British Guiana 1c. Magenta sells for $9.48M USD

British Guiana 1c magenta

British Guiana 1c magenta

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 – The 1856 British Guiana 1c. magenta stamp, commonly referred to as the world’s most famous stamp and most recently owned by a du Pont heir convicted of murder, was sold at Sotheby’s New York auction on June 17, 2014 for $9,480,00 USD per the Sotheby’s Auction Results. The documents states: “Sale Total (Including Buyer’s Premium) 9,480,000 USD.” According to reports, an anonymous telephone bidder purchased the stamp.

Here are several news articles about the sale:

Businessman reflects on brush with world’s priciest stamp

Stamp Sells for a Record $9.5 Million [NY Times]

Rare British Guiana stamp sells for record $9.5 million [Reuters]

Rare British Guiana stamp sets record at New York auction [BBC]

Rare stamp sets record at NYC auction [AP]

Rare stamp sold for record $9.5 million. Last owner was crazed killer. [Washington Post]

This tiny piece of paper sold for $9.5 million [CNN]

Rare stamp known as the Mona Lisa sets new record at auction [The Telegraph]

One cent stamp sells for $9.5m at Sothebys [The Guardian]

One-cent stamp from British Guiana sells at Sotheby’s for $10.2m [AUS]

Remarkable story of the £12m stamp owned by a millionaire murderer that is about to become one of the most expensive objects ever sold… (The Independent)

British Guiana one-cent magenta stamp could fetch $20m at auction (The Guardian)

British Guiana stamp could fetch $20m, says Sotheby’s (BBC)

Rare stamp from murderer’s estate seen setting record (Reuters)

Expert Committee at The Royal Philatelic Society London Recertifies the World’s Most Famous Stamp (Sotheby’s) [PDF]

British Guiana stamp expected to sell for record $10-20M (New York Post)


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