23 April 2009

Two Million Dollars in Lincoln Stamps

An auction was held this past week in NYC for a stamp collection of Abraham Lincoln stamps that brought in nearly $2 million. The collection was amassed with standard stamps, Lincoln tax stamps, private issues, postal ephemera, and proofs and test printings of designs and colors that were not adopted. The above stamps are a mint-condition block of six 90-cent stamp issued in 1869. These mint stamps are said to be the largest such block of these rarities to survive, selling for $149,600. Read all about it at the New York Times.

(image Spink Shreves Galleries)

1 comment:

John said...

Who knew a stamp could be worth so much?