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Most expensive stamps ever sold at auctions

Last updated on: January 28, 2013 12:31 IST

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People collect all kinds of things from coins to comics to stamps some of them hoping that someday these items might fetch a good price in the market.

Let's take a look at some of the most expensive stamps ever sold in auctions.

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4c Pan-American

Sold for: $260,000

Estimate: $550,000

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24c Carmine rose and blue

Sold for: $170,000

Estimate: $500,000

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Image: 24c Carmine rose and blue was sold for 170,000.

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1920 65c Town Hall at Termonde

Sold for: $130,000

Estimate: $67,500

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Image: 1920 65c Town Hall at Termonde was sold for $130,000.

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$2.50 Claret and Black

Sold for: $100,000

Estimate: $25,000

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Image: $2.50 Claret and Black was sold for $100,000.

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1920 Bright orange and orange, Frame Inverted

Sold for: $85,000

Estimate: $48,000

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Image: 1920 Bright orange and orange, Frame Inverted was sold for $85,000.

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1915 $2.00 Hall of Classics

Sold for: $60,000

Estimate: $20,000

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Image: 1915 $2.00 Hall of Classics was sold for $60,000.

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1854 4a Red and Blue

Sold for: $55,000

Estimate: $35,000

Global rank: 7

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Image: 1854 4a Red and Blue was sold for $35,000.

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25c Green and Black

Sold for: $47,500

Estimate: $40,000-$50,000

Global rank: 8

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1866 10k Brown and blue

Sold for: $42,500

Estimate: $60,000

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Image: 1866 10k Brown and blue was sold for $42,500.

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1898 1p Cheque Stamp

Sold for: $16,000

Estimate: $30,000

Global rank: 10


Image: 1898 1p Cheque Stamp was sold for $16,000.

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