368. Auction

26-30 March 2019 in Wiesbaden

Lot no.6001

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
Sold for300 €
1773, Entire letter from St. Croix to Tortolar, Virgin Islands, very fine
Lot no.6002

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening200 €
Sold for180 €
1790, Entire letter from St. Thomas to Philadelphia, showing on front straight line "NEW YORK CITY" and in manuscript total postage of "1/" (incl. 2 d. sea post, 4 d. inland postage and 1 d. delivery fee); a fine and scarce early letter to the US
Lot no.6003

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening200 €
Sold for550 €
1796, Entire letter from St. Thomas to Philadelphia with manuscript "5½ d", most likely for the postage from St. Thomas to Philadelphia, on arrival charged with handstamp "4" cents American ship letter fee; the earliest tax mark used in the US
Lot no.6004

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening500 €
Sold for900 €
1801, Entire "Service"-letter September 1 from St. Croix to a British ship at Fort Royal, Martinique with manuscript forwarding note on reverse (part missing); a very rare letter during the British occupation March 1801-1802
Lot no.6005

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening100 €
Sold for170 €
1804, Entire letter from St. Croix to Philadelphia via "NEW HAVEN. CT. SEP. 3"
Lot no.6006

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening200 €
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Entire letter from St. Thomas to Hartford, Ct., on front red "SHIP" and "NEW YORK FEB 19", charged "14½" c.
Lot no.6007

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening150 €
Sold for135 €
1807, Lettersheet endorsed "p the Fortitude" via St. Thomas forwarding agent Dixon & Burrow to Tortola, on reverse forwarding note of April 18, 1807
Lot no.6008

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening100 €
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1810, Entire letter from St. Croix to Portland with manuscript "Ship 19"
Lot no.6009

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening2.500 €
Sold for2.500 €
1812, "ST CROIX JA 8 1812", small fleuron cancel, clear strike on dated lettersheet to Guernsey, charged with "4/2"; a light vertical file fold just touching the lower part of a cancel, otherwise very fine. A rare entire, only few recorded with this postmark
Lot no.6010

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening1.000 €
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1814, "ST. THOMAS MAR 12 1814", good strike of the large fleuron cancel on entire letter, dated "Antigua March 7th 1814" to England, charged "2/-", fine and very scarce
Lot no.6011

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening150 €
Sold for190 €
1815, Entire letter from St. Croix to Aberdeen with framed "BRISTOL SHIP-LETTER", charged with a total of "6/½" incl. 6 d. British inland fee, 2 d. captain's fee and ½ d. Scottish share
Lot no.6012

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening100 €
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1828, Entire letter in German language from the captain of the German ship 'Tidselholdt' on the way from St. Croix to Flensburg, addressed to Bordeaux with boxed "PAYS D'OUTREMER PAR NANTES" and date stamp "23 JUN 1828"
Lot no.6013

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening150 €
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Entire letter from St. Thomas to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with red "SHIP" and "NEW-YORK JAN 23", charged "12½" cents
Lot no.6014

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening400 €
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1829, Entire letter from St. Croix to Aberdeen, transported by the "Sheldrake" of the Leeward Line, charged with "5/2", transported to Falmouth with unframed "F/LEEWARD ISLAND FE 26 1829", fine
Lot no.6015

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening600 €
Sold for1.100 €
1834, Dated lettersheet from St. Thomas to Petersburg, endorsed "p John", showing on front clear red octagonal "PHILA 17 OCT" and rare "Full-rigged ship" handstamp, charged "20 3/4" cents; fine and very scarce
Lot no.6016

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
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1837, Entire letter from St. Croix to Toronto, Canada, showing on front red "SHIP" and "NEW-YORK APR 2" and green "QUEENSTON AP 10 1837", charged with a total of "1/11½"; 2 vertical file folds, one affecting the Queenston cancel; a fine letter with scarce destination
Lot no.6017

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening200 €
Sold for300 €
1838, Entire letter from St. Croix, forwarded via St. Thomas forwarding agent Hjardemaal & Nolding (manuscript notation on reverse) and London forwarding agent Preller & Garbach to Copenhagen, on reverse red boxed "PACKET LETTER" and London transit mark.A scarce destination.
Lot no.6018

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening100 €
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1840 (ca.), Small envelope with red "FORWARDED BY WHITMORE & Co. ST. THOMAS" on reverse, sent to New York with black "NEW-YORK-SHIP 7 cts. / JUL 21"
Lot no.6019

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening200 €
Sold for180 €
1845, Prepaid entire letter, dated "St. Croix 27 Sept. 1845", addressed to Madeira, showing on front red "LONDON PAID 15 NOV 1845", and manuscript "7/4" for the quadruple rate, at Madeira charged with "400" reis inland postage
Lot no.6020

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening200 €
Sold for180 €
1846, Entire letter, dated "St. Croix 28 October 1846" to Madeira, on front red "LONDON PAID 1 DEC 1846" and noted "3/8"; at Madeira taxed with "240" reis inland fee
Lot no.6021

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening200 €
Sold for200 €
Entire second rate letter from St. Croix via "ST:-THOMAS JY 14 1846" to Copenhagen, transported per "Avon" to Bermuda and from here July 21 per "Clyde" to Southampton and finally via London to Hamburg, taxed in London with "3/4" and charged at Copenhagen with a total of "184" skilling (on reverse), scarce
Lot no.6022

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening200 €
Sold for500 €
1848, Entire letter from St. Croix via "ST:-THOMAS SE 30 1848" to Copenhagen, transported via Bermuda, Southampton, London and Hamburg, from here - due to the German-Danish war - via Lübeck, charged with a total of 114 skilling
Lot no.6023

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening200 €
Sold for200 €
1856, Entire letter from "CHRISTIANSTED 13 11 1856" via "ST. THOMAS 14 11 1856" to Copenhagen, transported via the British PO, London, Belgium, Prussia and Hamburg, charged with a total of "60" skilling, light file folds, scarce
Lot no.6024

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
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1857, Entire double rate letter from "CHRISTIANSTED 28/7 1857" to Copenhagen, transported via Danish and British PO at St. Thomas, London and Hamburg, charged with a total of 119 skilling (noted on reverse), a scarce letter
Lot no.6025

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening150 €
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1861, Red "FORWARDED BY KOEFOED WHITMORE & Co. ST. THOMAS" on reverse of entire letter to New York with frontside "5" cents due
Lot no.6026

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening150 €
Sold for380 €
1865, Small envelope from "ST. THOMAS 20/12 1865" to Boston, part-paid with 4 c. inland fee, charged on arrival with "STEAMSHIP 10", very fine
Lot no.6027

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening150 €
Sold for340 €
1866 (ca.), Red oval "FORWARDED BY J. CAPPE'S SONS ST. THOMAS W.I." on reverse of small envelope with manuscript return address "U.S. Stmer 'Swatara' ST. THOMAS W.I." to New Jersey with frontside "NEW YORK SHIP 5 CTS. / MAR .."
Lot no.6028

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
Sold for480 €
1879, Entire unpaid letter from "ST. THOMAS 29/9 1877" to Paris, marked at St. Thomas with "T" in circle and taxed in France "7" decimes; on reverse octagonal "LIGNE B PAQ. FR. No 4 / 29 SEPT. 77"
Lot no.6029

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening400 €
Sold for850 €
"FRANCO" in circle, clear handstamp in blackish-red on front of small envelope from "ST: THOMAS 10 11 1857" to St. Croix, fine and very scarce, just 9 entires with this handstamp recorded
Lot no.6030

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening400 €
Sold for360 €
"PORTO" in circle, clear handstamp on front of envelope from the US, franked with 3 c. and addressed to a member of the U.S.S. "Oscola" at St. Croix with St. Thomas date stamp on front and reverse (16. and 18.3.1867); in the envelope at left 3 cm scissors' cut, otherwise fine and very scarce, just 6 entires with the "PORTO" handstamp are recorded
Lot no.6031

Condition

0

Catalogue no.1b

Opening100 €
Sold for550 €
1856/73, Coat of Arms, 3 c. dark carmine with yellow gum, ample to good margins, unmounted mint, very fine, opinion Vagn Jensen
Lot no.6032

Condition

0

Catalogue no.1c

Opening100 €
Sold for550 €
3 c. dark carmine with brown gum, ample to large margins, unmounted mint, very fine, opinion Vagn Jensen
Lot no.6033

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1

Opening4.000 €
Sold for8.500 €
3 c. carmine with nice even margins, tied by clear target to entire letter, written at Puerto Cabello 2.7.1866, privately forwarded and mailed via "ST. THOMAS JU 12 1866" via London, Copenhagen, Lübeck and railway "J. JERNB. P.SP.B. 2 TOG" to Randers in Northern Denmark, here charged with a total of "63" skilling. A fine, very attractive and rare letter, rarely seen in this quality, certificate Nielsen (1995)
Lot no.6034

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1

Opening4.000 €
Sold for9.500 €
3 c. carmine, 2 copies, partly cut close or in the frame line, tied by target to double rate lettersheet from "FREDERIKSTED 11/9 1860" via St. Thomas Danish and British PO and London to Norfolk, England, charged in London with "1/-". An attractive and exceedingly rare letter to Europe; just a handful of multiple frankings of the DWI square issues are recorded. Certificates Nielsen (1996) and Paaskesen (1996)
Lot no.6035

Condition

0 1 4

Catalogue no.2

Opening2.000 €
Sold forUnsold
1866, 3 c. carmine-rose, complete sheet of 100 stamps with full sheet margins, unused with original gum, 86 stamps mint never hinged; a vertical fold between the 2nd and 3rd row from right, touching some of the stamps slightly, otherwise extremely fine and fresh, very rare, certificate Nielsen (1994)
Lot no.6036

Condition

1 4

Catalogue no.2

Opening400 €
Sold for360 €
1866, 3 c. carmine-rose, block of 25 from the lower right sheet corner, pre-folded between the 3rd and 4th vertical row, unused with original gum and adhesions, fine