Sale 978 — The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
Sale Date — Friday, 4 December, 2009
Category — Offices in China
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. IT IS DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE A FINER EXAMPLE OF THIS OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE. A WONDERFUL CONDITION RARITY GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E.
P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,300.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve 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 four stamps graded 98J or above.
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.
P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $2,300.00). Only one has graded higher to date (the previous lot at 98J) and only two others share this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98; SMQ $2,700.00). This is the only example to have achieved this grade in the P.S.E. Population Report and only one has graded higher to date (Gem 100)