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Cayman Islands continued...

1900 QUEEN VICTORIA ISSUE ESSAYS AND PROOFS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2041 E S.G. #1E-2E imageS.G. #1E-2E, 1900 1/2p and 1P Queen Victoria essays cplt., a similar set to the above, each an imperforate key-plate proof in the issued colors, both with country name and value tablets hand painted in colors similar to the key-plate design, each affixed to small pieces of card, the 1/2p has a mild horizontal crease, otherwise a fine-very fine pair of these extremely rare essays; three sets are believed to been produced, one each for the Crown Agents, the Cayman Islands Authorities and the De la Rue archive, a highly unusual circumstance to have all three of the known sets in one collection; 1978 RPS certificates for each; ex-Edmundson, Marston and Cooley (Scott #1E-2E). (imagea) (Image) Est. 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $6,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
2042 P S.G. #1P imageS.G. #1P, 1900 Queen Victoria master key-plate die proof, with blank country name and value tablet, but this example is specifically identified with the Cayman Islands with pencil notation "Cayman Islands" at top and listing 2 1/2p, 6p and 1/- values with design notations, in black on glazed card measuring 92x60mm, very fine; this proof was annotated at the time a request was made for these three additional values to accompany the 1/2p and 1p that had already been issued, all were to be the same Queen Victoria design, but because Edward VII had assumed the throne while this was being contemplated it was decided to wait for the new Edward VII designs to issue these new values; an important proof in the production of Cayman Islands stamps being unique thus; ex-Green (Scott #1P). (Image) Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,300.00
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2043 P S.G. #2P imageS.G. #2P, 1900 1p Name and duty plate die proof, in black on glazed white card measuring 92x60mm, handstamp blue "5 Jul 00" date at top, very fine and rare; this is the only example in public hands that we are aware; ex-Byl, Cooley (Scott #2P). (Image) Est. 500-750

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1900 QUEEN VICTORIA ISSUE SPECIMENS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2044 S S.G. #1S-2S imageS.G. #1S-2S, 1900 1/2p-1p Queen Victoria with "Specimen" overprints cplt., the archival examples from the De La Rue files affixed to piece of page dated "Aug 1900", very fine; these are similar to the 750 sets sent to the U.P.U., however is quite likely that this is the unique set from the De La Rue archives (Scott #1S-2S). (Image) Est. 400-500

SOLD for $1,500.00
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2045 S S.G. #1S-2S var. imageS.G. #1S-2S var., 1900 1/2p-1p Queen Victoria with "Specimen" overprints and "Ultramar" handstamps cplt., 25 sets of the U.P.U. specimen sets were sent to Lisbon for the Portuguese colonies, some of these were overprinted with this "Ultramar" handstamp (which means "overseas" in Portuguese), without gum as usually found, fine-very fine and quite scarce (Scott #1S-2S var.). (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $1,100.00
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2046 S S.G. #1S-2S var. imageS.G. #1S-2S var., 1900 1/2p-1p Queen Victoria with "Specimen" overprints, broken "M" variety cplt., this constant type flaw occurs in position 7/5 of both panes, the break is quite wide removing a piece of the left upright in the "M", very fine; a total of 750 specimen sets were distributed to the U.P.U., however only thirteen to fourteen of each value were overprinted with this plate variety, exceptionally rare (Scott #1S-2S var.). (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $675.00
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1900 QUEEN VICTORIA ISSUE STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2047 nhbl S.G. #2 imageS.G. #2, 1900 1p Rose carmine, full left pane of sixty with gutter margin at right, lacking the selvage at left, bright color and exceptionally well centered throughout, o.g., hinged only in the selvages, stamps are n.h., gum wrinkles along right vertical row, otherwise very fine-extremely fine; this is about as large a multiple as is known of this first issue (Scott #2, $315.00+ for hinged). (Image) for hinged £360+

SOLD for $375.00
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1900 QUEEN VICTORIA ISSUE POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2048 c S.G. #1a, 2 imageS.G. #1a, 2, 1900 1/2p Pale green and 2p Rose carmine, four copies of the 1/2p and 24 copies of the 2p including irregular blocks of nine and thirteen, all tied to an oversized registered "On Her Majesty's Service." cover, with "Her" changed to "His" in manuscript reflecting the change in the monarch, by "Grand Cayman/Cayman Islands/FE 4 02" c.d.s., Type 3 pmk. of Georgetown, posted to England, Jamaica registry oval plus Bristol transit and backstamped Hull, central fold and wrinkles associated with such a large cover, a fine and certainly a most unusual first issue cover; inscribed "Post Office/Cayman Islands" at bottom left indicating the government office from which this was sent, quite likely containing stamps, the total franking comes to 2/2 paying for twelve ounces of postage at 1p per half ounce and 2p registry fee; a showpiece cover representing the largest known multiple franking of the Queen Victoria issue; ex-Cooley, Stern (Scott #1-2). (Image) Est. 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
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2049 c S.G. #1a, 2 imageS.G. #1a, 2, 1900 1/2p Pale green and 2p Rose carmine, a single and block of four of each value, tied to 1901 registered cover to London by "Grand Cayman/Cayman Islands/7 JY 01" c.d.s., the Type 3 cancel of Georgetown, Jamaican transits and backstamped London, tiny tone specks affecting two perf. tips, very fine; a very early use of the Victoria issue, this being the earliest recorded registered cover from the Cayman Islands using Cayman Island stamps (Scott #1-2). (Image) Est. 400-500

SOLD for $850.00
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2050 c S.G. #1a, 2 imageS.G. #1a, 2, 1900 1/2p Pale green and 2p Rose carmine, a single and block of four of each value, tied to similar 1901 registered cover to London as the previous lot by "Grand Cayman/Cayman Islands/7 JY 01" c.d.s., Type 3 cancel of Georgetown, Jamaican transits and backstamped London, trace of perf. toning, very fine; Ludwig Zissler of London had several covers with this type franking posted to him, all being the earliest recorded registered cover from the Cayman Islands using Cayman Island stamps; ex-Green (Scott #1-2). (Image) Est. 400-500

SOLD for $500.00
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2051 c S.G. #2 imageS.G. #2, 1900 1p Rose carmine, single neatly tied to German reply post card by "Grand Cayman/Cayman Islands/7 JY 01" c.d.s., Type 3 cancel of Georgetown, two line "Jamaica/Transit" handstamp and with Zehlendorf receiving c.d.s. on the front, additional Cayman Islands cancel and Kingston, Jamaica transit on the reverse, very fine; this is addressed to the famous dealer Otto Bickel, but it is very much a commercial usage as he was inquiring about stamps available at the post office and the Postmaster, R.E. Bodden, responds on the reverse as to what is available; use of this first issue on postal stationery and other forms of printed matter is very scarce and the card offered here is the earliest recorded usage on a postal card; ex-Byl, Cooley (Scott #2). (Image) Est. 750-1,000

SOLD for $475.00
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2052 c S. G. #2 imageS.G. #2, 1900 1p Rose carmine, attractive and well centered single with rich intense color, tied to a unusually interesting commercial cover paying the Empire letter rate to London by "Grand Cayman/Cayman Islands/Ju 6 02" c.d.s., Type 3 Georgetown cancel, the normal routing for such a letter would by through Kingston, Jamaica, however this cover has a lovely Key West, Florida transit with no Jamaica connection, then to New York with foreign branch transit and on to the United Kingdom, very fine; an exceptional scarce and handsome first issue cover in the proper period (Scott #2) (Image) Est. 500-750

SOLD for $700.00
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2053 c S.G. #2, 3 imageS.G. #2, 3, 1900 1p Rose carmine horizontal pair along with 1/2p Green Edward VII, tied to attractive cover by two especially clear strikes of the "Cayman Brac/Cayman Islands/MY 27 04" c.d.s., the Type 2 cancel of Stake Bay, posted to Mr. Isaac C Ryan on the Schooner "Union" in care of G.W. Pryor & Sons at Pensacola, Florida, Kingston transit and routed through Boston (a bit out of the way) with that city's flag machine cancel, reduced at right, a very fine commercial usage from this smaller post office; the 1p King Edward value had been in use since mid-1903, but because the supply had run out the 1p Victoria were pressed back in service; a very rare cover believed to be one of three such covers known of this correspondence (Scott #2, 3). (Image) Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $625.00
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2054 c S.G. #2, 3 imageS.G. #2, 3, 1900 1p Rose carmine horizontal pair along with 1/2p Green Edward VII, tied to similar cover of the same correspondence as the previous lot by "Cayman Brac/Cayman Islands/MY 14 04" c.d.s., Type 2 cancel of Stake Bay, this cover routed through Philadelphia with that city's machine cancel, Kingston, Jamaica transit, backstamped Pensacola, reduced at left with minor cover wrinkles, not affecting the stamps, very fine; an interesting usage of the 1p Victoria after the 1p King Edward value had run out; one of three such covers known of this correspondence (Scott #2, 3). (Image) Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $850.00
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1902-03 KING EDWARD VII ESSAYS AND PROOFS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2055 E S.G. #5E-7E imageS.G. #5E-7E, 1902 Composite value tablet essay from the De La Rue archives, hand painted value tablets for the 2 1/2p, 6p and 1/- values on tracing paper, measuring 50x46mm, mounted on small piece of the archival page, titled "Cayman Islands" and dated "July 25, 1901", very fine; includes extract that relates that the request from Jamaica for addition values came in and these value tablets were approved on the above date for use with the current Victoria design, however on November 29th the color scheme was approved using the new universal key plate of King Edward VII, which is how they were eventually issued; a unique hand painted essay that bridges these two issues; ex-Green (Scott #5E-7E). (Image) Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $900.00
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2056 P S.G. #5P-7P imageS.G. #5P-7P, 1902 2 1/2p, 6p and 1/- Name and duty plate die proofs cplt. for the additional three values from the De La Rue archives, each an approximately stamp-size die proof affixed to a piece of the archival page, inscribed at top "Oct 5 60 leads from each" indicating the size of the plate, red line across the two low values, very fine archival proofs; these were originally intended to be produced for the Queen Victoria key plate but were used for the Edward VII designs instead; quite likely the only examples in this format; ex-Edmonson, Marston and Cooley (Scott #5P-7P). (Image) Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,450.00
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2057 P S.G. #5P imageS.G. #5P, 1902 2 1/2p Name and duty plate die proof, in black on glazed white card measuring 92x60mm, handstamp blue "7 Oct 01" date at top, very fine and rare; first used on the 1901 Edward VII issue; ex-Marston (Scott #5P). (Image) Est. 500-750

SOLD for $425.00
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2058 P S.G. #6P imageS.G. #6P, 1902 6p Name and duty plate die proof, in black on glazed white card measuring 92x60mm, handstamp blue "7 Oct 01" date at top, very fine and rare; first used on the 1901 Edward VII issue; ex-Marston, Cooley (Scott #6P). (Image) Est. 500-750

SOLD for $425.00
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2059 P S.G. #7P imageS.G. #7P, 1902 1/- Name and duty plate die proof, in black on glazed white card measuring 92x60mm, handstamp blue "7 Oct 01" date at top, very fine and rare; first used on the 1901 Edward VII issue; ex-Green (Scott #7P). (Image) Est. 500-750

SOLD for $475.00
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2060 TC S.G. #3TC, 7TC imageS.G. #3TC, 7TC, 1902 1/2p Blue, 1/2P Brown and 1/- Orange imperforate trial color proofs, on gummed watermarked paper and affixed to portion of De La Rue archival Appendix sheet, inscribed at the top "29th Novr. 1901/Cayman Islands/Req.51/1901", approved and initialed in pencil at bottom, proofs are all exceptionally well margined ranging from large to extra large, very fine; this is the approval sheet for the three additional values requested by Jamaica for the Cayman Islands, blue was assigned to the 2 1/2p in keeping with U.P.U. specifications, brown for the 6p and orange for the 1/-, this last is the actual color and design as issued, also this orange was evidently developed specifically for that value of Cayman Islands as it is designated that way in the Ink Recipe Book; in addition these color selections are bit unusual on the 6p and 1/- as it was standard practice, for security reasons, to print colonial stamps above 2 1/2p in value as bi-colored; an extraordinarily handsome archival piece of the greatest rarity (Scott #3TC, 7TC). (Image) Est. 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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