The world's 10 rarest stamps.

The world's 10 rarest stamps.

Post by rodne » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 15:08:10



To illustrate the rate of appreciation of the Brit Guiana 1856
the following image I am about to post, rates it at GBP 20,000

Interestingly, the "XLSR" (cough,cough Excelsior) booklet
was printed in North Wales in 1953

It was an exact copy of the EH Harris booklet of the US
and printed under approval.

It was purchased in Perth in 1953 from Sands and McDougall's
Central Hay Street Perth.

In the coming days, I'll post images just one year later
of the top 118 rarest stamps, which has the Brit guiana at US$100,000.

So, the top 10  (1953)
http://cjoint.com/data/gfh5zfAqLD.htm

 
 
 

The world's 10 rarest stamps.

Post by Asia-translatio » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 17:04:53



Quote:
> To illustrate the rate of appreciation of the Brit Guiana 1856
> the following image I am about to post, rates it at GBP 20,000

> Interestingly, the "XLSR" (cough,cough Excelsior) booklet
> was printed in North Wales in 1953

> It was an exact copy of the EH Harris booklet of the US
> and printed under approval.

> It was purchased in Perth in 1953 from Sands and McDougall's
> Central Hay Street Perth.

> In the coming days, I'll post images just one year later
> of the top 118 rarest stamps, which has the Brit guiana at US$100,000.

> So, the top 10  (1953)http://cjoint.com/data/gfh5zfAqLD.htm

I don't see Barwani SG 18da in that list, Rodney.  Obviously it's
rubbish.

Tony of the Antipathies

 
 
 

The world's 10 rarest stamps.

Post by Tony Clayto » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 19:05:00



Quote:
> To illustrate the rate of appreciation of the Brit Guiana 1856
> the following image I am about to post, rates it at GBP 20,000

> Interestingly, the "XLSR" (cough,cough Excelsior) booklet
> was printed in North Wales in 1953

> It was an exact copy of the EH Harris booklet of the US
> and printed under approval.

> It was purchased in Perth in 1953 from Sands and McDougall's
> Central Hay Street Perth.

> In the coming days, I'll post images just one year later
> of the top 118 rarest stamps, which has the Brit guiana at US$100,000.

> So, the top 10  (1953)
> http://cjoint.com/data/gfh5zfAqLD.htm

No mention of the tre skilling yellow error of colour of Sweden

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The world's 10 rarest stamps.

Post by rodne » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 20:09:39


wait!..... there's more.
In a slick piece of chicanery,
the "top 118 rarest stamps" that I was going to follow up on
(Life Magazine June 28th 1954)

What's that I spy?  near the edge is a "Moluccas" issue, a darn Cinderella.
then in the middle of the cover spread, I spy Jind India, Navanagar India
and Jhalawar India......What! no Travancore!

as you say, obviously rubbish.

I'll post the item, if I am bored one day.

"Asia-translation"

Quote:
> I don't see Barwani SG 18da in that list, Rodney.  Obviously it's
> rubbish.

> Tony of the Antipathies

 
 
 

The world's 10 rarest stamps.

Post by rodne » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 20:42:13


In defence, it did say "some" of the rarest.

by default, would include one of the most recognisable postmarks in
philately.

"Tony Clayton"

Quote:
> No mention of the tre skilling yellow error of colour of Sweden

 
 
 

The world's 10 rarest stamps.

Post by rodne » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 21:21:41


"rodney"

Quote:
> I'll post the item, if I am bored one day.

The cover 1954
http://cjoint.com/data/gfoqaiddCX.htm

BTW, it is of some note, the two areas that defeated the collecting tsunami,
the great Philip von Ferrary, in collecting every stamp worldwide,
were the Indian states, and South Australia.  :)

 
 
 

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Post by Victor Mant » Sun, 07 Jun 2009 17:57:38




Quote:

>>No mention of the tre skilling yellow error of colour of Sweden

> Then you have to dump in the 'Abnormals' of the Victorian GB. There are
> far
> fewer of each of them than the tre-skilling!

> Rarity != Price !!!

I suppose that "!=" means "not equal", notation that originates in the C
programming language.

Indeed, some stamps are more desired than others, for different reasons, and
not only dependently on their rarity.

For example in countries with richer stamp collectors, that countries stamps
are usually more  expensive, which is perfectly understandable from the
economic point of view.

If we make an analogy with the price of paintings, a domain where the prices
are veeery different, even if each painting is usually unique, we see again
that here the rarity is not the main reason that drives prices. Of course,
if a painter became famous and he left less paintings, then his paintings
are more expensive due to their rarity. One good example is Vermeer,  with
some stamps that reproduce his work shown on my 12 years old page:

http://www.artonstamps.org/Art-Gallery/Vermeer/vermeer.htm

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Post by Tony Clayto » Mon, 08 Jun 2009 04:03:14



Quote:


> >> To illustrate the rate of appreciation of the Brit Guiana 1856
> >> the following image I am about to post, rates it at GBP 20,000

[snip]
> >> So, the top 10  (1953)
> >> http://cjoint.com/data/gfh5zfAqLD.htm

> >No mention of the tre skilling yellow error of colour of Sweden

> Then you have to dump in the 'Abnormals' of the Victorian GB. There are far
> fewer of each of them than the tre-skilling!

As there is only one example of the tre skilling yellow error of colour
I suspect that statement is incorrect...

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The world's 10 rarest stamps.

Post by Tony Clayto » Tue, 09 Jun 2009 07:49:09



Quote:




> >> >> To illustrate the rate of appreciation of the Brit Guiana 1856
> >> >> the following image I am about to post, rates it at GBP 20,000

> >[snip]
> >> >> So, the top 10  (1953)
> >> >> http://cjoint.com/data/gfh5zfAqLD.htm

> >> >No mention of the tre skilling yellow error of colour of Sweden

> >> Then you have to dump in the 'Abnormals' of the Victorian GB. There are far
> >> fewer of each of them than the tre-skilling!

> >As there is only one example of the tre skilling yellow error of colour
> >I suspect that statement is incorrect...

> The number of stamps printed in the wrong color is unknown. {wiki, et al. on
> the tre skilling]

> The number found may still be 'one', but the number of the total possible
> abnormals [of each type] is known.

Straws and clutching come to mind.

'One known' still remains less than the known number of abnormals.

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