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Cayman Islands continued...

1912-20 KING GEORGE V POSTAL HISTORY continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2281 c S.G. #41 imageS.G. #41, 1912 1/2p Green, horizontal pair tied to commercial printed matter cover to the Triplewear Mills Co. in Philadelphia by "Georgetown/Grand Cayman/SP 22 16" c.d.s., Type 5 pmk., Nueva Gerona, Cuba transit on the reverse, sent unsealed as specified by the regulations to use this rate, couple tiny edge tears at right, very fine and exceptionally scarce as few covers paying this double foreign printed matter rate were saved (Scott #33). (Image) Est. 150-200

SOLD for $50.00
Will close during Public Auction
2282 c S.G. #41 imageS.G. #41, 1912 1/2p Green, horizontal strip of three tied to commercial cover to the Medical Institute in Buffalo, New York by "Georgetown/Grand Cayman/MR 31 15" c.d.s., Type 5 pmk., underpaid by 1p to make the correct foreign letter rate of 2 1/2p, "Collect/Postage/4 Cents" handstamp and pair of United States 2c Carmine lake postage dues (Scott #J53) with "Buffalo/N. Y." pre-cancels affixed, slight edge wear not affecting the stamps or markings, very fine postage due usage (Scott #33). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2283 c S.G. #41, 42, 45 imageS.G. #41, 42, 45, 1912-14 1/p Green, 1p Carmine and 3p Purple on yellow, tied to registered cover to the United States by "West Bay/Grand Cayman/AU 26 13" black double circle c.d.s., Type I pmk., blue crayon "Grand Cayman" registry etiquette, Type R6, New York transit registry ovals, backstamped Pittsburgh, very fine; a lovely three-color franking properly paying the 2 1/2p single foreign letter rate and 2p registry fee from this tiny post office (Scott #33, 34, 37). (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
2284 c S.G. #41, 46 imageS.G. #41, 46, 1912-13, 1/2p Green and 4p Black and red on yellow, well centered singles of each tied to commercial registered cover to Montgomery Ward and Co. by "George Town/Grand Cayman/JU 2 13" c.d.s., Type 5 pmk., bearing scarce "GC" (above the number) registry etiquette in blue crayon, Type R4, Kingston registry transit oval on the reverse, backstamped Chicago, plus Montgomery Ward purple c.d.s. on the front, very fine; excellent commercial cover efficiently paying the 4 1/2p rate for a single rate foreign registered cover (Scott #33, 38). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2285 c S.G. #42, 44 imageS.G. #42, 44, 1912 1p Carmine pair and 2 1/2p Bright blue, tied to registered cover to the United States by scarce "East End Post Office/Cayman Islands/JY 7 16" double circle c.d.s., Type 2 pmk., blue crayon registry etiquette, Type R6, Boddentown and Georgetown transits of the Cayman Islands as well as New York, backstamped Pittsburgh, all on the reverse, very fine; an attractive cover paying the 2 1/2p single foreign letter rate and 2p registry fee and quite rare from this small post office (Scott #34, 36). (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
2286 c S.G. #43, 45c imageS.G. #43, 45c, 1912-20, 2p Pale grey and 3p Purple on orange buff, attractive singles of each tied to commercial registered return envelope of Frank Pollard Brown by "George Town/Grand Cayman/MR 3 24" c.d.s., Type 5 pmk., handstamp "Grand Cayman" registry etiquette in purple, Type R10, Kingston registry transit oval on the reverse as well as New York ovals, backstamped Boston, mild edge wear, very fine; commercial cover but overpaid by 1/2p for the 4 1/2p rate for a single rate foreign registered cover (Scott #35, 37c). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $90.00
Will close during Public Auction
2287 c S.G. #44 imageS.G. #44, 1914, 2 1/2p Bright blue, tied to commercial corner card cover of J.S. Webster, Ship owner and Commission Merchant, to a Captain in the Mercantile Marine in Cuba by "Georgetown/Grand Cayman/MR 30 15" c.d.s., Type 5 pmk., numerous Cuban transits on front and back, evidently not able to find the addressee, light Jamaican red returned letter c.d.s. on the front, very fine and interesting commercial usage (Scott #36). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
1917-20 WAR TAX
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2288 P S.G. #55P imageS.G. #55P, 1917 "WAR STAMP 1 1/2d" Surcharge proof from the De La Rue archives for use on the 2 1/2p Deep blue, on white wove paper affixed to piece of archival page, "14 May 1917" date handstamp at top, at bottom in manuscript "Approved/16. 5. 17" and initialed, pinholes and minor bend in the margins, otherwise very fine; this is the surcharge with the small numerals which was approved as noted, but hardly used because it was determined that the small numerals did not satisfactorily obliterate the original denomination of the stamp; extremely rare being the unique approval proof; ex-Green (Scott #MR3P). (Image) Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2289 S S.G. #56S, 57S, 59S imageS.G. #56S, 57S, 59S, 1917-19 "WAR STAMP" Surcharges with "Specimen" overprints cplt., the three values surcharged by De La Rue, bright deep colors, o.g., 1 1/2p on 2 1/2p Orange n.h., others lightly hinged, very fine; less than 400 issued of each issued (Scott #MR4S, MR5S, MR6). (Image) £230

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
2290 nhPB S.G. #53, 53b imageS.G. #53, 53b, "WAR STAMP 1 1/2d" surcharge on 2 1/2p Deep blue, no period after "Stamp", the small surcharge printed at Kingston in two steps, top right corner margin plate no. 5 block of six (3x2), the variety being the top left stamp (position R 1/4), slightly yellow o.g., stamps are n.h., minor perf. separation in the top selvage, very fine; the variety with period entirely omitted is actually quite rare, even though we know what position it is found in, it must have dropped out during production because many multiples with that position have the period present; ex-Green (Scott #MR1 var.). (Image) for hinged £480+

SOLD for $1,600.00
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2291 og S.G. #55 imageS.G. #55, 1917 "WAR STAMP 1 1/2d" Surcharge on 2 1/2p Deep blue, select mint single of this scarce key war tax issue, wonderfully well centered, fresh rich color on bright white paper, o.g., very lightly hinged, extremely fine; it is believed that only 420 stamps were sold; 1989 David Brandon certificate; ex-Green (Scott #MR3; $900.00). (Image) £750

SOLD for $1,050.00
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2292 og/nhPB S.G. #55 imageS.G. #55, 1917 "WAR STAMP 1 1/2d" Surcharge on 2 1/2p Deep blue, bottom right corner margin plate no. 5 block of six (3x2), a lovely block possessing bright strong color, fairly well centered, o.g., lightly hinged in the in the top strip, bottom strip is never hinged, some perf. separation in the left vertical row and inconsequential corner creases in the selvage, fine-very fine; this rare surcharge was exactly as intended by De La Rue, however after they got into production it was decided that the figures of value were not large enough to hide the old denomination so a revision was made, only about four sheets of this rejected issue were mixed in with the shipment to the Caymans and were sold; very few multiples above a block of four are known to yet exist, and a position block such as this is especially rare, as no more than twelve to sixteen plate blocks were originally issued and certainly far less that that exist today; 1998 BPA certificate (Scott #MR3; $5,400.00+ for hinged). (Image) for hinged £4,500+

SOLD for $12,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2293 O S.G. #55 imageS.G. #55, 1917 "WAR STAMP 1 1/2d" Surcharge on 2 1/2p Deep blue, lovely single tied to exquisite piece by "Georgetown/Grand Cayman/SP 10 17" c.d.s., Type 5 pmk., both the stamp and piece are especially clean and fresh, bright vivid color, quite well centered, very fine and exceedingly choice; as we have noted, any example of this rejected surcharge is exceptionally scarce, but any postally used piece is incredibly rare as far less were used than remained mint, and many of those were lost or thrown away; a wonderful opportunity to acquire a select used example that is missing from even the most advanced British Commonwealth used collections; 1992 Peter Holcombe certificate; ex-Marston (Scott #MR3; $2,250.00). (Image) £1,900

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2294 c S.G. #53, 54 imageS.G. #53, 54, 1917 "WAR STAMP 1 1/2d" Surcharge on 2 1/2p Deep blue, single of the smaller two-step surcharge and horizontal pair of the larger surcharge, both done at Kingston, Jamaica, tied to unusual registered cover by "Georgetown/Grand Cayman/MY 11 17" c.d.s., Type 5 pmk., being used in the proper period prior to the De La Rue overprints, posted to Melbourne, Australia to a naval chaplain at the Navy Office in that city, blue crayon "Grand Cayman" registry etiquette, Type R6, at left and crossed out when a Melbourne label was affixed, routed via Kingston, New York and San Francisco with those cities' transits on reverse, backstamped Melbourne and redirected to Portland, Victoria and backstamped there also, some edge wear and slight staining, very fine; a rare and appropriate wartime cover to this unusual destination paying double the 1p Empire letter rate, 2p registry fee and 1/2p war tax (Scott #MR1, MR2). (Image) Est. 400-500

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2295 O S.G. #55 imageS.G. #55, 1917 "WAR STAMP 1 1/2d" Surcharge on 2 1/2p Deep blue, two singles, one with right sheet margin, along with 1/2p Green (S.G. #41), all tied to an attractive registered cover front to Canada, by "Georgetown/Grand Cayman/SP 9 17" c.d.s., Type 5 pmk., at left is a blue crayon "Grand Cayman" registry etiquette, Type R6, both of the war tax stamps are unusually well centered and attractive, light vertical fold at right affecting the 1/2p value, a very fine cover front with impressive appearance; a proper wartime franking paying 1p Empire letter single rate, 2p registry fee and 1/2p war tax for a total of 3 1/2p; the rarity of this rare war tax stamp used is well illustrated by this usage, it is well known that used examples are considerably harder to find than mint, but when it comes to an on-cover usage the field is amazingly limited, (Image) Est. 7,500-10,000

SOLD for $8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2296 c S.G. #57, 59 imageS.G. #57, 59, 1919 "WAR STAMP" Overprint on 1/2p Green and "WAR STAMP 1 1/2d" Surcharge on 2 1/2p Orange, horizontal pair of the latter, all tied to registered cover to Jamaica by "Georgetown/Grand Cayman/NO 7 19" c.d.s., Type 5 pmk., with rare purple "Grand Cayman" registry handstamp, Type R9, stamps are attractive and well centered, very fine; this cover represents the proper payment of 1p Empire letter rate, 2p registry fee and 1/2p war tax; when Giraldi and McCann wrote their work on The Postal History of the Cayman Islands they noted that this registry marking was previously unrecorded and listed only a two month period from September to November of 1919 when it was in use, very rare this being the only example we have seen (Scott #MR5, MR6). (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
2297 c S.G. #59 imageS.G. #59, 1919 "WAR STAMP/1 1/12d" surcharge on 2 1/2p Orange, two horizontal pairs tied to unusual registered cover to Scotland by "Georgetown/Grand Cayman/FE 4 19" c.d.s., Type 5, bearing a blue crayon "G Cayman/R 4758" registration marking with "Grand" abbreviated to "G", Giraldi and McCann list this as extremely rare with only three examples known and listing this date as the only known date, this date is also the issuance date of the stamp, making this a first day cover as well, very fine and rare cover; ex-Green (Scott #MR6). (Image) Est. 400-500

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2298 og/nhO S.G. #53-54b, 56-59 S.G. #53-54b, 56-59, 1917-20 War Stamp accumulation of hundreds of largely mint stamps representing all values except the rare thin numeral value that were not supposed to have been issued, each value ranges from singles to large multiples, we note several panes of 60 and a full sheet of 120 of the 1/2p Green, a study has been made of the small and large two-line "War/Stamp" surcharges showing overprint flaws (there are at least five completely missing fraction bars on the large overprint), there are also numerous plate blocks, etc., o.g., many n.h., only a few used are present, fine-very fine; a wonderful hoard for the study of these interesting overprints (Scott #MR1-2, 4-7). Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1921-26 KING GEORGE V PROOFS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2299 P imageNew Zealand 1915 1 1/2p Grey black, die proof of the surface printed design of King George V produced by Perkins, Bacon, on thin white card measuring 44x62, very fine; the similarity between this design and the 1921 King George V issue of Cayman Islands has led to the belief that this was used as a model for the Cayman Island series. (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $400.00
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2300 P image1921-26 King George V portrait die proof, in black on cream semi-glazed paper measuring 75x90mm, showing the full die sinkage which is especially scarce, very fine; a choice and handsome proof; ex-Green. (Image) Est. 500-750

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction

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