RARE STAMPS AUCTIONED

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(0106 CR M18)RARE STAMPS AUCTIONED DATELINE: Jan. 06, 2011 LENGTH: 00:00:49 VO Can you imagine how much a complete sheet of 80 Chinese zodiac "Golden Monkey" stamps costs? That's 1.2 million yuan, or about 180,000 U.S. dollars. At the 2011 Suzhou Auction for Rare Stamps, the sheet of "Golden Monkey" stamps with complete paper margins and no folding marks, sets a new record for the sale of the "Golden Monkey" sheet. Meanwhile, a single monkey stamp also sets a record, selling for 1,510 dollars, 125,000 times more than its original price. Since 1980, China has issued annually the animal year stamp to commemorate the 12 Chinese astrological animal signs. The monkey stamps were released in 1980 and were the first of this kind. But there are few that can still be found. Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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