Thursday, October 25, 2012

Collecter Thinks He's Found Another 'Z' grill

Reporter Allan Hall writes on Britain's Daily Mail website that a German pensioner thinks he's hit the jackpot after finding an old album that contained a bunch of stamps including one which he believes is an 1868  'Z' grill.

Reinhold Hoffman, [shown above] is quoted in the article as saying, "When I laid them out on the table and saw the one cent stamp I stopped breathing. Since then I have shown it to experts and consulted all the literature I can find about it. There is only one other example known about, in a New York museum, and dealers have told me it is worth at least three million US dollars."

But Reinhold, who lives on a $750 a month pension, doesn't have the money to fly to America to have it certified according to the article.

So he is offering anyone who sponsors him on his trip the money in full plus interest - and has put down another album of not-so-rare stamps in his possession valued at $25,000 as security.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM