• A Rare Stamp Is Expected to Fetch Around $8.25 Million at Auction

    1 month ago - By Hypebeast

    Sotheby's is expected to fetch over $8.25m USD for an ultra-rare "penny black" postal stamp depicting a 15-year old Queen Victoria when it hits auction. The stamp is “unequivocally the most important piece of philatelic history to exist”, said Henry House, the head of Sotheby's treasures sale in an interview with The Guardian. The penny black stamp first debuted in 1840 and revolutionized shipping and communication by allowing people to ship a half-ounce letter for a nominal fee of a penny. More than a tiny piece of ephemera, the penny black stamp represents "the very dawn of social...
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