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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

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Category — Offices in China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1637
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1637, Offices in China2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K16), 2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K16)2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K16). Largely with h.r., fresh colors, mostly Fine with a few Very Fine

1,920
Current Sale
1638
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1638, Offices in China2c 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, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, neat cancel at left, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,100.00), only one grades higher (at 98J, offered in our recent Morton sale) and six others share this desirable grade

70
Current Sale
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1639
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1639, Offices in China4c on 2c Offices in China (K2), 4c on 2c Offices in China (K2)4c on 2c Offices in China (K2). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

67
Current Sale
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1640
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1640, Offices in China10c on 5c Offices in China (K5), 10c on 5c Offices in China (K5)10c on 5c Offices in China (K5). Beautifully centered, U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $350.00), only one grades higher (at 95) and one other shares this grade

140
Current Sale
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1641
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1641, Offices in China10c on 5c Offices in China (K5), 10c on 5c Offices in China (K5)10c on 5c Offices in China (K5). Beautifully centered, light circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF 90)

140
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1642
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1642, Offices in China12c on 6c Offices in China (K6), 12c on 6c Offices in China (K6)12c on 6c Offices in China (K6). Vibrant color, neat strike of Shanghai oval handstamp, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $500.00), only two grade higher (at 90J and 95J) and one other shares this grade

210
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1643
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1643, 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., crisp impression, choice centering with well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2005 P.F. certificate

925
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1644
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1644, 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). Intense shade and impression on bright paper, neat circular datestamp cancel, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

750
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1645
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Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1645, Offices in China$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). Slightly displaced but clear second surcharge, wide margins and choice centering, small thin spot and blue crayon mark on gum

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 OFFICES IN CHINA WITH 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.

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate

10,500
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