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Lot No. 2208

Auction No. 29
Category Commonwealth & Foreign
Est. $25000
Status SOLD $45500



China 1968 8f "The Whole Country is Red" CTO with neat part 1968 corner cds & full MUH gum. The stamp features a map of China with the words "The Whole Country is Red" (Chinese: 全国山河一片红), with a worker, farmer & soldier standing below with copies of Quotations from Chairman Mao. However Taiwan is not shaded red. This was immediately noticed & the issue was withdrawn within a few hours. This is a superb example with excellent centering & perfs. It appears to have been purchased by the vendor from John Bull for HK$300,000 ($49,750) in 2006. A similar was sold by John Bull Auctions in December 2012 for HK$437,000 ($72,400). SG 2403a, Cat. £65,000 (see front cover)


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