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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — Offices in China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1140
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1140, Offices in China6c on 3c Offices in China (K3), 6c on 3c Offices in China (K3)6c on 3c Offices in China (K3). Mint N.H., deep shade on bright paper, choice centering with wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a surprisingly difficult denomination to find in higher grades, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00), only two have graded higher (both 98) and only seven others share this grade

150
700
1141
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1141, Offices in China8c on 4c Offices in China (K4), 8c on 4c Offices in China (K4)8c on 4c Offices in China (K4). Jumbo margins and choice centering, rich color, neat roller cancel from the U.S. Post Office in Shanghai, Extremely Fine Gem, Offices in China denominations above the 4c on 2c are exceedingly difficult to find used in the higher grades, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $315.00 as 90, $850.00 as 95), only one used example has been graded higher

140
500
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1142
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1142, Offices in China10c on 5c Offices in China (K5), 10c on 5c Offices in China (K5)10c on 5c Offices in China (K5). Mint N.H., deep rich color on bright paper, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ON 5-CENT OFFICES IN CHINA, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,650.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98J, realized $4,750.00 hammer in our recent Hanover sale) and only five others share this desirable grade. This is the first example in this grade we have offered since 2012.

170
1,700
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1143
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1143, Offices in China12c on 6c Offices in China (K6), 12c on 6c Offices in China (K6)12c on 6c Offices in China (K6). Mint N.H., vivid color on bright paper, as fresh as the day it was printed, unusually choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT ON 6-CENT OFFICES IN CHINA, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,250.00). Only two have graded higher (both 98J) and only three others share this desirable grade. The Population Report number for Superb 98 has not changed since May 2012, and this is the first in this grade we have offered since December 2012.

220
2,600
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1144
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1144, Offices in China12c on 6c Offices in China (K6), 12c on 6c Offices in China (K6)12c on 6c Offices in China (K6). Mint N.H., brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE. THIS STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.A.G.

With 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate (Superb 98)

220
1,200
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1145
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1145, Offices in China12c on 6c Offices in China (K6), 12c on 6c Offices in China (K6)12c on 6c Offices in China (K6). Mint N.H., brilliant color, Jumbo margins, tiny ink spot on gum (possibly from surcharge), Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $850.00)

220
325
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1146
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1146, Offices in China14c on 7c Offices in China (K7), 14c on 7c Offices in China (K7)14c on 7c Offices in China (K7). Mint N.H., intense shade on bright paper, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1996 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,450.00), only two have graded higher (both at 98) and 13 others share this desirable grade, this is the first example we have offered in this grade since 2011

225
1,000
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1147
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1147, Offices in China14c on 7c Offices in China (K7), 14c on 7c Offices in China (K7)14c on 7c Offices in China (K7). Mint N.H., wide margins and precise centering, intense shade on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, difficult to find in this high quality, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,450.00), only two have graded higher

225
1,000
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1148
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1148, Offices in China14c on 7c Offices in China (K7), 14c on 7c Offices in China (K7)14c on 7c Offices in China (K7). Mint N.H., deep shade and detailed impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $520.00)

225
375
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1149
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1149, Offices in China18c on 9c Offices in China (K9), 18c on 9c Offices in China (K9)18c on 9c Offices in China (K9). Mint N.H., brilliant color, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 1992 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00), only six have graded higher (two at 95J and four at 98)

170
600
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1150
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1150, Offices in China18c on 9c Offices in China (K9), 18c on 9c Offices in China (K9)18c on 9c Offices in China (K9). Mint N.H. with left plate no. 11773 selvage, bright color, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

170
300
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1151
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1151, Offices in China20c on 10c Offices in China (K10), 20c on 10c Offices in China (K10)20c on 10c Offices in China (K10). Mint N.H., vibrant color, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $425.00)

160
275
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1152
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1152, Offices in China30c on 15c Offices in China (K12), 30c on 15c Offices in China (K12)30c on 15c Offices in China (K12). Mint N.H., deep rich color, perfect centering with unusually wide margins all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Ex "Beverly Hills". With 2007 and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,250.00). This is the only example to achieve this grade and only two have graded higher (one at 100 and one at 100J which realized $9,000.00 hammer in our recent Hanover sale)

210
2,200
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1153
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1153, Offices in China40c on 20c Offices in China (K13), 40c on 20c Offices in China (K13)40c on 20c Offices in China (K13). Mint N.H., attractive shade on bright paper, beautiful centering with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 40-CENT ON 20-CENT OFFICES IN CHINA.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,925.00). Only two have graded higher (one 95J, one 98) and only five others share this desirable grade. We last offered the 98 in 2008 (Sale 967, currently in a private collection) and this is the first example graded 95 we have offered since March 2014.

300
0
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1154
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1154, Offices in China60c on 30c Offices in China (K14), 60c on 30c Offices in China (K14)60c on 30c Offices in China (K14). Mint N.H., intense shade on crisp paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,800.00), only three have graded higher (two 95J, one 98J) and only nine others share this desirable grade

280
1,300
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1155
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1155, Offices in China$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15), $1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15)$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15). Mint N.H., deep shade and detailed impression, well-proportioned margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp and one of the most difficult of the series to obtain in superb condition, with 1998 P.S.E. and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

1,300
1,300
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1156
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 1156, Offices in China$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15), $1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15)$1.00 on 50c Offices in China (K15). Mint N.H., warm shade, Fine

1,300
450
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