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ITEM: DKC-1855
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DENMARK POSTAL HISTORY
LETTER BOX DROP MAIL WITH COMPASS CANCEL
 & RURAL DELIVERY CHARGE

1855 - ATTRACTIVE KASSEBREVOR LETTER BOX DROP LETTER WITH COMPASS CANCEL
FROM COPENHAGEN TO LANDLYST
SHOWING ADDITIONAL 2 SKILLING CHARGE FOR PRIVATE RURAL DELIVERY





Handstamp 1855 Letter Box Compass Cancel
Kassetømningsstempel med Kompassstempel



4 margin 4 skilling
Facit 4b -Type II 1855 issue


Private Rural Delivery Fee
2 Skilling

 

NOTES:   Attractive Kassebrev or Letter Box (Drop Box) cover from Copenhagen (Kjøbenhavn) with appropriate 4 Skilling stamp Number "1" Numeral cancel and Compass Cancel (Kassetømningsstempel med Kompassstempel) to small rural town of Landlyst outside of Elsinor (Helsingør), long since absorbed by Elsinore proper. Cover also includes a red crayon "2" skilling rate as the fee for the local private carrier postman. Nice combination and cover with JKE 1992 expert certificate.


DANISH NOTE INCLUDED

ROUGH TRANSLATION:

Regulations stated that: All letters should be picked up at the post office, letter collection site or exchange spot which is why the post office called for rural populations to agree on a common pickup and delivery point for mail and local private carriage to the rural people themselves who would pay a fee.
The letter is on 27.01.1855 sent by stagecoach from Copenhagen to Elsinore. The charge is the usual 4 SK per weight. Since "Landlyst" is located 1/2 mil outside Elsinore, it privately employed rural postmen with a calculated fee of 2 SK for rural delivery. The local postmaster could bypass the post office responsible for the district delivery, and sometimes the postmaster even paid the rural postman.

ROUGH TRANSLATION:

Letter Box letter from Copenhagen to Landlyst outside Elsinore, franked with 4 sk. 1854 which was canceled NUM-1 (Copenhagen). Letter Box Clearing Stamp with Compass Stamp 27/01/1855. Endorsed 2 (sk) in red chalk corresponding to fee for rural private local delivery. The stamps are genuine and consistent with the known time of usage. Letter, label and stamps are all known to have been used with one another on cover.

   Farum, November 5, 1992
   Fee 100 kr. 




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