Big money expected at first Brigham sale

“People will either want to be part of the story or ensure that they get what they want.” Some items come up so rarely that their acquisition can be considered a once in a lifetime chance. Verge said that while there are three known two-cent Large Queen’s on laid paper, the last time one sold in a public auction was more than 40 years ago. Continue reading →

World’s rarest stamp to go on the block

The world’s rarest stamp is expected to fetch a record price when Sotheby’s puts the famous British Guiana one-cent magenta on the auction block June 17. The coin, which Sotheby’s estimates at $10 to $20 US million, will lead off the sale of the world famous collection of John E. Du Pont, millionaire heir of the prominent Du Pont family fortune, and convicted murderer. Continue reading →

New definitive stamps hit the streets

The Canadian pride series of flag stamps has taken a new turn with five stamps featuring UNESCO world heritage sites in Canada. There are 17 such sites in Canada, and they will all be honoured over the course of the program, which will run into 2016. The sites are a collection of national and provincial parks and historic settings. Continue reading →

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