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Danish West Indies: Shipping Company Stamps: St. Thomas - La Guaira - Puerto Cabello  
These interesting stamps are often called Ship Letter Stamps. They were sold by the agents of ship operators and paid the postage on letters carried by commercial ships, usually when government mail service was not available. The DWI Shipping Company Stamps are listed in the annual Facit Specialized Catalog which I distribute and are most comprehensively listed in the beautiful 1976 handbook and catalog by S. Ringström and H.E. Tester The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World, Part 1, The Caribbean which I have available.

I often have a wide range of Danish West Indies (as well as Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish) shipping company stamps in stock. These usually never make it to the website or price lists and are usually only available via approvals. Please be sure to let me know of your interests.
These issues, often referred to as the La Guaira issues, consist of four basic designs, each in various denominations: The "Real Issues" (real as a currency); the "Jesurun Issues" (bearing intials "J.A.J.Z."); the "Centavo Issues"; and the "Numeral Issues". Of most there is a wide range of types/stones, varieties, cancellations, etc. There are convincing forgeries and reprints of some issues. All items I offer are guaranteed to be as described.
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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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235285
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Facit #LG 3 [1864 Medio (half) Real, Blue-Gray, with "Q", Perforation 13] Mint F-VF no gum, with usual perforation roughness.
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235288
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Facit #LG 4 [1864 Dos Reales, Yellow, with "Q", Perforation 13] Mint Superb with full gum. Unusually nice.
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235290
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Facit #LG 9 [1866 Medio (half) Real, Rose Carmine, Stone I with "Q" (Facit does not mention), Sawtooth Roulette] Used with VF appearance and the usual tooth faults.
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235291
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Facit #LG 11 [1866 Dos Reales, Green, with "O", Sawtooth Roulette] Mint with numerous defects.
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235292
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Facit #LG 12a [1866 Dos Reales, Yellow Green, with dot in foresail, Sawtooth Roulette] Used F-VF with thin spot. Cancellation is a black oval with reversed scrollwork and (blurred) CARACAS in center.
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235293
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Facit #LG 17 [1866 Dos Reales, Yellow Green, Worn Plate, Sawtooth Roulette] Mint VF, no gum, one pulled tooth. Very attractive.
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235295
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Facit #LG 3 FORGERY [1866 Medio Real, Blue] Believed to have been produced by the Spiro Brothers around 1868 (for stamp packets). Imperforate (or trimmed?) with four margins and bogus cancellation typical of a type that the Spiro Brothers used. Thin, as usual.
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235298
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Facit #LG 20 [1869 "Jesurun" Dos Reales, Red, Perforation 12.5] Used F-VF with full, attractive double-circle CORREOS CARACAS cancellation. Wonderful example in extremely nice quality for used stamps of this issue. Probably the best used example of this number that I have had in 37 years. Very scarce!
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235296
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Facit #LG 22 [1869 "Jesurun" Dos Reales, Red on Brownish paper (due to brown gum) Perforation 10] Mint F-VF, no gum, small natural inclusion spot, usual rough perforation.
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Facit #LG 27 [1864 1 Centavo, R/T Stone III, Without lines across numeral and without three dots in numeral, Black on Pink Paper] Mint Damaged. Genuine stamp, but with damage on right side and with gum-soak staining. Useful reference example.
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235299
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Facit #LG 34 [1864 1 Centavo, R/T Stone II, Without lines across numeral and with three dots in numeral, Black on Pink Paper] Mint VF+ appearance, extremely nice impression. Partial gum with paper adhesions on reverse. Could easily be soaked, but better to leave it with partial gum. Very attractive.
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235301
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Facit #LG 29 FORGERY [1864 3 Centavo, R/T Forgery Type I] Believed to be by the Spiro Brothers ca.1868. Mint, heavily damaged but useful for reference.
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235302
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Facit #LG 30 FORGERY [1864 4 Centavo, R/T Forgery Type I] Believed to be by the Spiro Brothers ca.1868. Mint with a couple minor creases, but excellent condition for this. Seldom seen forgery.
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