Sunday, March 08, 2009

‘Perfect’ Penny Black Sold at Auction

A “perfect example” of the world’s first postage stamp – a mint penny black – sold at auction for more than £20,000.

"The lot, which went under the hammer at Sotheby’s auction house in London, was expected to sell for between £10,000 and £12,000. The stamp, which dates back to 1840, fetched £20,625 – one of the highest prices achieved at auction for a single penny black," according to UK's Press and Journal.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM