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Sale 1227 — Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 19-23 October, 2020

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Offices in China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3673
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3673, 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, bright colors, Fine-Very Fine

2,110
500
3674
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3674, Offices in China4c-60c Offices in China (K2, K3, K5, K6, K10, K14), 4c-60c Offices in China (K2, K3, K5, K6, K10, K14)4c-60c Offices in China (K2, K3, K5, K6, K10, K14). Lightly hinged, well-centered (several exceptionally so), brilliant colors throughout, Very Fine to mostly Extremely Fine, No. K5 with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

272
375
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3675
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3675, Offices in China2c on 1c Offices in China (K1), 2c on 1c Offices in China (K1)2c on 1c Offices in China (K1). Mint N.H. right plate no. 13318 block of six, rich color, Fine-Very Fine, with 2004 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates

600
160
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3676
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3676, Offices in China2c on 1c Offices in China (K1), 2c on 1c Offices in China (K1)2c on 1c Offices in China (K1). Block of four, beautifully centered, "U.S. Pos. Service, Shanghai, China Sep. 16, 1922" circular datestamp with duplex oval grid, Extremely Fine, marvelous condition, with 2004 P.F. certificate

375
275
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3677
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3677, 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, wide margins and precise centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $450.00), we are vexed at the low SMQ, as each of the five examples we have sold since 2014 has realized at least 50% over the static $450.00 SMQ

67
650
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3678
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3678, Offices in China6c on 3c, 60c on 30c Offices in China (K3, K14), 6c on 3c, 60c on 30c Offices in China (K3, K14)6c on 3c, 60c on 30c Offices in China (K3, K14). Both with U.S. Postal Service (or Agency), Shanghai circular datestamp cancels, bright colors, Very Fine and desirable with the Agency cancels, both with 2010 P.F. certificate, Scott value without premium for the identifiable cancels

415
450
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3679
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3679, Offices in China8c on 4c Offices in China (K4), 8c on 4c Offices in China (K4)8c on 4c Offices in China (K4). H.r., enormously wide and balanced margins, lovely rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo)

55
250
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3680
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3680, 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., bright color, well-centered with balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate

210
250
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3681
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3681, Offices in China16c on 8c Olive Green, Offices in China (K8a), 16c on 8c Olive Green, Offices in China (K8a)16c on 8c Olive Green, Offices in China (K8a). Mint N.H., excellent centering, wide margins, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo)

150
300
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3682
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3682, 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. wide top plate no. 6922 block of six, bright color, small natural gum skip at top, Fine, ex Hall

1,200
200
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3683
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3683, Offices in China20c on 10c Offices in China (K10), 20c on 10c Offices in China (K10)20c on 10c Offices in China (K10). Right plate no. 8437 block of six, lightly hinged, vivid color, Very Fine, ex Hall

725
160
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3684
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3684, Offices in China20c on 10c Offices in China (K10), 20c on 10c Offices in China (K10)20c on 10c Offices in China (K10). Brilliant color, well-centered, clear strike of "U.S. Pos. Service, Shanghai, China, Rec'd, Nov. 17, 1922" circular datestamp, Very Fine and scarce value as a used block, especially with the Agency cancel, with 1999 P.F. certificate

675
375
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3685
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3685, Offices in China24c on 12c Offices in China (K11), 24c on 12c Offices in China (K11)24c on 12c Offices in China (K11). Lightly hinged, uncommonly wide margins, beautifully centered, rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo)

75
350
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3686
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3686, Offices in China24c on 12c Offices in China (K11), 24c on 12c Offices in China (K11)24c on 12c Offices in China (K11). Deep rich color, wide margins and choice centering, clear strike of "U.S. Pos. Service, Shanghai, China, Rec'd, Nov. 11, 1922" circular datestamp, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a scarce value as a used block, especially with the Agency cancel, with 1999 P.F. certificate

750
700
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3687
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3687, Offices in China30c on 15c Offices in China (K12), 30c on 15c Offices in China (K12)30c on 15c Offices in China (K12). Bottom plate no. 7928 block of six, pretty color, well-centered with wide margins, Very Fine, ex Hall

1,150
375
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3688
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3688, 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., wide and well-proportioned margins, pastel color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $775.00)

300
600
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3689
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3689, 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., well-centered, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

300
325
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3690
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3690, Offices in China40c on 20c Offices in China (K13), 40c on 20c Offices in China (K13)40c on 20c Offices in China (K13). Wide margins, fresh color, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.F. certificate

300
225
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3691
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3691, Offices in China40c on 20c Offices in China (K13), 40c on 20c Offices in China (K13)40c on 20c Offices in China (K13). Right plate no. 7033 block of six, five stamps Mint N.H., bottom right lightly hinged, fresh and Fine, ex Hall

1,300
225
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3692
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3692, 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). Brilliant color, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

550
450
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3693
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3693, 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). Fresh color on bright paper, Very Fine, 2006 P.S.E. certificate (no. 1036782) no longer accompanies

550
250
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3694
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3694, 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). Deep rich color, Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

550
160
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3695
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3695, 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, natural wrinkle at right, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2005 P.F. and 2020 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $1,000.00), the centering is far better than its numerical grade

925
800
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3696
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3696, 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). Single hinge mark, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice

425
300
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3697
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3697, 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). Slightly disturbed original gum from hinge removal, excellent centering, wide margins, rich color, Extremely Fine

425
300
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3698°
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3698, 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., deep rich color and proof-like impression, perfectly centered with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1922 OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.

With 2016 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
2,400
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3699
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3699, 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., uncharacteristically wide margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates

210
300
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3700
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Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3700, Offices in China4c on 2c Offices in China (K18), 4c on 2c Offices in China (K18)4c on 2c Offices in China (K18). Wide top plate no. 13129 block of six, slight overall gum disturbance, rich color, Fine-Very Fine

800
170
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3701
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 3701, Offices in ChinaU.S. Postal Agency Shanghai, U.S. Postal Agency ShanghaiU.S. Postal Agency Shanghai. Small group of stamps and pieces, including No. 215 on piece tied by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Sep. 9 '92" duplex, Nos. 498 and 501 plus F1 tied to piece by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China" double ovals, two No. Q2 tied to piece by Agency duplex, No. K2 with Agency cancel, another piece with 2c and "4th Regt. U.S.M.C. Shanghai, China" boxed handstamp, also two cut squares with Agency cancels, Fine-Very Fine group

E. 150-200
325
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