1. & 2. Verdenskrig
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.
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."
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.
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.
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”.
Letter sent from Thorshavn 30. April 1941 to Copenhagen, Denmark, bearing a “20 20”/5 øre provisional issue tied by “THORSHAVN 30.4.1941 9-13” cds. British resealing tape “P.C. 90 / OPENED BY / EXAMINER 4461 and Danish resealing tape and censor mark in red, most of these letters are with German instead of Danish censorship. In Dimmalætting 16 April 1941, it was announced that mail service to Denmark for ordinary letters was open from 16. April 1941, this letter sent only 5 days after the announcement in Dimmalætting.
Official letter “Færøernes Politikreds” to the Minystry of Justice in Copenhagen, with oval stamp “FÆRÖ AMT” on reverse, bearing a 15 øre Caravel issue tied by “STATSMINISTERIET 18.MAR.1940” when arriving in Copenhagen. Probabliy sent in courier mail bag aboard “Islands Falk” leaving Thorshavn 12 March and arriving Copenhagen 18 March. Only a few letters are known sent from Faroe Islands with “STATSMINISTERIET” postmark. The reason for not cancelling the letters before arrival in Copenhagen was in order that the stamps could be used for forwarding the letters to the addressee.
Telegram from Nykjøbing Sjælland and sent expedited in Thorshavn 5 October 1929. Stamped with oval cachet “DET STORE NORDISKE TELEGRAF-SELSKAB / THORSHAVN / 5 OKT 1929”.
Telefon-Telegramm to the wedding couple Dahl, at Saltangeraa, 4 June (no year).
Air mail letter sent from Fresno to LD Hansen, the then postmaster of Thorshavn 10 February 1945. American resealing censor tape for resealing, censormarks DOT and double 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.
Registered letter sent to the British Consulate at Thorshavn with “Radio-Hilsen” 14. December 1940 from Andefjord. 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.
Censored airmail letter sent from Copenhagen to Thorshavn 17 September 1943, franked with 260 øre, 20 aur letter rate + 3x80 øre air mail surcharge. With German, British Bermuda (I.C) and U.S. censor ship and resealing tapes, transit New York 9 December 1943 on reverse.