Chinese 1897 red revenue stamp makes $77,500 in Hong Kong

A Chinese 1897 large red revenue stamp achieved $77,385 at Dynasty Auctions' April 11-12 sale in Hong Kong.

The stamps were released as a temporary measure in response to delays in the printing of a national issue and are exceptionally rare today.

China red revenue large
China's large red revenue stamp was issued in 1897

Although the large version of the red revenue stamp is much more common than the small variety, an examples of which sold for $890,000 last year, this is one of only a few examples to feature part of its original gum, significantly increasing its value.

We have a superb range of stamps available, including this one of a kind Hong Kong error block.

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