Lot 2770 ()Ryukyus, Kume Island, 1945, 7s black on cream, horizontal strip of 3, without gum as issued, wide margins including full sheet margins at sides, middle stamp with light crease and paper clip rust spots at left mostly in margin, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 1X1 $8,250 for singles.
A RARE MINT MULTIPLE OF THE THE KUME ISLAND 1945 7S PROVISIONAL ISSUE.
Lot 2771 oRyukyus, Kume Island, 1945, 7s black on cream, upper pane of 12, cancelled by neat Okinawa Kume Shima "20 10 1" First Day of Issue favor cds for October 1st 1945, position 8 with "7" & "Sen" one letter spaced at the left, wide sheet margins, two vertical creases affecting stamps in first and third rows, otherwise Very Fine, with Scott catalog value not accounting for the spaced at left variety (unlisted in used condition).
Scott No. 1X1, 1X1a $30,000 for normal singles.
ONE OF THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLES OF THE KUME ISLAND 1945 7S PROVISIONAL ISSUE.
This was originally the personal property of LCDR Elwood J. Wilson, USNR, Commanding Officer of Military Government Detachment B-101-X. In this capacity, and as Deputy Military Governor of Kume Shima, he authorized the printing and issuing of this provisional postage stamp on October 1st, 1945. He requested Postmaster Norifumi Kikuzato to cancel a sheet of the stamps for him as a World War II souvenir.
Lot 2772Ryukyus, Yaeyama District, 1948, Postmaster Miyara's handstamped seal on Admiral Togo, 4s dark green, nicely centered with rich color, part o.g. from backing paper removal, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 5X1 $1,200.
Lot 2773Ryukyus, Yaeyama District, 1948, Postmaster Miyara's handstamped seal on Admiral Togo, 7s orange vermilion, right sheet margin single, vibrant color on bright paper, o.g. stuck to backing paper, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 5X3 $800.
Lot 2774 oRyukyus, 1952, "Kai Tei" (revalued) surcharge on Shuri Castle, 100y on 2y rose violet, light town cancel, strong color, slight creases, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 17 $1,400.