Lot 2327Offices in China, 1919, 2¢ to $2 complete, tied by neat strikes of "U.S. Postal Service, Shanghai, China, Rec'd, Oct 2, 1920" cds, additional "U.S. Pos. Service, Shanghai, China, Oct. 2 4PM, 1920" duplex cds on European-size registered cover with "Arnhold Brothers & Co., Ltd., Shanghai" flap imprint to Eugene Klein in Philadelphia, reverse with magenta "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, Registered, Oct 2, 1920" double-circle, Chicago (11.1) and Philadelphia (11.3) receiving backstamps, Very Fine, ex-Mizuhara, mounted on his exhibit page.
Scott No. K1-K16 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
A COLORFUL AND RARE COMPLETE SET OF THE BUREAU-OVERPRINTED OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE USED ON COVER.
In the Siegel Drucker sale, a similar use from the same correspondence contained the original letter from Theodore Siddall, a stamp dealer, to his famous American colleague, Eugene Klein. Siddall sending ten sets by mail and commenting "the American post office is the least accommodating of all the offices here, and anyway their cancellation is the worst of all".
Lot 2328State Dept., 1873, 24¢ dark green, o.g., wonderful deep color, beautifully centered, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Myerson; with 2016 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF 90, SMQ $1,200).
Scott No. O65 $550.
Lot 2329State Dept., 1873, 30¢ dark green, o.g., exceptionally well centered within wide and balanced margins, rich color, purple backstamp, an Extremely Fine gem, ex-Inman, Myerson; with 2004 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $1,800).
Scott No. O66 $525.
Only one grades higher (98) and none share this desirable grade.
Lot 2330State Dept., 1873, $20 green & black, o.g., small hinge remnant, nicely centered with strong colors, Very Fine and scarce original gum example, Only 363 Sold; with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. O71 $5,000.
Lot 2331 SJustice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 90¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen", without gum as issued, strong bright color, nicely centered amid well balanced and far better than normally encountered, Very Fine, a choice sound used example of this Special Printing high value, with only 152 sold; with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott No. O34SD $1,250.