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1900 Queen Victoria

1/2 p green 1 p red

  1/2 p green
  1 p red

These stamps have watermark 'CA Crown' and perforation 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 p**** 
1 p**** 

 

1902 King Edward VII

Inscription 'POSTAGE POSTAGE'

1 p red 1 Sh orange

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 1/2 p blue
  4 p brown and blue
  6 p brown
  6 p olive and red
  1 Sh brown
  1 Sh violet and green
  5 Sh orange and green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'CA Crown', perforation 14
1/2 p**** 
1 p****** 
2 1/2 p****** 
6 p brownRR 
1 Sh brownRRRR 
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown', perforation 14
1/2 p****** 
1 p****** 
2 1/2 p****** 
4 pRRRR 
6 p brownRR 
6 p olive and red RRRR 
1 Sh brownRRRR 
1 Sh violet and green RRRR 
5 ShRRRR 
Surcharged

Genuine Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com

  'One Halfpenny' on 1 p red
  '1/2 D' on 5 Sh orange and green
  '1 D' on 5 Sh orange and green
  '2 1/2 D' on 4 p brown and blue (very rare)
  

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown', perforation 14
1/2 p on 1 p RRRR 
1/2 p on 5 ShRRRR 
1 p on 5 ShRRRR 
2 1/2 p on 4 p RRRRRRExists with double overprint: RRR

Forgeries of at least the 2 1/2 D on 4 p surcharge exist, example of such a forgery:

Forgery! Fake surcharge!
(Forged surcharge)

 

1908 Inscription 'POSTAGE & REVENUE'

2 1/2 p blue

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p brown on yellow
  4 p brown and red on yellow
  6 p brown and violet
  1 Sh grey and red on green
  5 Sh green and red on yellow
  10 Sh green and red on green
Surcharged 

  '1 D' on 4 p brown and red on yellow (fiscal stamp)

These stamps have perforation 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
1/2 p** 
1 p***** 
2 1/2 p****** 
3 p****** 
4 pRRRR 
6 p ****** 
1 Sh ****** 
5 ShRRRR 
1 p on 4 pRRRRRRExists with inverted overprint: RRR
Watermark 'CA Crown'
1 ShRRRR 
10 ShRRRR 

 

1908 Ellipse with value, inscription 'CAYMAN ISLANDS POSTAGE'

  1/4 p brown

This stamp has watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' and perforation 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/4 p** 

 

1912 King George, country name at the top of the stamp

1/4 p brown 1/2 p green

  1/4 p brown
  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p lilac on yellow
  4 p black and red on yellow
  6 p lilac
  1 Sh black
  2 Sh lilac and blue blue
  3 Sh green and violet
  5 Sh green and red on yellow
  10 Sh green and red on green

Overprinted 'WAR STAMP.' (1917-1919)

Image obtained thanks to Peter Elias
Image obtained thanks to Peter Elias, type 1 Image obtained thanks to Peter Elias, type 2
Type 1 Type 2; very rare, certified genuine, among other things the large '1' is different

  1/2 p green
  '1 1/2 d.' on 2 p grey
  '1 1/2 d' on 2 1/2 p orange
  '1 1/2 d' on 2 1/2 p blue ('WAR STAMP' in two lines, 2 types)
  '1 1/2 d' on 2 1/2 p blue ('WAR STAMP' in one line, 2 types)

These stamps have watermark 'Multple CA Crown' and perforation 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/4 pcc 
1/2 p** 
1 p** 
2 p** 
2 1/2 p**** 
3 p******Exists on paper with yellow or white backside
4 p****** 
6 p****** 
1 Sh******Exists on paper with geen or white backside
2 ShRR 
3 ShRR 
5 ShRRRR 
10 ShRRRRExists on paper with green or white backside
War Tax overprints
1/2 pc* 
1 1/2 p on 2 p **Variety: '1' of '1/2' broken
(appears once in every sheet)
1 1/2 p on 2 1/2 p orange ** 
1 1/2 p on 2 1/2 p blue****War stamp in two lines
Type 2: R
Both types exist without bar between '1/2': RR
Type 1 exists with 'o' instead of 'd': RR
Type 1 exists with 'STAMP' misplaced
(closer to the '1 1/2'): RR
1 1/2 p on 2 1/2 p blue**War stamp in one line
Type 2: '1' different: RR

 

1921 King George, country name at the bottom

1/4 p brown

  1/4 p brown
  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 1/2 p orange
  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p lilac on yellow
  4 p red on yellow
  4 1/2 p green
  6 p lilac
  1 Sh black on green
  2 Sh violet on blue
  3 Sh violet
  5 Sh green on yellow
  10 Sh red on green

Later issues, examples:

1935 issue
(Reduced sizes)


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