Monday, October 15, 2012

Republic of China Inverts Set New World Record

A pair of rare stamps bearing a picture of Chinese nationalist leader Sun Yat-sen have sold for more than $700,000 at auction in Hong Kong according to a report by Agence France-Presse (AFP).

They are rare because the picture was accidentally inverted. The stamps came from an original sheet of 50 stamps that had the error.

Zurich Asia says the price has set a new "world record for any Republic of China stamp", referring to the period of 1912 to 1949 in China, after the last imperial dynasty lost power and before the communists took over.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM