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Rare Chinese stamp sells for $890,000

One of China’s rarest stamps sold for HK$6.9 million ($890,000) at auction in Hong Kong, the auctioneers said Wednesday.

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Rare Sun Yat-sen stamps sell for $700,000

A pair of rare stamps bearing a picture of Chinese nationalist leader Sun Yat-sen sold for over $700,000 at a sale in Hong Kong on Saturday.

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Stamp sells for record £1m‎

The world’s most famous stamp, the elusive “Post Office Mauritius”, was sold yesterday for a record breaking £1,053,090 ($1,600,000) at Spink in London. This is a record price for a stamp sold in the United Kingdom! Nearly half a dozen bidders in the room participated as the price of the lot shot skyward. The stamp [...]

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Hong Kong prepares for rare Chinese stamp auction

International stamp collectors are all aflutter this week as Hong Kong prepares to host an auction of rare Chinese stamps including a copy of the fabled “1897 Red Revenue” — known as the most valuable Chinese stamp there is. Hosted by Interasia Auctions, the sale will feature 2,200 lots representing the stamp and postal history [...]

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World’s most expensive stamp up for sale!

What may be the most valuable object in the world has gone on show in London amid tight security. It’s an 1855 Swedish postage stamp, called “Treskilling Yellow”, printed in the wrong color, and it’s worth £5million. Weighing just 0.03 grams, the rare stamp is thought to be the most valuable thing in existence by [...]

Rare South American Stamps

Luxist inform us that rare South American stamps, in fact the world’s most valuable private collection of South American postage stamps, will be offered in a public auction in New York City on June 5 and 6, 2008. The auction includes for instance the only surviving example of the 1859 one-peso “tête-bêche,” which has a [...]

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