Sale 1247 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 14-15 December, 2021
Category — Offices in China
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 16-CENT ON 8-CENT OFFICES IN CHINA WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED, IN ANY SHADE. THIS MINT NEVER-HINGED STAMP HAS ACHIEVED THE ULTIMATE P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO.
With 1990 P.F. certificate for a block of six (bottom right stamp). With 2021 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ at this grade, SMQ $5,500.00 as Gem 100). This is the highest grade possible and it is shared by no others. The highest grade for the main K8 shade listing, Olive Bister, is Superb 98.