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Commentary No. 178 - 17 May, 2014

2014– An Amazing Year for Rare Stamps

We doubt we will see another year like this. Some of the stamps offered at auction are so unusually rare. What is so remarkable is that they are all appearing in just one year. Here are the ones of note that have been or will be making their appearance:

 

Feb. 22, 2014
Brigham Auctions
Canada, Scott 26b
Catalogue $16,000
Realized $28,000
This is the only copy in existence

 

Feb. 22, 2014
Brigham Auctions
Canada, Scott 32
Catalogue $200,000
Realized $475,000
This is 1 of 3 copies that exist

 

May 13, 2014
Matthew Bennett
USA, Scott 13
The “Inverted Jenny”
Catalogue $450,000
Realized $230,000

 

Jun. 17, 2014
Sotheby’s, New York
Br. Guiana, Scott 13
The 1 cent Magenta
The World’s Most Famous Stamp
Estimate $10 -$20 Million
This is the only copy in existence

 

Oct. 2014
Eastern Auctions Ltd.
Canada, Scott 32
Catalogue $200,000
Realized - to be determined
This is the 3rd copy that exists, newly discovered in 2013

 

We hope other stamps of this rarity will be put up for sale in 2014 helping to make this an even more exceptional year for collectors. In the meantime, it is a year like no other we can remember!

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