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Offices in China
 
 
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Lot 2569
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Offices in China, 1919-22, 2¢ to $2 complete (Scott K1-K18), o.g., mostly never hinged; K7 and K10 are regummed; K15 and K16 are o.g. very lightly hinged, among the choicest sets available; of the 18 stamps in the set, 14 are in pristine Never Hinged condition; handpicked by a fanatical collector who tried to carefully choose one quality stamp at a time when he formed this marvelous set of Shanghai overprints, Fine to Very Fine, K17 with photocopy of 1995 P.F. certificate for block/4, which it came - lower right stamp.
Scott $3,812.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,440.
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Lot 2570

Offices in China, 1919, 2¢ on 1¢ green (Scott K1), block of 12 and block of 8, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh blocks, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $330.
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Lot 2571
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Offices in China, 1919, 2¢ on 1¢ green (Scott K1), top plate block of 6, o.g., center stamps lightly hinged (4 left and right stamps are never hinged), impressive wide top with great eye appeal, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $330.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 2572

Offices in China, 1919, 8¢ on 4¢ brown (Scott K4), o.g., never hinged, beautiful mint stamp with boardwalk margins, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $150.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 2573

Offices in China, 1919, 10¢ on 5¢ blue (Scott K5), o.g., never hinged, premium quality stamp with lively color, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2017 P.F. certificate for pair.
Scott $170.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2574

Offices in China, 1919, 10¢ on 5¢ blue (Scott K5), o.g., never hinged, a lovely mint stamp in tip top condition with gleaming rich color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate for pair.
Scott $170.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $156.
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Lot 2575

Offices in China, 1919, 10¢ on 5¢ blue (Scott K5), horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, attractive multiple in immaculate mint condition; Post Office fresh and choice, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $340.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $156.
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Lot 2576

Offices in China, 1919, 12¢ on 6¢ red orange (Scott K6), o.g., never hinged, fiery bright color, without any trace of any oxidation, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $220.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $96.
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Lot 2577

Offices in China, 1919, 12¢ on 6¢ red orange (Scott K6), top plate number single, o.g., never hinged, lovely example featuring lively color; a couple tiny gum skips, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $220.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $144.
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Lot 2578
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Offices in China, 1919, 12¢ on 6¢ red orange (Scott K6), wide margins and tantalizing color; an elite top quality used stamp that is seldom seen so nice, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $300.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2579

Offices in China, 1919, 14¢ on 7¢ black (Scott K7), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh example with deep rich color, Very Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2580

Offices in China, 1919, 16¢ on 8¢ olive bister (Scott K8), o.g., never hinged, extremely strong color, a pristine mint stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $180.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Unsold
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Lot 2581

Offices in China, 1919, 18¢ on 9¢ salmon red (Scott K9), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $170.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $132.
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Lot 2582

Offices in China, 1919, 18¢ on 9¢ salmon red (Scott K9), o.g., never hinged, dazzling rich color printed on lily white paper, Fine to Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate for block of 4, from which it was taken, bottom right stamp.
Scott $170.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $84.
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Lot 2583

Offices in China, 1919, 20¢ on 10¢ orange yellow (Scott K10), o.g., never hinged, vibrant color, a lovely example in choice condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $160.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $60.
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Lot 2584

Offices in China, 1919, 24¢ on 12¢ brown carmine (Scott K11), o.g., never hinged, wonderful top quality example seldom seen in immaculate mint condition, Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $200.
Scott $200.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2585

Offices in China, 1919, 30¢ on 15¢ gray (Scott K12), o.g., never hinged, brilliant fresh example in pristine condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $210.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2586

Offices in China, 1919, 40¢ on 20¢ deep ultramarine (Scott K13), o.g., never hinged (natural gum bend), unusually intense color; very pretty, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $108.
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Lot 2587

Offices in China, 1919, 40¢ on 20¢ deep ultramarine (Scott K13), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, sensational color printed on lily white paper; a very handsome multiple, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $216.
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Lot 2588

Offices in China, 1919, 60¢ on 30¢ orange red (Scott K14), o.g., never hinged, brilliant fresh color; a handsome large margined stamp in a wonderful state of preservation, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $375.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $510.
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Lot 2589

Offices in China, 1919, 60¢ on 30¢ orange red (Scott K14), o.g., never hinged, glowing bright color on bleach white paper; a Post Office fresh stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $280.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2590

Offices in China, 1919, 60¢ on 30¢ orange red (Scott K14), left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, gorgeous bright orange red color; light selvage wrinkles, Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Unsold
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Lot 2591

Offices in China, 1919, $1 on 50¢ light violet (Scott K15), o.g., never hinged, attractive top quality example with mouthwatering color; a very rare stamp when found in pristine mint condition, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 2592

Offices in China, 1919, $2 on $1 violet brown (Scott K16), o.g., never hinged, phenomenal example featuring superior centering, smashing rich color and tremendous eye appeal, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1994 and 2005 P.F. certificates.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $840.
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Lot 2593

Offices in China, 1922, 2¢ on 1¢ green (Scott K17), o.g., never hinged, supple rich shade and crisp clear impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2007 P.S.E. certificate for block/4, from which this stamp was taken, top left stamp.
Scott $250.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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