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Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — Offices in China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
603
ogbl
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 603, Offices in China1c Rose (J59), 1c Rose (J59)1c Rose (J59). Top imprint, plate number and star block of six, lightly hinged at top center, other five stamps Mint N.H., deep rich color, selvage slightly reduced

FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE ONE-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED POSTAGE DUE ISSUE.

Generally, the 1c Unwatermarked Perf 10 is found with poor centering. Our review of major plate block and Postage Due auctions, including Chapin, Cole, Kobacker, Simon, Todd, and Wampler, revealed only two examples: the ex-Cole (and Drucker) plate block, and the ex-Wampler plate block, both of which are also hinged once at top with selvage reduced.

Of the few remaining plate blocks in existence, two have been broken for singles

27,500
8,500
603A
c
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 603A, Postage DueU.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, Apr. 4 5-PM 1906, U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, Apr. 4 5-PM 1906U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, Apr. 4 5-PM 1906. Clear impression of flag machine cancel ties 2c 1908 on Temple of Loong-hua postcard to Austria, forwarded locally with Vienna blue circular datestamp, faint toning at upper right

VERY FINE. ONLY TWO CARDS OR COVERS ARE KNOWN AMONG THE THREE OR FOUR REPORTED EXAMPLES OF THE SHANGHAI FLAG MACHINE CANCEL.

Significantly, an example of the Shanghai machine cancel was absent from the Drucker collection.

E. 5,000-7,500
9,000
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604
nh
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 604, Offices in China$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15), $1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15)$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15). Mint N.H., bright color and crisp impression on post-office fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE.

With 2003 P.F. certificate

1,200
2,600
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