On an ordinary day in 1979, Huang Yongyu, an art master, received a visit from the student, former chief architect of the State Post Administration, Shao Bolin, and invited him to design the first set of zodiac stamps in New China – “Monkey Tickets”. In order to commemorate the little pet monkey that has just passed away, the master readily accepted it. However, Huang Yongyu may not have expected it at any time. The birth of this little monkey ticket has opened up the myth of stamps and what will happen in the future Chinese postal market.
Because the monkey ticket is the first zodiac stamp, the image is beautiful and the printing is exquisite, which is very popular among philatelists. The price of the monkey ticket in the stamp market is rising rapidly. The price of the Quartet and the full-page post is higher. The price of monkey tickets has risen at an alarming rate. It is worthy of the collection of Chinese philatelic collections. It is also the vane of the Chinese philatelic market. The first set of new stamps and new philatelic products all have a “leading effect”. The philatelist’s pursuit of the whole psychology often makes these first sets of philatelic products worthy and valuable.
Although many people did not pay attention to the beginning of the monkey ticket issue, with the establishment of many postal cities across the country in the late 1980s, the economic significance of philately has become more and more obvious, and the monkey ticket has become more and more tight. By 1992, when the second round of the Zodiac Monkey was on the market, many philatelists suddenly realized that they had lost the first set of monkey tickets. As a result, the price of “Geng Shen Monkey” has soared in the market, and supply and demand are extremely unbalanced.
Although the second and third sets of zodiac stamps were issued, there were also monkey tickets, but usually the monkey ticket refers to the first monkey ticket issued in 1980. Because the monkey ticket is engraved, the hair on the monkey’s face is radiant in the sun like a real fur. This is also an important basis for screening the authenticity of the Geng Shen monkey. Therefore, friends who have a monkey ticket should especially cherish the ticket of your monkey ticket. The quality of the ticket is an important factor in the price.
|RELEASE DATE||February 15, 1980||PPINTING PROCESS||Shadow carving|
|SIZE||26mm×31mm||NUMBER OF PAGE PIECES||80(8×10)|
|Perforation||P11.5||SET NUMBER OF PIECES||1|
|CURRENT PRICE||About $2000|
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Because the monkey ticket is engraved, the hair on the monkey’s face is radiant in the sun like a real fur. This is also an important basis for screening the authenticity of the Geng Shen monkey. The monkey ticket authentic look at the words “Chinese People’s Post” under a 40-fold magnifying glass. Each stroke is a bamboo-like hollow stroke, a bit like a ladder. It is the fastest appreciation of Chinese stamps. In the past 20 years, the value of each par value has risen to more than 10,000 yuan, an increase of 130,000 times. This rate of appreciation is not only unique in Chinese stamps, but also difficult to find in world stamps.
|(1-1)||￥0.08||Gengshennian(Monkey)||5 million pieces|
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