Sale 913 — 2006 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2006

Category — Offices in China, Officials

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
908
nhbl
Sale 913, Lot 908, Offices in China, Officials12c on 6c Offices in China (K6). Mint N.H. top plate no. 7837 block of six with extra wide selvage, brilliant color, choice centering, post-office fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED WIDE TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 12-CENT OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE.

With 1986 P.F. certificate

1,350
6,500
909
ogbl
Sale 913, Lot 909, Offices in China, Officials1c Interior (O15). Top left corner imprint and plate no. 52 block of fourteen, the Scott-listed plate block of twelve is Mint N.H., top left stamp trace of h.r. where applied in corner selvage, radiant color, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. plate block of ten and four hinged singles

1,220
1,150
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910
og
Sale 913, Lot 910, Offices in China, Officials$2.00 State (O68). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins and beautifully centered, fresh and rich colors, Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,250
1,600
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911
og
Sale 913, Lot 911, Offices in China, Officials$10.00 State (O70). Large part original gum, fresh color, almost perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $10.00 STATE DEPARTMENT.

Ex Zoellner. With 1989 P.F. certificate

4,500
4,000
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912
S
Sale 913, Lot 912, Offices in China, Officials1c-90c Officials, "Specimen" Overprints (O1S-O67S, O72S-O93S). Complete set less the dollar value States, also incl. few ribbed paper varieties incl. Nos. O1Sb, O10Sa, O25Sb, O57Sb, soft papers incl. Nos. O10xS, O35xS and O57xS, generally rich colors, few small faults to be expected

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE SET OF THE OFFICIAL SPECIMEN OVERPRINTS, WHICH ONLY NEEDS THE FOUR DOLLAR-VALUE STATE DEPARTMENT ISSUES TO BE COMPLETE. A RARE ASSEMBLAGE.

No. O77 with 1987 P.F. certificate.

45,417
32,500
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913
S
Sale 913, Lot 913, Offices in China, Officials30c Agriculture, "Sepcimen" Error (O9Sa). Without gum as issued, vibrant color, centered to right as are all known examples

FRESH AND FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT AGRICULTURE WITH THE "SEPCIMEN" ERROR. ONLY THREE COPIES ARE RECORDED.

With 2001 A.P.S. certificate

9,000
9,500
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914
S
Sale 913, Lot 914, Offices in China, Officials$2.00 State, Specimen Ovpt. (O68S). Without gum as issued, wonderfully fresh and crisp, pulled perf at right

FINE. A VERY DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE $2.00 STATE SPECIMEN.

Although the Scott Specialized states that 32 $2.00 State "Specimen" stamps were issued, the description for the Markovits example states "only about twenty are recorded", presumably based on Markovits's original research.

12,500
5,500
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