May 31st, 2018

1922 2¢-on-3¢ blue green Junk stamp is to be auctioned at Cherrystone. The lot is to fetch more than $130,000 is excited to share the latest auction news with our readers. This piece of info concerns 1922  2¢-on-3¢ blue green Junk stamp that is known as one of China’s “four treasures of the Republic”. This great philatelic rarity will be offered during the June 12-13 auction of United States and worldwide stamps and postal history by Cherrystone Philatelic Auctioneers of New York City.

Fewer than 20 examples are known of the 1922 2¢-on-3¢ blue green Junk stamp with the red surcharge inverted, and only thirteen of these stamps exist and were acquired at Wanhsien, a small port about half way between Chungking and Ichang, in July, 1924, by Dr. A. Germain. He was the medical officer on the French gunboat "Balny." He applied two of the stamps to separate covers which he mailed to himself locally and sold ten mint examples to the French dealer Theodore Champion. 

The example of 1922  2¢-on-3¢ blue green Junk stamp that is being offered by Cherrystone is described as well centered and displaying a deep bright color, “very fine and fresh with original customary flat and dried gum, apparently n.h., with 2009 Pascal Scheller certificate.” The lot is being offered with a staring bid of $130,000 and it is likely to fetch much more!


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