Lot 42313 – Danish West Indies » British Post

1865 (6 July) Printed matter from S.Jago de Cuba to

1865 Printed matter from S.Jago de Cuba to Bordeaux, forwarded by Heise Schmidt & Co to St.Thomas where it received a QV 1858-59 2d blue (short corner perf.), tied by horizontal barred C51 numeral, London transit and French entry cds alongside, reverse bears St-THOMAS JY11 65 cds, agent’s hs and BORDEAUX arrival, EARLIEST RECORDED USAGE of British stamps and C51 handstamp on transatlantic mail, rare

Note: British stamps and the C51 handstamp arrived by RMS “Shannon” to St.Thomas on 1 July 1865 and could be used from July 3rd to 1 September 1877.

Estimate 800 EUR
Auction date Thu 6 Jun 2019 at 12:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Sold for EUR 3’000