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Rare 158-year-old Stamp Could Fetch $20 Million at Sotheby’s

A rare 158-year-old postage stamp goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s New York later this month. Described as the Holy Grail for stamp collectors, extremely rare piece could fetch $20 million when hit the auction block, so could become the world’s most valuable stamp. The Unique British Guiana 1856 One-Cent stamp, printed on magenta surface-colored […]

A Rare Qing Dynasty Stamp Sold In Hong Kong

Very rare Chinese stamp was sold at auction in Hong Kong for $936,000. With just 32 recorded copies, the Qing Dynasty “1897 Red Revenue Small One Dollar” stamp is China’s rarest regularly-issued stamp. Bright red stamp symbolizing good luck and fortune in Chinese culture, and is worth because the text on it, “postal service Qing […]

Limited Edition Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Stamps with Real Diamonds

There will be a special bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. This event honors the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II in the UK. In honor of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Jersey Post has created a Limited Edition Diamond Stamp. Each sheet will feature two stamps, […]