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43, 44 Pair [1907-8 5 and 10 bit Frederik VIII] (F-VF, VF) on 26 July 1913 commercial cover from ST. THOMAS to the U.S. Opening tear at upper right corner, but does not affect the stamps. Attractive.
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18a Green-Blue Printing [4 Cent Perf 12.75 Bicolor] F-VF BISECT (upper right corner) on cacheted cover (one of the less often seen cachets and printed upside down on the envelope too!). ST. THOMAS 21 January 1903 cancel, SECOND DAY OF USE.
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35, 36, 45 [1905 40 and 50 bit Christian IX, 1908 15 bit Frederik VII] (VF, F-VF) on 29 January 1917 REGISTERED cover from ST. THOMAS to the U.S., with violet St. Thomas registry mark Type 9, with U.S. receivers. Furthermore, the 50 bit bears AFA plate variety #29x [colored vertical line in lower left margin, position 88 in the sheet]. Scarce use of these denominations and scarce combination. The Facit 2017 on-cover values for the stamps are SEK 3000, 3500, and 1500, respectively. Very handsome and colorful cover in excellent quality.
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50 [50 bit Frederik VIII] (Fine) correct solo franking on clean and attractive 7 January 1916 registered cover from St. Thomas to the U.S., with backstamps, and with a faint VERY RARE fancy boxed "AR" (Avis Reception; return receipt) handstamp (front, upper left). In this era there was no additional charge for the return receipt service. This marking is very rare from DWI -- it appears that only five or six covers have been recorded on mail from DWI, but this rarity has been greatly overlooked by DWI collectors.
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203962
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PONTA DELGADA (Portuguese Colony) 1900 picture post card (nice working harbor scene) sent to France, via St. Thomas. The lower left corner of the stamp was rounded before applying to the card. Any type of card or cover from Ponta Delgada is quite unusual, however, a usage via DWI is a rarity.
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221503
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14 April 1846 folded cover from St. Thomas to London, England, addressed to the General Treasurers of the Wesleyan Mission. The front shows 1s5d rating for the packet postage to London 1842-53. The reverse shows London receivers and a 30 mm black St. Thomas double-arc postmark. An attractive example.
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2 May 1849 folded cover from St. Thomas to Hamburg, Germany. The front shows 1s1d rating for the postage to England and a red 30 for the rate to Hamburg, expressed in Lubeck skillings. The reverse shows London British transit, St.P.A. (Stadpost Amt) Hamburg receiving mark, and a 30 mm black St. Thomas double-arc postmark. An attractive example.
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225.00

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32 [1905 10 bit Christian IX] (F-VF) on 18 September 1907 picture post card from FREDERIKSTED, via ST. THOMAS, to the U.S. The card pictures the "Public Wharf", with Customs House (the main official building) in Christiansted (some wear on picture side; Lightbourn "St. Croix Series, No. 32.").
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34 [1905 25 bit Christian IX] (F-VF) solo use on 23 June 1909 cover to the U.S. Very attractive and neat commercial use on small-size envelope.
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238018
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U.S. Scott #4139 [2007 26 cent Panther] on 2011 picture post card (Moravian Church at Coral Bay, St. John) with red 2-ring "CRUZ BAY VI 00830 / USPS" cancel to the U.S. And with "SAN JUAN PR 609" sprayed machine TRANSIT cancel. Any use, even modern, from Cruz Bay is scarce. This is only the fourth item I have had in 42 years from Cruz Bay.
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HAITI 1898 3 centimes postal post card sent from ?? (no postmark; has dateline, but hard to read), via St. Thomas, to Germany. Clear ST. THOMAS postmark showing transit through DWI. Though with typical wear, very attractive and interesting.
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238021
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U.S. Scott #2597 [1992 29 cent Eagle with red text] on 1994 business size envelope with "CHARLOTTE AMALIE, USVI 00801" machine cancel to the U.S.
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238022
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Liberia 5c Alligator stamp on 9 November 1967 SHIP MAIL cover from the MV Almaflora (Monrovia, Liberian flag), posted with machine cancellation "CHARLOTTE AMALIE / V.I." and with 4-RING TARGET CANCEL. Also with violet "PAQUEBOT" handstamp. Appears to be philatelic, to the U.S.; with U.S. sorter markings on the backside, so it did go through the mail. The use of the 4-ring target cancellation is a surprise to me; I do not know if this is the same device still in use since the DWI days (but it sure looks like it) or if it is a later device.
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238023
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Liberia 5c Edward James Roye stamp on 9 November 1967 SHIP MAIL cover from the MV Almaflora (Monrovia, Liberian flag), posted with machine cancellation "CHARLOTTE AMALIE / V.I." and with 4-RING TARGET CANCEL. Also with violet "PAQUEBOT" handstamp. Appears to be philatelic, to the U.S.; with U.S. sorter markings on the backside, so it did go through the mail. The use of the 4-ring target cancellation is a surprise to me; I do not know if this is the same device still in use since the DWI days (but it sure looks like it) or if it is a later device.
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45, 44 [1908 15, 10 bit Frederik VIII] (F-VF) on 15 February 1911 cover to the Montgomery Ward company in the U.S., with their receiver. Normal 25 bit foreign rate, but the 15 bit stamp is much scarcer on cover. Excellent quality; very attractive.
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43 [1907 5 bit Frederik VIII] (Fine) on 4 August 1911 picture post card used within CHRISTIANSTED. Nice (hand?) colored card of :"Blue Beards Castle", with publisher imprint "Edwd. Fraas copyright. Series No. 23".
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18a Green-Blue Printing [4 Cent Perf 12.75 Bicolor] VF BISECT (lower left corner) on full cover with ST. THOMAS 27 January 1903 cancel (in first week of use), used locally. Very attractive.
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70.00

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May 15, 1848, cover with complete letter, from St. Thomas to London. "ST. THOMAS" large (30 mm) double-line arc (DWI Mails #BR16b) postmark on reverse as usual. Marked "pr Steamer" and with "1/5" ship letter rate marking as far as Falmouth or Southampton. No indication of the base 2d rate beyond that point. Red London arrival mark. Very nice example from this era.
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160.00

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10, Facit #10f Print VI (Average-Fine, but damaged where over edge of envelope) on 1 November 1889 cover from ST. THOMAS to New York, with receiver. 2011 Facit value (in good condition) is SEK 3500 = $510 [1/2011]. Very fresh and attractive appearance.
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10, Facit #10e Print V (damaged) on 18 November 1891 cover from ST. THOMAS to Penn Yan (a village in central western New York state), with receiver. 2011 Facit value (in good condition) is SEK 3500 = $510 [1/2011].
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40.00

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10c, Facit #10g Print VII Inverted Frame (Fine) on 31 December 1899 cover from FREDERIKSTED to the U.S., with NY transit and NEWPORT, KENTUCKY receiver. Upper left corner of cover repaired (well away from stamp). Even by the turn of the century, it is unusual to find DWI covers to areas away from the usual business centers. 2011 Facit value (in good condition) is SEK 3500 = $510 [1/2011].
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195.00

234770
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34 [1905 25 bit Christian IX] (F-VF) on 19 March 1917 commercial cover from ST. THOMAS to the U.S. Used less than two weeks before the U.S. purchase of the islands, this is remarkably late genuine commercial use of this stamp issue. Backside of envelope with some mounting damage, but the scarcity of the late use is quite important. Facit 2011 value for ordinary use is SEK 1000 = $145 [1/2011].
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44 [1908 10 bit Frederik VIII] (F-VF) on 2 May 1914 picture post card (beautiful woman, German printed) from FREDERIKSTED to the U.S.
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7c [4 Cent Perf 14 Bicolor] F-VF BISECT (lower left corner) on full small cover: Superb FREDERIKSTED 27 March 1903 cancel. Bisect covers canceled at Frederiksted are scarcer than those canceled at St. Thomas. Very fresh and attractive example.
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225.00

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7c [4 Cent Perf 14 Bicolor] VF BISECT (upper left corner) on full yellow-colored cover: FREDERIKSTED 11 April 1903 cancel. Bisect covers canceled at Frederiksted are scarcer than those canceled at St. Thomas. Very fresh and attractive example.
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215.00

234787
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7c [4 Cent Perf 14 Bicolor] F-VF BISECT (upper right corner) on full cover: FREDERIKSTED 13 February 1903 cancel and CHRISTIANSTED receiver. Bisect covers canceled at Frederiksted are scarcer than those canceled at St. Thomas. Very fresh and attractive example.
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215.00

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7c [4 Cent Perf 14 Bicolor] VF BISECT (upper right corner) on full cover: FREDERIKSTED 14 February 1903 cancel and CHRISTIANSTED receiver. Minor age spots typical of the islands; much better than usual. Bisect covers canceled at Frederiksted are scarcer than those canceled at St. Thomas.
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165.00

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18a Green-Blue Printing [4 Cent Perf 12.75 Bicolor] VF BISECT (upper left corner) on full, unaddressed cover, with firm cachet of FECHTENBURG, listed in DWI Mails as a probable forwarder.. ST. THOMAS 27 January 1903 cancel.
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70.00

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