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.
"1 1/4 Schilling blue/rose rouletted issued. Cancelled with the very different looking four-ring cancel "WESSELBUREN"."
Letter sent from Lübeck to Altona 6 August 1862 baring a 4 sk. 1858-issue tied by numeral “3” alongside two-ring “BAHNH.LUEBECK * K. DÆN.POST 6/8 I.Z.”
Partly paid letter sent from Glückstadt to Cuxhaven 23 April 1866 bearing a 1 1/4 Sch. “HERZOGTH.HOLSTEIN” Mi. 20 tied by railway mark “BAHNHOF GLÜCKSTADT Z2 23 4 1866” and charged by the addressee for the postage from Hamburg to Cuxhaven by blue “3”. Ritzebüttel transit mark on reverse.
Postal Money Order sent from Grube to Burg 9 April 1858, with 3 Rdl. 87 s. and paid in cash with 12 sk., weighing 4 1/2 loth. Town manuscript on front “Grube 9/4 58” and from 1.1.1857-31.3.1866 Grube was a small collecting office, located between Cismar and Oldenburg in the Duchy of Holstein.
Letter sent from Reykjavik to Berlin 30 May 1927 bearing a 15 aur Chr. X and 20 aur National Library building tied by the ship CDS “REYKJAVIK SKIP Nr. I”, correct 35 aur postage.
Unpaid letter sent from Heiligenhafen to Burg Fehmern 17 January 1853, stamped with 1-line mark “Heiligenhafen” + ink. 17/1 and “2” Sch. C due in red crayon. Heiligenhafen 1-line mark only recorded used from 16.11.52 till 21.1.1853 a little more than only two months. Scarce. Heiligenhafen is located north of Oldenburg and south of the Fehmarnsund Brücke in Holstein.
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.
Unpaid parcel letter sent from Wandsbeck 25 May 1864 to Neuenkirchner Wiseh near Wilster with RED WANDSBECK CDS, and then returned to Wandsbeck with Crempe transit mark. Danish postmarks used when Schleswig-Holstein were occupied by the Prussian and Austrian forces.
Letter sent from Iceland to Brasil December 1940 with British censor label PC90 #4268, beating two 10 aur Dynjardi, 15 aur Geysir and 10 aur Flagg paying the 45 aura rate to foreign countries from 1st Jan 1940 to 31st Dec 1942.
Royal Service letter endorsed “D.S.” sent from Schleswig-Holsteinische Regierung in Gottorp to Norderditmarschen 9 August 1848 with postal town manuscript on reverse “Von Schleswig den 11 August list 5 – “ and with full contents and well preserved wax seal.
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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"Banco-letter (value letter) 129 Rdl. 38 sk. sent from Nyborg to Copenhagen (Baumgarten 1766-1791), with Nyborg's post office seal “NYBORG C7” and roayal insignie "C7 timus"."
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.
Price current with band sent from Altona to Wilster 25 April 1866, franked with 1/2 S. green Herzogth-Holstein, tied by Altona two-ring. Unusual item.
Registered letter to Belgium from Skovsgaard 1 February 1919 bearing 1 øre wavy-line, 7 øre Chr. X yellow and the 27 øre bicoloured King Christian X all tied by CDS Skovsgaard. Very good looking letter, correct franking. On the back a 10 øre adhesive CARITAS “BELGISKE BØRN” quite a scarce label.
SCADTA Letter sent from Copenhagen to Columbia September 1926 bearing two Columbian 4C stamps and 3-strip of 30C with the Berlin overprint “D”. Very scarce combination with Columbian and SCADTA stamps used on letter sent from Denmark.
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”