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Offices in China




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Lot 5129

Offices in China, c. 1909-21, group of US Washington-Franklins used with Shanghai, China cancels, 1¢ to 15¢ denominations, on 4 pieces.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 5130

Offices in China, 1919, 8¢ on 4¢ brown (Scott K4), full top margin plate number 12550 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, a spectacular block, fresh and sound, with exceptional color and solid overprint, the centering leaving all the other plates far behind, Extremely Fine to Superb, surely one of the finest extant, with 2000 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 5131

Offices in China, 1919, 8¢ on 4¢ brown (Scott K4), right plate block of 6, o.g., hinge remnants re-inforcing separations, bright with deep rich color, exceptionally well centered for this difficult plate, outstanding example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $675.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 5132

Offices in China, 1919, 10¢ on 5¢ blue (Scott K5), o.g., never hinged, deep dark rich color and finely detailed impression within lovely borders, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,100.
Scott $160.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 5133

Offices in China, 1919, 10¢ on 5¢ blue (Scott K5), o.g., never hinged, rich color and finely detailed impression within lovely borders, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $375.
Scott $160.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 5134

Offices in China, 1919, 10¢ on 5¢ blue (Scott K5), left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, deep blue color on brilliant white paper, pleasing example of this desirable block, Very Fine overall.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 5135
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Offices in China, 1919, 12¢ on 6¢ red orange (Scott K6), left margin plate block of 6, o.g., previously hinged (top and bottom stamps never hinged), Extremely Fine to Superb, SMQ value is calculated as four XF-Sup 95 NH singles and two XF-Sup 95 previously hinged singles, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $6,160 as singles.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 5136

Offices in China, 1919, 12¢ on 6¢ red orange (Scott K6), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, fresh and attractive block, sought after wide top, scarce never hinged example, Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 5137

Offices in China, 1919, 16¢ on 8¢ olive bister (Scott K8), o.g., never hinged, a great jumbo with fully infused bright color, immaculate paper, and a sharp overprint, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, unpriced as an 85J in SMQ (90 valued at $475), with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $290 as an "85".
Scott $170.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 5138
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Offices in China, 1919, 16¢ on 8¢ olive bister (Scott K8), left plate block of 6, o.g., hinge remnant at center (4 stamps never hinged), bright and vibrant, lovely color, handsome and desirable plate, Very Fine.
Scott $625.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 5139

Offices in China, 1919, 16¢ on 8¢ olive green (Scott K8a), o.g., never hinged, a magnificent color shade, with strong color, clear o and remarkable centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, be carried away by this Shanghai, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,050.
Scott $150.
Estimate $800 - 1,000.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 5140

Offices in China, 1919, 16¢ on 8¢ olive green (Scott K8a), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, crisp and bright, luminous color, handsome and desirable block, Fine to Very Fine and scarce.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 5141

Offices in China, 1919, 18¢ on 9¢ salmon red (Scott K9), left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, bright shade, very well centered for this scarce and desirable block, premium never hinged example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 5142
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Offices in China, 1919, 20¢ on 10¢ orange yellow (Scott K10), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., hinge remnants (2 stamps never hinged), lusterous bold color, very well centered example of this scarce and difficult issue, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott $725.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 5143

Offices in China, 1919, 20¢ on 10¢ orange yellow (Scott K10), right plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged (natural gum skips), fresh and bright, scarce and desirable plate, handsome example, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $170
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Lot 5144

Offices in China, 1919, 24¢ on 12¢ brown carmine (Scott K11), top plate block of 6, overprint shifted right, o.g., never hinged, bright, rich color, pleasing and sought after wide top plate, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 5145
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Offices in China, 1919, 24¢ on 12¢ brown carmine (Scott K11), bottom margin plate number 7036 block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged) on two (4 stamps never hinged), in stupendous color with a bold overprint that travels horizontally, Fine to Very Fine, nice plate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 5146
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Offices in China, 1919, 24¢ on 12¢ brown carmine (Scott K11), remarkably bright with strong color and overprint, plus a clear "HAI CHINA" partial postmark, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a very scarce stamp—and undervalued, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $235.
Scott $160.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 5147

Offices in China, 1919, 30¢ on 15¢ gray (Scott K12), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $350.
Scott $200.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $170
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Lot 5148
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Offices in China, 1919, 30¢ on 15¢ gray (Scott K12), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., small hinge remnants (center 2 stamps never hinged), fresh and bright, well centered with large margins all around, fabulous example of this scarce plate, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 5149

Offices in China, 1919, 30¢ on 15¢ gray (Scott K12), bottom plate block of 6, tropicalized o.g., bright and handsome plate, scarce and difficult value, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $170
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Lot 5150

Offices in China, 1919, 40¢ on 20¢ deep ultramarine (Scott K13), right plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, fresh and bright, attractive subtle shade, scarce plate, rarely seen never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 5151
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Offices in China, 1919, 40¢ on 20¢ deep ultramarine (Scott K13), bottom margin plate number 6938 block of 6, fresh and clean; plate number single is never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 5152

Offices in China, 1919, 60¢ on 30¢ orange red (Scott K14), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, vibrant color, fresh and appealing, scarce and desirable block, Fine to Very Fine and attractive.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 5153

Offices in China, 1919, 60¢ on 30¢ orange red (Scott K14), bottom margin plate number 6924 block of 6, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), with intensely deep color on pristine paper; perforations sound; inclusion in bottom left stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 5154

Offices in China, 1919, $1 on 50¢ light violet (Scott K15), o.g., very lightly hinged, bright paper, bold vibrant color, choice example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 5155

Offices in China, 1919, $1 on 50¢ light violet (Scott K15), o.g., barest trace of hinge, a solid stamp all around, with bold color, clean paper and a razor-sharp overprint, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $650.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 5156

Offices in China, 1919, $2 on $1 violet brown (Scott K16), o.g., never hinged, a lovely high-value, the basic stamp Post Office fresh with alluring color, the overprint crisp and bright, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $925.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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