OK ... results time.
This cover sold for exactly $A1,125 on ebay
The seller is a highly respected member of the stamp trade here, and the bids are genuine.
He told me he only listed it as he had a bundle of 20 stamped covers from China to Sydney from same correspondence, he was listing separately, and thought it might possibly be worth a few dollars.
This seller ran a large public stamps auction house here, and certainly knows his stuff, and was as amazed as me that it got even to 3 figures, much less way into 4 figures.
When it got to $250
he contacted me saying he was astounded.
Not ONE person voting - from 65 votes .... guessed the correct figure as you can see -
I'd literally have tossed it into a junk box.
Rodney Perry posted a link above to a web page posting meter cover as did CASACUDOR - both links were removed until we announced the results and that link to bookmark is here for all to bookmark -
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/International_Postage_Meter_Sta ... (Mainland)
As you can see CHINA meters into 4 figures are not that unusual. So, the price paid on ebay seems about right.
As I often type - "Knowledge Is Power".
This thread more than most proves that beyond all doubt.
And this thread demonstrates that perfectly. Not one person voting had the sale value of this cover correct.
A feature of my next 'Stamp News' column -