We are pleased to present to you in our June 4-7, 2019 auction in Geneva, Switzerland, the Gunnar Loshamn Large Gold Medal collection of Danish West Indies.
The geographical situation of these islands was ideal for trade and postal services in the Caribbean area. Located at the heart of the Americas it was one of the most important piers for ships to Europe. The growth of St. Croix as an important hub was steady from the late 17th century to the early 20th century as shown by the various decrees in the first part of the offer. Particularly the “Transit Mail” section contains a wide variety of items which are also of great interest to other postal history collectors. The large lots have been entirely scanned and their pdf-files can simply be downloaded from our website.
The lots will be auctioned on Thursday 6th at 12h CET.