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Treskilling Yellow


Issue Date

1855

Issuer

Sweden

Known For

Most expensive stamp in the world

Approximate Value

$2.5 million Swiss Francs (as of 1996)

History

The normal three skilling stamp printed in Sweden is colored green while the eight skilling stamp was printed in yellow. However, due to an unknown error (but most likely the three skilling plate was accidently replaced by an eight skilling one), the three skilling stamp was printed in yellow, creating the Treskilling Yellow Stamp.

The only known copy of the Treskilling Yellow was discovered by a schoolboy named Georg Wilhelm Baeckman in 1886 while going through his grandparents' attic.

To this date, this is the only copy known in existence and is worth about $80 billion/pound by weight - one of the most expensive objects in the world!


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