Very rare Chinese stamp was sold at auction in Hong Kong for $936,000. With just 32 recorded copies, the Qing Dynasty “1897 Red Revenue Small One Dollar” stamp is China’s rarest regularly-issued stamp.
Bright red stamp symbolizing good luck and fortune in Chinese culture, and is worth because the text on it, “postal service Qing Dynasty, a dollar” too finely printed out why it was asked for another version of stamps. The stamp was sold in a three-day auction of postage stamps of China in Hong Kong, which was completed on Monday, and the total profit was HK $ 71.9 million.
Stamps has a special place in Chinese culture, and rare stamps are important cultural icons and cultural treasures, like the art – said the director of the auction house “Interasia” Jeffrey Schneider. Last October a pair of rare stamps bearing an accidentally inverted picture of Chinese nationalist leader Sun Yat-sen sold for more than $700,000 also in Hong Kong.