Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Democrat

Rare one cent stamp worth $10 million

See also

An extremely rare South American postage stamp may sell for as much as $10 million at an auction, according to The, Feb. 14, 2014. The auction, which will be held in New York City on June 17, could bring in between $10 and $20 million. The stamp is so highly valued because it is the only one not currently included in the British Royal family's Royal Philatelic Collection.

The stamp, which is an 1856 One-Cent Magenta from British New Guiana, measures 1 inch by 1 and one quarter inch. It is the most valuable stamp in the world currently, and far out values the 1885 Swedish stamp which sold for $2.3 million, the highest amount for which any stamp ever has sold to date. The stamp shows a ship with three masts and the British colony's motto in Latin, which means, "we give and expect in return." The rare stamp is being sold by the estate of John E. du Pont, its last owner. John E. du Pont was an heir to the infamous du Pont Chemical fortune.

The rare South American stamp has not always sold for big bucks. Besides it once sold for juat a few shillings when a twelve year-old boy, who had found the collectible stamp, sold it to collector Neil McKinnon.



  • Pro-Russians killed
    Putin issues a warning after 3 armed protestors were shot dead in Ukraine
    Watch Video
  • Korean ferry capsizes
    Only one of 46 life boats were used in the South Korean ferry sinking
    World News
  • Oscar Pistorius trial
    Oscar Pistorius reads a Valentines Day card from his deceased girlfriend without tears
    Crime News
  • Google patent
    Google applies for patent for what could be the successor to Google Glass
    Tech News
  • 420 in Colorado
    Colorado will celebrate 420 for the first time since marijuana became legal
  • Racist Kansas murderer
    Why isn't the Jewish Community Center shooter being labeled as a terrorist?
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • Obama: "Not a smidgen of evidence" about to explode in IRS scandal (video)
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517932135" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Reid/Chicom
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • minimum wage
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518098808" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!