1939 Christmas Metermark '6930 / CROME&GOLDSCHMIDT / Julemærke / betalt' on business window envelope posmarted Copenhagen 18 December 1939, postage '025' øre.
Denmark, ca. 1877, 25
Letter from Odense (ca. 1877) to Bogense on Fynen, cancelled with manuscript 'Odense 3/2', backstamped 'BOGENSE 3/2 1 POST'. Franked with 8 øre bicolored (with faults), rare manuscript cancellation.
Red Cross envelope 'HOSPITALSKIBET JUTLANDIA' under Dansk Røde Kors sent by the dentist onboard Jutlandia, postmarked in Copenhagen 3 August 1951. Jutlandia was contracted as hospitalship during the Corea war from January 23, 1951. Sent via US APO stamped on two 3c US stamps, Korean block of four and Danish 15 øre King Frederik IX, rare 3-countries mixed franking.
Feldpost letter from Hellerup 20 October 1942 to SS Schütze Svend Lüthj at FP 45060C. On back stamped 'Modtagelse nægtet/Kbhvn.Ø.Distr.' and straight line 'FELDPOST KASTELLET' and blue crayon 'Retur Hellerup' and due '20' øre for which a 20 øre PORTO stamp has been affixed and canceled 'KØBENHAVN Ø.8 4.OMB 20.10.42'. Rare feldpostmark 'FEJDLPOST KASTELLET.
Letter from Randers 12 May 1945 to Helsingfors, Finland. Stamped on front 'Postforbindelsen ikke / aabnet. Retur Afs.' - On the 5th of May 1945 Denmark was liberated.
Denmark, 1864, 9
Fieldpost letter sent from Assens/Augustenborg 30 April 1864 to Copenhagen. 4 sk. 1863 canceled with numeral '223' alongside 'FELTPOST № 1 P1 30/4' ANT VIII-1.
Letter from Refugee Margrethe Dippe, Ollerup, Svendborg 9 January 1946 to Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland. Sent from 'Flüchtlingslager V / Ollerup / Fynen / Dänemark' and censorship handstamp '[crown] / St. c. L. / Flygtningelejren / i Ollerup / Tlf. Vester Skerningen 382' red ink.
Freight Bill „s/s Skjelskør” of the DAMPSKIBSELSKABET SKJELSKØR dated 15 December 1953, franked with 50 ØRE and 1 Kr. freight stamps, for 2 feedstuffs 100 kg, sent from Skjelskør to Agersø. Rare.
Letter from Kolding June 1945 to Geneva, Switzerland. Stamped on front 'Postforbindelsen kun for Brevkort - RETUR AFS.' and crossed out with blue crayon - Backstamped date line mark '14 JUNI 1945', front with red line stamp '1239 - 7SEP 1945' in red, opened and closed with 'Brevåbningskontoret' red resealing label. Rare return mark, letter opnened on three sides.
Envelope from Broager 11 April 1869 to Flensburg. Three 1/3 Groschen NDP tied with upright Prussian 1-ring BROACKER 11/4 69, reception mark AUSG. 11/4 No. 2 on reverse. The rate for a single rate letter was 1 Groschen.
Prepaid letter from Copenhagen General-Post-Amt 8 April 1777 to Christiansand, Norway. On back with red wax-seal GENERAL POST AMTS SIEGEL, letter is about pension to Fräulein Cathrine Dorothea von Dumbsdorff zu Christiansand. List no. on back 30-11, paid 11 sk. for the postage. Letters to Norway as early as this is very unusual. Although sent from an Official administration, not sent as Royal Service KT, since the addressee is a private person.
Danish West Indies, 1879, 12a
Complete letter sheet sent from St. Thomas 25 January 1879 to Saint-Pierre, Martinique. 12 cents I printing tied by datestamp ANT2 'ST. THOMAS 25/1 1879', routing instruction RMSPC ‘ PAR EIDER ’. EIDER left St. Thomas 26th of January and arrived at Martinique en route to Barbados, reception mark on reverse MARTINIQUE * ST. PIERRE * 28 JANV. 79.12 cents 1st transitional UPU rate from 1.9.1877 - 1.4.1879, a rare example of 12c Intra- Caribbean rate, only two such letters recorded in the census with 12c single franking. The 12 cents was the first UPU rate and lowered to 10 cents on 1.4.1879.
Danish West Indies, 1895
3 CENTS single postal card sent from St. Thomas 20 November 1895 to Berlin, Germany. 3 CENTS with 5 text lines (PC5B3a – FG5GII) with imprint type 3, NE-frame line broken near NE-feathers. Cancelled with cds ‘ST. THOMAS 20/11 1895’ and receiving cds ‘GROSS-LICHTEFELDE 2. KADETTEN-ANSTALT / 13/12.95 4-5N’ struck on front. On the back a wonderful drawing depicting Caribbean scenes made by the sailor Pfeiffer, a similar cards from the same sender exists in the Lauth collection. UPU postcard rate 3¢ until 31.12.1901.
Censored parcel card from Copenhagen 19 April 1945 to Røykenviken, Norway. Card checked with chemical censor and stamped red 'Zensurstelle / K Geprüft K'. Parcel weighing 2,70 kg. and franked with 180 øre.
Letter from Refugee at Dragør Refugee camp 29 April 1947 to Hamburg-Poppenbüttel, Germany. Refugee camp hand stamp red ink 'FLYGTNINGELEJR NR. 126 / DRAGØR'. rare
Iceland, 1901, 13B
Postcard from Dyrafjördur 26 March 1901 to Reykjavik. Oval 5 aur dull green III printing 1898 tied by grotesque ‘DYRAFJÖRDUR 26/3’ with receiving cds ‘REYKJAVIK 29.3.1901’ struck on front. Domestic postcard rate 5 aur from December 1879 – 15.10.1917.
Denmark, 1855, 3
2 skilling 1855 pair, mint never hinged. Plate I pos. 52-53 with white line through 2 in right stamp which make it looks like an '8'.
Danish West Indies, 1902, 8,12,13
3 CENTS stationery envelope from Frederiksted 13 May 1902 sent locally. 3 CENTS red-orange envelope watermark III (Engström E7A) with buttom flap above side flaps. Uprated with 7 CENTS bicolored II printing, 12 CENTS bicolored II printing and 50 CENTS first and second printing, tied by LAP 'FREDERIKSTED 13/5 1902'. Overfranked but hardly any letter is known with the 50 CENTS stamp, here it is with both of the printings.
Letter from St. Thomas 27 April 1873 to Paris, France. British 4d plate 12 and 3d plate 9 cancelled with duplex 'C51 ST-THOMAS / A AP27 73 PAID' alongside red 1-ring 'LONDON M / PAID / F 4 MY73'. From St. Thomas with RMSPC steamer 'ELBE' 28 April and arriving Plymouth 14 MAY 1872. Rate 7d to France from July 1875 - 31.12.1875. One round corner on 4d stamp.
P.O. Box 164 Viggo Beckmann, Lissabon 1 December 1944 sent to Copenhagen. Viggo Beckmann acted as undercover Post Office Box for mail being sent to Greenland and the Faroe Islands. German and chemical censorship, fragile paper and tear.
Danish West Indies, 1857
Prepaid entire from Copenhagen 30 October 1857 to St. Croix, Danish West Indies. The rate to DWI 60 sk. paid in cash, the Danish/Foreign share of the rate noted on the front 51 / 9. Postmarked KJØBENHAVN 30/10 1857, KDOPA HAMBURG 31/10, HAMBURG 31 OCT 1857, transit LONDON BG NO2 57 PAID, British post office ST. THOMAS NO 20 1857 and ST. THOMAS 20/11 1857. A due mark in circle PORTO stamped in Danish West Indies, 4¢ due by addressee, this is the earliest recorded PORTO and the most beautiful of letters recorded with this scarce due cancellation.