Uncommon Cent

The British Guiana Magenta stamp could sell for $10 million or more at auction in June. When the convicted murderer and DuPont chemical-company heir John E. du Pont died in prison four years ago, it marked the conclusion of a bizarre saga. His death also meant that the British Guiana One-Cent Magenta—the world’s most coveted […]

Holiday Desires: Stamps

In the world of collectible stamps, or as Robert Scott likes to say, “art you can lick,” the head of Bonhams’ stamp and postal history department explains that there haven’t been any new discoveries in quite some time. “The things that people have been looking for haven’t changed too much,” he says. “The holy grails […]