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The Resource The one-cent magenta : inside the quest to own the most valuable stamp in the world, James Barron

The one-cent magenta : inside the quest to own the most valuable stamp in the world, James Barron

Label
The one-cent magenta : inside the quest to own the most valuable stamp in the world
Title
The one-cent magenta
Title remainder
inside the quest to own the most valuable stamp in the world
Statement of responsibility
James Barron
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554773
Cataloging source
VNCG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barron, James
Dewey number
769.569
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rare postage stamps
  • Stamp collectors
  • Stamp collecting
  • British Guiana One-Cent Magenta (Stamp)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
inside the quest to own the most valuable stamp in the world
Label
The one-cent magenta : inside the quest to own the most valuable stamp in the world, James Barron
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: One.Stamp World -- Two.Travels with David -- Three.One Cent -- 1856: Printed, Sold, and Forgotten -- Four.Six Shillings -- 1873: Found by a Twelve-Year-Old -- Five.£120 -- 1878: Glasgow and London -- Six.£150 -- 1878: The Man in the Yachting Cap -- Seven.$32,500 -- 1922: The Plutocrat with the Cigar -- Eight.$40,000 -- 1940: The Angry Widow, Macy's, and the Other Plutocrat -- Nine.$286,000 -- 1970: The Wilkes-Barre Eight -- Ten.$935,000 -- 1980: "The Man Showed Up" -- Eleven.$9.5 Million -- 2014: "I Expected to See Magenta, and I Saw Magenta"
Control code
000059961430
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781925584059
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987273800
Label
The one-cent magenta : inside the quest to own the most valuable stamp in the world, James Barron
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: One.Stamp World -- Two.Travels with David -- Three.One Cent -- 1856: Printed, Sold, and Forgotten -- Four.Six Shillings -- 1873: Found by a Twelve-Year-Old -- Five.£120 -- 1878: Glasgow and London -- Six.£150 -- 1878: The Man in the Yachting Cap -- Seven.$32,500 -- 1922: The Plutocrat with the Cigar -- Eight.$40,000 -- 1940: The Angry Widow, Macy's, and the Other Plutocrat -- Nine.$286,000 -- 1970: The Wilkes-Barre Eight -- Ten.$935,000 -- 1980: "The Man Showed Up" -- Eleven.$9.5 Million -- 2014: "I Expected to See Magenta, and I Saw Magenta"
Control code
000059961430
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781925584059
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987273800

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