Last Updated on 2/19/2006 by bidz

NZ stamp sets world record at Sotheby’s
16 February 2006

“A rare New Zealand stamp has sold for $185,000 at an auction in London, setting a world record.

The 1855 London print one penny full-face Queen sold yesterday at Sotheby’s, beating the previous record of $125,000 paid for the 4d ‘invert’, at Mowbray’s in New Zealand in 1999.

The stamp sold yesterday was part of the Gawaine Baillie collection which has been hailed as the most important collection of stamps to be sold for 50 years.”

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