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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017

Category — Postage Due, Offices in China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1230
og
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1230, Postage Due, Offices in China10c Brown (J5), 10c Brown (J5)10c Brown (J5). Original gum, called disturbed on most recent certificate, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate as hinged, with 2017 P.F. certificate as disturbed original gum

900
750
1231
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1231, Postage Due, Offices in China50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Faint blue vertical crayon cancel which has been lightened, regummed, rich color, light diagonal crease at bottom left, appears Fine, 2005 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies

1,600
500
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1232
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1232, Postage Due, Offices in China50c Carmine Lake (J58), 50c Carmine Lake (J58)50c Carmine Lake (J58). Rich color, attractive margins and centering, unobtrusive cancel (not a precancel), light creasing at top, appears Very Fine

1,600
500
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1233
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1233, Postage Due, Offices in China2c on 1c-30c on 15c Offices in China (K1-K2, K4-K7, K9-K14, K16-K18), 2c on 1c-30c on 15c Offices in China (K1-K2, K4-K7, K9-K14, K16-K18)2c on 1c-30c on 15c Offices in China (K1-K2, K4-K7, K9-K14, K16-K18). Mint N.H., rich colors, fresh and Very Fine with some Extremely Fine, five with 1990's P.F. certificates

3,705
700
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1234
og
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1234, Postage Due, 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). Lightly hinged, deep rich color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2003 P.F. certificate

575
650
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1235
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1235, Postage Due, 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). Pretty shade, light boxed Shanghai cancel, Fine, scarce in used condition

1,000
400
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1236
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1236, Postage Due, Offices in China$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., deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, gorgeous centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 1997 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $5,150.00). Only two have graded higher (both 98, one of which realized $10,500 hammer in Oct. 2016) and none share this desirable grade.

1,000
7,500
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1237
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1237, Postage Due, Offices in China4c on 2c Offices in China (K18), 4c on 2c Offices in China (K18)4c on 2c Offices in China (K18). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, unusually choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,475.00), this is difficult to obtain in the higher grades -- only three have graded higher (all at 95J) and only four others share this grade, the highest grade we have offered in our auctions is a single 90J back in 2009

230
1,100
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