HK$4 billion 'revolutionary' items robbed from collector

Local | 16 Sep 2020 6:17 pm

A well-known collector of antique stamps and revolutionary has lost items estimated to be worth HK$4 billion in a robbery at his flat.

The flat on Nathan Road in Yau Ma Tei is owned by Fu Chunxiao, a member of the Hong Kong Philatelic Society, well-known for his “revolutionary collectibles.''

The robbery was noted at around 4:00pm last Thursday, when the building security guard found the iron gate and wooden door of the flat open.

Police said the victim later confirmed that some stamps and calligraphy were missing,with the loss estimated at about HK$4 billion.

Reports say the items include calligraphies by the late Chinese Communist Party leader, Mao Zedong, who founded the People's Republic.

Fu once organized an exhibition of Mao Zedong stamps in Hong Kong in 2018, displaying more than 200 items.

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