Monday, October 28, 2013

3 most expensive stamps

3 most expensive stamps

Stamps originated over 300 years ago and have gone through many changes, and the right to the inventor of the postage stamp is a very controversial topic. Stamps can be used as pieces of paper that can be purchased and displayed can be defined at the post office / mail must be obtained as proof of payment for the shipment. Stamps are usually a number of things on her face, like the price or the cost, country of origin, an image among other important things, and they are made of special paper. In addition, the stamps of important documents because they show a lot about the culture and history of the country as well as many important events of the country or the world. Philately is collecting stamps and also the study of stamps and postal history.
1.       The Treskilling Yellow:  

The Three-Skilling Yellow or Treskilling yellow is the highest priced single postage stamp in the world. This Swedish stamp is also another error postage stamp. Instead of its regular green colour, a printing mistake resulted in this three skilling stamps to be printed in yellow in 1855. Till date only one surviving stamp with this error has been found. The sale price has crossed well over $3 million USD in 1996. It was resold in 2010 to an undisclosed buyer for an undisclosed amount. But the auctioneer declared that this Treskilling Yellow has become the most expensive single postage stamp in the world.

2.       Penny Black: 

Issued in 1840 Penny Black is distinguished as the first postage stamp in the world. Rowland Hill designed it, and was a part of his reform plans for the British postal system. The stamp was valued at one penny, and bore the sketch of Queen Victoria by William Wyon. That resulted in the stamps famous name as Penny Black. This stamp was in circulation and print for nine months from its date of inception. They are now valued at around $5 million USD

3.       U.S. Franklin Z-Grill
Only two copies of this rarest of U.S. stamps are available to this day. A Portrait of Benjamin Franklin is embossed with a z-grille pattern. A pattern of tiny squares embossed into paper and it was also visible on the back of the stamps. This was to permit efficient absorbing of the cancellation ink. The Z-grille was not found to be practical and discontinued. The stamp was priced at 1-cent in 1868. The present valuation of the stamp stands at $8.8 million USD.

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