375th Auction

16-21 November in Wiesbaden

Lot no.1173

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

OpeningMake an Offer
Sold for60 €
1848, Printed circular of the General Post Office at Copenhagen, dated 4 November, specifying the national Danish rate of 4 rbs. for military personnel. The first unified national postal rate in Denmark prior to April 1851
Lot no.1174

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening400 €
Sold forUnsold
1850, Entire soldier's letter from the island Als, sent from Nordborg via the military field post office at Sønderborg to Asminderød near Fredensborg, taxed with "4" in red crayon to be collected from the addressee. As required in the circular no. 42 of 1848 the letter was mentioned in a special list at the field post in Sønderborg (see note on the letter at left). A very scarce letter of this first unified national postal rate. Certificate Nielsen (2004)
Lot no.1175

Condition

Catalogue no.

Opening100 €
Sold for460 €
1851, The official print of the Danish postal law of March 1851, 12 pages, very fine condition
Lot no.1176

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1I

Opening1.500 €
Sold for1.250 €
Ferslew 4 rbs. brown with ample to large margins, used on entire letter with adjacent cds. "SØNDERBORG 20 5 1852", a stamp cancelled by red sealing wax with thumb print, very fine. The only recorded example of a 4 rbs. cancelled this way; a most remarkable item. Certificate Paaskesen (1998)
Lot no.1177

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1I

Opening100 €
Sold for90 €
Ferslew 4 rbs., plate I, pos. 20, ample to large margins, tied by target to entire letter with adjacent cds. "RANDERS 12 5 1851" to Flensburg with unusual weight verification mark in red crayon, very fine. Certificate Moeller (1998)
Lot no.1178

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1I

Opening300 €
Sold for380 €
Ferslew 4 rbs. brown with good margins, tied by target to small lettersheet with adjacent cds. "RINGSTED 8 5 1852" to Ravnstrup near Nestved with "2" rbs. rural delivery fee marked in red crayon, very fine
Lot no.1179

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1I

Opening300 €
Sold for320 €
Ferslew 4 rbs. brown with large margins all around, tied by ring cancel and Copenhagen compass handstamp 31.10.1851 on entire letter to Caløe near Aarhus, marked "4" skilling rural delivery fee; very fine and scarce
Lot no.1180

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1IIa

Opening100 €
Sold for80 €
Thiele 4 rbs. olive-brown, just clear at upper right, otherwise ample to good margins, tied by numeral "113" with adjacent "K.P.A. ALTONA 11/9 54" on market report from London to Randers, mailed in bulk from London to Altona and distributed from here, fine
Lot no.1181

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1IIb

Opening100 €
Sold for150 €
Thiele 4 rbs. yellow-brown with good margins, tied by numeral "58" to small envelope with adjacent cds. "ROESKILDE 9/8 1854", endorsed "enclosed sample without value", unusual
Lot no.1182

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1IIc

Opening300 €
Sold for240 €
Thiele 4 rbs., 3rd printing, chestnut brown, plate IV, pos. 19, good margins, tied by numeral "1" to preprinted postal money order for an amount of 5 rdlr. 58 sk. from "KJØBENHAVN 10 1 1855" to Nordstrand with fees "8/4" noted next to the stamp. A fine and scarce entire. Certificate Moeller BPP (1999)
Lot no.1183

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1II

Opening200 €
Sold for220 €
Thiele II 4 rbs. black-brown with ample to large margins, tied by numeral "113" and adjacent "K.P.A. ALTONA 19/11 53" to entire letter originating from Hamburg, addressed to Copenhagen, marked in red crayon "1¼ loth" and "6" (skilling) to be paid by the recipiant. A fine and interesting letter
Lot no.1184

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1IIb

Opening2.000 €
Sold for2.200 €
Thiele rbs. olive-brown, plate III (pos. 70), tied by numeral "150" to newspaper wrapper with adjacent cds. "RATZEBURG 19 11 1854" to Lauenburg with 'cash on delivery' 2 rigsdaler 36 sk. to be collected from recipient; very fine and rare, the only recorded wrapper with a 4 rbs. Certificate Nielsen (2012)
Lot no.1185

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1II

Opening200 €
Sold for220 €
Thiele 4 rbs. red-bown, 2 copies with clear to large margins, tied to entire double rate letter with adjacent "K.D.P.A. AALBORG 20/9" (1852) to Randers. The stamps placed contrary to regulation in the lower right corner of the entire, but not charged
Lot no.1186

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1IIa

Opening500 €
Sold for440 €
Thiele 4 rbs. greyish-brown, 4 single copies with mostly good to large margins, just partly touched or slightly cut-into, tied by numeral "1" resp. "KJØBENHAVN 2/9 1854" cds. to quadruple rate printed matter (originally with 4 inserts) to Randers, endorsed "via Callundborg"; a horizontal filing crease not affecting the stamps. A fine and rare multiple rate printed matter with 4 rbs. Certificate Moeller BPP (2003)
Lot no.1187

Condition

6

Catalogue no.3

Opening300 €
Sold for380 €
1854/57, 2 sk. blue, 4 copies in partly different shades, all with ample to large margins, tied by numeral "1" to double rate registered lettersheet with adjacent cds. "KJØBNHAVN 29 6" (1860) to Fredensborg with arrival mark (by mistake dated 1850); 8 sk. registration fee and 2 sk. for receipt paid in cash; a fine and unusual franking. Certificate Kaiser (1983)
Lot no.1188

Condition

6

Catalogue no.4

Opening800 €
Sold for850 €
4 sk. orange-brown with good to large margins, tied by numeral "104" to small letter with part of contents from "NEXØ 9/3 1855" to Copenhagen, charged with additional "4" skilling for necessary transportation via Sweden due to ice in the Baltic Sea in winter. A very fine and scarce letter. Certificate Nielsen (2006)
Lot no.1189

Condition

6

Catalogue no.4

Opening200 €
Sold for300 €
1854/57, 4 sk. red-brown with ample to good margins, tied by numeral "53" to entire letter from "RANDERS 22 9 1856" to the Hannoverian consul A. Falkenberg of Randers c/o Hotel d'Angleterre in Copenhagen, returned to Randers, obviously dropped in a letterbox, marked "paany Indlevret" (re-posted) and Copenhagen cds. of 25.9., charged "6" skilling in red crayon. This procedure was specified in § 2 of circular 5/1852. An interesting and rare letter
Lot no.1190

Condition

6

Catalogue no.4

Opening1.000 €
Sold for2.100 €
1854/57, 4 sk. orange-brown, just touched at bottom, otherwise good to large margins, tied by numeral "150" with adjacent "RATZEBURG 4/2 1858" on newspaper wrapper containing "Lauenburgische Zeitung" of 30.1.1858, addressed to Lauenburg with 'cash on delivery' notation for 2 rigsdaler 40 skilling to pay for a 13 weeks' subscription; on reverse Lauenburg arrival mark and beautiful red wax seal of the "EXPEDITION DER LAUENBURGISCHEN ZEITUNG". A marvellous item in very fine and fresh condition
Lot no.1191

Condition

6

Catalogue no.5

Opening200 €
Sold for240 €
1854/57, 8 sk. green, clear at left, otherwise good to large margins, tied by numeral "1" with adjacent "KJØBENHAVN 1/3" (1864) on entire newspaper to Frederikssund, fine and scarce. Certificate Moeller (1992)
Lot no.1192

Condition

6

Catalogue no.16

Opening3.000 €
Sold for3.000 €
1863, Rouletted issue 16 sk. rose-lilac in exceptionally fresh colour and good rouletting, tied by clear numeral "1" with adjacent cds. "AALBORG 23/2" to quadruple rate lettersheet to Nibe with money order for 2 rdl. 4 sk., correctly franked with 4 skilling for money orders up to 4 rdl., 2 skilling for receipt and 2 skilling for form. 2 insignificant creases not affecting the stamp. A fine and rare cover, only 3 domestic letters with a single franking of this stamp are recorded. Certificate Moeller BPP (2002)
Lot no.1193

Condition

6

Catalogue no.7a

Opening3.000 €
Sold for1.700 €
1858, 4 sk. orange-brown, 2 copies with ample to mostly large margins, used on lettersheet, both cancelled with ink cross with adjacent "an O. Journ. A No.49/1860" addressed to the General Customs Directorate, probably with an application for a grant or benefit payment. In order for the public not to enjoy 'free mail' through applications handed in at the local customs office, the sender was required to affix adhesives appropriate to the rate of the letter, which was then sent to Copenhagen with other documents from the local customs officer. An extremely rare letter of greatest post historical interest; one of two letters of this nature recorded in private hands Reference: Nordisk Filatelistik Tidsskrift no. 1, Januar 1949
Lot no.1194

Condition

6

Catalogue no.2I

Opening1.000 €
Sold for1.700 €
1851, Ferslew 2 R.B.S. blue, type 7, plate II with ample to very large margins, tied by target in the lower left corner of local lettersheet with adjacent blue foot post handstamp. The law of 1851 required the stamp to be placed in the upper right corner of the letter, but since the law did not cover the use of the 2 R.B.S. within the postal service of the foot post inside the ramparts of Copenhagen, no penalty was charged. A fine entire. Certificate Nielsen (2004) (AFA 2a) Provenance: Peer Lorentzen (Hoiland auction, 2004)
Lot no.1195

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
Sold forUnsold
1855, letter sheet addressed to Copenhagen, dropped in a letter box , endorsed "franko" in lower left corner, posted with Copenhagen compass mark of 24.11.1855, marked in red crayon "ubetaldt kassebrev" and charged with "8" skilling (instead of usual 3 sk. for unpaid local letter). Possibly because the letter is adressed in swedish, the postal clerk charged the 8 sk. Oresund rate; highly unusual
Lot no.1196

Condition

Catalogue no.

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Sold for40 €
1860, Original printed announcement of December 21, extending the town delivered rate of 2 skilling to 17 towns with over 6000 inhabitants, as already valid in Copenhagen
Lot no.1197

Condition

6

Catalogue no.3

Opening600 €
Sold for900 €
2 sk. blue with good to large margins, tied by numeral "5" to cover from "AARHUUS 5 8" (1863) to Hornslet, franked at the 2 sk. letter rate. Although Hornslet is situated close to Aarhuus it did not belong to its postal district, therefore the letter was charged with "4" skilling in blue crayon, very fine and highly interesting  postal history item; signed Moeller BPP with certificate (2004)
Lot no.1198

Condition

6

Catalogue no.3

Opening2.000 €
Sold for1.900 €
2 sk. blue with good to large margins, tied by numeral "1" to small local envelope with adjacent blue foot post marking of 15.5.1864. The letter was marked "fr." in the lower left corner, contrary to the postal regulations, therefore charged as an unpaid letter with 3 skilling, with deduction of the adhesive finally charged with "1" skilling in red crayon. The only recorded example. Certificate Nielsen (2003) Provenance: Peer Lorentzen (Hoiland auction, 2003), Ole Steen Jacobsen (Bruun Rasmussen auction, 2014)
Lot no.1199

Condition

6

Catalogue no.3

Opening600 €
Sold for900 €
2 sk. blue with good to large margins, tied by numeral "1" to entire letter with adjacent "AALBORG 8/9" (1863) to Thustrup which is situated near Aalborg, but not within its postal district, thus charged with "4" skilling in red crayon (6 skilling national letter rate minus 2 skilling for the paid fee). A fine and rare letter. Certificates Nielsen (2004 and Moeller BPP (2008) Provenance: Peer Lorentzen (Hoiland Auction, 2004)
Lot no.1200

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1I

Opening2.000 €
Sold for1.200 €
Ferslew 4 rbs., plate 1, pos. 12, tied by target cancel to lettersheet from "KJØBENHAVN 6/7 1851" to Veile. The cover was endorsed "fr." in the lower left corner which was contrary to the regulations and normally the cover would have been charged with 2 skilling payable by the recipient. In this case the sender was contacted (either due to the name on the wax seal on the reverse or by advertising in 'Berlingske Politiske og Avertissementstidende') and the remaining "2" skilling were paid in cash at the post office. An outstanding 4 rbs. letter of great importance for Danish postal history. Certificate Nielsen (2005)
Lot no.1201

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1I

Opening3.000 €
Sold for9.500 €
Ferslew 4 rbs. chocolate-brown, plate 1, pos. 41 with good to large margins, tied by target to small lettersheet with adjacent blue "KJØBENHAVN 7/4 1851" to Aabenraa, endorsed "frit" in the lower left corner contrary to the postal regulations. According to the circular 8/1851 the letter was advertised in the 'Berlingske Politiske og Avertissementstidende' and the letter held at the post office to give the sender the opportunity to pay the missing 2 skilling. The sender paid the amount (noted at upper left); the "24" noted on the cover in red crayon is the record number of the letter in the list advertised. This procedure was only executed for a short period in 1851 and this letter is believed to be the only surviving example of an advertised letter. An outstanding item of Danish postal history. Certificates Moeller BPP (2002) and Nielsen (2006) Research in the Royal Copenhagen archives for issues of this official gazette showed that this list, copied from the archive, was the only such list of advertised letters published.  
Lot no.1202

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1I

Opening1.500 €
Sold for1.500 €
Ferslew plate II, 4 rbs. chocolate-brown in vertical pair, tied by target cancel to lettersheet from "KJØBENHAVN 19 6 1851" to Apenrade, endorsed "franco" in the lower left, contrary to regulations, thus the letter was regarded as unpaid and charged with addtional "4" rbs. (12 rbs double rate unpaid letter fee minus 8 rbs. value of postage stamps). Credit given for adhesives was only given for a short period from April 1st to July 24th 1851. Vertical file fold well off the franking and left side flap missing, otherwise fine and most attractive. This is the only recorded example of a double rate entire treated this way. Certificate Moeller BPP (2008)
Lot no.1203

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1I

Opening400 €
Sold for380 €
Ferslew 4 rbs. chocolate-brown, slightly touched at upper left, otherwise good to wide margins, tied by target cancel to entire letter from "KJØBENHAVN 9/9 1851" to Schleswig, endorsed "fri" in lower left contrary to regulations with adjacent "ubetalt (unpaid),(signature)" and treated as unpaid, charged with "2" schilling courant (=6 rbs.). An interesting and scarce letter. Certificate Moeller BPP (2002)
Lot no.1204

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1I

Opening400 €
Sold for420 €
Ferslew 4 rbs. chocolate-brown, plate II, just touched in small place, otherwise good to large margins, tied by target cancel to lettersheet from "ODENSE 23 12 1851" to Kierteminde, endorsed "betalt" (paid) in lower left contrary to regulations, corrected by postal clerk to "ubetalt" (unpaid) and charged with "6" rbs. to be paid by the recipient. A fine and scarce entire; certificate Moeller BPP (2001)
Lot no.1205

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1I

Opening1.500 €
Sold forUnsold
Ferslew 4 rbs. chocolate-brown, plate I, good to large margins, used with target cancel on lettersheet from "FRIEDRICHSTADT 13/9 1852" to the ministry for the Duchy of Schleswig and Copenhagen, endorsed "frei" in lower left contrary to regulations and the letter treated as unpaid; additional "3/4" schilling courant additionally paid by the sender. A rare and highly interesting item of Schleswig postal history. Certificate Moeller BPP (2002)
Lot no.1206

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1I

Opening1.000 €
Sold for800 €
Ferslew 4 rbs. brown, good margins, tied by target cancel to entire letter (invoice for sweets) from "VEILE 6 12 1851" to Christiansfeld, endorsed "Franco" in lower left, cancelled by pen strokes with adjacent red manuscript "ikke betalt (not paid) (signature of Brinch the postal clerk)", but not charged. A very fine and rare letter treated contrary to the postal regulations by the post office
Lot no.1207

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1I

Opening500 €
Sold for750 €
Ferslew 4 rbs., plate I, pos. 85 with good to large margins, tied by target cancel to lettersheet from "NAKSKOV 15/12 1851" to Binnetze near Maribo, endorsed "frit" in the lower left contrary to the postal regulations. Apparently the letter was presented at the post office where another 2 rbs. were charged and on the letter noted "betalt 2 s"; the value of the stamp was credited, although this did not conform with regulations after July 24, 1851. A very fine, interesting and rare entire. Certificates Moeller BPP (2002) and Nielsen (2003)
Lot no.1208

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1I

Opening500 €
Sold for1.100 €
Ferslew 4 rbs., plate II, pos. 39, large margins, used with central target cancel on lettersheet from "FLENSBURG 28/2 1852" to the island of Fanø, endorsed "frco" in the lower left corner contrary to the postal regulations, therefore charged with "6" rbs. in red crayon with adjacent violet manuscript notations "Kassebref" and "ubetalt (signature)". A very fine and scarce entire. Certificate Moeller BPP (2002)