St.Thomas February 27 - sent to Christiansted - backstamped Christiansted February 28.

The local postcard rate was 1 cent - but the St.Thomas Post office had depleted its supply of 1 cents from February 10 to March 1.

The DWI did not have a 1 cent postal stationery card at this time - so the bisected 4 cents stamp was the lowest denomination stamp avaiable and the sender had no choice - but to overpay with 1 cent.

Also see the page OVERPAYMENT 


Only two postcards sent locally with overpayment during the 1 cent depletion period have been recorded.

Local non-philatelic Postcard having 2 cents postage paying the 1 cent rate. “Dear Frank Kind regards to self + wife. Very busy, will write next week. Best regards to George. Yours E. Kriger"


Postcard - St.Thomas March 16 - 1903 - sent locally to a German Sailor on the ship S.M.S Vineta - in St.Thomas port.


This postcard is non philatelic. It is sent in the period where St.Thomas post office had received 1 cent stamps - but the sender has chosen to send the postcard overpaid with 1 cent.

The postcard reads in German:
16. 3. 03. Mein lieber Willi.
Auch besten dank für deinen schönen Brief.
Ich hoffe bald dass du auch sobalt wie möglich mal wieder besucht.
Es grüsst hertzlich deine Liebste.
Ich freue mich immer wenn du komst.
Auf wiedersehen am Dinstag.