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The one-cent magenta : inside the quest to own the most valuable stamp in the world

James Barron 1954- ProQuest (Firm)

Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2017

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  • Title:
    The one-cent magenta : inside the quest to own the most valuable stamp in the world
  • Author: James Barron 1954-
  • ProQuest (Firm)
  • Subjects: Rare postage stamps -- Guyana -- History; Stamp collectors -- Biography; Stamp collecting -- History
  • Contents: Stamp World -- Travels with David -- One cent (1856: printed, sold, and forgotten) -- Six shillings (1873: found by a twelve-year-old) -- £120 (1878: Glasgow and London) -- £150 (1878: the man in the yachting cap) -- $32,500 (1922: the plutocrat with the cigar) -- $40,000 (1940: the angry widow, Macy's and the other plutocrat) -- $286,000 (1970: the Wilkes-Barre eight) -- $935,000 (1980: "the man showed up") -- $9.5 million (2014: "I expected to see magenta, and I saw magenta". ;Description based on print version record. ;"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
  • Edition: First edition..
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
  • Creation Date: 2017
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource..
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9781616207175 (electronic bk.);ISBN1616207175 (electronic bk.)
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • IZ MMS ID: 9934400128002952

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