Newly released Chicken stamps pre-sell for crazy price (Jumped by 20 times of Face Value )

TO celebrate the Year of the Chicken, China Post recently released a set of Dingyou Year special Chicken stamps, which go on sale Jan. 5 next year. Just as the printing of the new zodiac stamps began, the stamps have already become a surprise hit on the internet. The price of the pre-booked stamps has reached 388 yuan (US$58.3), about 20 times its face value of 19.2 yuan.

    The new Chicken stamp series consists of two stamps: One depicts a rooster walking, and the other depicts a hen with her two babies, to symbolize happiness and family. The designer is the famous artist Han Meilin, who designed the Fuwa dolls for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

    Although the Chicken stamp will be on sale next year, some sellers are taking bookings now. The booking prices fetch from several yuan to hundreds of yuan on Taobao. For example, a set of two Chicken stamps with a 2.4-yuan face value sells for 8.1 yuan, and two complete sets of 16 Chicken stamps with a 38.4-yuan value are selling for 598 yuan.

    According to a seller on Taobao, the zodiac stamp is a gold mine for investors. “The price of Chicken stamps will be even crazier next year. I sold Monkey stamps for 598 yuan last year, and now it has increased to about 800 yuan already.”

    However, according to the official website of China Post, the small complete set of Chicken stamps only sells for 39 yuan and the big complete set only sells for 88 yuan.

    Will the price of the Chicken stamp rocket to a historical high as the Monkey stamps did last year? Li Xiaoning, specialist from a stamp investment committee, pointed out that there is no relationship between the price appreciation and designer. It mainly depends on the supply-and-demand situation in the market.

2c deep rose stamp to star in Hanover Collection sale

A 1917-1919 2c deep rose will lead a stamp auction in New York on October 6.  

It will star in the second installment of the sale of the Hanover Collection of Superb Quality US Stamps at Robert A Siegel New York on October 6.

Deep rose perforate
The 1917-1919 2c diplays unusually clean Schermack type III perforations

 

The auction house describes it as: “an outstanding rarity and one of the rarest stamps of 20th century United States philately.”

The stamp was delivered by the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing to the Schermack Company to be used in its stamp affixing machine.

It’s one of 34 used specimens out of the 40 surviving examples of the issue.

It displays the telltale type III perforations of the Schermack machine which, unusually, have not cut into the design here.

This will dramatically enhance its appeal.

Valued at up to $65,000, it’s sure to prove a huge draw to serious buyers.  

The finest recorded specimen of the 2c Pan-American invert is expected to make in excess of $55,000.

It’s the only one out of the 64 surviving singles to receive a grade of Superb 98.

The issue was unveiled at the 1901 Pan-American Expo in Buffalo New York and depicts six varieties of modern transport.

Another 2c invert, a grade below the present lot, sold for $75,000 in 2013.

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The British Guiana -Auction price $9,480,000

 

The British Guiana 

On June 17, 2014, for the fourth time in its illustrious history, the British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta set a new world auction record for any stamp, achieving $9,480,000 – nearly 1 billion times its original face value. No stamp is rarer than the sole-surviving example of the British Guiana, a unique yet unassuming penny issue from 1856, which has been heralded as the pinnacle of stamp collecting for more than a century. The stamp was rediscovered by a 12-year-old Scottish boy living in South America in 1873, and from there passed through some of the most important stamp collections ever assembled

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