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Inverted Jenny Plate Block breaks US Record!

Last month one of the very few infamous inverted Jenny plate block (#Scott C3a) was sold and it set a new US philatelic record. The block sold for more than $4.8 million, becoming the second most expensive stamp in the world,  just after the … Continue reading

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Third known 2¢ Large Queen on laid paper sold at auction

The third known example of the green 2¢ Large Queen on laid paper (Scott #32) discovered on July 16th, 2013 (see our previous article) just sold at Eastern Auctions this past weekend. The winning bid for this rare Canada stamp was $215,000 + … Continue reading

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Canada 1851-12d Black stamp sold at auction

Over this past weekend, Eastern Auctions sold a mint copy of the 1851 12d black Queen Victoria (Scott #2). Though in mint condition, the stamp was quite off-center and had a mark on the gum side. It sold for $70,000 + … Continue reading

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Canada 1851 12d black mint stamp for sale!

An example of one of the most valuable Canada stamps will be going on the block on October 16th with Eastern Auctions as lot #60. The 1851 12d black Queen Victoria could soon become Canada’s most valuable stamp ever–even more … Continue reading

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1856 British Guiana 1¢ Magenta fun facts!

No member of the public has seen the stamp since it was last exhibited in 1986 at the Ameripex International Stamp Show in Chicago, Illinois. The stamp has set a new world record in sales every time (3 times) it … Continue reading

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1856 British Guiana Magenta to be sold!

One of the world’s most famous and valuable stamps will soon be up for sale. Sotheby’s New York recently announced that it will be auctioning off the 1856 British Guiana Magenta to the highest bidder on June 17th, 2014. This … Continue reading

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Brigham Auctions just sold the rarest stamp of Canada!

Last february 22nd Brigham sold their Large Queens collection, which was in all likelihood the most complete collection of its kind. In it was the infamous Scott #32, the green 2¢ Large Queen on laid paper. There is only 3 known … Continue reading

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New rare Canada stamp discovered!

On July 16th, 2013, the Vincent Graves Greene Foundation announced that it had issued a certificate of authenticity for a newly discovered 2¢ Large Queen on Laid Paper (Scott #32). Previously, it was thought that only two examples of this … Continue reading

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World’s most expensive stamp up for sale!

In May 2010, the world’s most expensive single stamp, the Swedish Treskilling Yellow (see article:

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Rare Canadian stamp gets top dollar at auction!

A rare Canadian stamp is now in the illustrious company of other top selling stamp rarities of the philatelic world. At a recent auction of some stamps from billionaire William Gross’ collection, a Canadian 1851 12p black on laid paper … Continue reading

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