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Sale 984 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 April, 2010

Category — Offices in China (K)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1133
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1133, Offices in China (K)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Rich color, cancelled by U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, accompanied by piece on which this originated which has the rest of the cancel, an attractive item, Scott Retail with no premium for the cancel

450
375
1134
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1134, Offices in China (K)2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18), 2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18)2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18). Complete set of Mint N.H. stamps, deep rich colors on bright paper, Fine-Very Fine, unusual offering of a complete set of Offices in China overprints in Mint N.H. condition, each with certificate (mostly A.P.S. but few older P.F. certificates)

5,770
3,250
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1135
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1135, Offices in China (K)2c on 1c Offices in China (K1), 2c on 1c Offices in China (K1)2c on 1c Offices in China (K1). Deep rich color on bright paper, neat strike of easily readable Shanghai cancel, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $440.00), this is the highest graded awarded to date to a used stamp and only one other shares this grade

60
375
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1136
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1136, Offices in China (K)4c on 2c Offices in China (K2), 4c on 2c Offices in China (K2)4c on 2c Offices in China (K2). Wide margins of near Jumbo proportions, precisely centered, bright color, neat oval grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $440.00), includes small piece from which this stamp was removed, the only one in this grade with only two higher

60
375
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1137
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1137, Offices in China (K)6c on 3c Offices in China (K3), 6c on 3c Offices in China (K3)6c on 3c Offices in China (K3). Mint N.H. with bottom selvage, wide margins and perfectly centered, beautiful color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,000.00)

150
750
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1138
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1138, Offices in China (K)8c on 4c Offices in China (K4), 8c on 4c Offices in China (K4)8c on 4c Offices in China (K4). Jumbo margins, sharp color on bright paper, barely hinged, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $155.00 as 95, $260.00 as 98)

60
190
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1139
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1139, Offices in China (K)10c on 5c Offices in China (K5), 10c on 5c Offices in China (K5)10c on 5c Offices in China (K5). Mint N.H., choice margins and mathematically centered, strong color on crisp paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00), one of only four to have been awarded this grade with only one higher

170
1,600
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1140
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1140, Offices in China (K)12c on 6c Offices in China (K6), 12c on 6c Offices in China (K6)12c on 6c Offices in China (K6). Block of four, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top stamps single hinge mark, vivid color, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

610
800
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1141
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1141, Offices in China (K)12c on 6c Offices in China (K6), 12c on 6c Offices in China (K6)12c 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

1,500
6,250
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1142
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1142, Offices in China (K)18c on 9c Offices in China (K9), 18c on 9c Offices in China (K9)18c on 9c Offices in China (K9). Mint N.H., beautiful bright pastel color, precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00)

170
900
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1143
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1143, Offices in China (K)30c on 15c Offices in China (K12), 30c on 15c Offices in China (K12)30c on 15c Offices in China (K12). Mint N.H., balanced margins and essentially perfect centering, crisp shade and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1979 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00)

210
1,000
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1144
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1144, Offices in China (K)30c on 15c Offices in China (K12), 30c on 15c Offices in China (K12)30c on 15c Offices in China (K12). Mint N.H., well-centered with strong color contrasted against bright white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $430.00)

210
400
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1145
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1145, Offices in China (K)40c 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 centering, fresh, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $365.00)

300
300
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1146
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1146, Offices in China (K)$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15), $1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15)$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15). Well-centered, beautiful rich color and lightly hinged, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

575
425
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1147
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1147, Offices in China (K)$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16), $2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16)$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16). Mint N.H., lovely large margins and exceptionally well-centered, deep rich color on crisp white paper, Extremely Fine, surprisingly difficult to find this value in this Mint N.H. condition, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,750.00)

1,000
2,600
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1148
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1148, Offices in China (K)2c on 1c Offices in China (K17), 2c on 1c Offices in China (K17)2c on 1c Offices in China (K17). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 11792 block of six, lovely pastel color, 1-1/2 mm natural "short gumming" at top of top stamps, Fine-Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,750
950
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1149
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1149, Offices in China (K)Darrah Overprints, Darrah OverprintsDarrah Overprints. Five, unused (no gum or traces of gum) with Type II overprints, comprising Nos. 414, 416, 422, J39 and F1, Very Good-Fine, scarce group

E. 750-1,000
700
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