to London, addressed to Captain Cochrane. Cover paying the local fee of one penny with a single 1d of a brownish shade (SG6), rated ‘1s’ on arrival. Ex-Turner, Addiss.
Link TRS06100 25 April 1853 From Port of Spain to Grenada. Cover paying the local fee of one penny with a single 1d of a brownish shade (SG6). Rated ‘4’ on arrival. Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS06105 5 April 1853 (1d) brownish grey on cover to Greenock with Trinidad ‘AP 25 1853’ double arc on reverse. Rated 2/- (double weight). M/s ‘Packet’ at lower left. File folds away from stamp. {Victoria (29 Nov 2012)}
Link TRS06110 25 April 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill. Cover paying the local fee of one penny with a single 1d of a brownish shade (SG6). Rated ‘2 shillings’ on arrival.
TRS14080 10 May 1853 From Port of Spain to Paris, arrived on 31 May. 1d blue from the first lithographic (SG14) second printing on bluish cartridge paper, cancelled ‘1’. Endorsed by sender ‘Par l’Angleterre’, rated on arrival ‘15 décimes’, deleted and amended as ‘30’, probably being a double weighted letter. Cover bears red boxed handstamp ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
Link TRS06120 10 May 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed John Neill. 1d brownish grey (SG6) paying the local postage, cancelled ‘1’. Rated ‘1 shilling’.
Link TRS06130 19 May 1853 From Port of Spain to St. Thomas, franked with 1d brownish grey (SG6), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.2) and rated ‘4’. Endorsed ‘Per Steamer’.
Link TRS06140 25 May 1853 From Port of Spain to London, delivered the 16 June. Entire paying the local rate of one penny franked with single 1d of a brownish shade (SG6) on deeply blued paper. Rated ‘1 shilling’ paid in cash for the Packet rate. Ex-Charlton Henry, Marriott.
TRS06150 25 May 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill. 1d brownish grey (SG6), cancelled ‘1’.
Link TRS06160 25 May 1853 From Port of Spain to John Neill at Greenock. Rated 1s on arrival, and franked with a single 1d brownish grey (SG6) paying the local postage, cancelled ‘1’. Ex-Jaffé.
Link TRS06170 9 June 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill. 1d brownish grey (SG6), cancelled ‘1’.
Link TRS06180 14 June 1853 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. 1d brownish grey (SG6) tied by clear ‘2’ obliterator, paying the local postage. Ex-Marriott.
TRS06190 16 June 1853 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. 1d brownish grey (SG6) paying the local postage. Ex-Davy.
TRS06200 30 June 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill. 1d brownish grey (SG6) paying the local postage, cancelled ‘1’. Ex-Kanai.
TRS06210 30 June 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill. 1d brownish grey (SG6) paying the local postage, cancelled ‘1’.
TRS06220 5 July 1853 From Couva, a local (?) letter franked with a single 1d brownish grey (SG6) rather heavily cancelled ‘17’ in a square of bars. Rather stained and damaged cover.
TRS06230 (9) July 1853 A prepaid cover from Port of Spain to London, arrived on 1 August. Paying the local rate of one penny with a single 1d brownish grey (SG6), cancelled ‘1’ and rated ‘1 shilling’ paid in cash for the Packet rate.
TRS06240 10 July 1853 From San Fernando to Ile Rousse, Corsica. 1d brownish grey (SG6) paying the local postage. On front various manuscript rates and datestamps.
Link TRS06250 10 July 1853 From Port of Spain to Nova Scotia, addressed to Captain John Roberts. Cover paying the local fee of one penny, franked with a single 1d of a brownish shade (SG6). Endorsed by the sender ‘Via Bermuda and Halifax’, rated ‘4’ (deleted) and amended as ‘8’. St. Thomas transit postmarks. Ex-Addiss.
Link TRS06260 10 July 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill. 1d brownish grey (SG6) paying the local postage, cancelled ‘1’. Arrived London on 31 July, and Greenock on 1 August.
TRS06270 10 July 1853 From Port of Spain to Fort de France, Martinique. Cover paying the local fee of one penny with a single 1d of a brownish shade (SG6). Cover from which the address has been excised, rated ‘4d’ and charged on arrival ‘60 centimes’. Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS06280 0 July 1853 From Port of Spain to Paris, franked with single 1d brownish grey (SG6) for local postage, rated on arrival ‘30 décimes’. Endorsed ‘Par L’Angleterre’, the cover showing in front boxed ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
TRS06290 10 July 1853 Entire from Port of Spain to Barbados, receiver dated 12 July. 1d brownish grey (SG6), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.1b), manuscript ‘4’. (Tapling)
Link TRS06296 25 July 1853 From Port of Spain addressed to John Neill, at Greenock (Scotland). Franked with single 1d brownish grey (SG6) paying the local postage, cancelled by an overinked and very defacing ‘1’. Arrived in London on 18 August, delivered at Greenock on 3 August.
Link TRS06300 9 August 1853 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to John Neill. 1d brownish grey (SG6) paying the local postage, cancelled ‘1’.
TRS06310 25 August 1853 From Port of Spain to London. Entire paying the local rate of one penny with a single 1d of a brownish shade (SG6). Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS04030 7 September 1853 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. 1d deep blue (SG4) paying local postage. Ex-Davy, Marriott.
Link TRS04040 9 September 1853 From Port of Spain to London. A rare prepaid letter paying the local rate of 1d with a single deep blue (SG4) and rated ‘1 shilling’ in red ink, paid in cash for the Packet fee. Arrived on 3 October 1853. Ex-Addiss, Brassler.
TRS04050 24 September 1853 To Martinique. Cover from which the address has been excised, franked 1d deep blue (SG4), rated ‘4d’ and charged on arrival ‘60 cents’.
Link TRS04060 25 September 1853 To Mrs. Elise Urich at Michelstadt, Germany. Cover franked with 1d deep blue (SG4). Although addressed ‘via France’ arrived in England on 14 October and in Germany on 17 October. The cover bears the boxed red handstamp ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France. Ex-Hurlock.
TRS04070 25 September 1853 To London. 1d deep blue (SG4) on small part of entire. (No other information).
Link TRS04080 11 October 1853 To Paris, arrived on 3 November, 22 days later. 1d deep blue (SG4), showing various manuscript markings and unframed ‘PANAMA/TRANSIT’. Ex-Marriott.
Link TRS04090 November 1853 From Port of Spain to Longford, Ireland, readdressed to Dublin. A rare prepaid entire paying the local rate of one penny with a single 1d deep blue (SG4) and rated ‘1 shilling’ in brownish red ink paid in cash for the packet rate. Stamp cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.2), postmarked ‘1’ (Type 0.7), double arc datestamps and Greenock red datestamp on reverse. Also, in front, indistinct red ‘PAID’ handstamp.
Link TRS04100 4 November 1853 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. 1d deep blue (SG4) paying local postage, cancelled ‘2’.
TRS07010 1853 (?) From Port of Spain to Grenada. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8), stated to be brick red, cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars.
TRS07020 1853 (?) From Port of Spain (?) to Caracas, Venezuela. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8), cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars with alongside faint red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, indistinct arrival datestamp and figure ‘2’ as local charges.
TRS07030 December 1853 From St. Joseph to Port of Spain. A local letter franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) cancelled ‘3’ in a square of bars. The whole climatically stained.
Link TRS07040 (25) December 1853 From Port of Spain to Marseille, France. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage, rated ‘30 décimes’ on arrival on 17(?) January 1854. The cover bears the boxed red handstamp ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France. Ex-Ramkissoon.
TRS07050 December 1853 A prepaid undated cover from San Fernando to Field House near Halifax, Yorkshire, arrived on 18 January. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage, cancelled ‘2’ in a square of bars. Rated ‘1 shilling’ for the Packet rate.
TRS07060 1854 (?) From San Fernando to Demerara, British Guiana, franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8), paying local postage, cancelled ‘2’ in a square of bars. Ex-Burrus.
TRS07070 1854 (?) From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy on part cover. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8), stated to be brick-red, cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars.
TRS07080 1854 (?) From Port of Spain to Paris. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage, rated ‘15 décimes’ on arrival. The cover bears the boxed red handstamp ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
TRS07090 1854 (?) From Port of Spain to Paris. Large part of cover franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2) paying local postage.
TRS07100 1854 (?) From Port of Spain (?) to Michelstadt, Germany, addressed to Madame Elise Urich. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8).
TRS07110 9 January 1854 From Port of Spain to Marseille, France. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage, cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS04110 16 January 1854 From St. Joseph to Port of Spain. A local letter franked with a single 1d deep blue (SG4) stamp cancelled ‘3’ in a square of bars. Backstamped with the large datestamp ‘single line circle date’ (Type 0.7). A very late usage in a village.
Link TRS07120 25 January 1854 From Port of Spain to Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage, handstamped with circular ‘STEAMSHIP 10’ for postage due on arrival. Backstamped with the larger ‘single line circle date’ (Type 0.7), Trinidad double arc datestamp and St. Thomas in transit on 31 January.
Link TRS07130 25 January 1854 Wrapper from Port of Spain to Marseille, France, arrived on 15 February. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage and rated ‘15 décimes’ on arrival. Handstamped ‘1’ (Type 0.2) and double arc datestamps on reverse. The cover bears the boxed red handstamp ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France. Ex-Marriott.
Link TRS07140 6 March 1854 From Port of Spain to Paris, delivered 2 April. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage, rated ‘15 décimes’ on arrival. The cover bears the boxed red handstamp ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
Link TRS07150 11 March 1854 From Port of Spain to London, addressed to William Ratway, arrived on 1 April. Franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage, cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Rated on arrival ‘1 shilling’ for the Packet fee.
TRS07160 11 March 1854 From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8), cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2) paying local postage.
TRS07170 25 March 1854 From Port of Spain to Philadelphia, USA, addressed to Brown Brothers. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8), cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2), paying local postage. Handstamped on arrival with circular ‘STEAMSHIP 10’ for postage due of 10 cents.
Link TRS07180 April 1854 From Port of Spain (?) to Dublin, Ireland. A prepaid letter rated ‘5’ in red ink, the balance of the Packet fee, reduced to 6d from 23 March and paid in cash. Franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage. Envelope with corner fault. Ex-Jaffé.
Link TRS07190 April 1854 From Port of Spain to Parma, Italy, in transit at London on 17 April. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8), paying local postage, cancelled ‘1’ Type 0.2. Several taxation figures, large red ‘P’ in oval and muddled transit marks.
TRS07200 22 April 1854 From St. Joseph to Port of Spain, addressed to José Drago, franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage, cancelled ‘3’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Adhesive not tied but presumed belonging. The handstamp with figure ‘3’ appears elsewhere on the cover.
Link TRS07210 25 April 1854 Wrapper from Port of Spain to Paris. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.2), also rated ‘30 décimes’ (double letter) on arrival. The cover bears the boxed red handstamp ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France. Ex-Marriott.
Link TRS07220 May 1854 From Port of Spain to London. Franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2), paying local postage. Rated ‘5 pence’, the balance for the Packet fee (the new reduced 6d rate). Ex-Addiss.
TRS07230 10 May 1854 From Port of Spain to Danzig, Prussia, Germany. Franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage. A prepaid letter endorsed by the sender ‘Via Southampton and Ostende’. The cover bears different handstamps and ‘P’ in small oval.
TRS07240 25 May 1854 From Port of Spain (?) to Naples, Italy, a prepaid disinfected cover. Handstamped in transit in France on 18 June. Franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage. Red ‘PD’ in oval also ties the stamp, red tombstone and Calais transit, red ‘Franca’ in oval struck on arrival.
Link TRS07250 25 May 1854 From Port of Spain (?) to Philadelphia, USA, addressed to Brown and Bowen, handstamped in transit at St. Thomas on 30 May, arrived on 3 August. Franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage. Charged ‘5 CENTS’ on arrival for postage due, cover showing circular ‘5/ AUG 3/ N. York Br. Pkt.’. Ex-Marriott.
Link TRS07260 25 May 1854 From Port of Spain to Dublin, Ireland, delivered on 16 June. Handstamped in front by red tombstone datestamp in transit at London on 13 June. A prepaid cover, franked with a single 1d stamp brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage and rated ‘5d’ (the tiny figure hand written in brown ink) in cash for the Packet.
Link TRS07270 June 1854 From Port of Spain to Newfoundland, franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage. Endorsed ‘Steamer, via Bermuda, New York’, in transit at St. Thomas, rated ‘4’. Ex-Addiss.
Link TRS07280 3 June 1854 From Arouca to Port of Spain. A local letter franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) cancelled ‘6’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Circular datestamp (Type 0.7) on reverse. Ex-Jaffé.
Link TRS07290 9 June 1854 A prepaid cover from Port of Spain to Danzig, Prussia, Germany. Franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage, cancelled ‘1’ and probably charged ‘2s.2d’. Red ‘P’ in oval, red tombstone in transit on 29 June, red double ring datestamp ‘Aus England per Aachen/SFranco’ in oval on transit. Endorsed ‘Via Southampton & Ostende’ the cover showing various manuscript rates. Ex-Marriott.
TRS07300 14 June 1854 From Port of Spain (?) to New York, arrived on 3 August. Franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage. Charged ‘5 CENTS’ on arrival for postage due, cover showing circular ‘5/ AUG 3/ N. York Br. Pkt.’. Ex-Hurlock.
TRS07310 17 June 1854 From Couva to Port of Spain. A local letter franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) cancelled ‘17’ in a square of bars.
TRS07320 25 June 1854 A prepaid cover from Port of Spain to Naples, Italy. Franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage, cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Red ‘PD’ in oval, red tombstone in transit on 18 July, red ‘Franca’ in oval on arrival.
Link TRS07330 25 June 1854 From Port of Spain (?), to Demerara, British Guiana. Franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2) paying local postage and probably rated ‘4d’ on arrival. The cover bears also other handwritten figures ‘15/6’. Ex-Burrus, Heathcote, Ramkissoon.
Link TRS07340 26 June 1854 From Port of Spain (?), to Dublin, Ireland, arrived on 18 July. A prepaid cover, franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage and rated ‘5d’ (the figure handwritten) in cash for the Packet. The cover bears on front ‘PANAMA/TRANSIT’ handstamp.
TRS07350 29 June 1854 From San Fernando. Franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage, cancelled ‘2’ in a square of bars.
TRS07360 2 July 1854 From (?), in transit at Port of Spain, to Marseille, France, arrived on 21 July. Franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage. Stamp stated to be brick red. The cover bears on front ‘PANAMA/TRANSIT’ handstamp and has been rated on arrival ‘21 décimes’.
Link TRS07370 10 July 1854 From Port of Spain (?) to Demerara, British Guiana delivered on 25 July. Franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage, rated ‘4’ on arrival in brown ink. Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS07380 17 July 1854 From Couva to Port of Spain, addressed to Joseph Boissières. A local letter franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) cancelled ‘17’ in a square of bars. Backstamped with the large ‘single line circle date’ (Type 0.7) in brown ink. Ex-Burrus.
TRS07390 19 July 1854 From (?) in transit at Port of Spain, to Marseille, France. Franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage and rated on arrival ‘21 décimes’. The cover bears on front ‘PANAMA/TRANSIT’ handstamp.
TRS07400 24 July 1854 From Port of Spain to San Fernando. A local letter franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars.
Link TRS07410 30 July 1854 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. A local letter franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8), stated to be brick red, cancelled ‘2’ in a square of bars. Showing on reverse postmark with figure ‘2’. Ex-Addiss.
Link TRS07420 August 1854 From San Fernando to Glasgow, addressed to Thomas Watson, arrived on 29 August. A prepaid cover, franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) paying local postage, cancelled ‘2’ in a square of bars. Rated ‘5d’ paid in cash, the balance for the Packet fee (the reduced 6d rate).
TRS07430 11 August 1854 From Bonne Aventure Estate, San Fernando to Port of Spain. A local letter franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG7/8) cancelled ‘2’ in a square of bars. Backstamped with the small ‘single line circle date’ (Type 0.7a).
TRS10010 1854 From Port of Spain to London. Franked with a single 1d grey (SG 10). Ex-Burrus.
Link TRS09010 25 August 1854 From Port of Spain to Glasgow. Franked with a single 1d grey (SG9), stated to be ‘blackish violet’ (deep purple ?), cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars. Ex-Charlton Henry, Marriott.
Link TRS10020 9 September 1854 From Port of Spain to Ile Rousse, Corsica, addressed to Thomas Bregante. In transit at Paris on 5 October, rated on arrival ‘15 décimes’. Franked with 1d grey (SG10), stamp cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Cover bears red boxed handstamp ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
Link TRS10030 25 September 1854 From Cedros to Port of Spain, addressed to Joseph Boissière. Franked with a single 1d grey (SG 10), cancelled ‘21’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2).
TRS09020 3 October 1854 From Port of Spain to Glasgow. Franked with a single 1d grey (SG9), stated to be ‘deep purple’, cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars. Ex-Forsyth.
Link TRS09030 10 October 1854 Wrapper from Port of Spain to Naples, Italy, franked with a single 1d grey, stated to be ‘deep purple’ (SG9), paying local postage. Handstamped ‘1’ (Type 0.7) and double arc datestamps on reverse. The cover bears a red tombstone London ‘PAID’ datestamp in transit on 1 November, small oval red ‘PD’ and oval red ‘Franca’ on arrival.
TRS10040 17 October 1854 From San Fernando to Port of Spain, addressed to Joseph Boissière. Franked with a single 1d (dark) grey (SG 10), cancelled ‘2’ in a square of bars.
TRS09040 25 October 1854 A prepaid cover from Port of Spain to Naples, Italy, franked with a single 1d grey, stated to be ‘black violet’ (SG9), paying local postage. Red ‘PD’ in oval also ties stamp, red tombstone (17 November) and Calais transit, red ‘Franca’ in oval.
Link TRS10050 25 October 1854 From Port of Spain to Antigua. Franked with a single 1d (dark) grey (SG 10), cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars. Large entire (207 x 87mm) from the Secretary Board of Health to his counterpart in Antigua, showing manuscript ‘1/4’. Some stain and creases. Ex-Charlton Henry, Marriott.
TRS10060 9 November 1854 Letter written at Guiria (small village in Ormoquo province) on 30 October, posted in Port of Spain (9 November) to La Guaira, Venezuela. Franked with single 1d grey (SG10) paying local postage, rated ‘4’, in red manuscript, for the inter-island rate via St. Thomas, charged ‘2’ in black for internal delivery charge.
Link TRS10070 9 November 1854 Cover from Port of Spain to Naples, Italy, franked with a single 1d grey (SG10), paying local postage. Handstamped by indistinct ‘1’ (Type 0.7). The cover bears London ‘PAID’ datestamp in transit in London, small oval red ‘PD’ and faint oval red ‘Franca’ on arrival. Ex-Ramkissoon.
Link TRS10080 17 November 1854 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. Franked with a single 1d (dark) grey (SG10), cancelled ‘2’ in a square of bars. Stamp with sheet margin at left and cut-into at right. Ex-Jaffé.
Link TRS10090 25 November 1854 From Port of Spain to Pimlico, London, franked with 1d grey (SG 10), stamp cancelled with indistinct ‘1’. A prepaid entire paying the local fee of ‘1 penny’ and rated ‘5 pence’ in red ink, paid in cash for the Packet rate. Handstamped in red on arrival on 16 December.
Link TRS10100 25 November 1854 From Port of Spain to London, franked with 1d grey (SG 10), cancelled with indistinct ‘1’. Stamp seems not tied. Entire paying the local fee of 1 penny and rated ‘5’, deleted and changed in ‘6’ pence. Handstamped in red on arrival on 16 December. Ex-Ramkissoon.
Link TRS10110 25 November 1854 From Port of Spain to Scotland. Franked with a single 1d grey (SG10), cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars. The cover showing unframed ‘C.R.’ (Caledonian Railway). Ex-Addiss.
TRS10120 25 November 1854 From Port of Spain to London, franked with 1d grey (SG10), cancelled with indistinct ‘1’. Stamp seems not tied. Entire paying the local fee of 1 penny and rated ‘6’, deleted and changed in ‘5’ pence.
Link TRS10130 30 November 1854 Written from Rio Caribe, Venezuela a small village on the mainland not far from Trinidad, via St. Thomas, in transit 31 December, to La Guaira, arrived on 9 January, 41 days later. Privately carried to Port of Spain franked with 1d grey (SG 10) for the local rate, rated ‘4’ in brown ink for the inter-island charge. The letter is also endorsed ‘Via de Trinidad’ and charged ‘2’ in black for internal delivery charges.
TRS10140 15 December 1854 From San Fernando to Port of Spain, addressed to Joseph Boissière. Franked with a single 1d grey (SG 10), cancelled ‘2’ in a square of bars.
Link TRS10150 16 December 1854 From Port of Spain to San Fernando. A local letter, franked with a single 1d grey (SG10), cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Backstamped with the small ‘single line circle date’ (Type 0.7). The small envelope endorsed ‘Per Steamer Lord Harris. 15th Dec.’. Ex-Addiss.
Link TRS10160 30 December 1854 From Port of Spain to Demerara, British Guiana, on transit at Barbados on 11 January 1855, delivered the 13th. Franked with a single 1d grey (SG10), cancelled ‘1’ in square of bars (Type 0.2) and rated ‘4’ in brown ink.
TRS09050 1 January 1855 From Port of Spain (?) to Bristol. Franked with a single 1d grey, stated to be ‘deep purple’ (SG9).
TRS10170 29 January 1855 From Port of Spain (?) to Rogliano near Tomino, Corsica, arrived on 25 February 1855. A prepaid letter, franked with single 1d grey (SG10), and rated ‘1 shilling’ paid in cash, for the Packet, with alongside transit datestamp and large ‘PD’ in oval struck in red.
TRS10180 9 February 1855 From Port of Spain (?) to Paris, franked with single 1d grey (SG 10).
Link TRS10190 19 February 1855 From Arima to Port of Spain, addressed to José Drago. Franked with a single 1d grey (SG 10), cancelled ‘7’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Stamp defective. Cover showing on reverse ‘7’ and ‘3’ circular datestamps.
TRS09060 27 February 1855 From Port of Spain to Champsaut, Marseille, France. Franked with 1d grey (SG9) stated to be ‘deep purple’, stamp cancelled by indistinct ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Cover bears red circular ‘PD’, has a ‘MR 21 1855’ receiving mark in England, and a Marseille backstamp. Ex-Reid, Addiss.
TRS15010 1855 (undated) From Port of Spain to London on part lettersheet, franked 1d for local fee with a single 1d blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), cancelled by numeral ‘1’, rated ‘2s’ on arrival. Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS10200 19 March 1855 From Chaguanas to Port of Spain, addressed to Charles Fabien. Franked with single 1d grey (SG10), cancelled ‘16’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Backstamped with the circular datestamps (Type 0.7) incorporating the office numbers ‘16’.
TRS15020 31 March 1855 Local mail from San Fernando to Port of Spain, addressed to Charles Fabien. A blue front franked with single 1d pale blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), neatly tied with numeral ‘2’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Ex-Charlton Henry, Amundsen, Kanai.
TRS15030 31 March 1855 Local mail from San Fernando to Port of Spain. A 1d pale blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), neatly tied with numeral ‘2’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Ex-Collins.
Link TRS15040 10 April 1855 From Port of Spain to Glasgow, arrived on 3 May, 23 days later. Franked with a single 1d blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2), paying only the local postage of 1 penny. The cover does not bear any other taxation mark. Ex-Charlton Henry, Amundsen.
TRS15050 April 1855 From Port of Spain to Edinburgh, addressed to F. Thomson. Rated ‘6’ in manuscript and franked 1d for local fee with a single 1d blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2).
Link TRS15060 10 April 1855 From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy, 1d pale blue (bright colour) indistinctly cancelled, second lithographic provisional (SG15). Various British and French transit marks, red oval ‘PD’, backstamped ‘TRINIDAD AP 10 1855’.
TRS15070 10 April 1855 From Port of Spain to Paris, 1d pale blue (slightly creased) tied by indistinct canceller, second lithographic provisional (SG15). Rated ‘8’, backstamped ‘TRINIDAD AP 10 1855’. Ex-Hurlock.
TRS15080 26 April 1855 From Port of Spain to Caracas, Venezuela. Franked with single 1d bright blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), tied by numeral ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2), paying the local fee and rated ‘4’ for the inter-Antillean rate or for local charges. Cover sent via St. Thomas.
TRS15090 27 April 1855 From Port of Spain to Thomson at Edinburgh. Franked 1d with single 1d pale blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), rated ‘6’ for the Packet rate. In transit at London on 22 May. Crease through stamp. Ex-Cartier.
Link TRS15100 (12) May 1855 From Port of Spain to Greenock, Scotland, addressed to William McClure. Franked with a single 1d greenish blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), tied by ‘1’ obliterator (Type 0.2), rated ‘6d’ and datestamped on arrival. Stamp with ironed-out filing crease. Ex-Marriott.
TRS15110 12 May 1855 From Port of Spain to London, rated ‘5’ in red. Franked with single 1d pale blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), tied by numeral ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Stamp cut into at lower right.
Link TRS15120 12 May 1855 From Port of Spain to London, arrived on 7 June. A prepaid letter rated ‘5’, endorsed ‘PAID’, and franked, for local postage, with single 1d pale blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), indistinctly cancelled.
Link TRS15130 12 May 1855 From Port of Spain to London, arrived on 7 June, a prepaid cover, rated ‘5’ in red, franked with single 1d pale blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), tied by numeral ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Large datestamp ‘PAID’ struck on arrival. Envelope slightly restored. Ex-Ramkissoon.
TRS15140 (12) May 1855 From Port of Spain to Lubeck, Germany, in transit at Hamburg on 9 June. Franked with single 1d greenish blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), tied by numeral ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2) paying the local fee. Rated ‘10’ (French transit rate?) and red ‘16’ on arrival.
Link TRS15150 25 May 1855 From Port of Spain to Bergerac, France. Franked with single 1d greenish blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Rated 1 s.01/2d for the Packet fee. Various British and French transits and arrival marks and large oval ‘PD’ in red ink. Ex-Gallagher.
TRS15160 4 June 1855 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. Franked with single 1d greenish blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), cancelled ‘2’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Cover with creases and wormholes. Ex-Hurlock.
Link TRS15170 7 June 1855 From Port of Spain (?) to Ile Rousse, Corsica, addressed to E. Bregante. Franked with single 1d blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2), paying the local postage, rated on arrival ‘15 décimes’. The letter is also handstamped in red by framed accountancy mark ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
TRS15180 8 June 1855 From Port of Spain to San Fernando. Franked with 1d greenish blue (defective), second lithographic provisional (SG15), tied by numeral ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Cover with folds and staining. Ex-Turner.
TRS15190 9 June 1855 From Port of Spain to Hobart, Tasmania. Franked with single 1d greenish blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), tied by numeral ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2), paying the local fee and rated ‘6d’, deleted in transit. The entire bears a Great Britain embossed 6d green added in London, to pay additional postage, tied by barred ‘20’. Some faults.
Link TRS07440 27 June 1855 From Port of Spain to Robert Dunlop at Greenock where it arrived on 23 July. Franked with 1d brownish red (SG7) and rated ‘6’ in manuscript. The letter is from the master of the brig ‘Rowley’ and reports that he is unable to obtain a cargo in Port of Spain. He was going to wait to send the letter on the Postal Packet due next day before going to St. Thomas.
Link TRS15200 27 June 1855 From Port of Spain to Clifton, franked with single 1d greenish blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), tied by indistinct ‘1’ obliterator, rated 6d, datestamped on arrival (London 22 and Bristol 23 July). Ex-Hurlock, Marriott.
TRS15210 27 June 1855 From Port of Spain to Germany. Franked with single 1d greenish blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), tied by numeral ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2), paying local fee and rated ‘1/4’. The large piece bears double-line datestamp in red ‘Aus England Per Aachen Franco’.
Link TRS15220 (7) August 1855 Most probably to Corsica, datestamped in front ‘Amb. Calais – 7 Sept. 1855’. Franked with single 1d blue, second lithographic provisional (SG15), paying the local postage. The letter is also handstamped in red by framed accountancy mark ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France. Ex-Snowden, Hurlock.
Link TRS07450 10 October 1855 From Port of Spain to Demerara, British Guiana, arrived on 23 October, backstamped the 12th in transit at Barbados. Franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8) cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Charged on arrival ‘4d’, the typical inter-Antillean rate.
TRS07460 25 October 1855 From Port of Spain to Sauyon, Charente, France. Franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled by indistinct numeral ‘1’. Charged on arrival ‘30 décimes’, handstamped with boxed ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
TRS07470 25 October 1855 From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy. Franked 1d with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ and rated ‘5/3’ in red ink. The large part wrapper bears red London transit datestamp, Calais datestamp and small red ‘PD’ in circle.
Link TRS07480 26 October 1855 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. Franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled by numeral ‘2’ in a square of bars. Ex-Charlton Henry, Marriott.
Link TRS07490 10 December 1855 From Port of Spain to Ile Rousse, Corsica arriving on 4 January. A prepaid letter charged 1s.61/2d, franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled by indistinct numeral ‘1’. The cover bears a very faint Crowned Circle handstamp ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, handstamped in transit at London and circular ‘PD’ all in red. Damaged and torn envelope.
TRS10210 10 December 1855 From Port of Spain to Scotland. Franked with 1d grey (SG10), cancelled with indistinct ‘1’. The cover bearing a good strike of the Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ handstamp overlapped by red circular datestamp ‘Paid – 1856 – JA 4 – D’. A very late usage of this stamp. Ex-Hicks.
TRS07500 1856 (?) Local envelope from San Fernando (?) to Port of Spain. Franked 1d with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled by numeral ‘2’. Ex-Burrus (the illustrated item shows instead a ‘1’ in a square of bars).
TRS07510 1856 (?) From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy. Franked with single 1 d, stated to be brick red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). The cover bears a blurred Crowned Circle handstamp ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Hicks.
TRS07520 1856 (?) From Port of Spain to London. Franked with single 1d brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8). The cover bears a blurred Crowned Circle handstamp ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Hicks.
TRS07530 1856 (?) Undated cover from San Fernando. Franked with single 1d brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8) cancelled ‘2’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Stamp affected by filing creases. Ex-Mellor.
Link TRS07540 9 January 1856 From Port of Spain to Livorno (Leghorn), Italy arriving on 5 February. The cover bears a very faint Crowned Circle handstamp ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, handstamped in transit at London and circular ‘PD’ all in red. A fully pre-paid entire franked with single 1d brownish red on blued paper (SG7) and charged ‘3s.6d’ paid in cash for the Packet rate.
Link TRS07550 9 January 1856 From Port of Spain to Paris arriving on 30 January. Cover franked for local fee with single 1d brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8) and charged ‘30 décimes’ on arrival. Faint ‘Colonies/Art. 18’ in red.
Link TRS07560 18 January 1856 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. Franked 1d with single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled ‘2’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2), despatch datestamp on reverse. Ex-Hurlock, Marriott.
TRS07570 25 February 1856 From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy, a prepaid letter charged 1s. 9d paid in cash for the Packet and franked with single 1d brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8) for local fee. The cover bears a blurred Crowned Circle handstamp ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, London transit, small circular ‘PD’ and oval ‘Franca’ on arrival. Ex-Hurlock.
Link TRS07580 12 March 1856 From Port of Spain to Barbados. Franked with single 1d brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8) cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Charged on arrival ‘5d’ in manuscript replacing crossed figure ‘4’. Ex-Charlton Henry, Ramkissoon.
Link TRS07590 25 March 1856 From Port of Spain (?) to Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe, addressed to John MacFarlane. Endorsed ‘PAID’, franked with single 1d brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8) and charged ‘4d’ in cash, the typical inter-Antillean rate.
Link TRS07600 24 April 1856 From Couva to Port of Spain. Franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled by a poor numeral ‘17’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Ex-Marriott.
TRS07610 26 April 1856 From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy, a prepaid letter charged 1s. 9d paid in cash for the Packet and franked with single 1d brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8) for local fee. The cover bears a blurred Crowned Circle handstamp ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, London transit, small circular ‘PD’ and oval ‘Franca’ on arrival.
Link TRS07616 6 May 1856 From Port of Spain to Corsica, franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled by clear numeral ‘1’. A manuscript ‘15’ on front and stamped with boxed ‘Colonies/Art. 18’ ; this was used during 1856 only for British unpaid letters sent through France. Various transit and arrival marks on reverse.
TRS07620 (10) June 1856 From Port of Spain to Michelstadt, Germany, addressed to Mrs. Elise Urich. Franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled by indistinct numeral ‘1’. Endorsed ‘via France’ and stamped with boxed ‘Colonies/Art. 18’ used during 1856 only for British unpaid letters sent through France.
Link TRS07630 11 July 1856 From San Fernando to Port of Spain, addressed to Taylor. Franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled by numeral ‘2’ in a square of bars. Ex-Burrus, Marriott.
TRS07640 25 July 1856 From Port of Spain (?) to London. Franked with single 1d brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8). Ex-Forsyth.
Link TRS07650 25 July 1856 From Port of Spain to Paris. Franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled by indistinct numeral ‘1’. Letter with address cut out. Ex-Charlton Henry, Marriott.
Link TRS16010 25 July 1856 From Port of Spain to Bordeaux, France arriving on 19 August. A prepaid letter charged 2s.1d in red crayon paid in cash, and franked with a single 1d blue of the third lithographic printing (SG16) for local fee, cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Cover shows faint Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ in red, London and Calais transit datestamps, small red ‘PD’ in circle. Ex-Ramkissoon.
TRS08010 25 July 1856 From Port of Spain to Bordeaux, France, arrived on 19 August. Addressed to Gaden & Klipsch. A prepaid letter charged 1 s.1/2d in red crayon paid in cash, and franked with a single 1d brownish red (SG8) for local fee, cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Cover shows faint Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ in red, London and Calais transit datestamps, small red ‘PD’ in circle. Ex-Jaffé.
Link TRS16020 24 August 1856 From Port of Spain to Bordeaux, France arriving on 17 September, 24 days later. Franked with a single 1d blue of the third lithographic printing (SG16) for local fee, cancelled twice by numeral ‘1’ and rated on arrival ‘15 décimes’. The letter is also overstamped by framed accountancy mark ‘Colonies/&c Art. 13’ for British unpaid letters sent to France. Ex-Burrus.
Link TRS07660 5 August 1856 From Port of Spain to Rouen, France. Franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled by indistinct numeral ‘1’. Charged on arrival ‘15 décimes’, handstamped with boxed ‘Colonies/Art. 18’ for British unpaid letters sent to France. Cover badly defective.
TRS07670 25 August 1856 From Port of Spain to Hamburg, Germany. An entire that looks to be prepaid, franked for local fee with single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS07680 9 September 1856 From San Fernando to Luri, Corsica. Franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled ‘2’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). The cover is backstamped at Arouca with datestamp showing ‘6’. Also on front, boxed ‘Canad/Art 19’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
Link TRS16030 13 December 1856 From San Fernando to Port of Spain, rated 4d for a four weighted large wrapper. Franked with a strip of three and a single 1d blue of the third lithographic printing (SG16), indistinctly cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Circular datestamp at back. Ex-Charlton Henry, Amundsen.
Link TRS16040 17 December 1856 From San Fernando to Port of Spain, addressed to S. Bush. Franked with a single 1d blue of the third lithographic printing (SG16), neatly cancelled ‘2’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Ex-Davy, Marriott.
Link TRS16050 25 December 1856 From San Fernando (?) to Paris, address partly cut out, franked with a single 1d blue of the third lithographic printing (SG16). Charged ‘8 décimes’ on arrival and showing framed ‘GB/ 1F 60c.’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
Link TRS07690 26 December 1856 From Port of Spain to MacFarlane at St. Lucia, backstamped on arrival at St. Lucia the 30th. Franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8) cancelled by indistinct ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Charged on arrival ‘4d’, the typical inter-Antillean rate.
TRS08020 1856 (?) From San Fernando to Port of Spain, addressed to Sydney Louis. Franked with a single 1d brick red (SG8) cancelled ‘2’ (Type 0.2).
Link TRS16060 9 February 1857 From Port of Spain to Hamburg, Germany. Franked with a single 1d blue of the third lithographic printing (SG16) for local fee, cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Cover showing manuscript ‘10’, red crayon ‘16’ (German shillings) and red transit datestamp ‘LONDON PAID’ on 4 March. Ex-Consul Weinberger, Marriott.
TRS08030 10 February 1857 From San Fernando to Port of Spain, addressed to Alex Stewart. Franked with a single 1d brick red (SG8) cancelled ‘2’ (Type 0.2).
Link TRS07700 25 March 1857 From Port of Spain to St. Lucia, addressed to James MacFarlane, backstamped on arrival at St. Lucia on the 28th. Franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8) cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Charged on arrival ‘4d’, the typical inter-Antillean rate. Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS07710 (9) April 1857 From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy, a prepaid letter paid in cash and franked with single 1d brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8) for local fee. The cover bears a blurred Crowned Circle handstamp ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, London transit ‘PAID’ datestamp on 2 May, small circular ‘PD’ and probably oval ‘Franca’ on arrival.
Link TRS07718 25 April 1857 Envelope addressed to Bermuda franked by (1d) rose-red (SG7/8) and ties by ‘1’ obliterator (Type 0.2). Reverse with indecipherable Type 0.7 cds as well as a ‘TRINIDAD’ double circle and St. Thomas transit mark.
Link TRS07720 25 April 1857 From Port of Spain to Caen, France delivered on 18 May. A prepaid cover rated 7d and franked with single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8) for local fee. Postmarked by indistinct numeral and red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. The cover bears a red circular London ‘PAID’ datestamp in transit on 18 May, small circular red ‘PD’.
Link TRS07730 10 May 1857 From Port of Spain to St. Lucia, addressed to James MacFarlane, arriving on the 18th, backstamped at Barbados. Franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), and charged on arrival ‘4d’, the typical inter-Antillean rate. Ex-Marriott.
TRS07740 9 June 1857 From Port of Spain to Marseille, France arriving on 1 July. A prepaid letter charged 1 s.1d (?), franked 1d for local fee with single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. The cover bears several transit marks, handstamped in transit at London and circular ‘PD’ all in red. Ex-Reid.
Link TRS08040 (9) July 1857 From Port of Spain to St. Lucia, addressed to James MacFarlane, backstamped on arrival at St. Lucia on the 13th. Franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG8), and charged on arrival ‘4d’, the typical inter-Antillean rate.
Link TRS07750 30 July 1857 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. Franked 1d for local fee with single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled ‘2’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2). Ex-Turner.
Link TRS07760 9 August 1857 From Port of Spain to Bordeaux, France. Franked 1d for local fee with a single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled by indistinct numeral ‘1’. Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS12008 29 July 1857 From San Fernando addressed to Charles Fabien in Port of Spain, franked with a single (1d) rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘2’ (Type 0.2). {Harmers (24 Mar 2011)}
Link TRS12010 9 September 1857 From Port of Spain to Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Franked 1d for local fee with a single rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by indistinct numeral ‘1’. Cover sent via St. Thomas, St. Georges, Bermuda and Halifax. Also charged ‘4d’ in cash (in manuscript) and ‘8d’ (handstruck marking) on arrival.
Link TRS07770 19 September 1857 Large part cover from Cedros to Port of Spain. Franked 1d for local fee with single brownish red on blued paper (SG7/8), cancelled by numeral ‘21’. A stamp has previously been affixed at upper right but it has been removed and the space left cancelled ‘21’. Ex-Reid.
TRS12020 25 September 1857 From Port of Spain to Toulouse, France. Franked 1d for local fee using a single stamp rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.2).
TRS12030 25 October 1857 From Port of Spain to Barbados. Franked 1d for local fee with a single stamp rose-red on white paper (SG12).
TRS12040 25 October 1857 From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy. Franked 1d for local fee and 1 s.1d in cash for the Packet using a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by indistinct numeral ‘1’. Cover bears red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, red transit datestamp in London on 14 November, French datestamp and red oval ‘Franca’ on arrival.
TRS12050 25 October 1857 From Port of Spain to Paris. Franked 1d for local fee and 1s in cash for the Packet using a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by faint numeral ‘1’. Cover bears large circular ‘PD’ in red, red transit datestamp in London on 16 December, delivered in Paris the same day.
Link TRS12060 25 November 1857 From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy. Franked 1d for local fee and 1 s.1d in cash for the Packet using a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by indistinct numeral ‘1’. Cover bears red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, red transit datestamp in London on 18 December, French datestamp and red oval ‘Franca’ on arrival. Ex-Gallagher, Ramkissoon.
Link TRS12070 25 November 1857 From Port of Spain (?) to Barbados, addressed to Leon & Co. Franked with single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), indistinctly cancelled. Endorsed ‘p. mail’, the covers bears figure ‘4’ deleted by pen strokes, amended as ‘5’.
TRS12080 November 1857 From Port of Spain to Bremen, Germany. Franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), tied to part wrapper. Ex-Charlton Henry.
TRS12090 10 December 1857 From Port of Spain to Barbados. Franked with single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.1b). Manuscript ‘5’. (Tapling)
Link TRS12100 25 December 1857 From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy. Franked for local fee using a single 1d rose-red (SG12) and rated ‘1/1’ in cash for the Packet. Cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars, also with red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’.
TRS07780 1857 (?) Undated cover from Port of Spain to Grenada. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8), stated to be brick-red, cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars.
TRS07790 1857 (?) Undated cover from Port of Spain (?) to Caracas, Venezuela. Franked with single 1d brownish red (SG7/8), cancelled ‘1’ in a square of bars with alongside faint red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, indistinct arrival datestamp and figure ‘2’ as local charges.
TRS12110 1858 From Port of Spain to USA. Franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Cover showing faint Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Burrus.
TRS12120 1858 From Port of Spain to St. Lucia, franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’.
Link TRS12130 9 February 1858 From Port of Spain to Antigua. Orange envelope rated 4d to be paid on delivery, franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), postmarked with indistinct ‘1’ (Type 0.2). Ex-Jaffé.
Link TRS12140 25 February 1858 From Port of Spain to St. Lucia arriving on the 28th. Franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Charged ‘4d’ in manuscript, for the inter-Antillean rate. Ex-Hurlock, Marriott.
TRS12150 6 April 1858 To Port of Spain to Charles Fabien. Franked with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by indistinct numeral.
TRS12160 24 April 1858 From La Brea to Port of Spain to Charles Fabien. Franked with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘20’.
Link TRS12170 27 April 1858 From Port of Spain to Grenada. Franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Charged ‘4d’ in manuscript, for the inter-Antillean rate. Ex-Gallagher.
Link TRS12180 7 May 1858 From Arima to Port of Spain to Charles Fabien. Franked with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘7’.
TRS12190 25 May 1858 From Port of Spain to St. Lucia. Franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Charged ‘4d’ in manuscript, for the inter-Antillean rate. Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS12200 25 May 1858 From Port of Spain to St. Lucia arriving on the 28th. Franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Charged ‘4d’ in manuscript, for the Inter-Antillean rate.
TRS12210 25 June 1858 From Port of Spain to La Guaira, Venezuela. Franked for local fee with single 1d rose-red (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ and showing red crayon figure ‘4’ as the inter-Antillean fee, with alongside faint Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’.
Link TRS12220 9 July 1858 From Couva to Michelstadt, Germany arriving on 4 August. Franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘17’ and showing red crayon ‘8’ and Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Endorsed ‘Via France’ the cover bears several transit handstamps and manuscript rate marks. Ex-Hurlock, Burrus, Marriott.
Link TRS12230 25 July 1858 From Port of Spain to Michelstadt, Germany arriving on 17 August. Franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ and rated ‘8d’. Endorsed ‘Via Southampton’ the cover bears several transit handstamps and manuscript rate marks. The cover bears manuscript blue crayon ‘41’ rate mark and ‘10’, probably French transit rate. Ex-Hurlock, Marriott.
TRS12240 9 August 1858 From Port of Spain to Michelstadt, Germany arriving on 17 August and addressed to Mr. Walz. Franked for local postage with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. The cover bears a manuscript ‘41’ rate mark in blue ink and ‘10’ in brown ink; this is probably a French transit rate.
TRS12250 4 September 1858 From Port of Spain franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12).
Link TRS17010 9 October 1858 From Port of Spain to Bergerac, France. Franked for local fee and ‘7d’ in red crayon in cash for the Packet using single 1d greenish blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG17), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Cover bears red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, red transit datestamp in London, French Calais transit and small red ‘PD’ in circle.
TRS18010 9 October 1858 From Port of Spain to Nova Scotia. Franked for local fee using single 1d deep greenish blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG18), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Cover rated ‘5d’ paid in cash for the Packet. Ex-Brassler.
TRS12260 15 October 1858 From Port of Spain to New York. Franked with single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Rated 10 cents (handstruck marking ‘STEAMSHIP 10’) on arrival. Cover defective (addressees name cut out). Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS18020 25 October 1858 From Port of Spain to Bremen, Germany. Franked for local fee using single 1d deep greenish blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG18), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Rated 1s.8d paid in cash and showing figure ‘56’ in red crayon as local charges. Ex-Turner, Addiss.
TRS18030 (25) October 1858 From Port of Spain to Nova Scotia. Franked for local fee using single 1d greenish blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG18), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Cover sent via St. Thomas, St. Georges, Bermuda and Halifax. Also charged ‘4d’ in cash (in manuscript) and ‘8d’ (handstruck marking) on arrival. Ex-Turner.
TRS17020 25 October 1858 1d stamp blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG17), cancelled by large numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.3). A large piece. Ex-Collins.
Link TRS18040 25 October 1858 From Port of Spain to Genoa, Italy. A pre-paid cover rated 1 s.1d paid in cash, franked for local postage with single 1d deep greenish blue, 4th lithographic provisional (SG18), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Handstamped in transit through London on 20 November, with a very large red ‘PD’ alongside.
TRS18050 28 October 1858 From Port of Spain to Caracas, Venezuela. Franked for local fee using single 1d greenish blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG18), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Cover sent via St. Thomas, in transit on 30 October. Also charged ‘4d’ in cash (in manuscript) for the inter-Antillean rate and charged 2 Reales (small handstamped figure ‘2’) on arrival. The cover bears Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’.
Link TRS17030 October 1858 From Port of Spain to Ile Rousse, Corsica, in transit at Calais on 20 November. Franked for local fee with single 1d very deep greenish blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG17), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Rated on arrival ‘16 décimes’. Cover bears several transit marks and a framed accountancy mark ‘GB/ 1F. 60c’ for British unpaid letters sent to France. Ex-Hurlock, Ramkissoon.
Link TRS17040 9 November 1858 From Port of Spain to Ile Rousse, Corsica, on transit at Paris on 2 December. Franked for local fee with single 1d greenish blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG17), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Rated on arrival ‘10 décimes’. Cover bears several transit marks and framed with triangular top accountancy mark ‘GB/2F---’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
Link TRS00010 9 November 1858 From Port of Spain (?) to London arriving on 2 December. Rated ‘6d’ in red crayon paid in cash. Cover bears Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ in red used as a provisional (PLATE 2). Ex-Marriott.
Link TRS18060 19 November 1858 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. Franked for local fee using single 1d slate blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG 18), cancelled by numeral ‘2’. Ex-Hurlock, Marriott.
Link TRS12270 25 November 1858 From Port of Spain to Paris. Franked 1d for local fee and 1s in cash for the Packet using a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG 12), cancelled by faint numeral ‘1’. Cover bears large circular ‘PD’ in red, red transit datestamp in London on 16 December, delivered in Paris the same day.
TRS17050 25 November 1858 From Port of Spain to Corsica. Franked for local fee with single 1d deep greenish blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG17), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Rated on arrival ‘10 décimes’. Cover bears several transit marks and framed accountancy mark ‘GB/2F.--’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
Link TRS17060 25 November 1858 From Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela to New York, arrived on 30 December. Franked in transit at Port of Spain for local fee using single 1d blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG17), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Also charged ‘4d’ in cash (in manuscript) for the inter-Antillean rate and charged ‘10 cents’ on arrival at New York. The cover bears Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Brassler, Arnould.
TRS17070 25 November 1858 From Port of Spain to Martinique. Franked for local fee using single 1d greenish blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG17), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Also manuscript ‘40’ centimes and red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. (Tapling)
Link TRS12280 December 1858 From Port of Spain to New York. Franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG 12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ and rated ‘4d’ in red crayon paid in cash for the inter-Antillean rate. Charged 10 cents (handstruck marking ‘STEAMSHIP 10’) on arrival. The cover bears red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Cover defective (part of address cut out). Ex-Hurlock.
TRS17080 December 1858 From Bellevue Estate to Port of Spain. Franked for local fee using single 1d greenish blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG17). Ex-Caspary.
Link TRS17090 10 December 1858 From Port of Spain to Ile Rousse, Corsica. Franked for local fee with single 1d greenish blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG17), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Rated on arrival ‘8 décimes’. Cover bears several transit marks and framed accountancy mark ‘GB/1F.60’ for British unpaid letters sent to France
Link TRS17100 21 December 1858 From Cedros to St. John, New Brunswick, 1d blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG17), cancelled by numeral ‘21’ (Type 0.2). A large piece endorsed by rare handwritten ‘Too late for bag’. A highly defective piece. Ex-Ramkissoon.
Link TRS00020 24 December 1858 From Port of Spain to London, arrived on 19 January. Rated ‘6d’ in red crayon paid in cash. Cover bears partial Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ in red used as a provisional, and London small circular ‘PAID’ datestamp in red.
TRS12290 1859 From Port of Spain to St. Philip, Barbados, franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG 12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Rated on arrival ‘3d’ in manuscript. Ex-Hall.
TRS12300 January 1859 From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy. Franked 1d for local fee and 1s 1d in cash for the Packet using a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Cover bears red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, red transit datestamp in London and Calais on 9 February, London ‘PAID’ datestamp, small ‘PP’ in circle, and red oval ‘Franca’ on arrival.
TRS17110 9 January 1859 From Port of Spain to New York. Franked for local fee using single 1d greenish blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG17), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ and ‘4d’ (in red crayon) in cash for the inter-American rate. Rated 10 cents (handstruck marking ‘STEAMSHIP 10’) on arrival. Ex-Caspary.
TRS12310 January 1859 From Port of Spain to Bordeaux, France arriving on 17 February. Prepaid letter, Packet fee paid in cash, franked for local fee with single 1d rose-red (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Cover bears faint Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, arrival datestamp and small round ‘PD’ in red.
TRS12320 25 January 1859 From Port of Spain to New York. Franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.3) and rated ‘4d’ (in red crayon) paid in cash for the inter-Antillean rate. Charged 10 cents (handstruck marking ‘STEAMSHIP 10’) on arrival. The cover bears red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ and an extremely crisp strike of the numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.3) far from stamp, in the upper right side of the cover. Cover defective (part of address cut out).
TRS12330 1859 From Port of Spain to New York. Franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by large numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.3) and rated ‘4d’ in red crayon paid in cash for the inter-Antillean rate. Probably charged 10 cents on arrival. Cover bears red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Cover defective (part of address cut out and restored).
Link TRS12340 February 1859 From Port of Spain to Baltimore. Franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), rated ‘8d’ in red crayon, paid in cash, and charged 10 cents (handstruck marking ‘STEAMSHIP 10’) on arrival. The cover bears clear red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’.
TRS12350 9 February 1859 From Port of Spain to Corsica arriving on 7 May. Franked for local fee with single 1d rose-red (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Rated on arrival ‘10 décimes’. Cover bears several transit marks and framed accountancy mark ‘GB/2F.--’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
Link TRS12360 9 February 1859 From Port of Spain to New York. Franked 1d for local fee with a single rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.2). Rated ‘4’ in red crayon showing indistinct Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ and circular ‘STEAMSHIP 10’. Address partly cut out.
Link TRS12370 9 February 1859 From Port of Spain to Dr. Philbrick at Boston, USA. Franked with 1d rose-red (SG12), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.2). The letter was withheld, or returned to sender, for full prepayment, as deduced from the Trinidad dated markings on the back, which are four weeks apart, together with the red crayon m/s ‘Postage Not Paid’ on the front, which was subsequently crossed out, when payment was made as shown by red crayon ‘4’, Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ and arrival ‘STEAMSHIP 10’. Backstamped ‘1’ (Type 0.7a) together with Trinidad double arc and various transit handstamps.
TRS12380 February 1859 From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy. Franked 1d for local fee and 1 s.1d in cash for the Packet using a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Cover bears red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, red transit datestamp in London on 4 March, London (PAID) datestamp, small ‘PP’ in circle, and red oval ‘Franca’ on arrival.
TRS00030 15(?) February 1859 From Port of Spain (?) to Lanark, in transit at London on 4 March. Rated ‘6d’ in red crayon paid in cash. Cover bears Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ in red as a provisional, and small ‘CR’ for Caledonian Railway.
Link TRS12390 23 February 1859 From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy. A prepaid cover rated 1s. 1d paid in cash for the Packet fee and franked for local postage with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Cover bears red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, red transit datestamp in London on 21 March, London (PAID) datestamp, small ‘PD’ in circle, and a large red oval ‘Franca’ on arrival struck over the stamp.
TRS12400 25 February 1859 From Port of Spain to Corsica. Franked 1d for local fee with a single stamp rose-red on white paper (SG12).
Link TRS12410 21 March 1859 From Port of Spain (?) to Dr. Philbrick at Boston, USA. Franked with 1d rose-red (SG 12), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.3), arrival ‘STEAMSHIP 10’, red crayon ‘4’, and Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Trinidad double arc with transit St. Thomas double arc on back.
TRS12420 23 March 1859 From Couva to Port of Spain. Rated 1d and franked with single rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘17’.
Link TRS12430 25 March 1859 From Port of Spain to St. Philip, Barbados, delivered on the 28th. A prepaid cover franked 1d for local fee with a single rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by very indistinct canceller and rated 4d, in red crayon, for the inter-Antillean rate, paid in cash. The cover does not bear the usual Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ in red.
Link TRS00040 25 March 1859 From Port of Spain (?) to London, arrived on 14 April. Rated ‘6d’ in red crayon paid in cash. Cover bears Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ in red used as a provisional. Ex-Addiss.
TRS12440 29 March 1859 From (?) to Port of Spain. Franked with single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12). Cover bears very rare ‘Too Late for Bag’ handstamp. Ex-Charlton Henry.
TRS12450 7 April 1859 From Port of Spain to Dr. Philbrick at Boston, USA. Franked with 1d rose-red (SG12), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0. 2), arrival ‘STEAMSHIP 10’, red crayon ‘4’, and Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Two backstamps, Trinidad double arc (illegible), with transit St. Thomas double arc.
Link TRS12460 9 April 1859 From Port of Spain to New York. Franked for local fee with single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.2). Rated ‘4’ in red crayon showing indistinct Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ and circular ‘STEAMSHIP 10’. Cover defective, address partly cut out.
TRS12470 18 April 1859 From Port of Spain to Boston, addressed to Dr. Philbrick. Franked for local postage with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), and cancelled with a numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.2). Rated ‘4’ in red crayon showing an indistinct Crowned Circle and circular ‘STEAMSHIP 10’. Cover defective.
TRS12480 26 April 1859 From Port of Spain to Hamilton, Bermuda. A prepaid cover franked 1d for local fee with a single rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by indistinct canceller and rated ‘4d’ in manuscript in red ink for the inter-Antillean rate paid in cash. Endorsed ‘Paid’ by the sender, the cover bears faint Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ in red.
Link TRS12490 (30) April 1859 From Port of Spain to Geneva, Switzerland arriving at Calais on 20 May. Franked with a single 1d rose-red (stated to be purple-brown) (SG12), postmarked ‘1’. Front showing faint red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ and small round framed ‘PD’ in red. Another cover to the same address, sent on 10 October, was rated and franked 1 shilling.
TRS12500 2 May 1859 From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy. Franked 1d for local fee, and 2s.2d in cash for the Packet, using a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by indistinct numeral ‘1’. Cover bears red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, red transit datestamp in London, Paris and Marseille datestamps, and red oval ‘Franca’ struck on arrival.
Link TRS12510 10 May 1859 From Port of Spain to London, addressed to William Nathan. A prepaid cover franked 1d for local fee with a single rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by indistinct numeral ‘1’ (Type 0.3) and rated ‘1s’, in manuscript red crayon, paid in cash. Cover bearing in front faint Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ in red.
Link TRS18070 25 May 1859 From Port of Spain to Naples, Italy in transit at Calais on 16 June. Franked for local fee using single 1d dark blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG 18), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Cover showing Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, despatch and transit marks. Ex-Hurlock, Marriott.
TRS17120 May(?) 1859 From San Fernando to London. Franked for local fee using single 1d greenish blue, fourth lithographic provisional (SG17), cancelled by numeral ‘2’. Cover showing Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ in red. A 4d adhesive (issued at the Post office on 9 May 1859) has been removed. Ex-Burrus.
Link TRS12520 9 June 1859 From Port of Spain to Baltimore. Franked with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by unclear numeral ‘1’. Backstamped in transit at St. Thomas on 14 July. Handstamped with circular ‘STEAMSHIP 10’ for postage due of 10 cents on arrival.The cover bears red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Charlton Henry, Ramkissoon.
TRS12530 1859 From Port of Spain to Baltimore. Franked 5d with a strip of five of the 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by indistinct numeral ‘1’. Handstamped with circular ‘STEAMSHIP 10’ for postage due of 10 cents on arrival. Ex-Hurlock.
TRS12540 July 1859 From Port of Spain to Barbados. Franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’, charged on arrival ‘5d’ in manuscript replacing crossed out figure ‘4’. Ex-Brassler.
TRS12550/25010 1859 From Port of Spain (?) to Guadeloupe. Fully prepaid 5d, franked with a single 1d rose-red (SG12) and a single 4d grey-lilac (SG25). Front showing red crayon figure ‘4’ and manuscript ‘30’ as 30 centimes charge for local delivery. Red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ is also struck alongside.
Link TRS12560/25020 10 July 1859 From Port of Spain to Barbados arriving on 12 July, backstamped at Barbados. Fully prepaid 5d, franked with a single 1d rose-red (SG12) and a single 4d grey-lilac (SG25). Front showing red crayon figure ‘4’ deleted and manuscript ‘1’ as a penny charge for local delivery. A faint red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ is also struck alongside. Ex-Urwick, Marriott.
Link TRS25021/31000 10 July 1859 From Port of Spain to La Guaira (Venezuela), in transit at St. Thomas on 15 July. Rated 5d, franked with a single 4d stamp grey-lilac (SG25) and a single 1d pin-perf rose-red (SG31 or 38). Front showing red crayon figure ‘4’, handstamped figure ‘2’ in blue as local charges, and faint red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ also struck alongside. Ex-Dale Lichtenstein.
Link TRS28010 23 July 1859 From Port of Spain to London arriving on 16 August. Mourning cover franked with a single 6d deep green (SG28), postmarked ‘1’. Front showing red crayon figure ‘5’ and faint red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS28020 26 July 1859 From Port of Spain to London arriving on 16 August. Franked with a single 6d deep green (SG28), postmarked ‘1’. Front showing red crayon figure ‘6’ and faint red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Hurlock, Marriott.
Link TRS28030 26 July 1859 From Port of Spain to La Guaira, Venezuela arriving on 6 August. Franked with a single 6d deep green (SG28), postmarked ‘1’. Endorsed ‘4’ in red crayon to indicate the Packet rate. The letter is also overstamped by clear Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Consul Weinberger.
Link TRS12570/25030 9 August 1859 From St. Joseph to Barbados arriving on the 1 1th. Fully prepaid 5d, franked with a single 1d rose-red (SG12) and a single 4d grey-lilac (SG25), postmarked ‘3’. Front showing red crayon figure ‘4’ and manuscript ‘1’ as penny charge for local delivery. A faint red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ is also struck alongside. Ex-Hurlock.
Link TRS25040/28040 9 August 1859 From Port of Spain to Baltimore, in transit at St. Thomas the 14th. A double weighted rated 1 0d (2x5d), franked with a single 4d grey-lilac (SG25) and a single 6d deep green (SG28), postmarked ‘1’. Front showing red crayon figure ‘8’ (deleted) and circular handstamp ‘STEAMSHIP 20’ as double charge on arrival. A faint red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ is also struck alongside. Ex-Charlton Henry, Dale Lichtenstein, Marriott.
Link TRS12580 9 August 1859 From Port of Spain to Dr. Philbrick at Portland, Maine, USA. Franked with 1d rose-red (SG12), cancelled ‘1’ (Type 0.2), arrival ‘STEAMSHIP 10’, red crayon ‘8’, and Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Trinidad double arc and transit St. Thomas single arc backstamps.
TRS25050 (9) August 1859 From Port of Spain to Chalons-sur-Marne, France arriving on the 28th. Franked for local fee with single 4d grey (SG25), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Rated on arrival ‘10 décimes’. Cover bears also framed accountancy mark ‘GB/2F. --’ for British unpaid letters sent to France.
Link TRS28050 (25) August 1859 From Port of Spain to France. Franked with a single 6d deep green (SG28), postmarked ‘1’. Endorsed ‘2/1’ in red crayon to indicate the Packet rate. The letter is also overstamped by faint Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, red ‘LONDON PAID’ transit handstamp, Calais transit datestamp (on 15 September) and small red circular framed ‘PD’. Ex-Burrus, Turner.
TRS28060 September 1859 From Port of Spain to Glasgow. Franked with a single 6d deep green (SG28), postmarked ‘1’. Front showing red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Reid.
Link TRS12590 9 September 1859 From Port of Spain to Philadelphia. Franked with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), rated ‘8d’ in red crayon, paid in cash, and charged 20 cents (handstruck marking ‘STEAMSHIP 20’) on arrival. The cover bears clear red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Endorsed ‘Per Mail via Havana’. Ex-Charlton Henry.
TRS12600 9 September 1859 From Port of Spain to Philadelphia. Franked with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), rated ‘4d’ in red crayon, paid in cash, and charged 10 cents (handstruck marking ‘STEAMSHIP 10’) on arrival. The cover bears faint red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Endorsed ‘Per Mail via Havana’. Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS28070 September 1859 From Port of Spain to London arriving on 3 October. Franked with a single 6d deep green (SG28), postmarked ‘1’. Front showing red crayon figure ‘5’ and red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Charlton Henry.
TRS12610 24 September 1859 From Port of Spain to Demerara, British Guiana. Franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS12620 25 September 1859 From Port of Spain to New York. Franked for local fee with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Cover sent via St. Thomas in transit the 30th. Also charged ‘4d’ in cash in red crayon for the inter-Antillean rate and ‘STEAMSHIP 10’ on arrival. The cover bears also the Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ in red. Ex-Urwick, Marriott.
TRS12630/29010 October 1859 From Port of Spain to Baltimore, USA. Rated 1 s. 1d and franked with a single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12) and one single 1s indigo (SG29). Handstamped with circular ‘STEAMSHIP 10’ for postage due of 10 cents on arrival. The cover bears faint red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Tucker.
TRS28080 3 October 1859 From Port of Spain to London. Franked with a single 6d deep green (SG28), postmarked ‘1’. Front showing red crayon figure ‘5’, red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ and London arrival datestamp of 28 October.
Link TRS29020 10 October 1859 From Port of Spain to Geneva, Switzerland. Franked with a single 1s indigo (SG29), postmarked ‘1’. Front showing faint red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ and small red round framed ‘PD’. Ex-Charlton Henry.
TRS28090 November 1859 From Port of Spain to Scotland. Franked with single 6d deep green (SG28), cancelled by indistinct numeral ‘2’. Front showing red crayon figure ‘5’ and red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Handstamped on arrival by ‘LONDON PAID’ datestamp and small circular ‘L.C.R.’ (Lancaster and Carlisle Railway).
Link TRS12640 25 January 1860 From Port of Spain to Grenada, franked 1d paying local postage, and rated ‘5d’ paid in cash, the balance for the Packet fee. Single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), tied by numeral ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2).
Link TRS29030 February 1860 From Port of Spain to London, Lord Cochrane. Franked with a single 1s indigo (SG29) for a double rate cover, postmarked ‘1’. Front showing red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Turner.
Link TRS29040 15 February 1860 From Port of Spain to Melbourne, Australia on transit at London on 6 March. Franked with a single 1 s indigo (SG29), postmarked ‘1’. Front showing faint red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Marriott.
Link TRS19010/29050 23 March 1860 From Port of Spain to Ile Rousse, Corsica. Franked with a strip of three of the 1d bluish grey of the fifth lithographic printing (SG19) and a single 1 s slate-blue (SG29), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Endorsed ‘1/2’ (?) in red crayon to indicate the Packet rate. The letter is also overstamped by faint Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, red ‘LONDON PAID’ transit handstamp (on 12 April), Calais transit datestamp and small red circular framed ‘PD’. Ex-Dale Lichtenstein, Marriott.
Link TRS19020/29060 23 March 1860 From Port of Spain to Marseille, France. Franked with a pair (originally a strip of three, one stamp missing) of the 1d bluish grey of the fifth lithographic printing (SG19) and a single 1s slate-blue (SG29), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Endorsed ‘1/3’ in red crayon to indicate the Packet rate. The letter is also overstamped by faint Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, red ‘LONDON PAID’ transit handstamp (on 12 April), Calais transit datestamp and small red circular framed ‘PD’. Ex-Mirabaud, Charlton Henry, Marriott.
TRS19030 23 March 1860 From Port of Spain to Marseille, France. A pair of the 1d bluish grey from the fifth lithographic printing (SG19). Cover defective and stamps missing. Ex-Mirabaud, Charlton Henry.
TRS19040/28100 2 April 1860 From San Fernando to Michelstadt, Germany, to Mrs. Elise Urich, in transit at London on 28 April. Franked with two 1d bluish grey,of the fifth lithographic printing (SG19), and a single 6d green (SG28), cancelled by indistinct numeral ‘2’. The cover is also overstamped by faint Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, red ‘LONDON PAID’ transit handstamp, Calais transit datestamp (on 28 April) and small red circular framed ‘PD’. Ex-Brassler.
TRS28110 2 April 1860 From Port of Spain to Glasgow, arrived on 22 May, franked with a single 6d yellow-green (SG28) postmarked ‘1’. Cover showing Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ on front, backstamped ‘TRINIDAD AP 2 1860’ and ‘GLASGOW MY 22 60’. Ex-Hurlock.
TRS19050/28120 6(?) April 1860 From Port of Spain to France. Franked with a pair of the 1d bluish grey of the fifth lithographic printing (SG19) and a single 6d green (SG28), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. The cover is also overstamped by faint Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’, red ‘LONDON PAID’ transit handstamp, Calais transit datestamp (on 28 April) and small red circular framed ‘PD’. Ex-Gallagher.
Link TRS19060/45010 7 April 1860 From Port of Spain to Baltimore. Franked with a strip of four of the 1d bluish grey of the fifth lithographic printing (SG19) and a single 1d red perf 131/4–14 x 121/2 (SG45), cancelled by numeral ‘1’. Charged on arrival 10 cents (handstruck marking ‘Steamship 10’). Cover showing figure ‘4’ in red crayon, faint Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Consul Weinberger, Marriott.
Link TRS12650 /29070 20 April 1860 From Port of Spain to San Francisco, USA, arrived on 29 May, endorsed by the sender ‘Via Panama’. Rated 1s.1d and franked with single 1d rose-red (SG12), and single 1s indigo (SG29). Charged on arrival 20 cents (small handstamp figure ‘20’), with further figure ‘4’ in red crayon. The cover bears red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Both stamps defective.
Link TRS19070 22 April 1860 From Port of Spain to Barbados, arrived on 25 April. Franked with a strip of five of the 1d bluish grey of the fifth lithographic printing (SG19), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ and rated on arrival 1 d. The letter is also overstamped by faint Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Burrus, Cartier, Caspary, Amundsen.
Link TRS19080 23 April 1860 From San Fernando to London. Franked with a strip of six of the 1d bluish grey of the fifth lithographic printing (SG19), cancelled by blurred numeral ‘2’ (Type 0.3). Figure ‘5’ in red crayon indicates the rate for the Packet, 1d left to the Colony. The letter is also overstamped by faint Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Some faults, file fold trough one stamp. Ex-Burrus, Ramkissoon.
Link TRS19090 26 April 1860 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. Franked with a single 1d bluish grey of the fifth lithographic printing (SG19), cancelled by numeral ‘2’. Ex-Hurlock, Marriott.
Link TRS29080/31010 29 April 1860 From Port of Spain to San Francisco, USA, arrived on 29 May, endorsed by the sender ‘Via Panama’. Rated 1s.1d and franked with single 1d, most probably a pin-perf red stamp (SG31), and single 1 s indigo (SG29). Charged on arrival 20 cents (small handstamp figure ‘20’), with further figure ‘4’ in red crayon. The cover bears red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’.
Link TRS19100 30 April 1860 From Couva to Port of Spain. Franked with a single 1d bluish grey of the fifth lithographic printing (SG19), cancelled by numeral ‘17’. Cover with faults. Ex-Hurlock.
Link TRS19110 April (?) 1860 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. Franked with a single 1d bluish grey of the fifth lithographic printing (SG 19) cancelled by numeral ‘2’. Ex-Hurlock.
Link TRS19120 April (?) 1860 'To Port of Spain. Franked with a single 1d bluish grey of the fifth lithographic printing (SG19) the stamp showing a portion of the stamp above, indistinctly cancelled.
TRS19130 1 May 1860 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. Franked with a single 1d bluish grey of the fifth lithographic printing (SG 19), cancelled by indistinct mark tying adhesive. (Tapling)
Link TRS20010 5 May 1860 From San Fernando to Port of Spain. Franked with a single 1d red, of the sixth lithographic issue (SG20), cancelled by numeral ‘2’. Ex-Marriott.
Link TRS20020 8 May 1860 From Port of Spain to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Franked with a single 1d red of the sixth lithographic issue (SG20), cancelled by numeral ‘1’ and single 4d stamp that has been removed. Cover bears red manuscript ‘4’, red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ and transit datestamp at St. Thomas. Adhesive affected by heavy filing crease. Ex-Burrus, Ramkissoon.
Link TRS12660 28 June 1860 From Port of Spain to Ragged Island (Nova Scotia), franked 1d paying local postage, and rated 1s.4d paid in cash, the balance for the Packet fee. The entire on transit at St. Thomas on 29 June, and at Locks Island on 21 July, both datestamps on back. Single 1d rose-red on white paper (SG12), tied by numeral ‘1’ in a square of bars (Type 0.2).
TRS20030/40010 23 September 1860 From Port of Spain to Barbados, addressed to Juana Clarke. Franked with a single 1d red of the sixth lithographic issue (SG20) and single 4d lilac, pin-perf 14 (SG40?). Cover bears Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’ in red. Ex-Charlton Henry.
Link TRS29090 23 October 1860 From Port of Spain to London arriving on 16 November. Franked with a single 1 s stamp indigo (SG29) postmarked ‘1’ for a double rate cover. Front showing red crayon figure ‘10’ and ‘1/-’ (partly obscured by adhesive), and faint red Crowned Circle ‘PAID AT TRINIDAD’. Ex-Hurlock, Marriott.