Sale 1250 — The Magnolia Collection of U.S. Mail in China and Japan: Part 2
Sale Date — Tuesday, 1 March, 2022
Category — $2.00 on $1.00 Double Surcharge Error (K16a)
$2.00 on $1.00 Violet Brown, Offices in China, Double Surcharge (K16a). With wide sheet selvage at left, original gum, h.r. at top, intense color and impression, wide space between two overprints makes the error clearly visible, small thin spot and crease in selvage only
FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $2.00 OFFICES IN CHINA DOUBLE SURCHARGE ERROR. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE SELVAGE AND WIDE-SPACED OVERPRINTS.
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, E. H. Murray, knew of the error but allowed it to be put on sale, as he was retiring and the Agency was closing. A Power Search review located only three others unused with selvage.
With 1978 R.P.S. certificate