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Sale 1194 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 4-5 December, 2018

Category — Cayman Islands thru Ceylon

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2215
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2215, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCAYMAN ISLANDS, Jamaica, 1889-94, -1/2p Gray Green (A1; SG Z1), CAYMAN ISLANDS, Jamaica, 1889-94, -1/2p Gray Green (A1; SG Z1)CAYMAN ISLANDS, Jamaica, 1889-94, -1/2p Gray Green (A1; SG Z1). Clear strike of violet "(Gran)d Cay(man) (Post) Of(fice), AP 26 1892" double-oval datestamp, well-centered, Very Fine and scarce, SG £600

625
250
2216
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2216, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCAYMAN ISLANDS, 1907, 4p Brown & Blue, Slotted Frame Variety (13 var; SG 13 var), CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1907, 4p Brown & Blue, Slotted Frame Variety (13 var; SG 13 var)CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1907, 4p Brown & Blue, Slotted Frame Variety (13 var; SG 13 var). Position L. 1/4, showing a break in the top frameline at right, lightly hinged, excellent centering, bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice, the Slotted Frame variety is equally as rare as the listed Dented Frame variety, with 48 of each printed, ex Maisel

E. 300-400
225
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2217, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCAYMAN ISLANDS, 1907, 1p on 4p Black & Red on Yellow, Inverted Surcharge (20 footnote; SG 35 footnote), CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1907, 1p on 4p Black & Red on Yellow, Inverted Surcharge (20 footnote; SG 35 footnote)CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1907, 1p on 4p Black & Red on Yellow, Inverted Surcharge (20 footnote; SG 35 footnote). Lightly hinged, exceedingly well-centered, wonderfully bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE APPROXIMATELY TWENTY EXAMPLES THAT EXIST WITH THE INVERTED SURCHARGE.

The 1p on 4p Surcharge was intended for use as a Revenue stamp, though a few were postally used. With 1995 B.P.A. certificate. SG £2,000

2,200
2,300
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2218, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCAYMAN ISLANDS, 1917, 1-1/2p on 2-1/2p Ultramarine, War Tax (MR3; SG 55), CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1917, 1-1/2p on 2-1/2p Ultramarine, War Tax (MR3; SG 55)CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1917, 1-1/2p on 2-1/2p Ultramarine, War Tax (MR3; SG 55). Bright color on fresh paper, Very Fine

850
400
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2219
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2219, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1857, 6p Plum (2; SG 1), CEYLON, 1857, 6p Plum (2; SG 1)CEYLON, 1857, 6p Plum (2; SG 1). Large to full margins all around, rich color, crisp impression, light cancel of bars, Very Fine, SG £450

525
275
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2220°
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2220, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1859, 4p Dull Rose (5; SG 4), CEYLON, 1859, 4p Dull Rose (5; SG 4)CEYLON, 1859, 4p Dull Rose (5; SG 4). Full margins on three sides, large margin at left incorporating a portion of the adjoining stamp (and showing how small the space between the margins is), beautiful rich color and a well-incised impression, light cancel of bars

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A HANDSOME USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 4-PENCE DULL ROSE. RARELY SEEN IN THIS SELECT QUALITY.

This stamp was used by Robson Lowe to illustrate just how small a space there could be between the margins of two stamps.

With 1950 R.P.S. certificate. SG £4,500

5,250
3,250
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2221, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1857, 5p Orange Brown (6; SG 5), CEYLON, 1857, 5p Orange Brown (6; SG 5)CEYLON, 1857, 5p Orange Brown (6; SG 5). Left sheet-margin single, other three margins full to close, large part original gum, gorgeous rich color and a sharp detailed impression, Very Fine, with 1994 R.P.S. certificate, SG £1,600

1,750
1,000
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2222
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2222, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1857, 6p Brown (7; SG 6a), CEYLON, 1857, 6p Brown (7; SG 6a)CEYLON, 1857, 6p Brown (7; SG 6a). Large to full margins all around, rich color in the distinctive and scarce Brown color, light cancel of bars, Very Fine, SG £550

575
350
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2223°
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2223, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1859, 8p Brown (8; SG 7), CEYLON, 1859, 8p Brown (8; SG 7)CEYLON, 1859, 8p Brown (8; SG 7). Large margins all around, including a sheet margin at left, deep color, sharp impression, Extremely Fine, rarely seen in this choice quality, SG £1,500

1,750
1,300
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2224
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2224, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1859, 9p Lilac Brown (9; SG 8), CEYLON, 1859, 9p Lilac Brown (9; SG 8)CEYLON, 1859, 9p Lilac Brown (9; SG 8). Large margins all around (a rare trait on this stamp), lovely rich color and sharp impression, Very Fine and choice, SG £900

1,050
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2225, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1857, 10p Vermilion (10; SG 9), CEYLON, 1857, 10p Vermilion (10; SG 9)CEYLON, 1857, 10p Vermilion (10; SG 9). Original gum, lightly hinged, large to full margins all around, attractive color, Very Fine, SG £900

950
350
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2226, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1859, 1sh9p Green (12; SG 11), CEYLON, 1859, 1sh9p Green (12; SG 11)CEYLON, 1859, 1sh9p Green (12; SG 11). Unused (no gum), large to full margins including a sheet margin at left, gorgeous rich color and intense color, Very Fine and choice, SG £800

925
325
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2227
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2227, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1859, 2sh Blue (13; SG 12), CEYLON, 1859, 2sh Blue (13; SG 12)CEYLON, 1859, 2sh Blue (13; SG 12). Large to full margins all around, deep color and razor-sharp impression, lightly cancelled, Very Fine, signed A. Diena, SG £1,300

1,400
650
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2228, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1858, -1/2p Lilac (14; SG 17), CEYLON, 1858, -1/2p Lilac (14; SG 17)CEYLON, 1858, -1/2p Lilac (14; SG 17). Horizontal strip of four with sheet-margin at right, full original gum, second stamp Mint N.H., other stamps lightly hinged, large margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine, a beautiful strip, catalogue values as singles, SG £760

800
0
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2229, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1861, 8p Brown (21; SG 24), CEYLON, 1861, 8p Brown (21; SG 24)CEYLON, 1861, 8p Brown (21; SG 24). Unused (no gum), remarkably well-centered, with the margins clear of the perforations all around, beautiful rich color, Extremely Fine, due to the narrow spacing between stamps, it is almost impossible to find this stamp without the perforations impinging on the framelines of the design, SG £2,500

2,600
850
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2230, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1861, 2sh Blue, Rough Perf 14-15-1/2 (36; SG 37), CEYLON, 1861, 2sh Blue, Rough Perf 14-15-1/2 (36; SG 37)CEYLON, 1861, 2sh Blue, Rough Perf 14-15-1/2 (36; SG 37). Full original gum, remarkably bright and fresh, better centering than usually found, slight gum bend from a previous hinge, Fine, SG £750

800
250
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2231, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1925, 1,000r Violet on Red, Broken Crown & Scroll, Specimen Overprint (218S var; SG 323bs), CEYLON, 1925, 1,000r Violet on Red, Broken Crown & Scroll, Specimen Overprint (218S var; SG 323bs)CEYLON, 1925, 1,000r Violet on Red, Broken Crown & Scroll, Specimen Overprint (218S var; SG 323bs). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, strong color and impression that shows the variety particularly well

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 1925 1,000-RUPEE KING GEORGE V WITH BROKEN CROWN & SCROLL AND SPECIMEN OVERPRINT. ONE OF TWO RECORDED.

This may be the only practical way of collecting the Broken Crown & Scroll variety on this stamp, without the Specimen overprint it catalogues £48,000 in Stanley Gibbons.

With 2007 B.P.A. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
5,000
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2232
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2232, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1921, 15c Green on Yellow, Dies I and II (236/236a; SG 349b), CEYLON, 1921, 15c Green on Yellow, Dies I and II (236/236a; SG 349b)CEYLON, 1921, 15c Green on Yellow, Dies I and II (236/236a; SG 349b). Interpanneau center gutter block of eight, top stamps Die I and bottom stamps Die II, left pair Mint N.H., some hinge reinforcing, bright color, crease in gutter as is typical, bottom right stamp with gum crease, Fine-Very Fine, a very rare and striking combination block, the 1924 printing combined plates 7 (Die I) and 12 (Die II) and the combination pairs can only come from a vertical gutter pair, of which very few have survived, ex D.J. Norris, SG value as four gutter pairs

£ 1,300
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2233
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2233, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1921, 20c Ultramarine, Dies I and II (237/237a; SG 350c), CEYLON, 1921, 20c Ultramarine, Dies I and II (237/237a; SG 350c)CEYLON, 1921, 20c Ultramarine, Dies I and II (237/237a; SG 350c). Interpanneau vertical gutter block with selvage at left, top stamps Die I and bottom stamps Die II, fresh color, crease in gutter as is typical, Fine-Very Fine, the 1924 printing combined plates 7 (Die I) and 12 (Die II) and the combination pairs can only come from a vertical gutter pair, of which very few have survived, SG value as two gutter pairs

£ 750
300
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2234
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2234, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1921, 1r Violet on Yellow, Dies I and II (241/241a; SG 354b), CEYLON, 1921, 1r Violet on Yellow, Dies I and II (241/241a; SG 354b)CEYLON, 1921, 1r Violet on Yellow, Dies I and II (241/241a; SG 354b). Interpanneau center block of four, top stamps Die I and bottom stamps Die II, the right pair had become separated and is reinforced with hinges, left pair Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, the 1924 printing combined plates 7 (Die I) and 12 (Die II) and the combination pairs can only come from a vertical gutter pair, of which very few have survived, especially without any creasing in the gutter, SG value as two gutter pairs

800
300
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2235
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2235, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1970, 50c Spotted Deer, Imperforate in Pair with Perf on Three Sides (SG 563a), CEYLON, 1970, 50c Spotted Deer, Imperforate in Pair with Perf on Three Sides (SG 563a)CEYLON, 1970, 50c Spotted Deer, Imperforate in Pair with Perf on Three Sides (SG 563a). Mint N.H. vertical strip of four with sheet margin at top, top stamp and margin completely imperforate, second stamp imperforate at top, bottom pair normal, crease in margin and light vertical bend, otherwise Fine and visual error

£ 600
250
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2236, Cayman Islands thru CeylonCEYLON, 1869, 2sh Blue, Official, Imperforate (O7a; SG O5a), CEYLON, 1869, 2sh Blue, Official, Imperforate (O7a; SG O5a)CEYLON, 1869, 2sh Blue, Official, Imperforate (O7a; SG O5a). Without gum as issued, large to ample margins all around, deep proof-like color and impression on bright paper, Very Fine, with 2000 B.P.A. certificate, SG £1,100

1,150
800
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