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Sale 1145 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 14 December, 2016

Category — Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
752
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 752, Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E5c; formerly E5a), 10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E5c; formerly E5a)10c Blue, Special Delivery, Imperforate (E5c; formerly E5a). Vertical pair, original gum, large margins, deep rich color, natural gum crease

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE IMPERFORATE 10-CENT 1895 WATERMARKED BUREAU SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.

Using the logic behind including No. E3 as a part of the Columbian issues, one can argue Nos. E4 and E5 are part of the 1894 and 1895 Bureau issues. Perhaps this is why Nos. E4 and E5 are the only Special Delivery issues found imperforate. However, unlike its regular-issue counterparts, which exist in abundant quantities, Nos. E4a and E5c are very rare. We have offered only eight unduplicated pairs, one single and one block of four since keeping computerized records. Virtually all have faults, ranging from gum creases to more serious flaws.

4,500
1,100
753
ng
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 753, Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12), 10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12)10c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J12). Unused (regummed), rich color with cameo typical of Special Printings, Fine, it has been estimated that no more than 174 examples of the 10c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public, Scott Retail as original gum

7,000
1,300
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754
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 754, Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13), 30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13)30c Deep Brown, Special Printing (J13). Unused (no gum), rich color and crisp impression, Fine and scarce, it has been estimated that no more than 179 examples of the 30c Postage Due Special Printing reached the public, with 1943 A.P.S. certificate, Scott Retail as original gum

7,500
1,300
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755
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 755, Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials50c Red Brown (J21), 50c Red Brown (J21)50c Red Brown (J21). Original gum, h.r. including small paper hinge, bright color, well-centered, partly unpunched perf at top right, Very Fine

1,750
425
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756
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 756, Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials1c Vermilion (J29), 1c Vermilion (J29)1c Vermilion (J29). Original gum, h.r., vivid color on fresh paper, Very Fine, typical centering for this very scarce Postage Due, with 2016 P.F. certificate

2,250
700
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757
nh
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 757, Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials30c Carmine Lake (J57), 30c Carmine Lake (J57)30c Carmine Lake (J57). Mint N.H., small natural gum skip, wide margins, intense shade and impression, bright fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1999 P.F. certificate

525
250
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758
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 758, Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials1959 Postage Due, Denomination-Omitted Errors (J89a/J96a), 1959 Postage Due, Denomination-Omitted Errors (J89a/J96a)1959 Postage Due, Denomination-Omitted Errors (J89a/J96a). Small Mint N.H. group including single of No. J89a, strip of three with two normal of No. J91a, pairs with one normal of Nos. J94a and J96a, Very Fine group

3,400
1,700
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759
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Postage Due Collection. Schaubek album pages of unused stamps, including Nos. J1-J4, J7, J15-J16, J18-J20, J22-J28, J30-J36, J43-J44, J49, J60, most original gum, h.r., few faults, overall Fine with a few Very Fine, No. J19 with 2011 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail approximately

9,400
2,100
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760
og
2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18). Nos. K4, K11, K17 and K18 Mint N.H., Nos. K1, K2, K6, K8 and K9 h.r., rich colors, Fine set with a few Very Fine

2,735
350
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761
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 761, Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China, Double Surcharge (K16a), $2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China, Double Surcharge (K16a)$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China, Double Surcharge (K16a). Barest trace of hinging, rich colors, clear second surcharge, two unpunched perfs at left

FRESH AND FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $2.00 OFFICES IN CHINA DOUBLE SURCHARGE ERROR.

The Offices 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.

10,500
6,000
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762
 
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 762, Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials6c Executive (O13), 6c Executive (O13)6c Executive (O13). Brilliant color, unusually light cancel, well-centered, Very Fine, with 2001 and 2009 P.F. certificates

550
800
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763
og
Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 763, Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials$2.00 State (O68), $2.00 State (O68)$2.00 State (O68). Original gum, minor h.r., wide margins to clear at right, intense colors, fresh and Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate

1,600
500
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764
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 764, Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials$10.00 State (O70), $10.00 State (O70)$10.00 State (O70). Unused (regummed), strong detailed impression on fresh paper, Very Fine, a handsome example, with 1979 P.F. (as original gum) and 2016 P.F. certificates

2,500
1,400
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765
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Sale Number 1145, Lot Number 765, Special Delivery, Postage Due, Offices in China, Officials30c Treasury, Soft Paper (O112), 30c Treasury, Soft Paper (O112)30c Treasury, Soft Paper (O112). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color, crisp impression, Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate

2,400
475
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766
og
Officials Collection. Schaubek album pages of mostly unused stamps, including 1c-90c Agriculture, 1c-3c Executive, 1c-90c Interior (24 used), 1c-90c Justice, Navy including 1c-6c, 10c, 12c, 24c and 30c, 1c-90c Post Office, 1c-90c State, 1c-90c Treasury (2c used), 1c-90c War, also some soft paper issues, some unused (no gum), some regummed or disturbed original gum, few faults, mostly Fine, Nos. O8 and O11 with P.F. certificates, Scott Retail approximately

20,000
2,600
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767
 
Officials Balance. 36 unused stamps, including Nos. O4 (part original gum), O6 (no gum), O10, O12 (part disturbed original gum), O26, O27, O42, O80, nice group of Post Office and State including O64, O75 (no gum), few faults including some regummed or reperfed (individual ones mentioned in this description are original gum unless otherwise noted), Fine-Very Fine appearance

6,777
0
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