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British Guiana 1 cent Magenta Stamp British Guiana 1 cent Magenta Stamp
British Guiana 1 cent Magenta Stamp British Guiana 1 cent Magenta Stamp

British Guiana 1 Cent Magenta


Issue Date

1856

Issuer

British Guiana (now Guyana)

Known For

Limited Issue British Guiana stamp. Only 1 copy known.

Approximate Value

$935,000 US Dollars

History

In 1856, there was an insufficient supply of stamps in British Guiana. The postmaster could not wait for the delivery of stamps from England and hence, asked the local newspaper to print some 1 and 4 cent stamps.

Because of the simplicity of these stamps, each stamp had to be initialed by a post office employee before they could be used. This was to prevent against forgery of the stamp.

The only copy of the British Guiana 1c Magenta was discovered by Vernon Vaughan, a 12 year old Scottish schoolboy while looking through his uncle's letters.


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