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, 1819
Entire letter sheet dated St. Croix 24 October 1819 to Armagh, Ireland. Charged 1/1 and stamped BELLMULLET on arrival, scarce landing location on mail from Danish West Indies.
Dansk Vestindien, 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.
Dansk Vestindien, 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.
Dansk Vestindien, 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.
Danmark, 1858, 3,7,8
Envelope from Copenhagen 23 May 1858-65 to Vienna, Austria. Prepaid with 16 sk. 1857, 2 sk. 1855 dotted spandrels and 4 sk. 1858 wavy-line issue, all full margined stamps tied by numeral 1 and datestamp - KIØBENHAVN KB 24/5 9-10M – and boxed FRANCO and red – Aus Dänemark – struck on front. From Danish rayon 2 – 9 sk. – to Germany-Austrian postal union rayon 3 – 13 sk., total 22 sk. postage. Letter’s sent to Vienna, Austria are far scarcer than other 22 sk. rates to Germany.
Union Postale Universelle, SPECIMEN COLLECTION MAURITANIEN – Denmark, King Christian X values 20, 25, 40 and 60 øre on cuts.
Union Postale Universelle, SPECIMEN COLLECTION MAURITANIEN – Denmark, King Christian X values 8 øre, 15 øre, 20 øre and 12 øre on cuts.
Dansk Vestindien, 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."
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.
Danmark, 1853, 1Ia
Letter sheet originally sent from Kiel to Copenhagen on 13 September 1853, charged “6” sk. due in red crayon. In Copenhagen re-posted and sent to Helsingør on 14 September and affixed with a prominent plate-flaw of the 4 RBS Thiele I, plate I, pos. 1 (Hakmærket) tied by numeral 1 (Copenhagen) alongside letter-box mark “Compass KB” type. An interesting combination showing the unpaid rate of 6 sk. in cash either due or prepaid and the favored 4 RBS rate when affixed a postage stamp. Circular 3/1852. If a cover had been out of the care of the post office a new postage had to be paid again.
Danmark, 1856, 4
Ladies envelope with embossed ornamention sent from Sorøe to Kjøge on 3 February 1856 bearing a 4 sk. 1854-issue tied by numeral “67” alongside CDS “SORÖE 3/2 1856”. Decorated letter sheet included. Rare in this condition.
Letter sent from Reykjavik to Copenhagen 28 November 1921, bearing a 20aur/25 aur King Chr. X provisional, tied by Reykjavik machine cancel. Sent only 5 days after the date of issue. Postage 20 aur correct.
Unpaid letter charged “6” sk. noted in red crayon sent from Herzhorn to Glückstadt 29 November 1859 and endorsed with town manuscript “Von Herzhorn 29/11 59”. Herzhorn is located in Holstein, just to the east of Glückstadt. Scarce.
Dansk Vestindien, 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.
Letter bearing a 1 Kr. agriculture 1950-stamp, tied by numeral “275” Stóra-Giljá with slightly rounded corner on the envelope.
Registered letter sent form Copenhagen to Berlin 24 March 1917, bearing a 35/20 øre provisional tied by Copenhagen CDS, opened by German Customs in Charlottenburg and resealed.
Danmark, 1901, 34
10 øre postal stationery card from Fredericia April 20, 1892 to Nellikuppam and re-addressed to Katagiri with a supplementary franking of 5 øre paying the 15 øre UPU overseas rate for postcards with a seapost office mark and various transitmarks.
"Letter sent from Altona to Laurvig in Norway 15 October 1867, franked with a 3-strip 2 Sch. blue Herzogth-Holstein cancelled with "Hamburg-Kiel" railway mark with ship to Norway by ship from Kiel, crayon "24" on front. Minor faults to stamps, but indeed a scarce letter to Norway from Holstein."
Market report sent from London to Copenhagen 5 October 1854, franked with a Danish 4 RBS Thiele III olivebrown plate IV-49 tied by pen cancellation alongside Altona two-ring CDS, showing Copenhagen Compass mark on front. Without the ban, though still a rare item with ink cancellation.