DIRECT SHIP MAIL BETWEEN ST. THOMAS - ST. JAN

First authorized day of use of bisected 4 cents on St. Jan was February 20 1903. See BISECT USAGE IN 1903

Engstroms book "Danish West Indies Mails" illustrates the only cover known to have been canceled on St. Jan - March 27 1903. 

The recipient of this cover was Mrs. Zielian at Cruz Bay - the wife of the Postmaster at St. Jan - Sophus Emil Zielian. He was first and foremost the "Landfoged" (County sherif) of St. Jan which besides being the Postmaster included being police officer and Judge. Mr. Zielian was also chairman of the Colonial Council. Please see the Historical note below.

This cover is send from St. Thomas to St. Jan.
St.Thomas (FRIDAY) January 23 - Arrival cancel St. Jan (Tuesday) January 27.

Backstamped St. Jan January 27.

HISTORICAL NOTE ON MR. S. ZIELIAN - POSTMASTER OF ST. JAN 1898-1910

This note was in the St. Thomas Bulletin June 7 1910. His Majesty the King sanctioned expenses for a medical treatment in Denmark for Mr. Zielian - but unfortunately Mr. Zielian died at sea on his way to Europe June 1910.

From September 1910 the Post Office of St. Jan became a small office subordinate to the St. Thomas Post Office.