Asian Stamps are in High Demand this year. Philately as a profitable investment

October 27th, 2016 would like to get our readers acquainted with the latest news from the philatelic world.

This one concerns the stamp collecting hobby as a profitable investment. At Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers’ recent international stamp auction a number of impressive hammer prices for Chinese collections were archived. Especially a collection of stamps from the 1960s was popular and went for € 28,000.

“The auction’s highest hammer price was achieved by a very beautiful and complete collection of Chinese stamps from 1962-68. This period under Mao and the Cultural Revolution are one of the most interesting and valuable periods for collectors, which explains the great price of DKK 204,000,” says Lars Godsk Jørgensen, Head of Bruun Rasmussen’s stamp department.
The collection includes of the following stamps: “Landscapes” 1963 “Mao’s Theses I” 1967, “Mao’s Theses II” 1967, “25 Years Yenan-Forum”" 1967, “Our Great Leader Mao” 1967 “Mao’s Poetry” 1967 and “Mao’s Five New Directives” 1968 in very fine condition.

The Auction’s Top Five (including buyer’s premium)

1) China. Peoples Republic. 1962-1968. Very beautiful collection with complete sets from this period. Sold for: DKK 204,000 / € 28,000

2) China. Peoples Republic. 1949-2007. A very good and well-filled collection in a Leuchtturm-albums, albumpages + large. Sold for: DKK 162,000 / € 22,000

3) Thailand. 1883-2016. Most extensive collection sorted in more than 30 large albums in 5 large boxes (weight more than 100 kg.). Sold for: 114,000 / € 15,000

4) China. Large lot of China, Peoples Republic, Taiwan and areas in 23 albums with older stamps and up to ca. year 2000 with many stamps in quantities including better. Sold for: DKK 103,000 / € 14,000

5) China. 1878-1990. Good and well-filled collection in 5 large albums with better classic incl. number 1-3, and many better stamps from the 1960's (mostly used). From 1971 and up to 1990 collected unmounted mint and looks nearly complete including many better sets. Sold for: DKK 102,000 / € 13,700

Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers is one of Scandinavia’s leading international auction houses, and one of Denmark’s oldest. It all started on 6 October 1948, when Arne Bruun Rasmussen conducted the first traditional auction in the saleroom at Bredgade 33 in Copenhagen. Today, Jesper Bruun Rasmussen stands at the helm of the family-run business together with the company’s CEO Jakob Dupont.