Lot 311Offices in China, 1919, 2¢ to $2 complete, tied by strikes of "U.S. Pos. Service, Shanghai, China, Dec 28, 1922" duplex on gray registered European size cover to local Shanghai address, Extremely Fine, ex-Lake Shore.
Scott No. K1-K16 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A RARE AND COLORFUL FRANKING OF THE ENTIRE SET OF SIXTEEN SHANGHAI B.E.P. OVERPRINTED STAMPS USED ON ONE OF THE LAST DAYS OF THE U.S. POSTAL AGENCY POST OFFICE.
As United States economic interests in China increased, the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai requested a supply of stamps that could be used at local post offices. A series of Washington-Franklin stamps were officially overprinted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1919.
Lot 312 oOffices in China, 1919, $2 on $1 violet brown, beautifully centered within wide margins, rich color and proof-like impression, lightly struck face-free cds, Very Fine and choice; with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. K16 $750.