The rare stamps…Part I

Postage stamps with errors, or rare ones are a collector’s delight. China tops the list of having the largest number of collectors. It all started with a ban on stamp collection in china. Interesting is it not? Here I will try to list and detail about a few rare stamps. You will be surprised with how much they are worth.

The Red Penny

Red Penny

This stamp is referred as” The holy Grail” of stamp collector’s because of its rarity. The rarity was due to a flaw in the perforations. It was the plate 77 Red penny which later earned the distinction of becoming the most expensive stamp sold ever. Yes friends this was sold for 550,000 British Pounds making it the most expensive single stamp.

The Whole country is Red

The Whole country is Red

This famous stamp was commissioned by Mao. It had China all painted in Communist red along with the words in Chines ” The Whole Country is Red”. However a printing error showing Taiwan in white color led to its withdrawal. Very few stamps remained and is an expensive stamp too. Collectors shelled out almost half million dollars for the sample which was bigger than normal in Hong Kong in 2009 making it the most expensive stamp sold in China.

So we saw today that red colored stamps are on the top of the list. Well this is the beginning. Next time it will be all about stamps which are of different colors but are expensive and rare!

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