CHINA – 1897, The Red Maiden in the Green Robe stamp

CHINA – 1897, The Red Maiden in the Green Robe stamp – Worth US.$444,477

The Red Maiden in the Green Robe stamp is also known as a 2-cent small figure surcharged on red revenue stamps in green. The item was issued during the Qing Dynasty. As it was the time for currency reform, the stamps with a face value in silver could not be printed and issued anymore. That is why the “temporary” stamp was designed – the Red Revenue stamp was imprinted with a green ink. The philatelists and historians assert that there are only nine such stamps remain undestroyed. In December 2004, a fine copy of Red Maiden in the Green Robe stamp was sold for $444,477 in Hong Kong.

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