Færøerne, 1919, Fær 1B, Dk68,71
Bisected 4 øre wrapper cut-out on Kr. 706,76 value letter from Saltangeraa to Thorshavn, with Thorshavn reception 17 January 1919. Franked with additional 5 øre and 20 øre King Christian X cancelled with star cancel 'SALTANGERAA' and label of registration 'R THORSHAVN Nr. 375' affixed on front. 7 øre local rate plus 25 øre insurance fee, correct 27 øre rate, sender's address noted 'Afsender S. Simonsen, Saltangeraa' on reverse. The wrappers had no glue and in many places gum were not available and some inventive people tucked bisects under 5 øre stamps instead of improvising glue for the otherwise ungummed wrappers. See Hopballe 1919 book, page 10-11, postmaster Godsekesen Andersen in Thorshavn in a letter explains how some people solved the problem with the ungummed bisected 4 øre wrapper cut-out. Solmundefjord is knownfor having tucked bisects under the 5 øre stamps. Nine “tucked-under” bisect covers recorded, note also that all the stamps are in upright position, a fantastic letter in every respect.
Printed matter BARNATIDINDI postmarked Trangisvaag 3 March 1947. 6 øre orange wavy-line paying the 6 øre printed matter inland rate 10.7.1940 – 1.7.1952.
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.
Postcard from Trangisvaaag 17 December 1905 to Thorshavn. 5 øre Coat-of-Arms paying postcard rate and two pairs of 1905 CHRISTMAS SEAL tied by Trangisvaag postmark. Postcards with 1905 Danish Christmas seals are very unusual on local postcards within the Faroe Islands.
Parcel letter from Thorshavn 12 December ca. 1888-99 to Sorø, Denmark. Franked with pair 12 øre inverted frame tied by grotesque ‘THORSHAVN 30/11’ and receiving cds ‘KJØBENHAVN PP 12/12 K’, one parcel weighing 3π 30 kv., parcel registration label ‘Fra Thorshavn 249’. Receiving cds ‘SORØ 123/12 2 POST’ on reverse.
Sailing plan 1870 for the Royal Postal Steamer between Copenhagen – Faroe Islands and Iceland, with arrival and departures at Copenhagen, Lerwick, Leith, Thorshavn, Seydisfjord and Reykjavik. Includes tables with rates for passengers and freight.
Sailing plan 1872 for the Royal Postal Steamer between Copenhagen – Faroe Islands and Iceland, with arrival and departures at Copenhagen, Lerwick, Leith, Thorshavn, Seydisfjord and Reykjavik. Includes tables with rates for passengers and freight.
Printed matter from Porkere 1 March 1952 to Trangisvaag. 6 øre wavy-line tied by removed star cancel “PORKERE” alongside cds. “VAAG 1.3.52 9-14”. One of the most sought after removed star cancel from Faroe Island.
Letter from Leith August 1912 to Vaag, Faroe Islands. Delivered onboard the steamer to Faroe Islands, then on arrival ink manuscript ‘Fra England’ and stamped on back with reception datestamp VAAG 24.8.12 3-5E. Manuscript Fra England not listed in GF10 2017 edition.
Registered letter sent from Thorshavn to Aarhus 27 March 1946, with British registration label No. 0409.
"Letter from Midvaag to Kollefjord via Thorshavn 11 August 1942, bearing a 20 øre caravel issue tied by removed star cancel “MIDVAAG”. Local military censorship by the British forces sealed with neutral brown censorstrip and stamped with two-line "OPENED BY / MILITARY CENSOR"."
"A.R. Registered air mail letter sent from Fresno CA to Thorshavn 3 April 1942, stamped “Return Receipt Requested” and censortape "P.C. 90 - Examiner 7318", "51-851-W.H.H. Ltd."
Letter sent from Myggenæs to Thorshavn, bearing a 15 øre Caravel issue tied by removed star cancel “MYGGENÆS” alongside CDS “THORSHAVN 15.2.38”, DAKA 36.02.
Postcard sent from Faroe Islands via Edinburgh to Copenhagen, bearing a 15 øre lilac 1924 Danish Postal 400th Anniversary, tied by two-ring “EDINBURGH 11 - 20 DE 24” alongside italic “PAQUEBOT”. With Danish Christmas seal, here used on the Faroe Islands. 15 øre domestic rate from 1.7.1920-1.4.1926, despite it was sent as ship mail via England.
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.
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.
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.