By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Postage stamps have been one of the most desired objects of collectors’ passion. More than 2,000 tiny pieces of paper worth a fortune have recently been showcased in Taiwan, among which the four unseparated stamps named “The Legendary Block of Four,” with a declared value of NT$500 million owned by a Chinese entrepreneur, have become the focus of attention of collectors and stamp fans.
The PhilaTaipei 2016 World Stamp Championship Exhibition kicked off at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 on Friday, showcasing 2,450 rare and valuable postage stamps from collectors from 80 countries around the world. It is the first time Taiwan has hosted the exhibition, Chunghwa Post Co stated.
Among the rare stamp collections on display from October 21 to 26, the four red stamps, with each carrying the same pattern and issued during the Qing Dynasty, generated buzz among media for their whopping value. The top horizontal line of each stamp featured the words “Great Qing Post” and the central vertical line “used as one dollar” in Chinese, with “1 dollar” in English written horizontally at the bottom of each piece of paper. [FULL STORY]