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James Barron - The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World
In 1856, a batch of one-cent magenta stamps were printed, sold and forgotten.  In 2014, the remaining stamp was won at Sotheby’s for almost 9.5 million.  New York Times Reporter James Barron tells the scintillating story of a one-of-a-kind object and the colorful characters who sought to own it.