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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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Danish West Indies - Foreign Mails 1787 to 1869

Lots 2516-2525 Lots 2526-2535 Lots 2536-2538

Lot 2516    

Danish West Indies, 1787 (Apr. 4) St. Croix, D.W.I. to Philadelphia Pa., folded letter datelined "St. Croix 4 April 1787" with some interesting content "…requesting the Particulars of the purchase of a Negro Man of Capt. John Earl…", entered U.S. Mails with Philadelphia "11 MA" Franklin mark.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 2517    

Danish West Indies, 1808 (Jul. 14) St. Croix, D.W.I. to London, England, forwarded to Aberdeen, folded letter datelined "St. Croix, 14th July 1808" and bearing "PACKET - LETTER" straightline and manuscript "2/-" schilling due rating (both crossed out when forwarded), red London (8.24) arrival backstamp, forwarded with London (8.24) backstamp and ms. "1/2" due rating to Aberdeen, Scotland, Very Fine and scarce unframed "Packet Letter" use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 2518    

Danish West Indies, 1809 (Sep. 28) Antigua to Well, England via St. Thomas, folded letter datelined "Antigua Sept 28th. 1809" and bearing "St. Thomas, Dec 6, 1809" large fleuron datestamp, manuscript "1/10" due rating, Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 2519    

Danish West Indies, 1810 (Jan. 26) St. Bartholomew to Guernsey via St. Thomas, docketed folded cover with light "St. Thomas" large fleuron datestamp, upon arrival in Falmouth blue Leeward Island, F, 3 AP 3, 1810" rimless entry cds struck, manuscript "4/2" due rating, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED USE WITH BOTH THE ST. THOMAS FLEURON AND LEEWARD ISLAND MARKINGS.

One of only four recorded example of the Falmouth "Leeward Island, F" entry marking struck in blue, all are recorded on Apr. 3, 1810.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 2520    

Danish West Indies, 1851-64, Ship Letters from St. Thomas to New York N.Y., group of four comprising 1851 with "Savannah Geo." cds and "Ship" "5" ratings; 1855 with "Foreign Letter Office" backstamp and Boston "Ship" and "7" ratings; 1861 with Philadelphia cds and "Ship" "5" ratings; and 1864 with red "Boston, Mass." cds and "Ship" handstamp with blue crayon "18" for triple the 6¢ rate, Very Fine ship letter group.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $150

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Lot 2521    

Danish West Indies, 1852 (Nov. 3) St. Eustatius to New York N.Y. via St. Thomas and Philadelphia, gray folded letter datelined "St. Eustatius 3 November 1852", flap with "Foreign Letter Office * St. Thomas" oval and red "Forwarded by Henry Degetaus & Co., St. Thomas" oval with ms. "19/11/52" dating, endorsed "p Govr. Oxholm", entered mails with blue "Philadelphia Pa. Dec 7" cds and matching "Ship" straightline with "7" in circle rating handstamp, F.-V.F. and scarce St. Thomas combination forwarding.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $210

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Lot 2522    

Danish West Indies, 1852 (Nov. 25) St. Thomas, D.W.I. to Carupano, Venezuela, blue folded letter datelined "San Tomas Novembre 25 de 1852" and showing "Foreign Letter Office * St. Thomas" oval on back flap, endorsed "p Telmina"; flap tear, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 2523    

Danish West Indies, 1853 (Oct. 5) St. Thomas, D.W.I. to New York N.Y., blue folded letter with "St. Thomas, OC 5, 1858" double-arc backstamp and red "Paid at St-Thomas" crown mark (CC2, £1,800) with magenta "1/-" schilling prepaid rating, perfect bold "Boston Br. Pkt. '5' OCt 21" integral due cds; some light file fold toning, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 2524    

Danish West Indies, 1856 (Aug. 16) St. Thomas D.W.I. to Corsica, cover with "St-Thomas, AU 16, 1856" double-arc backstamp and red "Paid at St Thomas" crown mark (CC-1), red London "Paid" (9.1) transit cds and matching "PD" in circle handstamp with "1/7" shilling rating, matching "British rate 1/2" and "Foreign /5" tally at top left, Calais (9.2) entry cds, various French transit backstamps including Marseilles (9.3) transit and Corsica (9.9) arrival cds, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 2525    

Danish West Indies, 1856 (Nov. 16) St. Thomas, D.W.I. to Copenhagen, Denmark, blue folded letter with "St-Thomas, NO 16, 1856" double-arc backstamp and red "Paid at St. Thomas" crownmark with red manuscript "1/4½" prepaid rating, endorsed "p Steamer Atrato", red London "Paid" (12.1) and matching "P." oval handstamp, K.D.O.P.A. Hamburg (12.4) transit backstamp with "franco" script handstamp and "2" credit, manuscript "380 - 90" marking, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

In 1856, there were Post Offices of 6 foreign states in the Free City of Hamburg, one being the Danish (K.D.O.P.A.) that managed the postal traffic between Hamburg and Denmark.

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Current Opening Bid: $100

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Lots 2516-2525 Lots 2526-2535 Lots 2536-2538

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