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Sale 811 — 1999 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 May, 1999

Category — Other Back-of-Book Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
253
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 253, Other Back-of-Book Issues10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4), 10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4)10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Bottom imprint and plate no. block of six, original gum, hinge marks, a few rejoined perf separations, Fine, the 1894 unwatermarked Bureau Special Delivery stamp is scarce, and plate blocks are of the greatest rarity

13,000
0
254°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 254, Other Back-of-Book Issues10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10), 10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10)10c Pale Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E10). Top plate no. block of six, four stamps Mint N.H., very light hinging at bottom, bright color, remarkably well-centered, Extremely Fine Gem top plate block

4,750
4,750
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255°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 255, Other Back-of-Book Issues3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10), 3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10)3c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J10). Full original gum, very lightly hinged, beautiful color and sharp proof-like impression on bright paper, well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE SPECIAL PRINTING. THE 3-CENT IS POSSIBLY THE RAREST POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

Although 436 copies reached the public, it is believed that 100 copies were destroyed in the Calman lot. A thorough search of the marketplace combined with conversations with dealers and collectors, has confirmed the rarity of this stamp.

4,000
0
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256°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 256, Other Back-of-Book Issues10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12), 10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12). Unused (no gum), beautiful rich color, very well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 10-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

It has been estimated that no more than 174 examples of the 10c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public. With 1998 P.F. certificate

2,400
0
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257°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 257, Other Back-of-Book Issues30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13), 30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13)30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13). Unused (no gum), deep rich color, sharp proof-like impression, very well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL 30-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

It has been estimated that no more than 179 examples of the 30c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public. With 1998 P.F. certificate

2,600
0
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258°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 258, Other Back-of-Book Issues50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14), 50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14)50c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J14). Unused (no gum), well-centered, deep rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE SPECIAL PRINTING.

It has been estimated that no more than 179 examples of the 50c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public. With 1994 P.F. certificate

2,750
0
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259
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 259, Other Back-of-Book Issues50c Red Brown (J21), 50c Red Brown (J21)50c Red Brown (J21). Mint N.H., rich color, sharp impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL POST-OFFICE FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE IN MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

With 1998 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for hinged

1,500
3,250
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260°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 260, Other Back-of-Book Issues50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Full original gum, lightly hinged, beautiful rich color on bright paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1914 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE WITH ORIGINAL GUM IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL POSTAGE DUE STAMPS.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

9,000
8,000
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261°
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 261, Other Back-of-Book Issues2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K16), 2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K16)2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K16). Complete set, tied by "U.S. Pos. Service, Shanghai China Mar. 7, 1922" duplex cancels on large registered cover to New York and forwarded back to Shanghai, Sulzer, Rudolph & Co., Shanghai imprint of sender on backflap, addressed to their offices in New York, vertical file fold at left and very light horizontal file fold at bottom well clear of all stamps (to be expected on a cover of this size)

VERY FINE. A RARE AND COLORFUL FRANKING OF THE ENTIRE SET OF SIXTEEN STAMPS OVERPRINTED BY THE BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING FOR USE AT THE POSTAL AGENCY IN CHINA.

As U.S. economic interests in China increased, the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai requested a supply of stamps that could be used at local post offices. At the time, the exchange rate between U.S. and Shanghai dollars was 2:1, and a series of Washington-Franklin stamps were officially overprinted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing These were placed on sale on July 1, 1919.

With 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
3,500
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262
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 262, Other Back-of-Book Issues$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16), $2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16)$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16). Bottom imprint and plate no. block of six, Mint N.H., well-centered, rich color and very fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. CERTAINLY AMONG THE FINEST EXISTING PLATE BLOCKS OF THE $2.00 OFFICES IN CHINA.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

10,000
7,000
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263
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Sale Number 811, Lot Number 263, Other Back-of-Book Issues$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China, Double Surcharge (K16a), $2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China, Double Surcharge (K16a)$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China, Double Surcharge (K16a). Showing the doubled overprint distinctly, well-centered, rich color, full original gum, lightly hinged

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 DOUBLE SURCHARGE, OF WHICH ONLY 100 WERE ISSUED.

The Office in China double overprint error was caused when the sheet was run through the overprinting machine twice. It has been reported that the sheet was one of the last to be put on sale before before the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai 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. There are at least six covers recorded.

Light purple backstamp

4,250
8,000
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