Danish West Indies
Danish West Indies, 1870
Entire letter from Caracas, Venezuela 2 October 1876 to New York, via St. Thomas 8. October 1876. Forwarded via St. Thomas agent and cachet in blue FEDDERSEN, WILLING & Co / ST. THOMAS, Danish Post Office cds ST. THOMAS 8/1 1876 ANT2. Posted through the French Post Office at St. Thomas and franked with a pair of 30 centimes (SG221) tied by octagonal ST. THOMAS LIGNE B, PAQ, FR. NO. 1, 8 OCT 70, and NEW-YORK DUE 5 CTS. OCT 18 struck on front. Routing instruction P. French Stmr via Havana. Well preserved and a fascinating St. Thomas transit letter.
Danish West Indies, 1831
Docketed “Governmenthouise, St. Croix 6 September 1831” to London, England. Struck boxed “PACKET LETTER” in red on reverse and London 1-ring “C / 8 OC 8 / 1831” red, charged 2/2 to London by addressee for a single rate letter.
Danish West Indies, 1905, 24y
Local postcard sent within St. Thomas 28 October 1905. 5 BIT green King Christian IX with plate flaw colorspot below B in bottom frame, pos. 48 in 1st printing. Domestic postcard rate 5 BIT from 15.6.1905 – 31.3.1917.
Danish West Indies, 1873
Unpaid single weight letter docketed St. Thomas 12. July 1873 to Genova, Italy. With RMS ELBE to London, then forwarded to Italy in the closed mails through France. Upon arrival in Genova, a collection of 17 decimi was required to pay the Italian internal postage, included the 14½ decimi fee to England. Under terms of the Anglo-Italian Convention, the postage due to Great Britain was a combination of the 1 sh. (12 decimi) per ¼ ounce British transatlantic packet service and transit fee to France, plus the 1 Franc per 30 gram (25c per 7½ gram) closed mail transit fee through France to Italy, for a total of 14½ decimi. Added to this amount was 20 centisimi per 7½ gram Italian internal postage, and the total was rounded up to 17 decimi.
Danish West Indies, 1903, 7Bx
Postcard St. Thomas 2 February 1903 to Antigua. 2¢ provisional bisected 4¢ tied by CDS “ST. THOMAS 2/2 1903” with receiving mark “ANTIGUA FB 10/03” on front. Unusual destination and rare type of private BREV-KORT.
Danish West Indies, 1902
"Unsevered double card “1 CENT 1901” provisional issue 1st printing, frame Group 3C. Sent from Christiansted 9.1.1902 to St. Thomas, posted on ship, and cancelled on arrival in St. Thomas with “C” Christiansted and CDS “ST. THOMAS 9/1 1902” receiving mark. Reply sent from St. Thomas 3 April 1902 to Christiansted. Only 50 cards printed of the first printing with parenthesis around "ANTILLES DANOISES", this card is unsevered, extremely rare in used condition."
Denmark, 1873, 6ay
3 Cent bicolored I printing, position 18 in the sheet, used and cancelled with mute cancel. INVERTED FRAME pos. 77, well centered and in a very good condition.
Danish West Indies, 1904, 22
Danish West Indies June 1904 to New York. Four 2¢ Coat-of-Arms issue (AFA 22) tied by “PAQUEBOT / (N.Y.2D DIV), with receiving mark struck on reverse “NEW YORK. N.Y. / 1904/ JUN 24 / 1-PM”. Foreign rate 8¢ from 1.1.1902 – 14.7.1905.
Danish West Indies, 1903, 22
Domestic letter sent from Christiansted 2 November 1903 to St. Thomas. 2¢ red Coat-of-Arms tied by CHRISTIANSTED 2/11 1903 LAP3, ST. THOMAS 3/11 1903 receiving mark on reverse. 2¢ domestic letter rate from 1.1.1902 – 14.6.1905.
Danish West Indies, 1900, 17
5 CENTS Coat of Arms issue, imperforate colour proofs with large margins margin, without gum and watermark, thin paper. Rare.
Danish West Indies, 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.
Danish West Indies, 1873, P5a
1 cent bicoloured normal frame. Imperforate proof without watermark and gum. Rare.
Danish West Indies, 1873, P9
14 cents bicolored normal frame. Imperforate proof without watermark and gum. Rare.
Danish West Indies, 1873, P10a
5 cents bicoloured normal frame, main frame group 3. Imperforate proof without watermark and gum. Rare.
Danish West Indies, 1873, P7
4 cents bicoloured normal frame. Imperforate proof without watermark and gum. Rare.
Danish West Indies, 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.
Danish West Indies, 1902, 20
2 Cents 1902 provisional issue Copenhagen surcharge, normal frame pos. 50, isolated frame, in used condition. Light corner cancellation, cert. Nielsen.
Danish West Indies, 1903
2 Cents single postal card sent from St. Thomas to Newport, USA 18 March 1903, stamped with two-line “PAQUEBOT - (N.Y. 2D DIV.”), scarce in this quality. 2 cents is the rate after 1 January 1902 for foreign postcards.
Danish West Indies, 1893
2¢ single postal card uprated with 1¢ bicolored VII printing, sent from St. Thomas 18. January 1893 via Le Havre to Hamburg. Cancelled “ST. THOMAS 18.1.1893”, “LE HAVRE / SEINE INF. / 1 FEVR 93” and receiving mark “HAMBURG 6 / 2/2 93” struck on front. 2¢ Engström type PC4A2, frame type 3F. [4,5-4,2], MS: frame line thick at two places. Imprint type 2: NW 2nd and 3rd petal joined. SE corner petal hooked. “PAQUEBOT” straight line mark struck most likely in Le Havre and also an unsual and an unusual “ST. THOMAS” mark, that I do not know the origin off.
Danish West Indies, 1903, 7Bx
"4c bisected on postcard sent from St. Thomas to Friesac in Germany 27 February 1903. Delivered aboard the HAPAG steamer "Sibina" marked by manuscript. Arrival CDS on front."