Official letter sent from the Administration of Greenland and The Faroes in Copenhagen to Thorshavn 20. January 1849, without any markings at all. Quite unusual actually, with full contents inside.
Envelope sent from Trangisvaag 28 July 1903 to Copenhagen, Denmark. A 10 øre Coat of Arms issue perforation 12¾ tied by a superb impression of the swiss-type cancel TRANGISVAAG 28.-7.-1903 DAKA 02.04 and is paying for the domestic rate of 10 øre, envelope cut down at left, but otherwise fine.
Registered letter sent to the British Consulate at Thorshavn with “Radio-Hilsen” 14. December 1940 from Andefjord, with collecting office star-removed cancel ANDEFJORD and receiving mark THORSHAVN 14.12.1940 16-17 and registration label Thorshavn 308. Envelope with the note RADIO HILSEN, this year only, BBC had agreed to broadcast Christmas Greetings to relatives in Denmark. The fee was 5 Kr. - and should be sent to the British Consulate and this letter contained a note of 5 Kr. Letter rate 20 øre plus 30 øre registration fee.
Postcard sent from Hamburg 8 August 1913 to Halle, Germany. With 3pf DR and scene from Thorshavn harbour, from the Nordlandfahrten der Hamburg-Amerika Linie with the steamer VICTORIA LUISE, arrived at Thorshavn 8 August 1913.
Telegram received 6 December 1914 at Thorshavn to Vaag from Aarhus, Denmark. Stamped with DET STORE NORDISKE TELEGRAFSELSKAB / 6 DEC 1914.
Envelope from Faroe Islands November 1935 via Edinburgh to Copenhagen, Denmark and bearing a 15 øre red Hans Christian Andernsen adhesive, tied by EDINBURGH 23 NOV 1935 machine cancel and 1-line mark PAQUEBOT italic type, alongside 3-line ship mark - Via Leith / med / S/S Island, a scarce ship mark in very fine condition.
Færøerne, 1941, 246, 2A,6A
Airmail letter from Thorshavn 2 May 1941 to Copenhagen, Denmark bearing 190 øre stamps in postage, three 20/1 øre and two 60 øre provisional issue 1941 and two 5 øre wavy-line issue, tied by cds “THORSHAVN 2.5.41 17-19” with receving mark “VANLØSE 21.7.41 12,00” struck on front. 20 øre letter rate plus 2x 85 øre airmail surcharge making 190 øre correct franking. British resealing tape “P.C. 90 / OPENED BY / EXAMINER 4461” and German “Geöffnet b” resealing tape and censormark in red. Envelope slightly cut at top.
Færøerne, 1900, 23B
Letter from Faroe Island to Copenhagen (+/- 1900). Pair 4 øre bicolored perforation 12 3/4 cancelled twice with 1-line mark “Fra Færöerne” in Copenhagen.
Insured letter with 800 kr. sent from Thorshavn 9 January 1941 to Klaksvig. Provisional issue 50/5 and 20/15 øre tied with THORSHAVN -9.4.1941 16-17, value label “V Thorshavn 370”. Letter sent from Folmer Østergaaard with salary payment to construction workers. 20 øre letter rate plus 50 øre insured fee up to 1000 kr.
Insured Parcel from suboffice Sand via Thorshavn 21 September 1904 to Copenhagen, Denmark. Insured value 50 kr. for 1 parcel weighing 1 pound, Thorshavn. 99 purple label, two 10 øre red and 5 øre green Coat of Arms issue tied collecting office star-cancel SAND alongside Swiss-type THORSHAVN 21.-9.-1904 with Copenhagen receiving mark 29 September 1904 on reverse.
Envelope sent from Thorshavn 20 January 1919 to Strænder. A provisional 2/5 ØRE adhesive and 5 øre Christian X tied by CDS THORSHAVN 20.1.1919. The overprint appear almost as a triple overprint, where one of the two fingerprints is almost complete with visible and fine characterics of the fingerprint.
Airmail letter from Vaag via Lissabon/New York to 12 March 1941. This letter is mailed prior to the very short period when London allowed mail to Denmark from April 4 to May 29, 1941. Franked with three 50/5 øre provisional 1st printing and 40 øre adhesive. Rate to Denmark 20 øre, 2x 85 øre air mail surcharge per 5 gram = 190 øre. British censor strip “OPENED BY / EXAMINER 4466” and German München censor strip.
Dansk Vestindien, 1928
Envelope from Thorshavn 20 October 1928 to Reykjavik, Iceland bearing 20 aur red National Library tied by “THORSHAVN 20.10.28 5-7 E” CDS and boxed “PAQUEBOT” likely applied i Reykjavik on ship’s arrival.
Letter posted aboard the ship in Edinburgh and sent to Thorshavn bearing a British 3d stamp, tied by boxed “Paquebot” and “THORSHAVN 22.7.48 9-13” arriving mark.
Printed matter sent from Fürstenfeld to Thorshavn, Faroe Islands 18.X.35 bearing an 8 Gr. “Volkstrachten”. Scarce destination.
Air mail letter sent from Fresno to LD Hansen, the then postmaster of Thorshavn 7 October 1944. American resealing censor tape for resealing, censormarks DOT and single BAR, dot for the need for censorship to be done, and a bar to confirm the letter has been censored. Thorshavn receiving mark on reverse.
Letter sent from Thorshavn to Reykjavik 3 February 1945 bearing a 20 øre King Chr. X, tied by CDS “THORSHAVN”. Examined in England with British resealing tape “P.C.90/OPENED BY/EXAMINER 5010”.
Letter sent from Thorshavn 30. April 1941 to Copenhagen, Denmark, bearing a “20 20”/5 øre provisional issue tied by “THORSHAVN 30.4.1941 9-13” cds. British resealing tape “P.C. 90 / OPENED BY / EXAMINER 4461 and Danish resealing tape and censor mark in red, most of these letters are with German instead of Danish censorship. In Dimmalætting 16 April 1941, it was announced that mail service to Denmark for ordinary letters was open from 16. April 1941, this letter sent only 5 days after the announcement in Dimmalætting.
Insured letter with 600 kr. sent from Thorshavn 23 January 1941 to Tveraa. Provisional issue 60/6 and 10+5 øre Queen Aleksandrine tied with THORSHAVN 23.4.1941 16-17, value label “V Thorshavn 018”. Letter sent from Folmer Østergaaard with salary payment to construction workers. 20 øre letter rate plus 50 øre insured fee up to 1000 kr.
Telegram from Nykjøbing Sjælland and sent expedited in Thorshavn 5 October 1929. Stamped with oval cachet “DET STORE NORDISKE TELEGRAF-SELSKAB / THORSHAVN / 5 OKT 1929”.
Official letter “Færøernes Politikreds” to the Minystry of Justice in Copenhagen, with oval stamp “FÆRÖ AMT” on reverse, bearing a 15 øre Caravel issue tied by “STATSMINISTERIET 18.MAR.1940” when arriving in Copenhagen. Probabliy sent in courier mail bag aboard “Islands Falk” leaving Thorshavn 12 March and arriving Copenhagen 18 March. Only a few letters are known sent from Faroe Islands with “STATSMINISTERIET” postmark. The reason for not cancelling the letters before arrival in Copenhagen was in order that the stamps could be used for forwarding the letters to the addressee.