Sale 750



 
Lot 2230



Offices in China, 1919, 2¢ to $2 complete (Scott K1-K16), each value in a horizontal or vertical pair, and tied by "U.S. Pos. Service, Shanghai China Sept. 28, 1921" c.d.s.'s with matching "1" duplex cancels on two covers sent to Walther Frey Shanghai, a leading architect in China from 1910-38; horizontal file fold on each not affecting stamps and unnoticeable, Very Fine and rare pair of covers, a lovely pair that would grace the finest collection.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

The U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai requested a supply of stamps that could be used in the local post offices. The rate of exchange used at that time was 2 to 1 (U.S. to Shanghai). The Bureau of Engraving and Printing overprinted a series of Washington-Franklin stamps which were placed on sale on July 1, 1919 until the closing of the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai sometime after December 31, 1922.


Opening Bid $2,500



 
Lot 2279

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1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), position 91R4, bottom left corner margin single, a real stunner with strong color and sharp detail, all on fresh paper with a light red grid cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2013 P.F. and 2017 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $4,000.
Scott $775.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

Opening Bid $1,500



 
Lot 2311



1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), o.g., pretty and clean, with good color and solid detail; large margins to just in at top projection; tiny corner crease at upper right, Fine+, a rare stamp in mint condition, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $30,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

Opening Bid $2,500



 
Lot 2322



1855, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 14), o.g. (sweated), hinge remnant, large balanced margins, bright with deep rich green shade, absolutely astounding example of this scarce stamp; faint corner crease at bottom right, Extremely Fine to Superb appearance, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.

Opening Bid $1,800



 
Lot 2496

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1861-66 (1875 Re-issue), 5¢ brown (Scott 105), double ring target cancel, scarce and desirable used example, large margins, vibrant color and impression; nibbed perforation at bottom, Choice Very Fine, only 672 sold, with 2016 and 1977 P.F. certificates.
Scott $6,500.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.

Opening Bid $0



 
Lot 2553

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1869 (1875 Re-issues), 15¢-90¢ complete, "Atlanta" trial color plate proofs on card (Scott 129TC4a-132TC4k), missing only the rare 90¢ green frame, black center, an overall select group that was painstakingly assembled and selected for the best quality; a few small faults on a couple, otherwise Very Fine or better.
Scott $19,750.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

Opening Bid $2,500



 
Lot 2708



1894, $5 dark green, unwatermarked (Scott 263), o.g., hinged, incredibly tall stamp, fresh with bright color and incisive detail, Extremely Fine, ex Ward, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.

Opening Bid $1,800



 
Lot 3236



Airmail, 1918, 24¢ carmine rose & blue, "grounded plane" variety (Scott C3 var.), o.g., hinge remnant, this example "extremely grounded", perhaps, having never left the runway; one of the lowest of these popular misregistrations you'll find; normal stamp (never hinged but with gum voids) included for comparison; reperforated, Fine, if you need a taxi, look no further.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

Opening Bid $1,000



 
Lot 3279



Airmail, 1930, $2.60 Graf Zeppelin (Scott C15), top margin plate number 20091 block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with great color on like-new paper; short gummed along top left stamp, normal gum bends, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $8,000.
Estimate $4,000 - 5,000.

Opening Bid $2,000










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