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Cayman Islands continued...

1921-26 KING GEORGE V SPECIMENS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2321 S S.G. #83S var. imageS.G. #83S var. 1926 10/- Carmine on green, with "Specimen" overprints from the Rhodesia archives, horizontal pair of this late issue with multiple Crown and script "CA" watermark, each with the normal U.P.U. "Specimen" overprint, plus one diagonal script "Specimen" overprint (local type R4) over the two stamps, deep color, well centered, o.g., n.h., very fine and exceptionally choice; this overprint was applied by the Rhodesian authorities to some of the specimens that were sent to them as well as rarely to their own stamps, exceptionally scarce and seldom encountered being particularly desirable in a multiple of this key high value; ex-Green (Scott #63S var.). (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
1921-26 KING GEORGE V STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2322 og S.G. #60-64b, 69-83 imageS.G. #60-64b, 69-83, 1921-26 1/4p to 10/- King George V including both watermarks cplt., plus some shades and varieties, includes both shades of the 3p plus an inverted and reversed watermark on the 3p, also three shades of the 5/- including the deep green and blue-green, a total of 25 stamps all together, attractive with excellent colors, well centered, o.g., an occasional h.r., overall very fine (Scott 50-63, 64-68 var.). (Image) £529

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
2323 nh S.G. #74x imageS.G. #74x, 1922 2 1/2p Bright blue, reversed multiple Crown and "CA" watermark, right sheet-margin single, strong bright color, o.g., n.h. which shows the watermark variety well, very fine (Scott #55 var.). (Image) for hinged £300

SOLD for $800.00
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1921-26 KING GEORGE V POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2324 c S.G. #62, 71 imageS.G. #62, 71, 1922 4p Red on yellow and 1p Deep carmine red, used on an inbound petite cover as postage dues, originally posted from England with "Langford/Bristol/21 MR 27" c.d.s. to a member of the clergy in Georgetown with Type 5 Georgetown double circle receiving c.d.s. of April 23, 1927, two different hexagonal due rate markings, stamps tied by the Georgetown "T" in circle due handstamp, all the markings are attractively placed on the front, very fine; a scarce and quite early postage due cover paying the double rate 1 1/2p +1p Empire letter rate plus 2 1/2p postage due (Scott #52, 65). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
2325 c S.G. #69, 72, 74 imageS.G. #69, 72, 74, 1921-22 1/2p Pale grey green, 1 1/2p Orange brown and 2 1/2P Bright blue, all tied to lovely registered cover to Tacoma, Washington by excellent strikes of "West Bay/Grand Cayman/JU 8 1932" double circle c.d.s., Type 2, similar Georgetown transit on the reverse and routed through Cuba via Key West with Jack. & Key West railroad transit, backstamped, extremely fine; a remarkably attractive cover from this tiny post office paying the 2 1/2p foreign letter rate and 2p registry fee (Scott #51, 53, 55). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
2326 c S.G. #69, 73 imageS.G. #69, 73, 1922 1/4p Yellow brown pair and 2p Slate grey, tied to interesting registered cover to the United States by two strikes of "Boddentown/Grand Cayman/JU 8 1932" double circle c.d.s., Type 3, with additional strike at left, Georgetown transit, via Cuba and Key West with Jack. & Key West railroad cancel, backstamped Tacoma, Washington, slightly reduced at right, exceptionally clean and attractive, very fine; this is a highly unusual cover as the U.P.U. letter rate was 2 1/2p, but the registry fee was 2p more which was not paid, yet this cover was treated as registered through Georgetown, Cuba and all of the United States without any postage due notations, very unusual and a desirable cover from this small post office (Scott #54, 55). (Image) Est. 150-200

SOLD for $85.00
Will close during Public Auction
2327 c S.G. #70 imageS.G. #70, 1922 1/2p Pale yellow green, well centered single tied to legitimate neat domestic cover by double circle "East End/Grand Cayman/14 OC 1930" c.d.s., Type 3, similar Type 3 Boddentown transit c.d.s. at left and backstamped with Georgetown double circle c.d.s. of the same type, Type 7a, very fine; the double circle cancel of all three of these towns was put into service in September or October of 1930, each of the East End and Boddentown cancels are used within one to two weeks of the earliest known cancels of those towns; a nice commercial usage from this small outlying post office. (Image) Est. 150-200

SOLD for $90.00
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2328 c S.G. #70, 71 imageS.G. #70, 71, 1922 1/2p Pale grey green and 1p Deep carmine red, tied to cover to Georgetown by somewhat indistinct, but discernable "North Side/Grand Cayman/SE 30 1930" double circle c.d.s., Type 1, similar Boddentown cancel, Type 3, at left on the next day, and backstamped Georgetown, clean and very fine; quite likely a philatelicly inspired cover being overpaid by 1p, however the North Side marking is very scarce, especially as early as this since September 30, 1930 is the earliest documented date for a cover from this tiny post office, plus October 1, 1930 is the earliest known example of the Boddentown Type 3 postmark, in all a very rare cover (Scott #51, 52). (Image) Est. 400-500

SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
2329 c S.G. 73, 74 imageS.G. #73, 74, 1922 2p Slate grey and 2 1/2p Bright blue, tied to neat registered cover to Scotland by scarce black "West Bay/Grand Cayman/DE 27 29" double circle cancel, Type 1, via Georgetown receiving the large violet registry violet handstamp, Type R10, but no other transits until it receives a registry oval of Birmingham, England, very fine; even at this late date this first cancel of West Bay is quite scarce (Scott #54, 55). (Image) Est. 150-200

SOLD for $80.00
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2330 c S.G. #77 imageS.G. #77, 1922 6p Claret, neatly tied to clean cover by seldom seen "Little Cayman/Cayman Islands/OC 1 1934" double circle c.d.s., Type 1, addressed to South Town on Little Cayman but backstamped Georgetown on October 6th, extremely fine; an attractive overpaid philatelic usage but this is the earliest documented cover from Little Cayman Island, which opened a post office on October 1, 1934 with a population of 70 people on the island (Scott #58). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1932 CENTENARY ISSUE ESSAYS AND PROOFS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2331 E image1932 1/- Centenary De La Rue photographic essay of an unaccepted design, artist's drawing reduced down to stamp size showing three quarter facing portrait busts of King George V and King William IV rather than the formal profile heads that were adopted, "1832 - 1932" label at bottom, blue oval Thomas De La Rue handstamp on the reverse, very fine; extremely rare and possible unique; ex-Marston, Green. (Image) Est. 500-750

SOLD for $1,100.00
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2332 E image1932 Centenary composite essay of the King William IV portrait that was adopted for the issue and a proposed Palm and Ship design representing the Cayman Islands, with Waterlow monogram in the center, a line engraved essay on stiff cream bond, in carmine measuring 50x119mm showing the full die sinkage, very fine; a handsome and rare proof; ex-Green. (Image) Est. 750-1,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
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2333 P S.G. #84P-95P imageS.G. #84P-95P, 1932 1/4p to 10/- Centenary Waterlow file die proofs, a marvelous assemblage of a vignette model, three master proofs and twelve individual value die proofs, sixteen proofs in all, each in black on stiff bond paper, the master proofs consist of the vignettes only, the frame only (cut in) and the master composite die with blank value tablet, the 1/4p to 6p individual low values are complete designs with both denominations and vignettes in place, the four 1/- to 10/- have blank vignettes, all have manuscript notations in the selvage with die numbers and the dates that the dies were completed ranging from August 26 to October 7, 1932, all marked "Cancelled 3/9/34" in red ink across the face when the dies were destroyed, soiling and various degrees of faults as would be expected as these are production file copies, and actually quite meaningless as this is a unique set of proofs; an important acquisition for anyone planning to exhibit this Centenary Issue; ex-Marston, Cooley (Scott #69P80P). (imagea) (imageb) (Image) Est. 4,000-5,000

SOLD for $6,750.00
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2334 TC S.G. #89TC imageS.G. #89TC, 1932 2 1/2p Centenary trial color die proof in yellow green, quite similar to the color used on the 1/2p value, on gummed stiff bond paper measuring 46x32mm, o.g. , quite lightly hinged, faint diagonal crease at top right, otherwise very fine and very rare; ex-Green (Scott #74TC). (Image) Est. 750-1,000

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2335 TC S.G. #95TC imageS.G. #95TC, 1932 10/- Centenary trial color die proof in purple and black, the purple being the color used on the 6p value which was issued as a single color stamp, on gummed stiff bond paper measuring 46x32mm, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine and choice; a very rare proof of the key high value of this popular set; ex-Green (Scott #80TC). (Image) Est. 750-1,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2336 S S.G. #84S-95S imageS.G. #84s-95s, 1932 1/4p to 10-/ Centenary, with perforated "Specimen" cplt., the type of perforated "Specimen" in straight line applied diagonally, o.g., some with h.r., few uneven perforations on a few low values, the high values are especially nice with the 6p to 2/- values in never hinged top left corner margin copies, fine-very fine (Scott #69S-80S). (Image) £500

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1932 CENTENARY ISSUE STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2337 og/nh S.G. #84-95 imageS.G. #84-95, 1932 1/4p to 10/- Centenary cplt., a select mint set, bright fresh colors, well centered, o.g., all but the 1p and 1 1/2p low values are n.h., very fine and choice (Scott #69-80; $466.35 for hinged). (Image) for hinged £400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
2338 OO S.G. #84-95 imageS.G. #84-95, 1932 1/4p to 10/- Centenary cplt., scarce used set, mostly with Georgetown cancels but we note the 1/4p and 1/2p on individual pieces with East End and West Bay double circle c.d.s. respectively, plus a couple of Cayman Brac including the 10/-, fresh and overall well centered, very fine (Scott #69-80; $704.60). (Image) £550

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
2339 c S.G. #84, 86 imageS.G. #84, 86, 1932 1/4p and 1p Centenary, block of four of the former and single of the latter, tied to blue cover to Scotland by early "Little Cayman/Cayman Islands/FE 22 1935" double circle c.d.s., Type 1, each with nice strike of this seldom seen cancel plus perfect strike at bottom left, very fine; the post office on this more remote island did not open until October 1, 1934, early covers such as this are actually quite scarce (Scott #69, 71). (Image) Est. 150-200

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1935 KING GEORGE V PICTORIALS PROOFS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2340 P image1935 King George Pictorial Waterlow file die proof for the King's portrait, an unusual proof that shows how various dies were used in the inner workings of the security printers, this portrait proof is very similar to the master die that was eventually produced for the Cayman Islands, at top is inscribed in manuscript "Cayman Isles" and at bottom "Taken from Nthn Rhodesia", also has revised die no. 10467a and proof no. 3604, the original die 10467 evidently had a larger portion of the Rhodesia design as there is evidence that this image was extracted and the rest of the design removed, very fine for this unique production file proof; ex-Green. (Image) Est. 500-750

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction

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