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Cayman Islands continued...

1905 KING EDWARD VII "GLOVER FLAWS" continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2101 O S.G. #8, 8a imageS.G. #8, 8a, 1905 1/2p Green, dented frame variety, an impressive appearing registered cover front with sixteen 1/2p including a block of twelve, strip of three and a single, the single at bottom left is the dented framed variety, all tied by "George Town/Grand Cayman/JU 12 07" c.d.s., Type 4 pmk., posted to Germany, Mobile and New York registry labels affixed, vertical fold along perfs. through the block, a very fine postal piece with this variety (Scott #8, 8 var.). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
2102 nh S.G. #9a imageS.G. #9a, 1905 1p Carmine, dented frame variety, position L 1/6, pristine mint single with bright color on white paper, wonderfully well centered, o.g., n.h., extremely fine; only 204 of this variety printed (Scott #9 var.). (Image) £325

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
2103 og S.G. #9a, 9 var. imageS.G. #9a, 9 var., 1905 1p Carmine, dented frame and slotted frame varieties, position L 1/6 and L1/4 respectively, fresh mint examples, o.g., small h.r. on the Glover flaw, very fine; both of these constant flaws are of the same rarity with only one example in each double pane of 120 stamps (Scott #9 var.). (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
2104 O S.G. #9a imageS.G. #9a, 1905 1p Carmine, dented frame variety, position L 1/6, used single with portion of Georgetown Type 4 pmk. dated 1907, nearly very fine; much scarcer used than mint (Scott #9 var.). (Image) £400

SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction
2105 og S.G. #10a imageS.G. #10a, 1905 2 1/2p Bright blue, dented frame variety, position L 1/6, wonderfully fresh mint example being precisely centered, o.g., barest trace of hinging, extremely fine; only 244 stamps originally printed; ex-Green (Scott #10 var.). (Image) £170

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
2106 og S.G. #10a imageS.G. #10a, 1902 2 1/2p Bright blue, dented frame variety, position L 1/6, fresh mint single with deep color, well centered, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine (Scott #10 var.). (Image) £170

SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
2107 og S.G. #10a, 10 var. imageS.G. #10a, 10 var. 1905 2 1/2p Bright blue, dented frame variety, position L 1/6, plus short first leg of "M" variety in "Cayman", this variety comes from position 5/3 of the duty plate and is found in both panes of the 2 1/2p value only, both are fresh, o.g., fine-very fine (Scott #10 var.). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
2108 og S.G. #11a imageS.G. #11a, 1905 6p Brown, dented frame variety, position L 1/6, lovely mint single, rich color and exceptionally well centered, o.g., very lightly hinged, extremely fine; a rare variety with only 74 stamps printed (Scott #11 var.). (Image) £300

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
2109 og S.G. #12a imageS.G. #12a, 1905 1/- Orange, dented frame variety, position L 1/6, well centered mint single, o.g., h.r., very fine; only 74 stamps of this variety were printed (Scott #12 var.). (Image) £450

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
2110 og S.G. #12 var. imageS.G. #12 var., 1905 1/- Orange, slotted frame variety, position L 1/4, this is the constant plate flaw with a break in the top outer frame near the right corner, very fresh mint single, o.g., h.r., very fine; this variety is of equal rarity with the Glover flaw, each having only one example for every double sheet of 120 stamps, thus only 74 stamps of this variety were printed (Scott #12 var.). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
1905 KING EDWARD VII CANCELS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2111 O S.G. #10 imageS.G. #10, 1905 2 1/2 Orange, used single with large portion of the "East End/Cayman Islands/AP" double circle c.d.s. without year date as normally found, the rare Type 1 pmk. of this small post office, a fairly nice strike that is easily identified, very fine; little mail was posted out of this post office, the vast majority being done in the period of the Type 2 pmk., which is also very scarce, but the Type 1 cancel is one of the rarest of Cayman Islands postmarks on or off cover (Scott #10). (Image) Est. 150-200

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
2112 O S.G. #12 imageS.G. #12, 1905 1/- Orange, used single with large portion of the "Grand Cayman/Cayman Islands/OC ? 06" double circle c.d.s., the rare Type 3b Georgetown pmk., an easily recognized type by its letters and spacing, very fine; this rare cancel was only used for about a month from September 29 to October 30, 1906 and is seldom encountered on or off cover (Scott #12). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
1905 KING EDWARD VII POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2113 c S.G. #8 imageS.G. #8, 1905 1/2p Green, single and horizontal strip of four paying the 2 1/2p foreign mail letter rate, all tied to commercial cover to Boston to the Inspector of the Adams Express Co. by "Grand Cayman/Cayman Islands/DE 15 05" double circle c.d.s., Type 3a pmk. of Georgetown, Kingston Transit c.d.s., backstamped Boston, minor creasing to the cover slightly affecting one stamp in the strip, fine and scarce cover with sole 1/2p franking (Scott #8). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
2114 c S.G. #8, 9, 10 imageS.G. #8, 9, 10, 1905 1/2p-2 1/2p King Edward VII second series, the three low values, including a plate number single of the 1/2p, tied to registered cover to the United States by "George Town/Grand Cayman/JU 11 07" c.d.s., Type 4 pmk., Mobile transit and registry label, backstamped New York, mild horizontal fold at bottom, very fine; an interesting example of an underpaid franking by 1/2p, the proper rate was 4 1/2p consisting of 2 1/2p for the foreign letter rate and 2p registry fee (Scott #8, 9, 10). (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
2115 c S.G. #8, 9, 44 imageS.G. #8, 9, 44, 1905 1/2p Green pair and 1p Carmine tied to petite registered cover to Brazil in mixed issues with 2 1/2P Bright blue George V issue, all tied by scarce "East End Post Office/ Cayman Islands/MY 31 16" c.d.s., Type 2 pmk. of this small post office, Boddentown and Georgetown transits, routed first to New York via Jamaica and then to Brazil, backstamped Remanso, Bahia, numerous transits on the reverse, very fine and attractive cover (Scott #8, 9, 36). (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
2116 c S.G. #9 imageS.G. #9, 1905 1p Carmine, gutter margin single tied to illustrated religious tract envelope paying the empire 1p rate to (Reverend) Sims in Toronto, Canada, tied by "Cayman Brac/Cayman Islands/JY 14 06" c.d.s., Type 2 pmk. of Stake Bay, Kingston transit, backstamped Toronto, very fine; advertising covers are very scarce at this period from the Caymans and particularly so from the this scarcer smaller Island (Scott #9). (Image) Est. 500-750

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
2117 c S.G. #9 imageS.G. #9, 1905 1p Carmine, well centered block of four on registered cover to England, central "George Town/Grand Cayman/MY 9 08" c.d.s., Type 4 pmk., just tying through the perforations, three strikes of Jamaica registry oval with Bristol registry label affixed over one, Bristol transit, backstamped Portsmouth, opened out for display, very fine; an apparently non-philatelic use with the block paying two times the 1p Empire letter rate and 2p registry fee, attractive and scarce cover; ex-Edmondson, Prappas (Scott #9). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
2118 c S.G. #9, 10 imageS.G. #9, 10, 1905 1p Carmine pair and 2 1/2p Bright blue, tied to registered commercial cover to the United States from the Middleton & Co. correspondence, by "Grand Cayman/Cayman Islands/Mr 13 05" double circle c.d.s., Type 3a pmk. of Georgetown, Jamaica registry oval, backstamped New York, backflap torn along top in opening not affecting the stamps or markings, very fine; this cover illustrates the proper U.P.U. foreign letter rate and registration; in previous collections this was identified as a first series Edward VII cover (S.G. #4, 5), but Mr. Maisel properly recognized it as a very early usage of the second series; ex-"Rew", Edmondson and Prappas (Scott #9, 10). (Image) Est. 400-500

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
2119 c S.G. #10 imageS.G. #10, 1905 2 1/2p Bright blue, single tied to commercial cover to Gulfport, Mississippi by "Grand Cayman/Cayman Islands/FE 2 05", Type 3a pmk. of Georgetown, this being the earliest recorded usage of any value from the 1905 issue, posted via Havana, Cuba with transit c.d.s., backstamped, stamp lifted for identification and hinged in place, cover reduced at left and edge faults, still an important cover for the specialist; Stanley Gibbons lists February as the period of this issue and it is hard to imagine that an earlier cover will be found; ex-Cooley (Scott #10). (Image) Est. 200-300

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
2120 c S.G. #10, 14, 26 imageS.G. #10, 14, 26, 1905 2 1/2p Bright blue and 1907 6p Olive and rose tied to registered cover to cover to England, along with later 1907 1p Carmine of the Postage and Revenue series, all tied by "George Town/Grand Cayman/JA 30 08" c.d.s., Type 4 pmk., routed through Cuba with Havana and London transits, backstamped Lewes, cover opened out for display, edge faults not affecting the stamps or markings; an interesting triple rate cover using stamps from three different Edward series and that is also 4 1/2p overpaid because the foreign letter rate (3x2 1/2p) was used rather than the Empire letter rate (3x1p) which was required (Scott #14, 22, 23). (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction

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