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Sale 1236 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 25-27 May, 2021

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Category — Cayman Islands thru Crete

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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2302, Cayman Islands thru CreteCAYMAN ISLANDS, 1908, 2-1/2p on 4p Brown & Blue, Provisional Surcharge (20; SG 35), CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1908, 2-1/2p on 4p Brown & Blue, Provisional Surcharge (20; SG 35)CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1908, 2-1/2p on 4p Brown & Blue, Provisional Surcharge (20; SG 35). Original gum, small h.r., wonderfully fresh colors, Very Fine example of the key stamp of the colony, Scott $2,000.00, SG £1,800

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E. 500-750
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2303
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2303, Cayman Islands thru CreteCAYMAN ISLANDS, 1908, 2-1/2p on 4p Brown & Blue, Provisional Surcharge (20; SG 35), CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1908, 2-1/2p on 4p Brown & Blue, Provisional Surcharge (20; SG 35)CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1908, 2-1/2p on 4p Brown & Blue, Provisional Surcharge (20; SG 35). Neat 1908 circular datestamp, deep rich colors

VERY FINE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1908 2-1/2-PENNY PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE. ABOUT A COUPLE DOZEN ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.

With 2021 B.P.A. certificate. Scott $3,750.00. SG £3,500

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E. 1,500-2,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2304, Cayman Islands thru CreteCAYMAN ISLANDS, 1932, -1/4p-10sh Centenary, Perforated "Specimen" (69S-80S; SG 84s-95s), CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1932, -1/4p-10sh Centenary, Perforated "Specimen" (69S-80S; SG 84s-95s)CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1932, -1/4p-10sh Centenary, Perforated "Specimen" (69S-80S; SG 84s-95s). Original gum, mostly lightly hinged, bright and fresh, Very Fine, Scott $650.00, SG £600

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E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2305, Cayman Islands thru CreteCAYMAN ISLANDS, 1938-47, -1/4p-10sh King George VI Pictorials, Perforated "Specimen" (100S-111S, 114S-115S; SG 115s-126s), CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1938-47, -1/4p-10sh King George VI Pictorials, Perforated "Specimen" (100S-111S, 114S-115S; SG 115s-126s)CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1938-47, -1/4p-10sh King George VI Pictorials, Perforated "Specimen" (100S-111S, 114S-115S; SG 115s-126s). Original gum, h.r., incl. the 1947 values in bottom left corner selvage vertical pairs, fresh colors, Very Fine, Scott $500.00, SG £500

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E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2306, Cayman Islands thru CreteCAYMAN 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). Original gum, lightly hinged, bold color, Fine, with 1988 R.P.S. certificate, Scott $850.00, SG £750

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E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2307, Cayman Islands thru CreteCEYLON, 1857, 5p Orange Brown (6; SG 5), CEYLON, 1857, 5p Orange Brown (6; SG 5)CEYLON, 1857, 5p Orange Brown (6; SG 5). Unused (no gum), large balanced margins all around not typically associated with this first issue, exceptionally rich shade and intense impression, Extremely Fine, Scott $1,750.00, SG £1,600

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E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2308, Cayman Islands thru CreteCEYLON, 1861, 8p Brown, Rough Perf (29; SG 32), CEYLON, 1861, 8p Brown, Rough Perf (29; SG 32)CEYLON, 1861, 8p Brown, Rough Perf (29; SG 32). Original gum that has been redistributed, h.r., unusually well-centered, rich color, Very Fine, with 1994 R.P.S. certificate, Scott $1,775.00, SG £1,700

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E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2309, Cayman Islands thru CreteCEYLON, 1861, 8p Yellow Brown, Rough Perf (30; SG 32a), CEYLON, 1861, 8p Yellow Brown, Rough Perf (30; SG 32a)CEYLON, 1861, 8p Yellow Brown, Rough Perf (30; SG 32a). Unused (no gum), warm shade with razor sharp impression, Very Fine, with 2007 Sismondo certificate, Scott $1,800.00, SG £1,600

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E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2310, Cayman Islands thru CreteCEYLON, 1861, 9p Olive Brown, Rough Perf (31; SG 33b), CEYLON, 1861, 9p Olive Brown, Rough Perf (31; SG 33b)CEYLON, 1861, 9p Olive Brown, Rough Perf (31; SG 33b). Unused (regummed), strong color, Fine, with 2004 Brandon certificate, Scott $875.00, SG £850

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E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2311, Cayman Islands thru CreteCEYLON, 1862, 9p Brown, Perf 13 (42; SG 42), CEYLON, 1862, 9p Brown, Perf 13 (42; SG 42)CEYLON, 1862, 9p Brown, Perf 13 (42; SG 42). Unused (no gum), deep rich color and strong impression, Fine and scarce, with 1997 A.P.S. certificate, Scott $1,400.00, SG £1,300

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E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2312, Cayman Islands thru CreteCEYLON, 1863-67, 5p Olive Green (52; SG 54), CEYLON, 1863-67, 5p Olive Green (52; SG 54)CEYLON, 1863-67, 5p Olive Green (52; SG 54). Mint N.H. with selvage at top (hinged in selvage only), wonderfully rich color and exceptionally sharp impression on fresh paper, uncommonly well-centered for this tightly spaced issue, Very Fine and choice, a superb example which is especially difficult to find in Mint N.H. condition, catalogued as hinged, Scott $1,700.00, SG £2,000

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E. 1,000-1,500
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2313, Cayman Islands thru CreteCEYLON, 1912-25, 50r Dull Violet (215; SG 320), CEYLON, 1912-25, 50r Dull Violet (215; SG 320)CEYLON, 1912-25, 50r Dull Violet (215; SG 320). Original gum, minor h.r., rich color, Fine, Scott $750.00, SG £700

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E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2314, Cayman Islands thru CreteCEYLON, 1912, 500r Gray Green, "Specimen" Overprint (217S; SG 322s), CEYLON, 1912, 500r Gray Green, "Specimen" Overprint (217S; SG 322s)CEYLON, 1912, 500r Gray Green, "Specimen" Overprint (217S; SG 322s). Original gum, minor h.r., fresh color, well-centered, Very Fine, SG £750

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E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2315, Cayman Islands thru CreteCEYLON, 1912, 1,000r Violet on Red, "Specimen" Overprint (218S; SG 323s), CEYLON, 1912, 1,000r Violet on Red, "Specimen" Overprint (218S; SG 323s)CEYLON, 1912, 1,000r Violet on Red, "Specimen" Overprint (218S; SG 323s). Original gum, minor h.r., lovely color on fresh paper, well-centered, Very Fine and scarce, the first example we have offered in over 20 years, an affordable alternative to the issued stamp which catalogues $37,500.00 (£35,000), SG £1,900

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E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2316, Cayman Islands thru CreteCEYLON, 1927, 100r Ultramarine & Dull Violet (247; SG 360), CEYLON, 1927, 100r Ultramarine & Dull Violet (247; SG 360)CEYLON, 1927, 100r Ultramarine & Dull Violet (247; SG 360). Original gum, h.r., excellent centering, bold colors on bright paper, Very Fine, a choice example of this scarce high value stamp, Scott $2,750.00, SG £2,750

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E. 1,000-1,500
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2317, Cayman Islands thru CreteCOOK ISLANDS, 1892, 10p Carmine on Toned Paper, 1p Black on White Paper (4, 5; SG 1, 4), COOK ISLANDS, 1892, 10p Carmine on Toned Paper, 1p Black on White Paper (4, 5; SG 1, 4)COOK ISLANDS, 1892, 10p Carmine on Toned Paper, 1p Black on White Paper (4, 5; SG 1, 4). Horizontal pair of 10p, tied and cancelled by violet "Cook Islands, Rarotonga, P.O." double-circle handstamps with additional strike below and with "Rarotonga, 6 FE 93" circular datestamp at center on long registered cover to San Francisco Cal., large violet "Government of the Cook Islands" cachet at left, Auckland registry transit and violet "Received in Bad Condition at San Francisco, Cal." two-line handstamp and arrival backstamp, cover with corner and edge tears, Fine and attractive item

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E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2318, Cayman Islands thru CreteCOOK ISLANDS, 1892, 2-1/2p Blue, White Paper (7; SG 3), COOK ISLANDS, 1892, 2-1/2p Blue, White Paper (7; SG 3)COOK ISLANDS, 1892, 2-1/2p Blue, White Paper (7; SG 3). Used on 1p Blue postal card, each cancelled by violet "Rarotonga, 7 MR 93" circular datestamps and addressed to San Francisco Cal., Auckland transit and San Francisco arrival datestamps, interesting note stating "We are in good health and have no epidemics like the different European countries, Very Fine and scarce commercial use

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E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2319, Cayman Islands thru CreteCOOK ISLANDS, 1932-36, £3 Green (107; SG 123b), COOK ISLANDS, 1932-36, £3 Green (107; SG 123b)COOK ISLANDS, 1932-36, £3 Green (107; SG 123b). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, Scott $500.00, SG £450

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E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2320, Cayman Islands thru CreteCRETE (British Administration), 1898, 20pa Violet (1; SG B1), CRETE (British Administration), 1898, 20pa Violet (1; SG B1)CRETE (British Administration), 1898, 20pa Violet (1; SG B1). Horizontal pair, large margins, cancelled and tied by three Heraklion straightline handstamps with additional strike at left on locally addressed cover (Candia), bold strike of "Candia, Oesterreichische Post, 26 12 98" double-circle datestamp at bottom left

VERY FINE AND RARE COVER WITH A PAIR OF THE 20-PARA VIOLET LOCALLY HANDSTRUCK STAMPS.

This postal administration was in service for just over a year. Covers are typically found with just a single. Signed Holcombe

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E. 2,000-3,000
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