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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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Cayman Islands & Ceylon

Lots 224-233 Lots 234-243

Lot 224    

Cayman Islands, 1900, Queen Victoria, ½d Pale Green, two horizontal strips of three with right sheet selvage, tied by "George Town, Grand Cayman, NO 7 '08" cds on registered cover to Hull, England, "R" in oval handstamp, forwarded to Liverpool, Mobile, Ala. (FX-MO1) and New York (FX-NY1a) registry exchange labels, reverse with Mobile (11.24) and New York (11.26) transits, Hull (12.6) arrival backstamp, readdressed locally; small cover tear at right, Very Fine and scarce registry use, ex-Cooley. SG No. 1a.
Scott No. 1    Estimate $300 - 400.

The six ½p stamps pay the 1d foreign postage rate plus 2d registry fee. The use of ½d stamps on foreign mail is most uncommon.

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Lot 225 o   

Cayman Islands, 1907, King Edward VII, 1d on 5s Salmon & Green, town cancel, slight surface soiling (certificate calls stains), otherwise Fine; with 2017 R.P.S.L. certificate. Scott No. 19.
SG No. 19    £400 ($490).

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Lot 226    

Cayman Islands, 1907, King Edward VII, ½d Green, total of 96 stamps in large blocks, all tied by strikes of "George Town, Grand, JU 11 07" cds on front and reverse of exploded large-size cover to Germany, matching "R" registry oval, Mobile, Ala. (FX-MO1) and New York (FX-NY1a) registry exchange labels, reverse with Mobile (6.25), New York (6.27) and Oldenburg (7.8) arrival cds, some stamp flaws, Very Fine and rare 4 shilling franking, an exceptional large size franking, ex-Cooley. SG No. 25.
Scott No. 21    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Lot 227    

Cayman Islands, 1907, King Edward VII, ½d-2½d & 1908, ¼d Brown, vertical pairs of ½d-2½d, all tied by "Georgetown, Cayman, JY 6 '08" cds on registered cover to Coventry, England, forwarded to Liverpool, Mobile, Ala. (FX-MO1) and New York (FX-NY1a) registry exchange labels, no backflap, Very Fine and scarce registry use, ex-A.R.T. collection.
Scott No. 21-23, 31    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 228 o   

Ceylon, 1859, Queen Victoria, 4d Dull Rose, Imperf, Large Star watermark, central grid cancel, clear to mostly large margins, strong color, Very Fine, choice so nice. Scott No. 5.
SG No. 4    £4,500 ($5,540).

AN ATTRACTIVE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1859 4D QUEEN VICTORIA IMPERFORATE ISSUES.

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Lot 229 o   

Ceylon, 1859, Queen Victoria, 4d Dull Rose, Imperf, Large Star watermark, neat grid cancel, large margins to just shaving at top, rich color, tiny corner crease and thin, Very Fine appearance. Scott No. 5.
SG No. 4    £4,500 ($5,540).

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Lot 230 o   

Ceylon, 1857, Queen Victoria, 5d Chestnut, Imperf, Large Star watermark, grid cancel, large to huge margins, rich deep color, Extremely Fine and choice, a wonderful gem; signed Holcombe. Scott No. 6.
SG No. 5    £150 ($180).

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Lot 231 o   

Ceylon, 1859, Queen Victoria, 8d Brown, Imperf, Large Star watermark, grid cancel, full ample margins, deep bold color, Very Fine. Scott No. 8.
SG No. 7    £1,500 ($1,840).

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Lot 232 o   

Ceylon, 1859, Queen Victoria, 9d Purple Brown, Imperf, Large Star watermark, grid cancel, margins clear to mostly large showing portion of adjacent stamp at top, strong bold color, Very Fine and choice. Scott No. 9.
SG No. 8    £900 ($1,110).

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Lot 233 o   

Ceylon, 1857, Queen Victoria, 1s9d Green, Imperf, Large Star watermark, grid cancel, clear to large margins, rich deep color, Very Fine. Scott No. 12.
SG No. 11    £800 ($980).

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