The postcard was cancelled St. Thomas 22.01.1903 and arriving in Copenhagen 11.02.1903.
This postcard is of great significance to the bisected 4 cent Postal History.
Some Postcards sent from DWI to Denmark were receiving a postage due penalty by the Danish Postal Authority. This postcard shown above
is one of only four postcards being mentioned in several documents related to the reimbursement of Mr Riise for wrongful postage due assessment of postcards carrying a bisected 4 cent. As you can see from the documents below - which were all retrieved from
the Danish Rigsarkivet - there were correspondance between several authorities on this matter. The conclusion was that Mr. Riise (and others who might claimed reimbursement) was fully compensated and the Danish Postal Authorities was now acknowledging the
use of bisected 4 cents on incoming post from DWI.
Please pay attention to the file numbers on the bottom part of both the front and the back of the postcard. They are perfect matches with the file numbers mentioned in the official documents related
to this case - clearly tying this postcard (and the other known postcard shown below) to this postal historical event.
Many thanks to Peter Kjersgaard Rasmussen for passing on these incredible postcards to me.