People's Republic of China stamps fetch $126,000 in online-only auction A group of about 50 People’s Republic of China stamps – including a rare block of four Golden Monkey stamps – sold for $126,000 in an Internet-only auction held Dec. 29 by Gordon S. Converse & Company
by 13 ½ inches by 9 inches, earned $4,200; and a Chinese famille rose porcelain tea pot from the Republic period decorated with a landscape scene, 5 ¾ inches tall, achieved $3,000.
A set of four 18th or 19th century double-paneled fine antique Chinese silk Kesi-like embroideries, apparently part of a set, gaveled for $2,400. The embroideries – framed, with each set of panels measuring 33 inches by 12 inches – boasted finely detailed stitching work depicting figurals of 18th and 19th century Chinese culture. Some scattered damage did not deter bidders.
A large Chinese Zitan vase stand with fine and sophisticated carving, 31 ½ inches tall, made $6,600; a pair of Chinese Huanghuali vase stands with very fine construction, 29 inches tall, brought $3,000; a Chinese watercolor painting book, 16 pages, 13 inches by 6 ½ inches, sold for $3,600; and a famille verte lidded jar, 4 inches tall, went to a determined bidder for $3,600.
Buoyed by the success of this auction, Gordon S. Converse & Company is planning another Internet-only Chinese and Asian sale, probably for sometime in March. Another, smaller auction may be held between now and then. The firm is also planning a sale for sometime in early 2013 that will feature a large collection of tribal arts and silver. More details will follow.
Gordon S. Converse & Company is always seeking quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them directly at (610) 722-9004, or you can e-mail them at either Todd@ConverseClocks.com or Gordon@ConverseClocks.com.
Anyone interested in finding out what an antique item might be worth may do so by sending a photo of the item, along with a check for $40, to Gordon S. Converse & Co., Attn: Gordon S. Converse, 758 Mancill Rd., Wayne, PA 19087. To learn more about Gordon S. Converse & Co., and the upcoming auctions, please log on to www.AuctionsatConverse.com.