'Kriegsgefangenenpost / Rückantwortbrief' written by Stella Skov in Copenhagen on 20 March 1945 to her husband Hans Skov, prisoner no. '309020'. Stamped in red 'Interneret Post', 'Retur' and 'Overflyttet til Frøslev' and dateline mark '22. MRTS.1945'. Hans Skov was arrested on 19 September 1944 and sent to Buchelwald the same date, and transferred to Frøslevlejren 10 April 1945 from KZ Buchenwald. He was arrested with reason for 'Aktion politi'.
Island, 1876, TJ PT 5a
10 aur Pjónustu, ultramarine, colour proof on imperforate thin paper without watermark, pair with full corner sheet margin.
Feldpost card from Tondern 13 October 1917 to Berlin. Censored boxed 'Geprüft / 5. Mar.-Luftschiff-Trupp' and circular 'Kaiserliche Marine / Postprüfung / V. Marine- Luftschiff-Trupp Tondern' both in red ink.
Letter from FIELD POST OFFICE 504 9 December 1945 to Copenhagen, sent by Tove Rasmussen, UNRRA-Team 89, 30th Corps-Distr. HG, B.O.A.R., Germany.
Island, 1917, 76,77
Letter from Reykjavik 23 August 1917 to Hässleholm, Sweden. Eight 1 Eyr and four 3 aur Two-King's issue tied with 'REYKJAVIK 23VIII.17' and backstamped in Sweden 22.11.17. Opened by British censor and resealing tape 'OPENED BY CENSOR / 4983'.
Danmark, 1917, SF 1
5 øre King Christian X, soldierstamp overprint SF. Complete corner sheet marign, printing number No. 114-O (AFA 3.000)
Danmark, 1858, 4
Letter from Svendborg 7 June 1858 to the small island Lyø just outside Faaborg. 4 Sk. 1854 cancelled with numeral '70' Svendborg, backstamped with straightline mark 'SVENDBORG' LIN-2, and manuscript '7/6 1858'. Only recorded example of this 1-line mark.
Island, 1946, 238
Insufficiently paid letter from St. Albans 16 February 1946 to Reykjavik, Iceland. British 1/2d and 2d stamps, insufficiently prepaid, stamped 'T' and charged '20' red crayon. In payment for the postage due two ordinary postage stamps of 10 aur herring grey were used to charge the due of 20 aur and stamped 'REYKJAVIK 6.III.45. Extremely rare with ordinary stamps used as postage due, even though that Iceland never issued postage due stamps.
Island, 1909, 48,50
Postcard from Reykjavik 29 April 1909 to Gentinnes, Belgium. 1 Eyr and 4 aur Two-King's issue tied with 'REYKJAVIK 29.4.09' and 'GENTINNES 6 MAI 6-7 1909', sent at 5 aur printed matter rate.
Schleswig-Holstein, 1858, 7
Letter from Lütjenburg 24 December 1858 to Karlshütte, Rendsburg. 4 sk. I. printing 1858 wavy-line, plate I-9, cancelled with clear numeral in blue '122' alongside cds in blue 'LÜTJENBURG 24/12 1858'. A beautiful letter sent on Christmas Evening.
Dansk Vestindien, ca. 1900
Postcard 'The Veteran Postman of St. Thomas, Danish West Indies'. He is Mr. Joseph Lorand, the longest serving postal service worker in the Danish West Indies and was honored and received the silver cross of Dannebrogsmand.
Dansk Vestindien, 1917
O.H.M.S. registered letter from Road Town, Tortola via St. Thomas to Birmingham. Backstamped 'ST. THOMAS 15.3.1917.' with registration mark 'ST. THOMAS / R / 4155' and office stamp 'Post Office, / Virgin Islands' and signature, a very unusual postmark on letters.
Island, 1946, 249
Insufficiently paid letter from Edinburgh 23 April 1952 to Reykjavik, Iceland. British 4d stamp, insufficiently prepaid, charged and stamped 'T 5C / F.S.' due. In payment for the postage due an ordinary postage stamps of 25 aur green Hekla (1948) were used in payment of the postage due, cancelled with a Reykjavik cds. Extremely rare with ordinary stamps used as postage due, even though that Iceland never issued postage due stamps.
Market report sent from Newcastle Tyne to Randers 26 September 1854 bearing a 4 RBS Thiele III tied by numeral 113 alongside “KPA ALTONA 29.9.54” CDS. A unique example of the enterprise arisen from the stampless period in Hamburg from 1.1.1853 – 31.7.1855 when letters only could be paid by 6 sk. in cash when sent from Hamburg. In order to save 2 sk. postage, agents carried letters to Altona from where they could be sent for only 4 RBS. A proof of this unique service proven by the seal “BEFÖRDERT DURCH HAMBURG – HIN.R. PELTZER” – Only recorded example.
Danmark, 1917, SF 1
5 øre King Christian X, soldierstamp overprint SF. Cleaved 'C' pos. 13 in the sheet, corner sheet margin incomplete, printing number No. 92-V.
Danmark, 1959, 376
60 øre King Frederik blue, 1899-1959 60th Birthday. Die proof in dark blue, fantastic item and extremely rare.
Island, 1876, TJ PT 7
20 aur Pjónustu, green, colour proof on imperforate thin paper without watermark, pair with full corner sheet margin.
Danmark, 1906, 53
King Christian IX - Die proof sunk on large paper, red colour, with handwriting by engraver 'Etat Damman). A rare and beautiful item.
Die proof in black of King Christian IX 10 øre denomination on thin paper, designed by Hans Tegner.
Insured letter with 800 Kr. from Thorshavn 16 January 1932 to Ringe, Denmark. 30 øre yellow Caravel and 35 øre King Chr X Jubilee cancelled with datestamp THORSHAVN 16.1.1932 17-19, value label ‘V / Thorshavn 127’. Letter rate 15 øre plus 50 øre value fee up to DKK 1.000.
Island, 1940, 219-21, 212
Registered letter Reykjavik 11 May 1940 to San Francisco, USA. NEW YORK FAIR '1940' overprint 20, 35 and 45 aur cancelled on first day of use and 5 aur brown Cod, cancelled with 'REYKJAVIK 11.V.1940' and registration label 'R / Reykjavik / Nr. 790', British censor re-sealing label 'PC 90 OPENED BY EXAMINER 5063' and US censor 'PASSED FREE / NO. 16 / U.S. CUSTOMS S.F. CAL.'