At an auction at Sotheby’s for a record-breaking $8.3 million sold postage stamp “British Guiana”, which is the most expensive in the world. It was bought by the British company Stanley Gibbons. Mark face value of one cent will be exhibited at the flagship store of the company in central London.
“British Guiana” was part of a series of stamps printed in 1856. The octagonal stamp is printed in black ink on a red background and is unperforated. The center depicts a three-masted schooner and the colony’s motto in Latin
- Damus Petimus Que Vicissim.
Stanley Gibbons, the world’s oldest philatelic dealer, was founded in 1856 by Liverpool entrepreneur Edward Stanley Gibbons.