The one-cent magenta : inside the quest to own the most valuable stamp in the world / James Barron.
- 6 of 6 copies available at SC LENDS.
0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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|Anderson - Anderson Main Library||769.5698 Barron James (Text)||22960001355261||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
|Beaufort - Beaufort Branch||769.5698 BAR (Text)||0530005924902||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
|Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch||769.5698 BAR (Text)||0530005924911||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
|Calhoun - Main Library||769.56 BAR (Text)||30102100719564||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
|Colleton - Main Library||769.5698 Barron, James (Text)||3010307438||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
|Harvin-Clarendon - Library||769.5698 Ba (Text)||208091000717091||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781616205188
- Physical Description: 276 pages ; 19 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-276).
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Stamp World -- Travels with David -- One cent (1856: printed, sold, and forgotten) -- Six shillings (1873: found by a twelve-year-old) -- £120 (1878: Glasgow and London) -- £150 (1878: the man in the yachting cap) -- $32,500 (1922: the plutocrat with the cigar) -- $40,000 (1940: the angry widow, Macy's and the other plutocrat) -- $286,000 (1970: the Wilkes-Barre eight) -- $935,000 (1980: "the man showed up") -- $9.5 million (2014: "I expected to see magenta, and I saw magenta".
When it was issued in 1856, it cost a penny. In 2014, this tiny square of faded red paper sold at Sotheby's for nearly $9.5 million, the largest amount ever paid for a postage stamp at auction. Through the stories of the eccentric characters who have bought, owned, and sold the one-cent magenta in the years in between, James Barron delivers a fascinating tale of global history and immense wealth, and of the human desire to collect. -- Provided by publisher.
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