Sale 968B — The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Three: 1902-34 Issues, B-O-B

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 22-25 September, 2009

Category — Offices in China (K)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
849
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Sale 968B, Lot 849, Offices in China (K)2c on 1c Offices in China (K1). Mint N.H. top left corner margin single, balanced Jumbo margins, bright color, Extremely Fine Gem, a stamp of stunning visual appeal, with 1991 P.F. certificate

70
200
850
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Sale 968B, Lot 850, Offices in China (K)4c on 2c Offices in China (K2). Mint N.H., beautiful warm color, wide margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificates for a block and for this single (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $495.00)

70
300
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851
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Sale 968B, Lot 851, Offices in China (K)4c on 2c Offices in China (K2). Mint N.H., brilliant color on fresh paper, precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp in every respect, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $495.00)

70
425
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852
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Sale 968B, Lot 852, Offices in China (K)6c on 3c Offices in China (K3). Mint N.H., beautiful balanced margins on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

150
475
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853
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Sale 968B, Lot 853, Offices in China (K)10c on 5c Offices in China (K5). Mint N.H. with faint plate no. in selvage at top, deep rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 P.F. certificate for a block of four

170
225
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854
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Sale 968B, Lot 854, Offices in China (K)12c on 6c Offices in China (K6). Mint N.H., radiant color, balanced Jumbo margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp, with 1991 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,150.00 as 95, $2,600.00 as 98)

220
0
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855
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Sale 968B, Lot 855, Offices in China (K)14c on 7c Offices in China (K7). Mint N.H., intense shade, choice margins and centering, crisp white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, difficult to find in this high quality, with 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00)

225
950
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856
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Sale 968B, Lot 856, Offices in China (K)16c on 8c Olive Green, Offices in China (K8a). Mint N.H., vivid color, wide balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate as No. K8 Olive Bister, with 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $335.00)

160
250
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857
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Sale 968B, Lot 857, Offices in China (K)16c on 8c Olive Green, Offices in China (K8a). Mint N.H., beautiful warm color, proof-like impression, balanced Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $990.00 as 95, $2,200.00 as 98)

160
750
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858
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Sale 968B, Lot 858, Offices in China (K)18c on 9c Offices in China (K9). Mint N.H., wonderfully fresh and almost perfectly centered, brilliant color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $990.00)

170
850
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859
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Sale 968B, Lot 859, Offices in China (K)20c on 10c Offices in China (K10). Mint N.H., stunning fiery color, choice centering with wide and even margins, tiny natural inclusion not mentioned on accompanying certificates, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $990.00), only two stamps has graded higher to date

160
425
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860
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 860, Offices in China (K)24c on 12c Offices in China (K11). Mint N.H., deep rich color on fresh paper, beautiful wide even margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95), this is the only example to achieve this grade, the only example to grade higher (98) realized $4,000 hammer in our Scarsdale sale

200
3,250
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861
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 861, Offices in China (K)40c on 20c Offices in China (K13). Mint N.H. with plate no. 12595 selvage at top, pretty pastel color, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

300
700
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862
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Sale 968B, Lot 862, Offices in China (K)60c on 30c Offices in China (K14). Mint N.H., wide balanced margins with near-perfect centering, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

280
800
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863
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Sale 968B, Lot 863, Offices in China (K)$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15). Mint N.H. with top selvage, bright color, well-centered, few natural gum skips not mentioned on accompanying certificates, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $1,050.00)

1,300
750
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864
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Sale 968B, Lot 864, Offices in China (K)$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16). Mint N.H., wide beautifully balanced margins, intense color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

1,000
2,400
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865
og
Sale 968B, Lot 865, Offices in China (K)$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China, Double Surcharge (K16a). Lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright fresh paper, wide margins, wide-spaced doubling of the surcharge

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.

Ex Floyd. Small purple backstamp. With 1999 P.F. certificate

8,500
10,000
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866
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 866, Offices in China (K)2c on 1c Offices in China (K17). Mint N.H., brilliant color and detailed impression, wide balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

250
1,000
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867
nh
Sale 968B, Lot 867, Offices in China (K)4c on 2c Offices in China (K18). Mint N.H. with wide top selvage, vivid color, choice centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $450.00 as 90, $1,300.00 as 95)

230
550
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