Thorshavn Meter marks, 5 and 20 øre on philatelic envelopes, all FDC cancels 20th June 1944.
Færøerne, 1924, 83, 85
Printed matter to FAROE ISLANDS sent from Reykjavik 31 December 1924, bearing pair of 1 eyr and 4 aur King Christian X 1920-issue. Printed matters sent to Faroe Islands are scarce. Correct 10 aur franking for the printed matter rate.
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.
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Postcard written onboard the inspection ship „ISLANDS FALK” stationed in the waters of Faroe Islands, dated Thorshavn 21 December 1916. Sent from Thorshavn in marine mail bag addressed to an Officer Vedel, on the cruiser „Heimdal”, care of Købmagergade’s post office. Forwarded to the marine station at Korsør, the homeport of Heimdal.
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.
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.
Telegram received 6 December 1914 at Thorshavn to Vaag from Aarhus, Denmark. Stamped with DET STORE NORDISKE TELEGRAFSELSKAB / 6 DEC 1914.
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.
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.
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.
Printed matter sent from Fürstenfeld to Thorshavn, Faroe Islands 18.X.35 bearing an 8 Gr. “Volkstrachten”. Scarce destination.
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.
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”.