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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
Title variation
  • 1 cent magenta
  • Inside the quest to own the most valuable stamp in the world
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"--
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Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554773
Cataloging source
CoCr/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barron, James
Dewey number
769.569881
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE6184.R3
LC item number
B37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rare postage stamps
  • Stamp collectors
  • Stamp collecting
  • Rare postage stamps
  • Stamp collecting
  • Stamp collectors
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / Modern
  • Guyana
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
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-276)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stamp World -- Travels with David -- One cent (1856: printed, sold, and forgotten) -- Six shillings (1873: found by a twelve-year-old) -- £120 (1878: Glasgow and London) -- £150 (1878: the man in the yachting cap) -- $32,500 (1922: the plutocrat with the cigar) -- $40,000 (1940: the angry widow, Macy's and the other plutocrat) -- $286,000 (1970: the Wilkes-Barre eight) -- $935,000 (1980: "the man showed up") -- $9.5 million (2014: "I expected to see magenta, and I saw magenta"
Control code
1760926
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781616205188
Lccn
2016038074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616205188
  • (OCoLC)953707635
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"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-276)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stamp World -- Travels with David -- One cent (1856: printed, sold, and forgotten) -- Six shillings (1873: found by a twelve-year-old) -- £120 (1878: Glasgow and London) -- £150 (1878: the man in the yachting cap) -- $32,500 (1922: the plutocrat with the cigar) -- $40,000 (1940: the angry widow, Macy's and the other plutocrat) -- $286,000 (1970: the Wilkes-Barre eight) -- $935,000 (1980: "the man showed up") -- $9.5 million (2014: "I expected to see magenta, and I saw magenta"
Control code
1760926
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781616205188
Lccn
2016038074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616205188
  • (OCoLC)953707635

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