1874 (25 Dec) small envelope addressed to “Commandant la Frigate Francaise ‘La Virginie’ St Helena” franked at 1fr. rate with pair 10c. and a 80c. tied ‘1611’ Gross Chiffres with Gaillac du Tarn cds in association, routed via London (28 DE) and leaving Southampton on 15th January aboard the “Nyanza” with arrival cds of FE 4 75; fine and desirable.
1879 (JU 13) ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’ (deleted) envelope to England at double packet rate franked two 1s dark green, perf 14 x 12½ with ‘cross’ cancellations, despatch cds at left, reverse with Bristol transit and Cheltenham arrivals. Under a Treasury Warrant of 13th June 1876 both the Cape and the St. Helena rates were reduced to 6d. Some creasing, last day of rate.
1911 (DE 5) registered ‘ON HIS MAJESTY’S SERVICE’ envelope to Paris franked 1908 2½d. blue vertical pair tied by index ‘c’ cds with slanting year slug, London transit and arrival cds (25.12.), two largely complete fine red wax seals of ‘Government of St. Helena/ Post Office.
1924 (AP 5) registered printed envelope to Trieste bearing a mixed issue franking of 1903 ½d., 1912-16 ½d. and 1d., 1912 4d. (2), 1919 1d War Tax and 1922 6d., each tied index C cds, reverse with Plymouth and London transits plus arrival cds; some slight creasing to 4d stamps not unduly detracting.
1928 (JY 25) registered cover addressed to Kyrenia, Cyprus franked 1½d. (2) and a 2d. each tied by cds, reverse with London transit of 15 AU and arrival cds of AU 23; a little wrinkling and slight tone at top of 2d., a good example to a more unusual destination.
1933 (MY 5) underfranked ‘Panton’ envelope from Saint Helena with ½d. tied index C cds, black handstamped framed T ....C with manuscript “30” ,on arrival 1932 Centenary ½d. and 2½d. added and tied Georgetown cds, repeated on reverse; fine condition.
1939 (NO 10) cover to Cayman Brac Post Office underfranked 1938-44 1d. green tied clear cds, bottom left framed ‘T/C’ handstamp with manuscript charge, a 1938-48 2d. ‘Turtles’ cancelled with ‘T’ in circle, reverse with Cayman Brac cds of JA 20, (the earliest recorded date); a little tone spotting.