Auction record for stamps and Qing money

PUBLISHED : Monday, 24 January, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 24 January, 2011, 12:00am
 

A block of four 96 HK cent stamps sold for HK$6.4 million yesterday. A spokesman for the auctioneer, Spink, said it was a record at auction in Hong Kong, and that they had gone to an anonymous buyer. The colour was believed to be a mistake and only 52 sheets were issued, in 1865. A 1908 Qing dynasty $1 note sold for HK$2.4 million, a world auction record price for a classic Chinese banknote.

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