Lot 2092Danish West Indies, 1874, 5¢ green & gray, tied by strike of "St. Thomas, 5/7, 1881", second strike adjacent on folded cover to San Juan, Puerto Rico, carried as endorsed by RMSP Arno from St. Thomas to Puerto Rico, Very Fine and rare use at the 5¢ UPU letter rate within 300 nautical miles.
Scott No. 8 Estimate $500 - 750.
Effective April 1st 1879, the DWI UPU standardized rates to any member country under 300 nautical miles was 5¢ per 15 grams (approx. ½ ounce) for letters.
Lot 2093Danish West Indies, 1874, 7¢ lilac & orange, used with 5¢ green & gray (8), tied by "St. Thomas, 6/11, 1878" cds, matching strike adjacent on orange cover to Boston, Mass., endorsed p Ger: Str "Kronprinz Friederich Wilhelm"" at top left, reverse with New York Paid All (11.14) transit duplex and Boston "Carrier" (11.15) arrival cds, blue "John P. C. Raven, St. Thomas, D.W.I., Nov 6, 1878" flap seal double-oval; some wear along top edge, Very Fine.
Scott No. 9 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A SCARCE 5¢, 7¢ BICOLOR FRANKING PREPAYING THE 12¢ UPU TRANSITIONAL RATE TO THE UNITED STATES.
Lot 2094Danish West Indies, 1874, 10¢ blue & brown, tied by "St. Thomas, 20/2, 1880" cds, matching strike adjacent on cover to Goshen, N.Y., carried as endorsed by US Brazil Line City of Para from St. Thomas direct to New York, reverse with Feb. 27th "Paid All, B" duplex arrival; reduced at right, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 10 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2095Danish West Indies, 1874, 12¢ red lilac & yellow green, printing I, bright colors, tied by "St. Thomas, 13/3, 1879" cds, additional strike adjacent on "G.W. Smith & Co. Commission Merchants" corner card cover to Brooklyn N.Y., carried as endorsed by Quebec & Gulf Ports S.S. Co. Bermuda from St. Thomas Mar. 23rd via Puerto Rico to New York, reverse with New York Paid All (4.7) entry duplex and Brooklyn (4.8) arrival cds; reduced at left, ink edge stains, Fine and scarce 12¢ Bicolor use at the UPU transitional rate.
Scott No. 11; $1,750 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2096Danish West Indies, 1901, 4¢ bister & dull blue, diagonal bisect, tied by "St. Thomas, 17/3, 1903" cds on picture post card to Germany, Dortmund (4.6) arrival cds, picture shows view of port with message in German, Very Fine and scarce bisect use.
Scott No. 18a Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2097Danish West Indies, 1901, 4¢ bister & dull blue, diagonal bisect, tied by "St. Thomas, 26/1, 1903" cds on cover to Fredericksted endorsed "Vigilant via Christiansted" at top, Christiansted (1.27) transit backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 18a Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2098Danish West Indies, 1902, 2¢ on 3¢ blue & lake, inverted frame, tied by "St. Thomas 2/1 1902" cds along with uncancelled 1¢ light green (21) on picture post card to Budingen, Germany, Jan. 21st arrival cds; minor perf toning, still Very Fine and scarce.
Scott No. 24 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2099Danish West Indies, 1902, 8¢ on 10¢ blue & brown, tied by "St. Thomas, 4/7, 1902" cds on cover to New York, N.Y., Jul. 11th arrival backstamp, Very Fine, The earliest recorded use of this overprint issue..
Scott No. 28 Estimate $150 - 200.
The overprint issue arrived in St. Thomas on July 1, 1902. This use is only three days later.
Lot 2100Danish West Indies, 1903, 2¢ carmine, tied by "St. Thomas, 13/4, 1905" cds on picture post card to Philadelphia Pa., U.S.A., picture shows St. Thomas harbor, Newport Va. (4.21) transit and Philadelphia (4.21) arrival cds, Very Fine use at the foreign post card rate.
Scott No. 29 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2101Danish West Indies, 1905, 5b green, used with D.W.I. 1908 Christmas Seal, both tied by four-ring cancel on picture post card datelined from "Kingshill, derr 23/12 1908" to local St. Thomas address, picture scene depicts farm workers, Very Fine and scarce Christmas Seal use from Kingshill (photo on web site).
Scott No. 31 Estimate $150 - 200.