Sale 1231 — The James P. Myerson Collection of Superb United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 9-10 February, 2021
Category — Offices in China
$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China, Double Surcharge (K16a). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering for this difficult issue, clear second surcharge significantly displaced from the other
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE $2.00 ON $1.00 OFFICES IN CHINA DOUBLE SURCHARGE IS VERY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN WITH SUCH CHOICE CENTERING.
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. Many are off-center.
With 2015 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)