British Guiana collection nets nearly $9M, minus its star

The four-cent black on blue, issued at the same time as the famed one-cent magenta, sold for more than $400,000.

While the British Guiana one-cent magenta sold recently for $10 million stole the spotlight, many collectors were just as interested in the balance of John du Pont’s British Guiana collection, which went on the block just a few days later in a sale conducted by David Feldman. The sale realized more than €6 million ($8.75 million) with every single lot selling for more than the pre-sale estimate. Continue reading →

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