Sale 1145 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday, 14 December, 2016
Category — Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials
$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China, Double Surcharge (K16a). Barest trace of hinging, rich colors, clear second surcharge, two unpunched perfs at left
FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $2.00 OFFICES IN CHINA 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.