From The Doyen Collection of Important Stamps of the World - Spink London - October 3, 2020
Lot 1028 -
Cayman Islands. Two Great Rarities of Cayman Islands Philately. 1907 (Nov.) "½d" on 5/- salmon and green, variety surcharge inverted, fresh and fine with large part original gum. Extremely rare and one of the world's great 20th Century rarities. Signed E. Diena and accompanied by his Certificate (1980). S.G. 18a, £100,000Note: Only four examples are believed to exist, one of which, in a pair with normal, is in The Royal Philatelic Collection....Est. £30,000-40,000
Currently GBP 21,000
Spink LondonThe Doyen Collection of Important Stamps of the World was formed by a World-Renowned Medical Practitioner over many years. Rarely are so many world class items offered in one sale. All proceeds due to the vendor will be donated to charity, making this the ideal time to secure the rarities that have eluded your collection.
Highlights are not in short supply and include a very rare 1907 Cayman Islands ½d on 5/- with surcharge inverted, one of only four known examples. K.U.T. has both the £75 and £50, 1922-27 high values – each with a Plate number. Two examples of the Northern Nigeria 1904 £25 are on offer and Malaya Straits Settlements sees one of the World most coveted philatelic gems, an Edward VII 1906 $500.