DANISH WEST INDIES / US VIRGIN ISLANDS after 1917 / COLONIAL BANK ST. THOMAS DATED 1865 BILL of EXCHANGE
DANISH WEST INDIES – (ENGLISH) COLONIAL BANK LONDON, INCORPORATED by ROYAL CHARTER – ST. THOMAS MANUSCRIPT to them from blank DATED OCT 17th 1865.
Measures Approximately 10 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches.
At the OUTSET of the AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, the GOVERNMENT WANTED to PURCHASE the ISLANDS to be USED as a NAVAL STATION. BUT it was NOT UNTIL JUST 5 DAYS BEFORE AMERICAN ENTRY into WWI (1917) that the PLACE BECAME the U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (USVI).
This is the exact item offered – If multiples of the same are ordered, they would be similar but not exactly like the one shown.