top 0

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get our top stories delivered straight to your inbox.

Copyright © 2024 LOCALIIZ | All rights reserved

Meet China’s Most Expensive Stamps!

By Localiiz 5 July 2013
July 5th 2013 China’s rarest regularly-issued stamp – the 1897 Red Revenue Small One Dollar – sold for HK$6.9 million in Hong Kong this week, beating its presale estimate of HK$6.5 million. The record-breaking June 29th-July 1st Interasia Auction saw the entire 2,800 lot sale bring in HK$71,851,540 (US$9,264,000), making it the year’s largest stamp auction (by dollar-volume) in Hong Kong and the largest auction of Chinese stamps anywhere in the world in 2013.

Another highlight of the remarkable three day sale was a group of five 1884-1885 Taiwan envelopes from a family correspondence to Germany that went under the hammer for a record total of HK$11,615,000 (US$1,498,000). We'll never complain about pricey postage again!

[button color="blue" size="medium" link="" icon="" target="true"]Subscribe to receive our weekly newsletter[/button]


My Life in Hong Kong

Covering the hottest new eats, the best places to play, offbeat takes on local culture, and so much more, Localiiz is every Hongkonger’s destination for how to live a well-rounded life in our vibrant city. Why the strange spelling? Well, Localiiz is designed to be your “local eyes”—and for that, you need two i’s.