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Cayman Islands continued...

1908 FARTHING ISSUE continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2261 c S.G. #25, 26, 38 imageS.G. #38, 1908 1/4p Brown, horizontal strip of four affixed over "On His Majesty's Service" imprint of registered cover to England, along with two 1/2p green and 1p Carmine singes (S.G. #25, 26), all tied by "George Town/Grand Cayman/AU 7 08" c.d.s., Type 4 pmk., Kingston registry oval transit on the front and London transit on the reverse, backstamped Cambridge, very fine; a properly rated cover paying the single 1p Empire letter rate and 2p registry fee, an early use of the One Farthing value and attractive franking; ex-Green (Scott #21, 22, 31). (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
2262 c S.G. #26, 38 imageS.G. #38, 1908 1/4p Brown, horizontal pair plus 1907 1p Carmine horizontal pair (S.G. #26) tied to cover to the United States by light strikes of "Cayman Brac/Cayman Islands/FE 25 10" c.d.s., Type 2 of Stake Bay, light toning to cover front not affecting the stamps, very fine and unusual way of making the 2 1/2p foreign letter rate (Scott #22, 31). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
2263 c S.G. #26, 28, 38 image#38, 1908 1/4p Brown horizontal pair, along with 1p Carmine and 3p Purple on yellow (S.G. #26, 28), tied by "Cayman Brac/Cayman Islands/FE 25 10" double-ring c.d.s., Type 2 pmk. of Stake Bay, Kingston registry oval on the front, Philadelphia transit on the reverse, backstamped Pittsburg, very fine and attractive franking; a nice commercial use of the One Farthing from the smaller Island paying the 2 1/2p foreign letter rate and 2p registry fee, a scarce usage (Scott #22, 24, 31). (Image) Est. 750-1,000

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
1912-20 KING GEORGE V PROOFS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2264 P S.G. #40P/50P imageS.G. #40P/50P, 1912-20, 1/4p to 3/- Name and duty plate die proofs, nine different values in stamp size printed in black on glazed card from the De La Rue archives, each affixed to pieces of the day book, 1/4p on piece by itself with manuscript "Aug 1/12 leads" and "14th Oct. 12" in red, 1/2p, 1p, 2 1/2p, 4p and 6p with ms. "Nov 5/12 leads each", and third piece with 2p, 2/- and 3/- and noted "Jan 23/12 leads each" and "Chged 14 Mar 12." in red ms., red cross lines through 1/4p , 2p and 2/-, very fine and undoubtedly a unique grouping of proofs for the new King George V series; ex-Byl, Cooley (Scott #32P/42P). (Image) Est. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2265 P S.G. #40 imageS.G. #40P, 1912 1/4p Name and duty plate die proof, in black on glazed white card measuring 92x60mm, handstamp blue "1 Aug. 12" date at top, very fine and rare; this is for the new 1/4p key-plate value that replaced the 1908 1/4p Brown, the last duty plate for Cayman Islands to be made; ex-Marston, Prappas and Cooley (Scott #32P). (Image) Est. 400-500

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
2266 P S.G. #43P imageS.G. #43P, 1912 2p Name and duty plate die proof, in black on glazed white card measuring 92x60mm, handstamp blue "17 Jan. 12" date at top left, plus "Before/Hardening" at top right, very fine and rare; this is for the 2p value that was first produced in the King George series without shading in the value tablet; ex-Edmondson, Marston and Prappas (Scott #35P). (Image) Est. 400-500

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2267 P S.G. #49P imageS.G. #49P, 1912 2/- Name and duty plate die proof, in black on glazed white card measuring 92x60mm, handstamp blue "17 Jan. 12" date at top left, plus "Before/Hardening" at top right, very fine and an exceptionally handsome and rare proof; this is for the new 2/- value that was first produced in the 1912 King George series (Scott #41P). (Image) Est. 400-500

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
2268 P S.G. #50P imageS.G. #50P, 1912 3/- Name and duty plate die proof, in black on glazed white card measuring 92x60mm, handstamp blue "17 Jan. 12" date at top left, plus "Before/Hardening" at top right, very fine and a lovely rare proof; this is for the new 3/- value that was first produced in the 1912 King George series; ex-Marston, Prappas (Scott #42P). (Image) Est. 400-500

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2269 TC S.G. #50TC imageS.G. #50TC, 1912 3/- Black and orange, trial color proof, stamp size on white glazed card, edge wear slightly affecting the frame lines, fine and an exceptionally rare trial color, as this is the only example of this type of proof that we are aware of in the King George V key-plate issue; ex-Marston (Scott #42TC). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1912-20 KING GEORGE V SPECIMENS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2270 S S.G. #40S-52S, 45bS, 48aS imageS.G. #40S-52S, 45bS, 48aS, 52aS, 1912-18 1/4p to 10/- King George V with "Specimen" overprints cplt. including the extra 3p, 1/- and 10/- on surface colored paper, all are fresh and clean with rich colors, o.g., h.r. on one 1/-, the rest are lightly hinged, fine-very fine (Scott #32S-47S). (Image) £600

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
2271 S S.G. #42S/52aS var. imageS.G.#42S/52aS var., 1912-18 1p to 10/- King George V with "Specimen" overprints from the Madagascar archives, six pieces of ledger page with strips of three of ten values including both surfaced colored and colored through papers of the 3p and 10/- values and surfaced colored paper of the 1/-, plus a 5/- strip, each affixed and cancelled by a portion of large red "Postes et Telegraphes/Collection de Berne/Madagascar" circular handstamp, very fine; the U.P.U. at this time was sending strips of three to the member nations, Madagascar often separated them prior to affixing them to the page but they did not on these, this is actually about the only way that one can acquire multiples of the specimens; extremely rare and certainly unique as such; a wonderful addition to a specialized collection of the Cayman Islands; ex-Cooley (Scott #34S/47S var.). (Image) Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1912-20 KING GEORGE V STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2272 og S.G. #40-52c imageS.G. #40-52c, 1912-20, 1/4p to 10/- King George V cplt. for all values plus four extra shades of the 3p and the three different 10/- high values on green, white and olive backs, plus a few minor plate varieties, a total of 23 stamps, overall attractive and well centered, bright fresh colors, o.g., very fine (Scott #32-47; $377.95+). (Image) £475+

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
2273 og S.G. #40-52c imageS.G. #40-52c, 1912-20, 1/4p to 10/- King George V cplt. for all values plus three extra shades of the 3p and the three different 10/- high values on green, white and olive backs, plus others, a total of 21 stamps, a select set with all being well centered and possessing nice colors, o.g., very fine (Scott #32-47; $381.85). (Image) £450

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
2274 og/nhbl S.G. #40-52b imageS.G. #40-52b, 1912-18, 1/4p to 10/- King George V cplt. for all values in blocks of four, the 10/- high value has a white back, all are attractive and well centered with bright colors, o.g., an occasional h.r., but some blocks are completely n.h. and others have n.h. stamps within them, very fine (Scott #32-43, 47; $1,027.80+ for hinged). (Image) for hinged £800+

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2275 nhbl S.G. #52 imageS.G. #52, 1914 10/- Deep green and red on green, fresh mint block of four, intense deep colors, o.g., n.h., very fine (Scott #44a; $500.00+ for hinged) (Image) for hinged £480+

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
2276 nh S.G. #52c imageS.G. #52c, 1918 10/- Deep green and red on blue green with olive back, a select pair from the bottom left corner showing plate no. 5, stamps are exceptionally well centered, o.g., n.h., choice very fine (Scott #44; $180.00 for hinged). (Image) for hinged £200

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1912-20 KING GEORGE V POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2277 c S.G. #40 imageS.G. #40, 1913 1/4p Brown, single franking on exceptionally scarce illustrated advertising magenta cover for the P.A. Benjamin Mfg. Co. of Jamaica, W.M. Cochran corner card of the local dealer on Grand Cayman, on the reverse are illustrations of Jamaican Healing Oil and Lung Balsam, both medicinal products of the Benjamin Co., stamp tied by "Georgetown/Grand Cayman/DE 7 14" c.d.s., Type 5 pmk., posted locally, minor wrinkles to cover, very fine; not only is the medicinal advertising cover rare, but the single franking of the one farthing value to pay the correct printed matter rate is exceptionally rare and seldom saved (Scott #32). (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
2278 c S.G. #40, 43 imageS.G. #40, 43, 1912 1/4p Brown and 2p Pale grey, pairs of each tied to neat registered cover to the United States by scarce "West Bay/Grand Cayman/AU 26 13" violet double circle c.d.s., Type 1 pmk., "Grand Cayman" registry label, Type R5, routed through Georgetown, Kingston and New York with transits on the reverse, backstamped Pittsburgh, very fine; nice payment of the 2 1/2p single foreign letter rate and 2p registry fee; a rare cover from this tiny post office, especially so with this early violet postmark used within four months of opening (Scott #32, 35). (Image) Est. 400-500

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
2279 c S.G. #41 imageS.G. #41, 1912 1/2p Green, tied to cover to Georgetown by "East End Post Office/Cayman Islands/SP 10 13" double circle c.d.s., Type 2 pmk., two strikes of Boddentown c.d.s. on September 11th and 12th and Georgetown receiving c.d.s. on the 13th, all markings are on the front, very fine; this pays the proper 1/2p domestic letter rate being the earliest documented date of the Type 2 East End cancel (Scott #33). (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
2280 c S.G. #41 imageS.G. #41, 1912 1/2p Green, tied to cover to the Lambert Co. in Georgetown by "East End Post Office/Cayman Islands/JA 19 14" double circle c.d.s., Type 2 pmk., Boddentown transit on the reverse and backstamped Georgetown, very fine; proper 1/2p domestic letter rate from this small post office (Scott #33). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction

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