Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — Offices in China (Scott K1-K16a, K17)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2324
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Sale 1037, Lot 2324, Offices in China (Scott K1-K16a, K17)$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China, Double Surcharge (K16a). Part original gum, slightly displaced but clear second surcharge, wide margins, reperfed at right and tiny thin spot

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 OFFICES IN CHINA WITH DOUBLE SURCHARGE ERROR.

The Offices in China double surcharge error occurred during the overprinting of stamps for use at the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai. It has been reported that the errors were among the last stamps to be put on sale before the agency closed on December 31, 1922. The Deputy Postal Agent, Mr. E. H. Murray, knew of the error but allowed it to be put on sale, as he was retiring and the Agency was closing.

With 2012 P.F. certificate

10,500
3,250