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The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World - James Barron
The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World
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An inside look at the obsessive, secretive, and often bizarre world of high-profile stamp collecting, told through the journey of the world’s most sought-after stamp. When it was issued in 1856, it cost a penny. In 2014, this tiny square of faded red paper sold at Sotheby’s for nearly $9.5... show more
An inside look at the obsessive, secretive, and often bizarre world of high-profile stamp collecting, told through the journey of the world’s most sought-after stamp. When it was issued in 1856, it cost a penny. In 2014, this tiny square of faded red paper sold at Sotheby’s for nearly $9.5 million, the largest amount ever paid for a postage stamp at auction. Through the s
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616205188 (1616205180)
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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3.0 The One-Cent Magenta
What is it about a not-very-pretty-looking piece of paper not even an inch in size that could make it worth almost $9.5 million? I know very little about the hobby or business of stamp collecting, but even I recognize some of the names who have played a role in the history of The One-Cent Magenta. T...
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