The Fascinating Story of the Most Valuable Stamp in the World

Tracing the history of the One-Cent Magenta — the world’s rarest stamp.

Sal Writes
Oct 19 · 4 min read
Photo Credits: The Guardian

The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta, also known as “the rarest stamp in the world” and as the “Mona Lisa of stamps,” comes with an odd and unexpected origin story, which adds to its historic and monetary value. The item is worth 2.5…