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1915 $2.00 Hall of Classics

Estimated Value: $20,000
Lot #1103

The attractive Arch of the Hall of Classics design used on the dollar values of the Junk series was printed in sheets of 50 (10x5) in the Peking printings. Only one sheet of 50 stamps contained this error when it was found in the Hankow post office. This is the sole plate number single from the sheet.

This is only the second stamp of its kind the auction house has had. The last had slightly irregular perforations on its left side, and fetched $26,500, plus the buyer's premium, in Spink Shreves’ September 2005 Collector's Series Sale.

Photo Courtesy: Spink Shreves Galleries