A rare, unissued stamp produced by Liberia for the anticipated victory of former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is to be withdrawn, reports New York’s Anglo American Appraisal Services (AAAS).
The New York-based appraisal service and auction house said Liberia wanted to be the first country to commemorate this historic event – a woman elected as the 45th U.S. president – with a stamp to be issued on the day of Clinton’s inauguration.
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Unfortunately for Liberia’s post office, the U.S. election fared differently than anticipated, and Donald Trump was named the 45th President of the United States.
The stamps have since been withdrawn, but the few surviving examples are generating interest among collectors.
These mint never hinged (MNH) examples are described as “post office fresh” with bright colours.
According to the AAAS, the stamps serve as “a remarkable philatelic testament to this totally unexpected result and will no doubt grow in value over the years.”