CAYMAN ISLANDS 1932 SGMP7 Cancel
Stock Code: P178002392
1932 (Nov) Cayman Brac Hurricane provisional. Blue piece (minor creasing) from an overseas cover showing M/S initials "ASR" of the postmaster A. S. Rutty indicating postage paid (or waived?) after the destruction of the post office in a hurricane on the night of 9/10 November, overstruck in transit by red "KINGSTON JAMAICA/POSTAGE PAID" machine cancel dated "DEC 7 1932" (validating the manuscript "frank"). A major item of Cayman Islands Postal History. Only one full cover with this usage is known (ex Cooley, Byl, Edmondson, Meredith and Watkin), and we have not been able to trace any other piece. Ex Watkin and Meredith, with the former‘s annotations (back and front) indicating that this piece came from an envelope addressed to the U.S.A. (cat £16000 on full cover).
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