Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Pinterest Icon Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video
  • 1980 Year of the Monkey stamps to sell in Hong Kong
  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • auctionduefactfarhongkongmonkeyofferraresalesellsheetsstampsvaluedyear

1980 Year of the Monkey stamps to sell in Hong Kong

Interasia Auctions will offer three sheets of 1980 Year of the Monkey stamps in its April 2 sale of postal history from the People’s Republic of China.

Year Monkey Interasia

The design is red, displays a monkey and includes the number 8 - all cultural signifiers of good luck in China 

Each is valued at $115,874-141,623 ahead of the Hong Kong auction.

Year of the Monkey stamps are far from rare and due to their high value are unlikely to become any rarer.

Unusually, the demand is mainly due to the fact that collectors and non-collectors alike just really like the design, with monkeys, the colour red and the number eight all indicators of good luck in China.

The record for a single sheet is $192,251, set at a 2011 auction.

We’ve got an amazing selection of rare stamps for sale, click here to take a look.

Please sign up to our free newsletter to receive exciting news about postage stamp auctions.

  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • auctionduefactfarhongkongmonkeyofferraresalesellsheetsstampsvaluedyear