Danish West Indies
Danish West Indies, 1913
Double rate printed matter sent from Frederiksted to Copenhagen 29 December 1913 bearing a 10 BIT King Frederik VIII red tied by “Frederiksted” CDS and office cancel stamped on front “PRINTED MATTER”. Printed matters are scarce in this form from Danish West Indies.
Danish West Indies, 1876
Entire letter from St. Thomas 26 July 1876 to Carupana, Venezuela. Routing instruction Pr. Ville de St. Nazaire, via Fort de France. Delivered to the Danish Post Office and with cds ST. THOMAS 27/7 1876 struck on front. Franked with pair of 30 centimes REPUB FRANC tied by octagonal ST. THOMAS PAQ. FR. B. NO. 4 27 JUIL 76. Unsual with both ship’s name and routing port Fort de France.
Danish West Indies, 1908, 42P
King Frederik VIII 40 BIT PROOF, imperforated corner sheet margin block of four, with watermark crown, without gum. Rare.
Danish West Indies, 1864
Letter sent from St. Thomas to New York, stamped with red “ST. THOMAS - OFFICE - EXPRESS” in red, dated 8 February 1864.
Danish West Indies, 1900, P5c
1 CENT bicolored issue (1900), frame main group 5, green, imperforate color proof with large margins, without gum and watermark. This proof may very well have been made in preparation for the 1¢ green Coat of Arms issued early 1900. Only two recorded.
Danish West Indies, 1813
Letter sheet stamped “ST THOMAS / Aug 2 / 1813” British fleuron mark, sent to London and backstamped circled “D / 9 SE 9 / 13”. Charged 2/2. Single packet letter rate 1/2 (1813-37), to London 1/ (Falmouth-London 1812-39, 200-300 miles), total rate charged 2/2.
Danish West Indies, 1906, 25
Postcard from Christiansted 29 november 1906 to Hellerup, Denmark. 10 BIT red I. printing King Christian IX tied by 4-ring cancel without dot used at St. Thomas for arriving shipmail from Christiansted and origin mark C large type struck on front, with ST THOMAS 29/11 1906 LAP on front. Instruction to the post JULEAFTEN for delivery Christmas evening and routing instruction BY/GERMAN STEAMER. UPU postcard rate 10 BIT from 15.7.1905 – 31.12.1909.
Danish West Indies, 1915
Registered envelope Frederiksted 7 October 1915 to New York, USA. 50 BIT King Christian IX tied by CDS “FREDERIKSTED 7/10 1915”, registration mark “Frederiksted / R / 1836” 9. Registration fee 25 BIT, UPU rate 25 BIT from 1.10.1910 – 31.3.1917, correct franking.
Danish West Indies, 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.
Danish West Indies, 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.
Danish West Indies, 1900, P10b
5 CENT bicolored issue (1900), frame main group 5, blue, imperforate color proof with large margins, without gum and watermark. This proof may very well have been made in preparation for the 5¢ blue Coat of Arms issued early 1900. Only recorded.
Danish West Indies, 1905, P28
40 BIT King Christian IX imperforate colour proof in the adopted colours with full corner sheet margin, without watermark and gum. Rare.
Danish West Indies, 1877
Letter sheet from St. Thomas 9 March 1877 to Vera Cruz, Mexico. Double rate letter 2x60c paid with three 40c orange Siège de Paris tied by octagonal ST. THOMAS / PAQ. FR. B. No. 4 / 9 MARS 77, cds ST. THOMAS 9/3 1877, and on arrival stamped 25 cts delivery fee. Sent with French steamer Ville Bordeaux, arriving from St. Nazaire via Fort de France, St. Thomas to Vera Cruz. A most attractive letter.
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Danish West Indies, 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.
Danish West Indies, 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”
Danish West Indies, 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.
Danish West Indies, 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.
Danish West Indies, 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."
Danish West Indies, 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.
Danish West Indies, 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.
Danish West Indies, 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.