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Cayman Islands continued...

1907 KING EDWARD VII POSTAL HISTORY continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2161 c S.G. #15 imageS.G. #15, 1907 1/- Violet and green, attractive single franking cover, fresh and well centered example of this higher value tied to registered cover to the United States, c/o Manhattan Company of New York, tied by "George Town/Grand Cayman/JU 6 08" c.d.s., Type 4 pmk., Jamaica registry oval, backstamped New York with Wall Street registry c.d.s., very fine (Scott #15). (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
1907 "One/Halfpenny" ON 1p KINGSTON PROVISIONAL
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2162 og/nhbl S.G. #17 imageS.G. #17, 1907 "One/Halfpenny" on 1p Kingston Provisional, an impressive partial pane of 48, being the bottom eight rows of the right pane, with full sheet selvage on three sides showing the plate number at bottom right, the top portion of the multiple (especially the top two rows) shows a downward shift of the surcharge to the right, overall well centered, strong rich color, o.g., light overall gum yellowing, lightly folded along two rows of perfs., some minor hinge reinforcement, 36 stamps are never hinged, a very fine and exceptionally scarce large multiple when one considers that only 80 panes (4,800 stamps) were issued; ex-Cooley (Scott #17; $2,400.00+ for hinged). (Image) for hinged £2,160+

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
2163 Obl S.G. #17 imageS.G. #17, 1907 "One/Halfpenny" on 1p Kingston Provisional, top left corner plate no. 1 block of eight (4x2), on piece with two exceptionally clear central strikes of "George Town/Grand Cayman/OC 11 07" c.d.s., Type 4 pmk., stamps are bright with excellent color, extraordinarily well centered, choice very fine; an unusually large and rare used block; ex-"Rew" (Scott #17; $640.00+). (Image) £600+

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2164 og S.G. #17a imageS.G. #17a, 1907 "One/Halfpenny" on 1p Kingston Provisional, dented frame variety, position L 1/6, lovely mint example of this rare variety, bright color, o.g., very lightly hinged, very fine; an exceptionally elusive variety with only 40 examples originally printed;1998 BPA certificate (Scott #17 var.). (Image) £450

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2165 O S.G. #17a imageS.G. #17a, 1907 "One/Halfpenny" on 1p Kingston Provisional, dented frame variety, position L 1/6, an exceptionally rare used example with portion of Georgetown Type 4 pmk., unobtrusive faults including large sealed tear, very fine appearance; a desirable variety despite the condition as there are probably only two or three used examples, if that many; ex-Marston, Cooley (Scott #17 var.). (Image) £700

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2166 c S.G. #17 imageS.G. #17, 1907 "One/Halfpenny" on 1p Kingston Provisional, three horizontal pairs on registered cover to England paying the 1p Empire letter rate and 2p registry fee, all tied by "George Town/Grand Cayman/NO 9 08" c.d.s., Type 4 pmk., Jamaica registry oval and Birmingham registry label on the front, plus Birmingham transit on the reverse, backstamped Darlington, trivial rub to one stamp, otherwise the stamps are bright and attractive, cover with some edge wear, very fine cover of which only fourteen are known with sole franking of this provisional (Scott #17). (Image) Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2167 c S.G. #17 imageS.G. #17, 1907 "One/Halfpenny" on 1p Kingston Provisional, horizontal strip of five, neatly tied to commercial cover to New York by "George Town/Grand Cayman/NO 26 07" c.d.s., Type 4 pmk., Kingston transit on the reverse, the strip is well centered, cover with minor paper aging and small filing hole at bottom left, a fine and rare cover; the strip pays the proper 2 1/2p foreign letter rate and it is believed that only fourteen covers exist with this provisional as its sole franking; ex-Prappas (Scott #17). (Image) Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
2168 c S.G. #17 imageS.G. #17, 1907 "One/Halfpenny" on 1p Kingston Provisional, another commercial cover to the United States with the 2 1/2p foreign letter rate paid by two pairs and a single of this scarce provisional applied over "On His Majesty's Service", all tied by three strikes of "George Town/Grand Cayman/NO 21 07" c.d.s., Type 4 pmk., Kingston transit on the reverse, posted to Mobile, Alabama, stamps are fresh and well centered, cover reduced at right with mounting remnants on the reverse, otherwise very fine and attractive; one of only fourteen covers recorded with sole franking of this Kingston Provisional; ex-Green (Scott #17). (Image) Est. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1907 "1/2d" ON 5/- GEORGETOWN PROVISIONAL
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
2169 nh S.G.#18 imageS.G. #18, 1907 "1/2D" on 5/- Salmon and green, pristine top sheet-margin plate no. 1 single, surcharge placed high (it was supposed to obliterate the 5/- value), outstanding centering, radiant colors, o.g., trace of hinging in the selvage only, stamp is never hinged, extremely fine in every regard (Scott #18; $400.00 for hinged). (Image) for hinged £250

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
2170 og S.G. #18 imageS.G. #18, 1907 "1/2D" on 5/- Salmon and green, fresh mint single, with perfectly placed surcharge over the "5" in the original value, well centered, bright colors, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine and choice (Scott #18; $400.00). (Image) £250

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
2171 og/nhbl S.G. #18 imageS.G. #18, 1907 "1/2D" on 5/- Salmon and green, attractive bottom left plate no. 1 block of six (3x2), the surcharges in the top row and the center example in the bottom row all show a doubling of the "D", which the accompanying certificate states are not double surcharges but "Jarred" impressions, a couple are quite distinct, lovely fresh color, all of the stamps within the block are exceptionally well centered, o.g., lightly hinged in the right vertical pair and h.r. in the selvage, the left block of four is never hinged, extremely fine; a rare and highly desirable multiple; 1997 BPA certificate (Scott #18; $2,400.00+ for hinged). (Image) for hinged £1,500+

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
2172 og/nhbl S.G. #18 imageS.G. #18, 1907 "1/2D" on 5/- Salmon and green, an impressive mint block of nine, exceptionally choice with each stamp being wonderfully well centered, colors are unusually attractive in these pastel shades, o.g., four of the nine stamps are never hinged, extremely fine; mint blocks of four of this provisional are occasionally found in the major collections, anything larger is extraordinarily rare, this block being especially so for both its lovely symmetry and select quality; 1973 RPS certificate; ex-Green (Scott #18; $3,600.00+ for hinged). (Image) for hinged £2,250+

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
2173 O S.G.#18 imageS.G. #18, 1907 "1/2D" on 5/- Salmon and green, used example with portion of Type 4 Georgetown c.d.s., quite well centered, fresh colors, very fine; decidedly scarcer used; 1994 BPA certificate (Scott #18; $450.00). (Image) £375

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
2174 O S.G. #18 imageS.G. #18, 1907 "1/2D" on 5/- Salmon and green, horizontal pair, tied to a large piece of a cover which was registered to Birmingham, England, light neat strike of "George Town/Grand Cayman/NO 25 07" c.d.s., Type 4 pmk., cancelled one day prior to the day that the stamps were considered to have been surcharged, probably due to an error in the date stamp, Birmingham backstamp, very fine; particularly scarce used, and especially on this large piece as so few covers are known; 1962 and 1995 BPA certificates; ex-Marston, Cooley (Scott #18; $900.00+). (Image) £750+

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2175 O S.G. #18 imageS.G. #18, 1907 "1/2D" on 5/- Salmon and green, well centered used horizontal pair with excellent clear strike of "George Town/Grand Cayman/NO 30 07" c.d.s., Type 4 pmk., bright colors, very fine and choice; used multiples of any size are exceptionally scarce (Scott #18; $900.00+). (Image) £750+

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
2176 O S.G. #18, 19 imageS.G. #18, 19, 1907 "1/2D" on 5/- Salmon and green and "1D" on 5/- Salmon and green, a horizontal pair of the latter, both tied to piece by "George Town/Grand Cayman/DE 9 07" c.d.s., Type 4 pmk., this combination quite likely used to pay the 2 1/2p foreign letter rate, remarkable fresh with bright colors, the 1/2p especially well centered, very fine and an exceptionally scarce usage of these provisionals; 1994 BPA certificate; ex-Byl (Scott #18, 19; $1,250.00+). (Image) £1,075+

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
2177 F S.G. #18 imageS.G. #18, 1907 "1/2D" on 5/- Salmon and green, two singles, one with strong overprint, the other with light surcharge showing the "D" and a light, but distinct, "2", both tied to picture post card (depicting Sheldon Road in Georgetown), posted to the Governor of Jamaica, with exceptionally crisp strikes of "George Town/Grand Cayman/NO 26 07" c.d.s., Type 4 pmk., being the first day of issue, neat Kingston transit at left and "Chapelton/Jamaica/DE 5 07" receiving squared circle pmk., all markings are on the address side, couple of minor mounting scuffs on the photo side and slightly reduced at left, very fine. The alleged shortage of the low values has led to some of the most interesting of Cayman Islands' stamps and postal history. This shortage became acute in 1907 and the 1/2p Kingston Provisional was produced in Jamaica to alleviate the situation. But only three months later the 1p value was needed and this was produced by the postmistress in Georgetown on November 22, 1907 by surcharging excess 5/- values that were not in great demand. Only four days later, on November 26, 1907, it was decided to also surcharge a 1/2p value in the same way since the Kingston Provisional had now been exhausted. These provisionals quickly drew the attention of collectors and mint examples readily found their way into collectors albums. Used examples of these issues are decidedly scarcer and, quite frankly, undervalued in the standard catalogs. Very few used stamps, let alone legitimate non-philatelic covers, are known. This is illustrated by the fact that there is only one cover and this card recorded that are franked only by "1/2D" on 5/- Salmon and green values. With this being used on the very day that the surcharge was made this card is unquestionably one of the premier pieces of Cayman Islands postal history; ex-Cooley (Scott #18). (Image) Est. 15,000-20,000

SOLD for $14,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2178 c S.G. #18, 19 imageS.G. #18, 19, 1907 "1/2D" on 5/- Salmon and green and "1D" on 5/- Salmon and green, choice single of the former and two equally select singles of the latter, all tied to attractive "On His Majesty's Service" official cover to the United States by "George Town/Grand Cayman/NO 9 07" c.d.s., Type 4 pmk., posted to Newark, New Jersey within about a week of when the surcharges were issued, stamps all extraordinarily well centered with strong brilliant colors, very fine; these two values in this combination pay the foreign letter rate of 2 1/2p, while this rate is fairly common, the use of these stamps to make it is not, only nine covers are recorded with combined "1/2D" and "1D" surcharges on the Five Shilling values; 1961 RPS certificate; ex-Cooley (Scott #18, 19). (Image) Est. 10,000-15,000

SOLD for $15,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2179 og S.G. #18b imageS.G. #18b, 1907 "1/2D" on 5/- Salmon and green, double surcharge, an impressive example of this rare surcharge error with two distinct impressions of the surcharge displaced over 2mm from each other, wonderfully well centered, gorgeous bright colors, o.g., extremely fine; a total of only 20 examples of the double surcharge have been recorded, and the example offered here is among the most distinct and striking of that tiny census; 1997 BPA certificate (Scott #18b; $11,000.00). (Image) £11,000

SOLD for $18,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2180 og S.G. #18b imageS.G. #18b, 1907 "1/2D" on 5/- Salmon and green, double surcharge, a strongly impressed surcharge with the two overprints overlapping and clearly showing in all three elements of the overprint, the colors of the stamp are intense and radiant, remarkably well centered, o.g., quite lightly hinged, extremely fine; a total of only 20 examples have been recorded of this popular surcharge error; an excellent addition to even the most advance collection of Cayman Islands; 1966 and 1994 BPA certificates; ex-Green (Scott #18b; $11,000.00). (Image) £11,000

SOLD for $10,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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