click here For Chinese Imperial Post Stamps collectors, eBay must be a bit of a fray this weekend when one of the most coveted Chinese Imperial Post stamps was up for grab. A block of 4 of the $5 China stamps were listed on the 1st of May 2016 and ended today, 8th of May 2016.
http://www.siai.it/?ityies=portali-demo-dove-fare-trading&c9e=5d Although the seller listed the stamps as the 1897 ‘first imperial’ issue (lithographed in Japan), I think they are in fact the 1898 ‘second imperial’ issue (engraved by Waterlow & Sons, London). Both of these issues are rare to find in mint condition, not to mention in a block of 4. The seller did not mention the watermark on these stamps so they could possibly be the 1902-03 issue as well – which has similar design as the second issue.
source site Sixty-six bids went for the stamps and finished at a final price of $2,550.10!
http://caboclonharaue.com/?kreosan=como-operar-op%C3%A7%C3%B5es-bin%C3%A1rias&372=e2 Congratulation to the lucky winner!