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246181
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Great Britain Scott #55a (SG #120) [1867 2s PALE BLUE Plate 1] F-VF stamp with VF vertical barred-oval "C51" cancellation used abroad at St. Thomas (Danish West Indies), on small piece. The postmark is bold and virtually complete. The stamp has wonderful color, excellent perforations, and normal centering for this issue. The Scott Classic listing for this cancellation only shows the cancel on #55 (blue instead of this pale blue). The 2 shilling is very scarce used at St. Thomas; this is the first 2 shilling I have recorded having in 48 years -- and it is even scarcer with the pale blue color. The Scott Classic 2022 pricing has an error because the Used Abroad at St. Thomas price (in the DWI listings) of #55 used at DWI is $150 whereas the basic Used price for this stamp in the GB listings is $200 for #55 blue (and $240 for this #55a pale blue). [I have reported this problem and similar problems to Scott; they need to have a better procedure to keep these Used Abroad prices in sync with the normal stamp prices.] A more appropriate Scott value for a regular #55 blue with C51 cancellation would be $260 and the much scarcer #55a pale blue at $300. Note that Scott specifically states that their values for these stamps are for F-VF centering. Provenance: From the J.A. Farrington collection.
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Scott #10 [10 Cent Bicolor] Imperforate Plate Proof. AFA 2016 Specialized #P11 (value DKK 3000): 1876, Frame Group 3 (in the 10 cent stamps, only stamp Print 1 used Frame Group 3), on ungummed thin white paper without watermark. The colors are very close to the colors of the Print 2 stamps. Four large margins and well centered. Great color and freshness, but with defects: Two thins, one of which terminates as a dent in the top margin; tear at bottom below the small "10". The paper of these early DWI proofs is so thin that many/most examples have defects. Very scarce; I doubt that more than a few dozen examples still exist today. However, because of the defects, offered at a very low price.
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69.00

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245844
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Spiro Total Forgery of Scott #5 [1 cent Bicolor] Green frame reasonably resembling the originals, but with violetish-gray center color unlike any of the original stamp printings. "Canceled" with a nearly complete (quite unusual to be so complete) "barrel" style "cancel" (such a cancel style was never used in DWI). Very small overall size, with Average centering. (The overall size of the Spiro DWI Bicolor forgeries varies greatly.) Typical crude perforations. NO defects -- unusual without defects. In my experience, the 1 cent forgery is less often seen.
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Spiro Total Forgery of Scott #7 [4 cent Bicolor] Yellow-brown frame and blue center reasonably resembling the originals. "Canceled" with a partial "barrel" style "cancel" (such a cancel style was never used in DWI). Large overall size, with F-VF centering, which is actually "very fine" for one of these. (The overall size of the Spiro DWI Bicolor forgeries varies greatly.) Typical crude perforations. NO defects -- unusual without defects. In my experience, the 4 cent forgery is less often seen, especially not in such nice quality.
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Spiro Total Forgery of Scott #9 [7 cent Bicolor] Lilac frame and orange-yellow center reasonably resembling the original first printing. "Canceled" with a mostly complete "grid of lines" style "cancel" (such a cancel style was never used in DWI; this style of cancel seems to be less common on the forgeries, and especially unusual so complete). Typical overall size, with F-VF centering. (The overall size of the Spiro DWI Bicolor forgeries varies greatly.) Typical crude perforations. NO defects -- unusual without defects.
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Spiro Total Forgery of Scott #12 [14 cent Bicolor] Lilac frame and green center reasonably resembling the originals. "Canceled" with a partial "barrel" style "cancels" (such a cancel style was never used in DWI). Unusually large overall size, with VF++ centering -- quite exceptional. (The overall size of the Spiro DWI Bicolor forgeries varies greatly.) Typical crude perforations. No defects. Extraordinarily nice example.
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Envelope Facit #6, Ringstrom #5, Engstrom #5 (Watermark Subtype IIb - ball touches petals), Scott #U2 [3 Cent Orange, Watermark II (very large ball below cross)] Dark Orange, Used with VF appearance. From ST. THOMAS 17 April 1896 to "Bassin / St. Croix", with CHRISTIANSTED 18 April receiver on reverse. "Bassin" refers to Christiansted, especially the around the harbor. Wonderfully bold addressing; the acidic ink has gone through the front of the cover in some spots, but everything is still intact and attractive. Overall somewhat aged, but typical for locally used covers that remained in the islands for decades. Extremely clear watermark. Facit 2022 value SEK 1200.
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Envelope Facit #8, Ringstrom #7, Engstrom #7B (B=orange) (Watermark Subtype IIIa - narrow), Scott #U2 [3 Cent Orange, Watermark III (small ball, connected by lines, thin petals)] Clear Orange, Used with nice overall appearance, but paper loss in upper left corner and on back from there somewhat. Postmarked from CHRISTIANSTED (appears to be 17 August) 1898 to "Bassin / St. Croix". "Bassin" refers to Christiansted, especially the around the harbor. Additionally handstamped in magenta with the name of a company (Lugo) located in St. Thomas. I suspect that this was intended for onward personal carriage to the St. Thomas address (even though there would have been no cost savings), but I am not sure -- and I do not recall previously seeing this type of double addressing on DWI mail. It could also be that the sender was a representative on St. Croix, of the Lugo company, who simply did not know where to properly stamp a return address. Interesting. Extremely clear watermark. Facit 2022 value SEK 1200.
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1908 Used with F-VF centering and ST. THOMAS cancellations, but with light toning / aging as is typical on seals that remained in a tropical climate for many decades. A very reasonable example of a seal that is hard to find in Used condition. Otherwise would be $30.
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1910 Used with XF centering and partial CHRISTIANSTED cancellation -- leaving the design mostly "face free". Strong color (no fading) and with bright white paper. (The printing side of paper on the 1910 seal is chalk coated bright white.) One of the nicest Used examples I have had in a very long time.
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1904 Christian IX 5 Cents essay in OLIVE GRAY. Believed to be the work of Alfred Jacobsen and probably completed in 1904. Imperforate on cream colored, gummed, unwatermarked paper with huge margins. VF quality in all respects, very lightly hinged. An excellent example. According to my records, this is only the second example of this color that I have had in 48 years and this color, at least by this naming is NOT listed in DWI Mails.
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243527
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Scott #R1 [1907 10 Bit] NH VF. Wonderfully fresh. [McRee states that there are four printings. Years ago I saw all four color shades / combinations; they are slightly different. Compare to your collection.]
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Scott #R1 "MAK." Overprint [1907 10 Bit] NH Fine. Very fresh. Archival sale overprint ca.1971. The Danish "Mak." abbreviation, for "makulatur" philatelically means waste, canceled, defaced. [McRee states that there are four printings of the original stamps. I can only recall seeing one printing with the Mak. overprint, which would make sense since it is likely that only (or mostly) the final printing would have still been in stock when DWI became VI.]
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Scott #R4 "MAK." Overprint [1907 2 Franc] NH F-VF, left marginal example. Very fresh. Archival sale overprint ca.1971. The Danish "Mak." abbreviation, for "makulatur" philatelically means waste, canceled, defaced. [McRee states that there are three printings of the original stamps. I can only recall seeing one printing with the Mak. overprint, which would make sense since it is likely that only (or mostly) the final printing would have still been in stock when DWI became VI.]
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Scott #R8 [1907 10 Franc] NH Fine. Wonderfully fresh. [McRee states that there are two printings. Compare to your collection.]
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Scott #R17 [1919 50 Bit Documentary] Used, with F-VF centering ON DOCUMENT. 27 November 1926 Bill of Exchange, canceled that date and payable one year later. Ornate check-like format payable at the "National Bank of the Danish West Indies" at Christiansted, in the sizable amount of 12,500 Francs! Includes a Danish-DWI "logo" consisting of palm trees, the Danish crown, and the Danish three lions with hearts. Even though this Bill of Exchange was issued 9 years after the sale of DWI to the U.S., this bank had been granted, in 1904 for 30 years, special privileges and could issue "Danish king currency" and use their own currency system, alongside the U.S. Dollar until 1934. Two other revenue stamps may have been affixed on the left side of the Bill; there are parts of cancellations, but no detectible indication (even under UV light) of remnants of stamp removal; thus those markings may have been overlap from canceling another document. The 50 Bit revenue stamp is placed in the center of the document where it was creased when the document was folded (into quarters). The used stamp alone has a Scott value of $40 -- this is a scarce item! Very attractive! Any on-document DWI or VI revenue uses are extremely scarce. This is the first such items I have had in 47 years!
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Scott #R32 [1935 2 cent Documentary, Perf 11] NH VF. There were several printings of the 2 cent; this one is Rose Carmine and Blue Green on Very White Paper with clear gum.
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LETTER SEAL: NH VF deep red vertical-oval embossed, gummed paper seal (height 37 mm) with Danish coat of arms (two woodwoses [wild men] either side of the shield/arms with crown above). Text: "GUVERNEMENTET FOR DE DANSK VESTINDISKE ŘER" [řer = islands]. This is the first example of this, or any, DWI official paper seal that I have ever seen (in 47 years) on or off cover. (I have seen such items for Denmark, but only on cover, not mint examples.) If I had known about this seal being on cover, I would have guessed that mint, full gum, off-cover examples no longer existed. While this is more governmental than postal, it was intended to seal official letters, both for security and as proof of official content for appropriate postal service. This version of the coat of arms (which includes a falcon to represent Iceland) dates from 1903-1948, thus in terms of DWI, this dates from 1903-1917. Despite being that "modern", it is rare. An exceptional and important postal history item!
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150.00

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Scott #1 1978 Official Reprint officially printed from the original plate, with the original burelage, for Volume II of the DWI Mails book. The sheets of 100 were divided into quarters and placed into the books, one quarter per book; all four quarters can be found. The smaller-size marginal number indicates into which DWI Mails numbered volume the sheet was placed. A larger-size marginal number, found only on the lower-right quarter sheets, indicates the serial number of the reprint sheet of 100. Lower right quarter sheet with extremely low "0004" sheet serial number from the DWI Mails Volume II numbered "08".
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235.00

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1907 Mint F-VF+, very lightly hinged. Nice variation showing a blind perforation in the horizontal row (no extra cost). Excellent quality of the rarest DWI seal and one of the rarest of all official Scandinavian Christmas seals. VF would normally be $340 and F-VF normally $290 -- this is in between.
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240646
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1907 NEVER HINGED F-VF, with left sheet margin. Wonderfully fresh example of the rarest DWI seal and one of the rarest of all official Scandinavian Christmas seals. [I can remove the sheet margin for you if you prefer; the sheet margin neither increases nor decreases the value.]
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1913 NH F-VF / VF / Superb FULL SHEET. Intact and fresh as the day it was issued, with only minor separation between first and second rows, on left side. Shows the little-known "horn on 9 (of 1913)" variety in position 20. Priced far below its break-up value of about $325! Few such sheets still exist.
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"STEM MOD SALG AF DANSK VESTINDIEN" (Vote against the sale...) Mint F-VF centered, without gum. Some staining, and minor other defects, from poor storage conditions (probably in the islands). This is fairly typical quality.
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"PANAMA CANAL / ST. THOMAS HARBOUR" believed to be in support of the sale. Mint VF, without gum, but otherwise excellent quality. Examples with gum are extremely scarce.
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"Statue of King Christian IX unveiled August 1909 / Emancipation Garden, St. Thomas, D.W.I." vertical format. Mint VF picture post card. Publisher imprint: Lightbourns West India Series.
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Facit #LG 2 [1864 Dos Reales, Yellow Green, with "Q", Perforation 13] Mint VF no gum, with usual perforation roughness.
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Scott #1 1978 Official Reprint officially printed from the original plate, with the original burelage, for Volume II of the DWI Mails book. The sheets of 100 were divided into quarters and placed into the books, one quarter per book; all four quarters can be found. The smaller-size marginal number indicates into which DWI Mails numbered volume the sheet was placed. A larger size marginal number, found only on the lower-right quarter sheets, indicates the serial number of the reprint sheet of 100. Quarter sheet, as issued. This offering is for a random quarter sheet position (this standard image shows a quarter sheet from the lower right position as a generic illustration). Only the lower right position includes the large number; every position bears a different small number. If you require a particular position, please inquire for availability.
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225.00

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