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|1940 Cayman Islands|
1940 censored envelope to the U.S.A. bearing a 1d and a late usage of a War Tax 1½d to correctly pay the 2½d rate, cancelled GEORGETOWN JY 15 1940. A blue crayon 'OK' (Miller CM2) manuscript censor mark is at the lower left of the cover. A scarce commercial censored cover.
|1942 Cayman Islands|
1942 O. H. M. S. censored envelope to Newark, USA, with the original contents from the Post Office dated Feb 27 1942, with an OFFICIAL PAID FE 27 42 datestamp. A blue Opened by Censor label is on the front of the cover (Miller CL1) Fine and scarce.
|1917 Cayman Islands|
1917 1d envelope registered to the USA with three WAR TAX 1½d's added, correctly paying the 4½d registered rate ti the USA. The stamps have been cancelled CAYMAN BRAC NO 3 17. On the reverse are Kingston, Jamaica, NO 16 and New York 11.22.1917 transit cancellations. Fine.
1928 envelope to the USA bearing a 2½d cancelled CAYMAN IS. GEORGETOWN SE 14 1928. An uncommon canceller used only between December 1927 and August 1930. Fine.
1929 registered envelope to Scotland franked with a pair of ½d's and a 2½d tied by Bodentown JA 4 29 datestamps. Alongside is a Georgetown JA 7 1929 c.d.s. A Plymouth transit cancel 24 JA 29 is on the reverse. An interesting franking.
1916 registered envelope to the U.S.A. bearing a 2d and 4d cancelled Cayman Brac JY 25 16. On the reverse are Kingston, Jamaica JY 31, New York 8.6.1916 and Pittsburg AUG 8 16 transit and arrival datestamps. Fine.
1946 registered envelope to England bearing a 'Victory' 1½d and 3d cancelled Georgetown OC 8 1946. A violet boxed 'DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER' handstamp has been applied to the front of the envelope. It is possible that the bag containing the mails fell in to the water on arrival in England, as mail is also known from Jamaica dated October 14 with the same cachet. Very few covers are known from this incident, only about three or four from the Cayman Islands.
1911 envelope to Georgetown bearing a ½d tied by a very fine strike of the violet boxed 'EAST END / Grand Cayman / RURAL / Post Collection'. On the face of the envelope are Bodentown and Georgetown AP 12 11 transit and arrival datestamps. The envelope has been very slightly reduced at the left where opened. Only about 40 covers are recorded with this cancellation and this is the second earliest date known. A very fine and rare commercial cover using this domestic ½d rate with this canceller.