Current Scott Catalogue listing of Austria 2005 €1.25 withdrawn Dali Lama stamp
We know how hard China can lean on anyone - but I am amazed a country like Austria would wilt!
Anyone have any more of info on this stamp and whether the current Michel catalogue prices it?
Seems VERY cheap to me at today's current level of $A1500 or so, if only 30 or so exist.
A full pane was auctioned last year in Germany.
Agree - China can be thugs when it comes to these things.starling wrote:The Chinese authorities managed to 'convince' Austria to withdraw its Dalai Lama stamp.
So, they know they can get their way by flexing their considerable financial power. Of course Austria denied this was a political decision, but if you're the victim of stand-over tactics you generally don't readily admit it.
The stamp was printed and all ready to go. Only 30 or so stamps in total are known, and prices are amazingly cheap in my view - $A1500 or so a stamp. Should be over TEN times that.
"The issue, which was planned on 6 July 2005 on the occasion of the 70th birthday of the 14th Dali Lama, was printed in miniature sheets of 10 copies and had to be withdrawn for political reasons due to the objection of the government of the People's Republic of China."