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Worldwide Stamps and Postal History continued...

Long Island
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1496 E ImageLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p Violet Essay. Printed on thin wove paper, large margins, without gum, showing "E" of the papermaker's watermark, Very Fine, with 1978 B.P.A. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $275.00
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1497 c ImageLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p on 20pa Green and Buff (SG 1). Excellent centering, tied by blue manuscript "N 7 MY 16" first day circular datestamp of Northend on neat cover to Lt. Comm. Pirie-Gordon at Government House, red manuscript "S 8 MY 16" circular datestamp of Nikola on reverse

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT HALF-PENNY ON 20-PIASTRE "G.R.I." OVERPRINT USED ON A FIRST DAY COVER. ONLY 25 STAMPS WERE PRINTED WITH TWO RECORDED COVERS.

In early 1916, the British Royal Navy occupied Chustan Island, which is located off the coast of Izmir in the Gulf of Smyrna, and renamed it Long Island. The only stamps that were found were Turkish fiscal stamps which were overprinted with a typewriter. The recipient of this cover, Lt. Comm. Pirie-Gordon, was the Civil Administrator of the island.

The rarity of this cover should not be underestimated. With only 25 stamps known to be printed, only twelve unused examples are recorded. Used consists of one on piece, one on cover front ("Mountrobeck" Collection, Christie's 1994), a cover featured in War Stamps of Salonika and Long Island by F.J. Melville and the example offered here.

With 1981 B.P.A. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 7,500-10,000

SOLD for $7,000.00
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1498 og ImageLONG ISLAND, 1916, 2-1/2p on 1pi Violet & Buff (SG 3). Small h.r., well-centered, bright fresh colors, couple minor corner creases

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-1/2-PENCE ON ONE-PIASTRE "G.R.I." OVERPRINT. A MERE 25 EXAMPLES WERE OVERPRINTED AND WITH ONLY 13 HAVING BEEN RECORDED TO DATE.

A major British Commonwealth rarity. With 1917 R.P.S. certificate. (Image)

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£8,000.00

SOLD for $5,250.00
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1499 og ImageLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Black on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 4). Without gum as issued, large margins, some manuscript pencil notations in left margin, Very Fine, a rare example of which only 40 examples were printed, with 1974 B.P.A. certificate (Image)

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£3,000.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
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1500 og ImageLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Blue on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 5). Without gum as issued, huge margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine, a rare example with only 40 examples printed, signed Bloch (Image)

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£2,500.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
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1501 og ImageLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Pale Green Horizontal Lined Paper (SG 6). Without gum as issued, huge margins including sheet margin at left, bold color, light thin at top, Extremely Fine appearance, only 60 examples printed, with Stanley Gibbons handstamp on reverse (Image)

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£1,000.00

SOLD for $225.00
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1502   ImageLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Mauve on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 6). Large margins, with blue manuscript "N 12 MY 16" circular datestamp of Northend, horizontal crease, small thin at top and minor paper wrinkling, Very Fine appearance, a scarce used example (Image)

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£1,200.00

SOLD for $200.00
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1503 og ImageLONG ISLAND, 1916, -1/2p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 8). Without gum as issued, large margins, typical light paper wrinkling, Very Fine, only 60 examples were printed (Image)

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£1,700.00

SOLD for $1,000.00
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1504 og ImageLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10). Without gum as issued, large margins all around, showing "Si" of papermaker's watermark, Very Fine and choice (Image)

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£450.00

SOLD for $225.00
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1505 og ImageLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Black on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 10). Without gum as issued, large balanced margins, strong color, Very Fine and choice (Image)

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£450.00

SOLD for $275.00
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1506 og ImageLONG ISLAND, 1916, 1p Blue on Thin Horizontally Laid Paper (SG 11). Without gum as issued, large balanced margins, fresh and Very Fine (Image)

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£600.00

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction

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