Video of Sotheby's Auction and World Record Price for British Guiana Stamp

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by Stamps Are Art, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Stamps Are Art

    Stamps Are Art New Member

  2. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    WOW! Never in my life would I have imagined that the stamp would sell for 7 million 900 thousand dollars, It just goes to show that some of the rarer material in the philatelic world does sell well. Thanks for the posting.
  3. Stamps Are Art

    Stamps Are Art New Member

    With a little tounge in cheek, I would have liked the stamp to exceed the pre auction estimates, it would have made for a GREAT headline, as opposed to just "great". In any case, we won't see this price for a single stamp for quite some time ... unless the inflation in our society is offically acknowledged, which is the reason I made the effort to see the auction in person.
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  4. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Millions of dollars for a stamp. Amazing! :p
  5. visitor

    visitor Active Member

    I'd have to think hard about spending $100 on a stamp!
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  6. Philactica

    Philactica Active Member

    Thank you for video and gee the stamp or at least the bidder did not even get a standing ovation.:jawdrop::arghh:

    This auction may just serve as wake-up call to stamp collecting.;)
  7. Stamps Are Art

    Stamps Are Art New Member

    He or she got some applause, maybe they would have gotten more if they had bid more :)
  8. Philactica

    Philactica Active Member

    For how much more would be needed for an ovation :hilarious::hilarious:
  9. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Same here. ;)
  10. rainydaystamps

    rainydaystamps New Member

    Amazing price isn't it.

    How good that stamps now have the crown of "most valuable item in the world by weight".

    Imagine what this British Guiana stamp would have sold for if it wasn't so ugly! ;)
  11. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    That was right. :D
    But I am quite sure the buyer does not think it was an ugly stamp even a bit.
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