Only two telephone bidders vied for the rarest of rareÂ Treskilling Yellow stamp,which David Feldman auctioned in Geneva last weekend. In the end, however, it was enough to result in what’s believed to be the highest price ever paid for a stamp at auction. Although the final sum wasn’t disclosed, the Daily Mail reported it as $2.3 million, right in line with the stamp’s $2.45 million pre-sale estimate.
“It’s…worth more than any other single stamp including the even older 2 Penny Post Office Mauritius Blue that sold for 970,000 pounds ($1.4 Million) in 1993,” said David Feldman. The identities of the buyers, reportedly a group, were not revealed. Why all the secrecy? “The people who run around with that kind of change in their pockets have their own ideas about publicity,” said U.S. stamp expert Robert Odenweller.
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