371st Auction

24-28 September 2019 in Wiesbaden

Lot no.6001

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1687, "A map of The WESTERN ISLAND S" by R. Morden, London (ca. 125:145 mm)
Lot no.6002

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6

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Opening400 €
1768, Entire letter, docketed "St. Croix April 4th" to William Vernon at Rhode Island, a well-known merchant who sold slaves to the West Indies, endorsed "Favour of Capt. Robertson". The earliest recorded letter from the Danish West Indies to the United States
Lot no.6003

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6

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Opening500 €

1773, Entire letter, dated "St. Croix 21 May", addressed to the president of council of the city of Copenhagen, endorsed "med Captn. Jansen". A very fine and rare letter, one of the earliest recorded to Denmark from the Danish West Indies

Lot no.6004

Condition

6

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Opening500 €

1780, Entire letter, dated "St. Croix 1st May 1780" to Arbroath, Scottland, struck with 2 bishop marks on reverse. Charged with a total of "8 d". a Very fine and rare early letter to Europe

Lot no.6005

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Opening500 €
1781, The first Danish West Indies postal regulation for official and private letters within, to and from the islands. Complete leaflet of 16 pages; loose binding, otherwise very fine and fresh. Extremely rare, supposed to be the only recorded in private hands
Lot no.6006

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €

1789, Entire letter dated "St. Jan February 19" to the captain of the fregate 'Hertug Ferdinand' at St. Croix, endorsed on front "frit" (free of charge), very fine and scarce; the 2nd earliest recorded local letter of the Danish West Indies

Lot no.6007

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6

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
1801, Entire letter, docketed "St. Thomas 20th January 1801" from a captain to Philadelphia with clear frontside landing mark "NLondon Feb 10" and manuscript "Sh19" (2 cents shipletter rate + 17 cents overland to Philadelphia); 2 filing creases, otherwise very fine and fresh. A rare letter just before the first British occupation
Lot no.6008

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6

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Opening300 €
1801, Entire letter, docketed "St. Thomas 31st July 1801" to Demerara (Dutch Guiana). In the inside few split folds, otherwise fine and fresh. A scarce letter during the first British occupation and earliest recorded letter from the Danish West Indies to Southamerica
Lot no.6009

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6

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Opening100 €
1804, Entire letter dated "St. Thomas le 8 Juin 1804" to Philadelphia with frontside oval "NEW HAVEN JULY 3" and manuscript "Sh19"
Lot no.6010

Condition

6

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Opening100 €
1805, Entire letter, dated "St. Croix. Westend. Feb. 12th 1805" to Philadelphia with handstamp "6" in circle
Lot no.6011

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6

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Opening300 €
1806, Entire letter, docketed "St. Thomas 15 Decb. 1806" to Havana, very fine. The only recorded letter to any other Caribbean Island but Tortola during the 5 years between first and second British occupation
Lot no.6012

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6

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Opening200 €
1808, Entire letter, dated "St. Croix 19 June 1808" to London, showing on front clear transit mark "TORTOLA 17 JUL 1808, taxed on arrival with "4/". Slight file folds, otherwise very fine and fresh. A scarce letter during the 2nd British occupation