Greenland, 1945, 20a-25a
DANMARK BEFRIET - Complete set with changed overprint colours. Hinged.
Registered letter from Sdr. Strømfjord 12 December 1955 to Copenhagen, Denmark. Franked with 5 øre DANMARK BEFRIET overprint INVERTED OVERPRINT and 15 øre Frederik IX and 50 øre Gustav Holm, cancelled with cds ‘SDR. STRØMFJORD 12.-12.-1955’ and registration label no. 283.
Postcard sent from Paris via Reykjavik 1 August 1950 to the Expedition in Greenland. Stamped with the cachet “Missions Paul-Emile Victor - Expeditions Polar Françaises” and signed by Paul E. Victor, and franked on the back with a french 15 F expdition adhesive, receiving postmark on front ‘ELLA Ø’.
Prisoner of war letter from England written by Børresen July 1945, he was imprisoned from 1940-45. He participated in an "expedition" to East Greenland during the II. World War, when the first thing they did upon arrival was to rig a transmitter and send weather reports to Germany. The British sent a warship to catch the expedition members and hold Børresen in a POW camp until after the war. Børresen was convicted of Nazi activities and was imprisoned as a collaborator. Part of the address is crossed out, but Pont Street 10 is the location where Christmas Møller conducted his "government in exile". It became known as Furenak Ekpeditionen in 1940, Børresen became also member of DNSAP (Dänische National Socialistische Arbeiter Partei) 10. August 1939. Børresen was kept in the camp from 1940-1945.
Greenland, 1946, 20-22
Letter sent from Ivigtut 27 May 1951 to Copenhagen, Denmark. DANMARK BEFRIET OVERPRINT 5 MAY 1945, with 10 øre blue overprint, 15 øre red overprint and 30 øre blue overprint cancelled with the large postmark GRØNLANDS / DEPARTEMENTET 27 May 1951. An extremely rare commercial letter although overfranked.
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Greenland, 1954, 2,5,20,24
Express letter from Umanak 11 June 1954 to Copenhagen, Denmark. 10 øre and 2 Kr. American Issue and 5, 15 øre King Christian X tied by datestamp UMANAK 11-6-1954, red express label, and Copenhagen reception stamp on reverse 7.7.1954. Letter rate 30 øre 0-50 gram, 100 øre express fee, overfranked by 1 Kr. Although a late use, most of the high value stamps were at this time still for sale at in Greenland and frequently used for parcel cards. Philatelic usage.
Greenland, 1946, 8-16
Letter from Narsarssuak APO 858 on 13 May 1946 to Slagelse, Denmark. Franked with a complete set Greenland American issue cancelled with ARMY POSTAL SERVICE APO / 858 MAY 13 1946.
Letter from Ivigtut 18 September 1944 to New York, USA. Two 15 øre King Christian X tied with datestamp IVIGTUT 18-9-1944, US censorship and re-sealing transparent tape OPENED BY - U.S.ARMY EXAMINER and base censor mark PASSED BY US EXAMINER / BASE 1205 ARMY.
Postcard and backstamped oval cachet 'Den Danske Arktiske / Station / Disko, Grønland' via Copenhagen 22 June 1911 to Stockholm. 5 øre King Frederik VIII BREV-KORT, onboard 'HANS EGEDE' arriving in Copenhagen 11.7, forwarded next day and stamped 'KJØBENHAVN 12.1.11 11-12F KKB' stamped Stockholm 13 July and re-addressed 14. July. The card is written by the Danish botanish Morten P. Porsild, he founded the Arctic Station in 1906. Stamped two-line '[CROWN] / ADMINISTRATIONEN FOR / KOLONIERNE I GRØNLAND.'.
Greenland, 1945, 11PT
Proof of 10 øre American issue on thin paper without gum, with production number '85456' in blue printed above and American Banke Note Company below, with printing guides on left and right side with punched holes.
Greenland, 1945, 12PT
Proof of 15 øre American issue on thin paper without gum, with production number '85456' in red printed above and printing guides on left and right side with punched holes, round corner above right.
Registered Air Mail letter poste restante from Stockholm 7 June 1929 to New York City, USA. Two types of 15 øre, and 5 Kr. block of four King Gustaf V 5 Kr. block of four, 5 and 10 øre Lion tied by cds ‘STOCKHOLM-NEWYORK 1929’ and datestamp STOCKHOLM 7.6.29, registration label ‘Stockholm PFFS nr. 9697’. 26 June the plane left REYKJAVIK for USA, only to make an emergency/crash landing near Ivigtut, Greenland. The plane was shipped by ship to New York. An airmail service fee was paid in stamps with 20 Kr.
Letter sent from “Grønlands Styrelse” in Copenhagen 16 August 1940 to Julianehaab bearing a 20/15 øre provisional tied by the “Grønlands Styrelse” CDS. With Berlin censorship and most likely went via Siberia. Marked on the front “VIA SIBERIA - U.S.A.”. RARE LETTER sent from the administration in Copenhagen.
Greenland, 1948, 2,14,28
Parcelcard from Julianehaab 16 October 1948 to Haslev, Denmark. 5 øre King Christian X pair 40 øre Polar Bear and 1 Kr. American Issue cancelled with datestamp JULIANEHAAB 16.10.1948, with Copenhagen transitmark 5.11.48. Parcel weight 1,5 kg, rate 1-3 kg. 185 øre, correct franking.
Greenland, 1946, 11-13, 14,15
Registered airmail letter from Sukkertoppen 6 May 1946 to Steffrisburg, Switzerland. Franked with 10, 15 and 30 øre, 1 and 2 Kr. American Issue stamped with datestamp SUKKERTOPPEN -6-6-1946, registration label without town name, numeral 189. A most unusual destination with the American issue.
Greenland, 1945, 11,12
Letter from Ivigtut 1 September 1945 to Fredericia, Denmark. 10 and 15 øre American issue tied by datestamp IVIGTUT 1.9.1945, with senders note on reverse ‘H. Møller, s/s „LINDA”, Ivitgut, Grønland. Letter rate 20 øre from 1.5.1945, overfranked with 5 øre. A most unusual letter.
Letter from Godthaab -9-1-1943 to Malmö, Sweden. 30 øre Polar Bear tied by GODTHAAB 9-1-1943 and opened by US censorship, and transparent resealing tape EXAMINED BY CENSOR 9830, no other censor marks. 30 øre postage to foreign destinations remained the rate during WWII, although the rate actually were increased to 40 øre, but only few were aware of the rate hike.
Greenland, 1922, 4,5,7
Parcel card to C. Simony, Julianehaab. 1 øre II printing on reverse, 2 øre II printing and 10 øre I printing (AFA 4,5,7) tied by “STYRELSEN AF KOLONIERNE I GRØNLAND” cachet GF14.01. 14 øre franking for 7 kilos, 1 øre per 0,50 kg., registration label type B, no. 162 type b. Sent with “Fox” 10 June 1922 from Copenhagen. 1 øre with some short perforations.
Domestic letter sent from Julianehaab 13 May 1946 to Frederikshaab, Greenland. With both JULIANEHAAB 6-5-1946 departure and FREDERIKSHAAB 13-5-1946 receiving marks on front. Very fine condition of both postmarks.
Danish Adressekort from Korsør to “Inspektionsskibet „Ingolf” in Greenland waters 23 July 1937 via Grønlands Styrelse. Danish rate 40 øre, rate to Greenland 3-5 kilo kr. 1,90 charged. Mail to the Military ships, should always be sent to Copenhagen’s Letter/Parcel Office and from there sent to the ship, here via Grønlands Styrelse for transport to Greenland.
Letter from Godthaab 8 August 1940 to San Francisco, USA. King Christian X 5 øre, 10 øre and 15 øre tied by CDS GODTHAAB –8-8-1940 and on arrival in US, a straight line cancel ”PAQUEBOT struck on front. 30 øre was the rate to US and Canada during WWII, from July 1940 until May 1945 for letters under 20 gram.