British one-cent stamp from the 19th century sells for record $9.5 million in New York

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 21:24 EDT
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David Redden, Sotheby's Vice Chairman, holds the British Guyana One-Cent Magenta after it sold for USD$ 9,480,000 at Sotheby's June 17, 2014 in New York [AFP]
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Stamp sells for record $9.5 million in New York (via AFP)

An incredibly rare 19th century postage stamp, a tiny one-cent magenta from British colonial Guyana, sold for $9.5 million in New York on Tuesday, setting a new world record. Bidding began at $4.5 million and it took just two minutes to sell the stamp…

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