Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Rarest Czech stamp

Czechoslovakia's Radio Praha reports on their Web site, "Paper is plentiful and most of it is worth next to nothing. But like paper money, postage stamps can be incredibly valuable. One postage stamp that is considered the most unique, and possibly the most valuable in Czechoslovak history, has just been shown to the public for the first time in decades."

Shown above, philatelist Ludvik Pytlicek unveils what is thought to be the only Czech stamp that has a 'four crowns' denomination and is printed on granite paper.

According to the report,the stamp will be on view at an international collector's conference in Prague. In November, Pytlicek will travel to Monaco on the invitation of Prince Albert, where he'll show his possession to the crème de la crème of world philately, the Monte Carlo Club.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM