We are delighted to announce that today we were the successful bidder of the world’s most famous and valuable stamp. The unique British Guiana 1c Magenta was purchased at auction in the USA for a total sum of $8.3m (including buyer’s premium).
This is a historic moment for Stanley Gibbons and the hobby, and we hope you can share in our enormous excitement.
In addition to making it available for viewing at our flagship store at 399 Strand, it is our intention to make it available for everybody to enjoy owning a piece of this unique and storied item through the increasingly popular concepts of fractional ownership and the creation of digital collections.
For more details about the stamp and to register your interest in learning more about the possibility of purchasing a piece of history, please visit https://www.1c-magenta.com/
We can't wait to welcome you to the Home of Stamp Collecting so you can share our excitement and see this philatelic holy grail.