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Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — Offices in China, Officials

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
359
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 359, Offices in China, Officials$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15), $1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15)$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15). Rich color, tied by bold strike of "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China R. D." Registry Division oval handstamp on 1922 registered cover to Cleveland O., five backstamps incl. "U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai, China Aug. 10, 1922", two from Chicago (Sept. 12), two from Cleveland O. (Sept. 3), two additional registered handstamps, cover slightly reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine and rare usage, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
360
og
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 360, Offices in China, Officials$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). Barest faint trace of hinging, perfectly centered with wide margins all around, clearly showing the doubling of the surcharge with the second overprint dramatically shifted, intense color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $2.00 OFFICES IN CHINA DOUBLE SURCHARGE ERROR.

The Office 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.

4,500
9,500
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361
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 361, Offices in China, Officials$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). Clearly showing the double surcharge with second surcharge shifted strongly downwards, neat strike of "Shanghai, China" cancel, rich color

A FINE AND RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 OFFICES IN CHINA DOUBLE SURCHARGE.

Used examples of the $2.00 Double Surcharge are considerably rarer than unused stamps. Approximately six covers are known.

4,750
6,000
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362
nh
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 362, Offices in China, Officials$10.00 State (O70), $10.00 State (O70)$10.00 State (O70). Mint N.H. top right corner margin single with plate no., bright colors

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER HINGED CORNER SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE $10.00 STATE DEPARTMENT. ESPECIALLY RARE WITH PLATE NUMBER.

With copy of 1991 P.F. certificate for block of six

4,000
3,000
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