Lot 1131 /oSpecial Delivery, 1911, 10¢ Ultramarine, Darrah Ty. III Overprint, two-line overprint on mint and used singles, Very Fine and rare pair.
Scott No. E8 var. Estimate $750 - 1,000.
John Darrah was the U.S. postal agent in China, in 1913, in collusion with some stamp collectors he overprinted one sheet each of the stamps in stock at the agency. There are three different. As this was unauthorized he was ordered by Washington not to sell them. He complied with the order but some had already gotten into the hands of the collectors.
Lot 1132Special Delivery, 1911, 10¢ Ultramarine, used with 5¢ rose (505) error, tied by Lacrosse Wa. duplex on cover to Chicago Ill.; horizontal file fold and tiny edge tear, Fine, The only recorded 5¢ error in combination with a Special Delivery stamp.
Scott No. E8 + 505; $2,250 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1133Special Delivery, 1911, 10¢ Ultramarine, used with 1¢-10¢ Pan-Pacific Issue (397-400), each tied by Vera Cruz (5.21) cds on cover to St. Louis Mo., purple "U.S. Consulate / May 21 / Vera Cruz, Mexico" three-line backstamp, St. Louis Special Delivery (5.27) arrival backstamp; stamp and cover faults including 2¢ torn and with "St. Louis" precancel, F.-V.F. and rare use from Vera Cruz, Mexico during U.S. Occupation.
Scott No. E8 Estimate $300 - 400.