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Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

Category — Offices in China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2155
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2155, Offices in ChinaDarrah Ty. I Handstamped Overprint, Darrah Ty. I Handstamped OverprintDarrah Ty. I Handstamped Overprint. Complete set of 27 values, each with "S'HAI, CHINA" two-line overprint from rubber stamp, incl. 1c-50c Washington-Franklin, 10c Special Delivery, 10c Registration, 13c 1902 Issue, 2c Postage Due, 1c-25c Parcel Post and 1c-25c Parcel Post Postage Due, h.r., a few minor imperfections to be expected

FINE-VERY FINE CENTERING. A RARE ASSEMBLAGE OF THE FIRST DARRAH OVERPRINTS.

The first overprints by John Darrah were applied using a rubber stamp. They were superseded by the typographed overprint. Very few complete sets are known.

E. 3,000-4,000
5,500
2156
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2156, Offices in China2c-$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, includes both shades of 8c and 24c, lightly hinged, Very Fine, K6 with 2002 P.S.E. and K16 with 2003 P.F. certificate

2,275
1,500
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2157
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2157, Offices in China2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18), 2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18)2c-$2.00 Offices in China (K1-K18). Including Nos. K8a and K11a, few such as K16 Mint N.H., rich colors, K17 with natural gum crease, Fine set

3,502
700
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2158
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2158, 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). Horizontal strip of four with bottom selvage, second stamp from right Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, deep rich color, Fine, scarce multiple, with 2002 P.F. certificate, Scott value as singles

2,200
700
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2159
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 2159, Offices in China2c on 1c Offices in China (K17), 2c on 1c Offices in China (K17)2c on 1c Offices in China (K17). Mint N.H., rich color and proof-like impression, exceptionally well-centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1922 OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only eight others

225
2,700
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