Letter (front) sent from Kiel to Coblenz 13 August 1821 stamped with the boxed “KIEL” and the only recorded example of this postmark. Known for many years and certainly among the most wanted Danish postmarks used in the Duchy of Holstein.
Island, 1894, 12
Postal stationery Reykjavik 22 August 1894 to Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. 8 aur stationery card uprated with 3 aur IV printing pale brown orange (AFA 12) tied by “REYKJAVIK 22/8” CDS. 2 aur stamp did not exist and inevitably overpaid by 1 eyr to pay for the 10 aur UPU rate for postal stationery. Three postal stationery recorded to Brazil, one 10 aur stationery card, one 5 aur stationery + 5 aur, and this splendid card and another card to Surinam. No letters sent to South America has been recorded.
Dansk Vestindien, 1911, P8
Unpaid letter Leipzig 28 October 1911 to St. Croix, DWI. Charged in blue crayon “40” centimes and “T 50”, due 50 BIT by addressee and a 50 BIT EFTERPORTO (AFA 8) adhesive affixed on reverse and tied by “CHRISTIANSTED 28/11 1911” CDS via “ST. THOMAS 26/11 1911”. The addresse unknown and a DWI retour etiquettes “Ubekjendt. / inconnu.” affixed and returned via “ST. THOMAS 2/2 1912” struck on reverse. Etiquetttes are extremely rare on DWI mail. German “ZURÜCK” struck twice on front and boxed “ZURÜCK / an den Absender. Extremely rare and just recently discovered, one of two known with 50 BIT tied by postmark and the finest of the two known.
Dansk Vestindien, 1892, 5, 10
Envelope from Christianssted 13 October 1892 to Nykøbing Mors, Denmark. 7¢ direct rate to Denmark and Germany only with routing instruction VIA HAMBURG, bearing bicolored 5¢ IV and pair 1¢ VII printing tied by mute datestamp with two SS “CHRISTIANSSTED 13/10 1892”, with St. Thomas transit and NYKJØBING I JYLL. 25/11 receiving mark on reverse, envelope opened at right and shortened a bit. VERY FEW 7¢-rate letters recorded with direct ship to Germany or Denmark, the most sought after postal rate from Danish West Indies.
Dansk Vestindien, 1905, 31
2 Francs St. Thomas Harbour, mint never hinged, strip of five with lower sheet margin, left stamp with imperforate left sheet margin, double perforation between 1st and 2nd stamp and in the right sheet margin. Extremely rare.
Entire letter from Horsbüll, South East of Tønder in the Duchy of Schleswig on 22 May 1852 to Thorshavn, Faroe Islands. From Tønder with list no. 5 to Copenhagen, and to Thorshavn a list no. 14 noted in pencil, paid and marked 2 Sch. C marked in red (6 RBS. Few letters from Schleswig this early has been sent to the Faroe Islands.
Danmark, 1871, 11A,15A,18
Parcel Value letter sent from Kolding to Christiansfelt May 17, 1871. The parcel is weighing 26 kvint or 130 gram and franked with 23 sk. consisting of 3 and 16 sk. line perforated 12 1/2 1864 Arms-issue and a 4 sk. 1870 bicoloured. Letters with 16 sk. line perforated 12 1/2 is extremely rare and the condition of this letter is remarkably good, Weigt and Value calculated after border rate, rate break down will be provided. Extremely scarce.
Danmark, 1863, 3,9,10
22 sk. rate cover from Copenhagen via Hamburg to Grafenberg in Austrian Schlesia Dec. 20, 1863-64 franked with 16 skilling rouletted, 2 skilling 1855 and 4 sk. rouletted tied by duplex numeral 181. Rectangular Aus Dänemark alongside. Red crayon 3 Sgr. for the rate share to the union. Very fresh shade of the 16 sk. stamp, cover folded, but fine and neat appearance.
Island, 1897, 19B/19BI
"Block of four with Provisional Ze-tenant "Prir" SMALL / LARGE overprint perforation 12 3/4, cancelled with “REYKJAVIK 14.11.1897” CDS. Only 3-4 used blocks of four recorded, this could well be the best preserved and well centred stamps and nicely cancelled."
Dansk Vestindien, 1810
Entire dated St. Croix 5 March 1810 to Aberdeen, Scotland and Edinburgh datestamp in red “APR / W / 8 / M / 1810”. Packet rate West Indies to Falmouth 1/1d, Falmouth to Aberdeen inland rate 600-700 miles 1/4d, total 2/5 charged by addressee. Only one of two blue impression of this postmark known, and this is the finest of the two. This being a single letter, the other a double rate letter, both sent at exactly the same date.
Dansk Vestindien, 1869
Folded letter sheet from Arroyo, Puerto Rico 9 April 1870 via St. Thomas to New York, USA. Franked with 10c yellow bright shade pictorial issue (SC 116) tied by N YORK – STEAM SHIP and ST. THOMAS 14/4 1869 cds, routing instruction Pr. Brazil Str. and forwarder Lamb & Co cachet in red. A beautiful letter.
Registered letter sent from Reykjavik to Kenzingen in Germany 7 November 1901, bearing a franking of 56 aur, 40 aur second letter rate plus registration fee of 16 aur. Franked with pairs of 5 aur 1896, 4 aur1900, 3 aur 1901 (large 3), 10 aur 1897 and 6 aur 1897. Transit mark Christiania 16 November 1901. Colour full letter and unusual combination with 5 colour franking with all the stamps in pairs !
Danmark, 1863, 2, 9
Printed matter wrapper band sent from Copenhagen to Arendal, Norway 3 January 1864 bearing a 2 sk. 1855 and 4 sk. rouletted 1863 tied by numeral “1” Copenhagen alongside Copenhagen KB cds. 6 sk. rate for printed matters to Norway. Rare type of letter of which only a few wrapper bands are recorded to foreign destinations.
Danmark, 1855, 2b
Copenhagen foot-post cover franked with single Thiele 2 Rigsbankskilling type 5, plate I pos. 75. Fine margins and nicely tied by numral 1. Also blue, oval F P mark 26.11.1855. A most unusual and a most harmonious cover.
“Inside Franking” letter sent from Flensburg to Copenhagen 1868, bearing two 4 sk. Arms type 1864, cancelled with ink crosses alongside “ad 142/1868 xx” and also another note of a journal number. Letters handed in to the Local Customs office and who in turn sent the letters with its other papers to the administration in Copenhagen, had to be franked by the public for the letter weight, in order for the public not to enjoy free postage.
Dansk Vestindien, 1849
Letter sent from St. Thomas to Ponce, Puerto Rico 4 April 1849 showing blue octagonal “S.TOMAS” and 2 1/2 due mark and blue “Isla De PTO.-RICO 7 ABR 1849” two-ring receiving mark on reverse, with received note endorsed on reverse and manuscript “2 1/2”. Rare letter.
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.
2 Rigsbankskilling Thiele printing Plate II-84, type 8 on foot-post letter tied by numeral “1” alongside foot-post marks “17/4 55”. The letter contained two forged “Sølvdalere” manuscript “Indlagt, 2 falske Sølvdalere”. Letters within the Copenhagen ramparts were allowed to weigh up to 500 gram and still subject to only 2 sk. letter rate. Very extraordinary letter and only recorded example proving the special regulation.
Postcard sent from Reykjavik to Hanoi, Tonkin 5 June 1901, bearing a 6 aur and 4 aur perf. 12 _, tied by CDS “REYKJAVIK” swiss type and Hanoi Tonkin 24 July receiving mark on front. Despite the missing part of the 4 aur NE corner, still an attractive postcard to a hitherto unrecorded destination.
Danmark, 1895, 35,35x
10 øre small corner figures in pair on 4 øre envelope from Slagelse to Copenhagen December 2, 1895. Small corner figures with cornerfold, but still a fine cover and extremely scarce.
10 aur Postal card “BREJFSPJALD” 1880-issue, Schilling #3 sent from Iceland Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Sent from the British Consulate in Reykjavik 20 August 1894, with Rio Grande do Sul receiving mark on front, 1 August 1894. Only recorded 10 aur card to Brazil, two other cards, a 5 aur and 8 aur cards with additional stamp has been recorded to South America, from Iceland, only three recorded.