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Sale 946 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Monday, 12 November, 2007

Category — Offices in China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1399
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1399, Offices in China2c on 1c Offices in China (K1), 2c on 1c Offices in China (K1)2c on 1c Offices in China (K1). Uncharacteristic Jumbo margins, rich color, U.S. Postal Agency grid duplex datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $130.00 for 90, $295.00 for 95)

50
350
1400
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1400, Offices in China2c on 1c Offices in China (K1), 2c on 1c Offices in China (K1)2c on 1c Offices in China (K1). Vertical pair, well-centered, U.S. Postal Agency circular datestamp, Very Fine, 2007 P.F. certificate

100
275
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1401
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1401, Offices in China2c on 1c Offices in China (K1), 2c on 1c Offices in China (K1)2c on 1c Offices in China (K1). Mint N.H. with left selvage, perfect balanced margins, bright color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $580.00)

70
950
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1402
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1402, Offices in China4c on 2c Offices in China (K2), 4c on 2c Offices in China (K2)4c on 2c Offices in China (K2). Mint N.H. with top plate no. 13535 selvage, choice margins and fabulous centering, intense color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine, looks more "95" than "90", with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $190.00)

70
350
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1403
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1403, Offices in China4c-24c on 2c-12c Offices in China (K2, K5-K6, K8-K9, K11), 4c-24c on 2c-12c Offices in China (K2, K5-K6, K8-K9, K11)4c-24c on 2c-12c Offices in China (K2, K5-K6, K8-K9, K11). Exceptionally well-centered, virtually all lightly hinged, Extremely Fine lot

385
500
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1404
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1404, Offices in China8c on 4c Offices in China (K4), 8c on 4c Offices in China (K4)8c on 4c Offices in China (K4). Mint N.H., bright shade, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 1993 and 2007 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $255.00)

140
250
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1405
nhbl
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1405, Offices in China8c on 4c Offices in China (K4), 8c on 4c Offices in China (K4)8c on 4c Offices in China (K4). Mint N.H. block of four, radiant color on bright paper, choice centering for this difficult issue, Extremely Fine, a beautiful block which is most likely destined to be broken, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

560
750
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1406
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1406, Offices in China10c on 5c Offices in China (K5), 10c on 5c Offices in China (K5)10c on 5c Offices in China (K5). Exceptionally wide margins, intense color on bright paper, lightly hinged, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $205.00)

65
325
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1407
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1407, Offices in China12c on 6c Offices in China (K6), 12c on 6c Offices in China (K6)12c on 6c Offices in China (K6). Wider than typical margins and unusually well-centered, light readable "U.S. Postal Service Shanghai China Dec 30" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $395.00)

160
850
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1408
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1408, Offices in China14c on 7c, 16c on 8c Offices in China (K7-K8), 14c on 7c, 16c on 8c Offices in China (K7-K8)14c on 7c, 16c on 8c Offices in China (K7-K8). Tied together on piece by bold U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China registry oval, Very Fine, attractive, with 2007 P.F. certificate

295
650
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1409
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1409, Offices in China16c on 8c Offices in China (K8), 16c on 8c Offices in China (K8)16c on 8c Offices in China (K8). Mint N.H., fabulous Jumbo margins and perfect centering, lovely sharp color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. IT IS DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE A FINER EXAMPLE OF THIS OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE. A WONDERFUL CONDITION RARITY WITH THE COVETED SUPERB 98 JUMBO P.S.E. GRADE.

This is the highest grade awarded to any 8c Offices in China, and this stamp is the only one to receive 98J from P.S.E.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $2,550.00 as normal 98, 100 grade unlisted)

180
5,250
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1410
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1410, Offices in China16c on 8c Offices in China (K8), 16c on 8c Offices in China (K8)16c on 8c Offices in China (K8). Exceptionally wide Jumbo margins and outstanding centering, lightly hinged, strong color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $220.00 as 95, $375.00 as 98)

70
300
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1411
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1411, Offices in China16c on 8c Offices in China (K8), 16c on 8c Offices in China (K8)16c on 8c Offices in China (K8). Mint N.H., pretty shade on post-office fresh paper, beautiful centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only three have graded higher to date

180
900
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1412
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1412, Offices in China16c on 8c Offices in China (K8), 16c on 8c Offices in China (K8)16c on 8c Offices in China (K8). Vertical pair, wide margins and attractively centered, U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

240
550
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1413
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1413, Offices in China20c on 10c Offices in China (K10), 20c on 10c Offices in China (K10)20c on 10c Offices in China (K10). Lightly hinged, perfectly centered marvelous bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $345.00), this stamp and one other (NH) share this grade, none graded higher either hinged or never hinged

60
225
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1414
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1414, Offices in China24c on 12c Offices in China (K11), 24c on 12c Offices in China (K11)24c on 12c Offices in China (K11). Lightly hinged, Jumbo margins and perfectly centered, wonderful deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $425.00 as 98, unpriced in SMQ in any grade higher than this), this stamp is the sole possessor of this grade with only one other that grades higher

80
800
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1415
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1415, Offices in China40c on 20c Offices in China (K13), 40c on 20c Offices in China (K13)40c on 20c Offices in China (K13). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $700.00), only four have graded higher to date

300
600
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1416
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1416, Offices in China40c on 20c Offices in China (K13), 40c on 20c Offices in China (K13)40c on 20c Offices in China (K13). Mint N.H., attractive margins and well-centered, lovely color, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $450.00)

300
325
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1417
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1417, Offices in China60c on 30c Offices in China (K14), 60c on 30c Offices in China (K14)60c on 30c Offices in China (K14). Lightly hinged, perfect Jumbo margins and precise centering, radiant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $330.00 as 95, $570.00 as 98), this stamp and two others (NH) share this grade, only one other has been graded higher

120
375
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1418
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1418, Offices in China60c on 30c Offices in China (K14), 60c on 30c Offices in China (K14)60c on 30c Offices in China (K14). Mint N.H., fresh, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

280
225
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1419
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1419, 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., wonderfully well-centered, lovely color, fresh and bright

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE MORE DIFFICULT OFFICES IN CHINA STAMPS TO FIND IN NEVER-HINGED CONDITION AS MANY HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY HINGED OR WERE AFFECTED BY ADHERANCE TO INTERLEAVING DURING STORAGE.

With 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $2,700.00)

1,300
2,400
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1420
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Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1420, 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). Lightly hinged, choice margins and nicely centered, lovely color, Extremely Fine, a choice example of this difficult Offices in China value (although we must say the P.S.E. was generous with the 95 grade), with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,550.00)

575
1,000
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1421
nhbl
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 1421, Offices in China4c on 2c Offices in China (K18), 4c on 2c Offices in China (K18)4c on 2c Offices in China (K18). Mint N.H. block of four, radiant color, P.F. says reperfed at left but in our opinion it is not (which we confirmed with scanning and matching up both sides), Very Fine, a great opportunity for someone with the courage to disagree with the experts, with 2007 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as Mint N.H. singles

920
500
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