Letter from Godthaab -9-1-1943 to Malmö, Sweden. 30 øre Polar Bear tied by GODTHAAB 9-1-1943 and opened by US censorship, and transparent resealing tape EXAMINED BY CENSOR 9830, no other censor marks. 30 øre postage to foreign destinations remained the rate during WWII, although the rate actually were increased to 40 øre, but only few were aware of the rate hike.
Grønland, 1922, 4,5,7
Parcel card to C. Simony, Julianehaab. 1 øre II printing on reverse, 2 øre II printing and 10 øre I printing (AFA 4,5,7) tied by “STYRELSEN AF KOLONIERNE I GRØNLAND” cachet GF14.01. 14 øre franking for 7 kilos, 1 øre per 0,50 kg., registration label type B, no. 162 type b. Sent with “Fox” 10 June 1922 from Copenhagen. 1 øre with some short perforations.
Domestic letter sent from Julianehaab 13 May 1946 to Frederikshaab, Greenland. With both JULIANEHAAB 6-5-1946 departure and FREDERIKSHAAB 13-5-1946 receiving marks on front. Very fine condition of both postmarks.
Danish Adressekort from Korsør to “Inspektionsskibet „Ingolf” in Greenland waters 23 July 1937 via Grønlands Styrelse. Danish rate 40 øre, rate to Greenland 3-5 kilo kr. 1,90 charged. Mail to the Military ships, should always be sent to Copenhagen’s Letter/Parcel Office and from there sent to the ship, here via Grønlands Styrelse for transport to Greenland.
Letter from Godthaab 8 August 1940 to San Francisco, USA. King Christian X 5 øre, 10 øre and 15 øre tied by CDS GODTHAAB –8-8-1940 and on arrival in US, a straight line cancel ”PAQUEBOT struck on front. 30 øre was the rate to US and Canada during WWII, from July 1940 until May 1945 for letters under 20 gram.
Letter from Ivigtut 8 October 1941 to New South Wales, Australia. Two 15 øre King Christian X tied by IVIGTUT 8.10.1941, Australian resealing tape Opened by Censor 2 and boxed censor stamp 2 / PASSED BY CENSOR 1193. Sent by a Mr. Zielke from San Francisco. Mail from Greenland via US was not censored at this time prior to Pearl Harbor attack December 1941.
Wrapper sheet sent from Uxbridge August 1941 to the Ivigtut Kryolit-mine, Greenland, via the Greenland Delegation, NY. Sent to a seaman Arne Jørgensen onboard LERCHENBORG. Franked with 1/2d green. The wrapper contained three copies of the magazine FRIT DANMARK, Danish Counsil, the Danish excile government in UK. A rare postal document.
Grønland, 1905, 2
5 øre Parcel Post I printing 1905 cancelled twice with line mark “Administrationen for Kolonierne I Grønland”, excellent centring.
Registered letter sent from Thule to Zurich, Switzerland 1 January 1940 bearing a 1 kr. Polar Bear tied by Thule CDS. Censored in Berlin. Correct rate, 25 øre registration fee and 75 øre 4th letter rate (60-80 gramms), total 100 øre. Correct franking.
Iceland APO 809-a, FIRST COVER stamped 16 March 1942, the number 809-a quite scarce.
Air mail letter sent from Greenland to Denmark 26 October 1940 via USA-Lissabon, German censorship Frankfurt (Hopballe label 34.03), bearing a block of 10 of 1 øre stamps, 5 øre and 1 kr. Polar Bear, overpaying the letter with 10 øre.
Grønland, 1933, 9
Danish parcel card to Mr. T. Wodschouw, Godthaab with three 20 øre (AFA 9) tied by oval GRØNLANDS STYRELSE. Danish ADRESSEKORT type Bet. 4. 10/80, for a parcel of books weighing 2 kg. and label CI 1460 / Grønland, sent with DISCO on 22 May 1933 from Copenhagen to Greenland.
Under franked LOCAL letter with 10 øre wavy-line sent from Copenhagen to Julianehaab 18 March 1940. Endorsed “10” blue crayon and paid in Julianehaab with a 10 øre King Chr. X stamp tied by Julianehaab CDS April 1940. The letter was sent by one of the last ships to Greenland before Denmark was occupied. Rate to Greenland 15 øre, double the missing postage of 5 øre is 10 øre due by the addressee. First issue Greenland rarely used as postage due stamps.
Letter sent from Sylt August 1931, aboard the flight to US, then posted in Chicago and sent to New York. On front typed “GRÖNLAND WAL D-2053 / LIST a/Sylt-Chicago / 1931” instead of the cachet. This letter has been posted in Reykjavik a paid with a 7 aur Althing issue tied by “REYKJAVIK 10.VIII.31. 18” and US 2¢ paying the postage from Chicago back to Germany. Rare pioneer air mail sent from Iceland. Flown by von Gronau via Greenland Scoresbysund and Godthaab. With pilot Gronau’s signature.
Domestic letter free of postage, sent from Umanak to Frederikshaab 16 August 1945. Danmarkimut adhesive affixed on front and back.
Letter from Ivigtut 30 September 1939 to Copenhagen, Denmark. 15 øre King Christian X tied by CDS IVIGTUT 30-9-1939. From 1.12.1938 – 1.7.1940 the rate to Denmark for letters up to 50 gram were 15 øre. With the German invasion of Poland on 1 September, the British started take the Greenland ships into Kirkwall for censorship from late November 1939.
Letter sent surface mail from Egedesminde 6 November 1941 to Copenhagen, Denmark. At this time, all mail was sent through US. The letter arrived in NY, there censored and sealed with censorstrip “EXAMINED BY / 6428” and after the attack on Pearl Harbor on 6 Dec 41 and mail to Denmark was then censored, and suspended. NY Morgan Annex 17 APR 1942 on reverse, on front stamped large type “SERVICE SUSPENDED / RETURNED TO SENDER.”
Postcard sent from Auerbach 18 February 1922 to Julianehaab, Greenland. Postcard written in Esperanto, a most unusual destination for a Esperanto letter.
Picture postcard sent from Holsteinsborg 28 May 1938 to Hellerup, with 7 øre yellowgreen wavy-line adhesive tied by Copenhagen TMS 19 July 1938. Transit cachet oval “GRØNLANDS / STYRELSE” DAKA 24 in purple.
Grønland, 1933, 7,9,11
Parcel card to Hejlmann, Godthaab. Two 10 øre 1915 IV printing, 20 øre VII printing 1915 and two 1 kr. 1930 (AFA 7, 9, 11) tied by oval mark “GRØNLANDS STYRELSE” in black, GF1, no. 21.00). Two PRINTED MATTER parcels weighing each 5-10 kg, 120 øre per parcel 1931-rate, correct 240 øre franking. Sent with „Disko” from Copenhagen 6 October 1933. Parcel card “Form. Ah. 57019” GF13.
UNCENSORED Airmail letter from Copenhagen 11 September 1940 to Nanortalik, Greenland. Nine 20/15 øre provisional and a 10 øre wavy-line tied by CDS KØBENHAVN 11.9.1940. Rate to Greenland 20 øre, 2x 85 øre air mail surcharge per 5 gram = 190 øre. Passed through the censorship witihout being censored, as the received was a government official at the Colony Nanortalik, postal routing instruction “Greenland” in blue crayon. Few such letters known to Greenland without any censor markings.