Mao relics worth £400m vanish in biggest burglary

Mao relics worth £400m vanish in biggest burglary

A Chinese philatelist has lost £400 million worth of rare stamps and historical memorabilia, including calligraphy by Chairman Mao, in a burglary in Hong Kong that is believed to be one of the largest ever recorded. The items, many dating to the Chinese revolutionary period, were stolen from a flat in a block on Hong Kong’s Nathan Road belonging to Fu Chunxiao, a citizen of the mainland who keeps part of his collection in the territory. Mr Fu is a member of the Hong Kong Philatelic Society and is well known in collecting circles. Two years ago he displayed 200 pieces from his personal collection in an exhibition in Hong Kong of stamps of the late Chinese leader, Mao Zedong.
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