(Puerto Rico) 1876 (JY 23) entire to Santander, Spain, endorsed “Via Inga.” franked Line Engraved ½d. (damaged corner), 1d. and 2d. together with 1867-80 10d., plate 1, TC, the 1d. tied by Mayaguez Porto Rico Paid cds of British Post Office. As this cancel only tied the 1d. four ‘C51’ obliterators were applied in transit at St Thomas, Danish West Indies, London transit at centre, arrival backstamp; vertical filing crease affecting stamps not detracting.
(Second British Occupation) 1813 (Jun 12) outer letter sheet to London, endorsed at top “To the b. Conference”, struck with large ST THOMAS fleuron, rated “2/2” t pay in manuscript upon receipt, London arrival backstamp of 15 JY. Good clean example. Ex. H Wood.
(Used Abroad) 1870 (29 Oct) part entire to London, endorsed “St Thomas/ 29 Oct 70” franked strip of three 1865-73 4d., plate 12, LB-LD, cancelled by ‘B16’ mail boat obliterators, red London arrival below of 14 NO, only with part of back.
1810 entire from St Croix, Danish West Indies to Aberdeen endorsed at base “by th Packet/ 6th March”, without any despatch cancels but bearing very fine blue-green LEEWARD ISLAND F date stamp of 3 AP 3 applied on arrival at Falmouth, red arrival cds below this, manuscript rating “2/4” amended below to “2/5”; heavy horizontal filing crease, a fine and interesting item.
1818 (Feb 18) entire to London bearing good strike of rare straight-line St THOMAS handstamp, arrival backstamp of 26 MR; horizontal filing crease not detracting from fine example of this cancel of the British Post Office.
1835 (4 April) outer letter sheet docketed as originating at St Thomas to Petersburg, VA bearing a fine example of the rare Philadelphia Full-Rigged Ship Handstamp in red, to left ornate double line framed PHILA/ 28/ APR handstamp and at right manuscript “20¾“ rating (2c ship fee and 18¾c. domestic postage}.
1854 outer letter sheet to Revel, France bearing various manuscript rate markings and “per Plata”, red French entry cds at right, reverse with double arc St Thomas date stamp, overstruck by red Seebrief Per England und Aachen transit and Paris transit, arrival cds below.
1869 (Sep 1) entire from Cuidad Bolivar, Venezuela to Philadelphia with fine red Cuidad Bolivar Paid cds of British Post Office, routed via Trinidad where 1d. lake (SG 69) added and tied D22 obliterator with N.Y. Steamship 10 (Sep 21) alongside. Reverse with Trinidad transit of SP 5, St Thomas transit of SP 13 and arrival cds of Sep 21. Fine and rare, Exhibition piece. R.P.S.L Cert 2001.
1870 (JU 29) cover to Hamburg, endorsed “per Steamer/ via Ostende” franked 1858-79 1d red, plate 125, FG, 1867-70 3d. rose, plate 5, two singles and a pair, OA, OB-OC and NC plus two 10d. pale red-brown, plate 1, PE and QK cancelled ‘C51’ obliterators (faintly on 1d.), St Thomas Paid cds, oval-framed PD and London Paid cds at left, framed arrival backstamp of 14/7; one 10d. with slight surface abrasions and 3d. pair light toning at top, repaired tear in envelope bottom left, still a fine correctly franked double weight cover.
1873 outer letter sheet to Marseille datelined 26th October from Jacmel, Haiti bearing company chops front and back and carried privately to St Thomas where franked Great Britain 1873-80 3d rose, plate 11, SD and 1865-73 4d. plate 13, LL tied ‘C51 St Thomas Paid’ duplex, red oval-framed PD and London tranit, French entry cds additionally tying 3d., reverse with Paris transit and arrival; a couple of light stains not unduly detracting from fine appearance.
1888 (21/3) ‘Telegram’ envelope registered to “United States Steamer, Atlanta, Port au Prince” franked 3c., 4c. and 10c. (repaired corner) tied St Thomas cds, registration handstamp at left alongside manuscript arrival note for Mar 31st, reverse with Port Au Prince Haiti cds of 29 Mars. Rare registered stamped telegramme.
1896 long envelope from ‘United States Consulate at St Thomas’ to Portland, ME, franked pair and strip of four ‘10/ CENTS/ 1895’ on 50c. cancelled by St Thomas cds, reverse with New York transit and arrival cds, front and back with Ship Brokers handstamp; some faults at top of envelope, a fine multiple, scarce franking.