Sale 962 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 24-26 September, 2008
Category — Offices in China
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN IDEAL EXAMPLE OF A MINT NEVER-HINGED 10-CENT ON 5-CENT OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,700), only two others recorded in this grade with one higher
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 16-CENT ON 8-CENT OFFICES IN CHINA HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- ONLY ONE HAS GRADED HIGHER TO DATE.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,850.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 98J) and only two others share this grade. A review of the P.S.E. Population Report for the underlying stamp, Scott 508, will also give an indication of its rarity in higher grades. The significantly more available Scott 508 only has nine stamps graded 98 or above.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $2.00 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.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate