Dansk Vestindien, 1878, 11
Letter from St. Thomas 14 August 1878 to Odense, Denmark. Franked with pair 10 cents I printing (horizontal crease in top of stamps), canceled with antiqua 'ST. THOMAS 14/8 1878' and transit stamped 'LONDON PAID' on front, although still a very rare early letter. UPU 10 cents double letter rate 20 cents 1.9.1877 - 31.12.1901.
Dansk Vestindien, 1879, 12a
Complete letter sheet sent from St. Thomas 25 January 1879 to Saint-Pierre, Martinique. 12 cents I printing tied by datestamp ANT2 'ST. THOMAS 25/1 1879', routing instruction RMSPC ‘ PAR EIDER ’. EIDER left St. Thomas 26th of January and arrived at Martinique en route to Barbados, reception mark on reverse MARTINIQUE * ST. PIERRE * 28 JANV. 79.12 cents 1st transitional UPU rate from 1.9.1877 - 1.4.1879, a rare example of 12c Intra- Caribbean rate, only two such letters recorded in the census with 12c single franking. The 12 cents was the first UPU rate and lowered to 10 cents on 1.4.1879.
Dansk Vestindien, 1902, 8,12,13
3 CENTS stationery envelope from Frederiksted 13 May 1902 sent locally. 3 CENTS red-orange envelope watermark III (Engström E7A) with buttom flap above side flaps. Uprated with 7 CENTS bicolored II printing, 12 CENTS bicolored II printing and 50 CENTS first and second printing, tied by LAP 'FREDERIKSTED 13/5 1902'. Overfranked but hardly any letter is known with the 50 CENTS stamp, here it is with both of the printings.
Dansk Vestindien, 1891
Printed matter wrapper band sent from St. Thomas to Jersey City 10 March 1891 bearing two 1 cents VI printing tied by “St. Thomas” CDS. Printed matters are extremely unusual from Danish West Indies, small defect on lower left corner of stamp.
Dansk Vestindien, 1890
Letter sent from St. Thomas to Jersey City 31 December 1890 bearing a 10 cents V printing tied by “St. Thomas” CDS and NY transit and Jersey City arrival mark on reverse.
Dansk Vestindien, 1899, 10
Registered postcard from Frederiksted 27 September 1899 to Copenhagen, Denmark. Pair 5 cents bicoloured IV printing cancelled with weak Frederiksted cds. Boxed 'Dansk / Vestindien / R No. 449' and New York registered exchange label '32353' and datestamp 4 October 1899. Copenhagen '15.10.99' receiving mark. 3 cents postcard rate 1.4.1879 - 31.12.1901 plus 7 cents registration fee 1.9.1877 - 31-12.1901, correct 10 cents rate. Registered postcards are rare.
Dansk Vestindien, 1905, 33,33y
5 BIT 1905 provisional, overprint on 4 cents bicolored, pos. 81-82, 91-92. Lower stamps with inverted isolated frames in mint never hinged block of four with corner sheet margin.
Dansk Vestindien, 1894
Letter sent from St. Thomas to New Jersey, NY 16 March 1894 franked with a 10 cents VIa printing tied by “St. Thomas” CDS and NY and Jersey City arrival mark March 22 on reverse. Went on American steamer endorsed “Pr. America Mail”
Dansk Vestindien, 1902, 20y
Local double rate letter within St. Thomas 3/7 1902. Pair 2 CENTS 1902 provisional COPENHAGEN overprint on 3¢ bicolored IX printing inverted frame, tied by ST: THOMAS 3/7 1902. 4¢ correct double 2¢ domestic letter rate from 1.1.1902 – 14.6.1905. EARLIEST REPORTED USE of the Copenhagen provisional. From the St. Thomas post office inventory the first 25 sheets were sold on 2 July 1902 and likely a FIRST DAY USE and 4 days earlier that the previously earliest reported use.
Dansk Vestindien, 1902
Small envelope from St. Thomas 23 January 1903 to St. Croix. Bisected 4 CENTS III. printing greenish blue shade, which is rarely seen on letters.
Dansk Vestindien, 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.
Dansk Vestindien, 1873, P5a
1 cent bicoloured normal frame. Imperforate proof without watermark and gum. Rare.
Dansk Vestindien, 1873, P9
14 cents bicolored normal frame. Imperforate proof without watermark and gum. Rare.
Dansk Vestindien, 1873, P10a
5 cents bicoloured normal frame, main frame group 3. Imperforate proof without watermark and gum. Rare.
Dansk Vestindien, 1873, P7
4 cents bicoloured normal frame. Imperforate proof without watermark and gum. Rare.
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, 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."
Dansk Vestindien, 1873, P13
50 cents bicoloured normal frame, pos. 99-100, imperforate pair with large margins from lower right sheet corner. Proof without watermark and gum. Rare.
Dansk Vestindien, 1898, 11y
Letter franked with 10 cents bicoloured inverted frame VII printing from Christiansted to Copenhagen December 19, 1898 tied by Christiansted cds. 10 cents UPU rate. St. Thomas transit and Copenhagen arrival mark on reverse. A fine cover.
Dansk Vestindien, 1894, 10
Letter from St. Thomas to Assens January 9, 1894 franked with a pair of 5 cents bicoloured VI printing to make up the 10 cents UPU rate. Possible earliest reported use of VI printing.
Dansk Vestindien, 1900, 11
Letter St. Thomas 5 April 1900 to Sydney, Australia. Sent to a 2nd mate at ship „Mount Stewart”. As ship must have left, the letter has been forwarded around the world with lots of postmarks on reverse. Officially opened and returned via Denmark back to St. Thomas where it arrived back on 27 May 1901, travelling more than a year around the world for only 10¢. Extremely rare finding such a cover from Danish West Indies, stamp however with faults but having traveled for a year this is unavoidable.