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   Tuesday, May 18, 2010
  Most Expensive Stamp
- world record set by The Treskilling Yellow
  LONDON, UK-- Weighing just 0.03 grams, the tiny Treskilling Yellow was first issued in Sweden in 1855 and used in 1857 to mail a letter, is worth $7.4 million , setting the world record for the Most Expensive Stamp
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   Tipping the scales at just 0.03 grams, The
World's Most Expensive Stamp is thought to be also the most valuable thing on the planet by weight.

   Its rarity is augmented by the fact that it was the only one in the batch to printed in yellow by mistake, when it should have been printed in green.

    The
World's Most Expensive Stamp only survives today thanks to a 14-year-old Swedish schoolboy who rescued it from his grandmother's rubbish bin in 1885 and sold it onto a dealer for the lowly price of seven Kroner

   The stamp has changed hands many times and each time has set a record price.

    The Most Expensive Stamp in The World was sold in 1996 for 2,875,000 Swiss Francs to collectors who remain anonymous

   In 2001 a Danish auctioneer, Thomas H°iland, told the Virtual Stamp Club os its value.

   "There was hot competition when it was sold last time. People collecting stamps like to have rare things, like to have special things. I think maybe it's because it's been known for so many years, it's special," The Telegraph quoted Thomas Hoiland, as saying.

    He said: "There was hot competition when it was sold last time. People collecting stamps like to have rare things, like to have special things. I think maybe it's because it's been known for so many years, it's special."

   Now The World's Most Expensive Stamp, which is being shown at London's Festival of Stamps until Saturday, will be auctioned off in Geneva next week.

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   Most Expensive Rough Diamond - world record set by The Cullinan Heritage

  Most expensive medicine - world record set by Soliris

  Most Expensive Written Manuscript - Giacamo Casanova's autobiography sets world record
 

   Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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