Danish West Indies, ca. 1900
Postcard 'The Veteran Postman of St. Thomas, Danish West Indies'. He is Mr. Joseph Lorand, the longest serving postal service worker in the Danish West Indies and was honored and received the silver cross of Dannebrogsmand.
Danish West Indies, 1917
O.H.M.S. registered letter from Road Town, Tortola via St. Thomas to Birmingham. Backstamped 'ST. THOMAS 15.3.1917.' with registration mark 'ST. THOMAS / R / 4155' and office stamp 'Post Office, / Virgin Islands' and signature, a very unusual postmark on letters.
Iceland, 1946, 249
Insufficiently paid letter from Edinburgh 23 April 1952 to Reykjavik, Iceland. British 4d stamp, insufficiently prepaid, charged and stamped 'T 5C / F.S.' due. In payment for the postage due an ordinary postage stamps of 25 aur green Hekla (1948) were used in payment of the postage due, cancelled with a Reykjavik cds. Extremely rare with ordinary stamps used as postage due, even though that Iceland never issued postage due stamps.
Market report sent from Newcastle Tyne to Randers 26 September 1854 bearing a 4 RBS Thiele III tied by numeral 113 alongside “KPA ALTONA 29.9.54” CDS. A unique example of the enterprise arisen from the stampless period in Hamburg from 1.1.1853 – 31.7.1855 when letters only could be paid by 6 sk. in cash when sent from Hamburg. In order to save 2 sk. postage, agents carried letters to Altona from where they could be sent for only 4 RBS. A proof of this unique service proven by the seal “BEFÖRDERT DURCH HAMBURG – HIN.R. PELTZER” – Only recorded example.
Denmark, 1917, SF 1
5 øre King Christian X, soldierstamp overprint SF. Cleaved 'C' pos. 13 in the sheet, corner sheet margin incomplete, printing number No. 92-V.
Denmark, 1959, 376
60 øre King Frederik blue, 1899-1959 60th Birthday. Die proof in dark blue, fantastic item and extremely rare.
Iceland, 1876, TJ PT 7
20 aur Pjónustu, green, colour proof on imperforate thin paper without watermark, pair with full corner sheet margin.
Denmark, 1906, 53
King Christian IX - Die proof sunk on large paper, red colour, with handwriting by engraver 'Etat Damman). A rare and beautiful item.
Die proof in black of King Christian IX 10 øre denomination on thin paper, designed by Hans Tegner.
Faroe Islands, 1934
Insured letter with 800 Kr. from Thorshavn 16 January 1932 to Ringe, Denmark. 30 øre yellow Caravel and 35 øre King Chr X Jubilee cancelled with datestamp THORSHAVN 16.1.1932 17-19, value label ‘V / Thorshavn 127’. Letter rate 15 øre plus 50 øre value fee up to DKK 1.000.
Iceland, 1940, 219-21, 212
Registered letter Reykjavik 11 May 1940 to San Francisco, USA. NEW YORK FAIR '1940' overprint 20, 35 and 45 aur cancelled on first day of use and 5 aur brown Cod, cancelled with 'REYKJAVIK 11.V.1940' and registration label 'R / Reykjavik / Nr. 790', British censor re-sealing label 'PC 90 OPENED BY EXAMINER 5063' and US censor 'PASSED FREE / NO. 16 / U.S. CUSTOMS S.F. CAL.'
Danish West Indies, 1916
“Gratis Postbevis” with printed 'Christiansteds Postkontor / den .... 191 '. Postal receipt for REGISTERED letter '2316' sent from Christiansted to Copenhagen 14 February 1916, for letter franked with 1FR 40 BIT. In total three 'Postbevis' recorded, only known of this type.
Letter from London 22 January 1940 to Copenhagen. Without stamps that was loosened by water and stamped 'Beskadiget af Søvand'. Carried onboard DFDS ship S/S ”Vidar” sunk in the Northsea 31 January 1940, torpedoed by the German submarine U-21. 15 people died. Envelope in original glassine envelope from the Danish Post 'Heri en under Postbesørgelsen beskadiget Forsendelse.
Refugee letter from Sæby 23 April 1946 to Red Cross, London, England. Sent by 'Siegfried Hermann, Flüchtlingslager, Saeby-West Jütland (Dänemark). Backstamped with refugee camp mark '[CROWN] / LUFTVÆRNSKONTORET / SÆBY '
Parcel letter from Halsi 17 December 1864 to Reykjavik, with complete letter inside.
Iceland, 1902, 10B omv
Official 3 aur perforation 12¾ with INVERTED overprint Í GILDI ’02-’03, block of four mint never hinged with corner sheet margin, margin with hinge remnants (FACIT TJ21bv1) and small piece of sheet margin affixed on above pos. 1 in the sheet margin.
Iceland, 1903, 28B
10 aur Í GILDI '02-'03 perforation 12 3/4 on postcard sent from Reykjavik 29 August 1903 to Bruxelles in Belgium, with transitmark 'KJØBENHAVN 5.9.03' stamped on front. Rare - 10 AUR UPU postcard rate.
Envelope from Nordfirdi, Iceland 25 July 1925 to Copenhagen, Denmark. 20 aur brown King Christian X cancelled with Danish cds ‘VEJLE 52.7.25 9-11F’ alongside rectangular framed ‘Paquebot’ and noted ‘Pr. S/S. Godafoss’. The Icelandic letters arriving on board ships sailing to Vejle were all horse shipment’s, carrying also the postal mail to Denmark. Horsetrader Carl Sørensen imported the horses and the last known date with these ships from Iceland is 25 July 1925, first of these ships arrived 1920 in Vejle.
Letter from Reykjavik June 1923 to Copenhagen, Denmark. 20 aur brown King Christian X cancelled on arrival with cds AALBORG 15.6.23 12-5E and ship letter origin 'pr. Skib fra Island.' with reception mark KJØBENHAVN 2 OMB. 16.6.23 B. An extremely rare ship letter cancellation, very fresh and every aspect of this letter in superb condition.
Parcel card from Amsterdam 27 September 1926 to Reykjavik, Iceland. Two 60 CENT Queen Wilhelmina cancelled with cds Amsterdam, vertical fold in card affecting lower stamp on the card. Rarely seen destination for parcelcards from The Netherlands at this time period.
Parcel card from Hamburg 27 June 1922 to Reykjavik, Iceland. Prepaid in cash, no German stamps. Charged with Icelandic 1 kr. King Christian X and cancelled with datestamp 'REYKJAVIK 17.VII.22', with the stamp used as TOLLUR but cancelled with ordinary postmark.