10 of the world’s rarest stamps

On World Post Day (October 9), a glance at probably the most extraordinary stamps on the planet. The most costly is esteemed at more than Rs 70 crore.

World Post Day is noticed every year on October 9.

1. English Guiana 1 penny Magenta, 1856

Cost: $ 9.48 million

Called the Mona Lisa of philately, the British Guiana 1 penny stamp was printed out of a urgent need. The British Colony required stamps and couldn’t trust that new stock will show up from England. The neighborhood distributers of Official Gazette printed a supply of one-penny stamps (for papers) and four-penny (for letters) octagonal stamps on bad quality red paper with a cruising transport and the saying of the province Damus Petimus que Vicissim (We Give and We Seek in Return) imprinted in dark. Very few knew about the stamp until a 12-year-old kid found it in 1873 and sold it for 6 shillings (generally $10 now). Today, the ‘world’s most uncommon stamp’ is esteemed at generally Rs 71 crore.

3. The Sicilian Error of Color, 1859

Cost: $2.6 Million

Frequently portrayed as the most costly Italian stamp, the Sicilian Error of Color stamp includes the side profile of a hairy man. Initially intended to be delivered in yellow, a blue adaptation of the stamp was delivered in 1859. Today, just two such stamps are known to exist. One of them momentarily held the title of the world’s most costly stamp when it was sold at a 2011 sale for $2.6 million dollars yet that title has since been recovered by the British Guiana 1c Magenta.

4. Blue and Red Penny Mauritius, 1847

Cost: $2 million

Housed in the Blue Penny Museum (Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius), the Blue Penny and Red Penny stamps are among the most uncommon on the planet. Imprinted on September 21, 1847, in two categories: an orange-red one penny and a dark blue two pence, the penny stamps portray the essence of Queen Victoria and were the principal British Empire stamps printed external Great Britain. In 1993, a cover bearing both the stamps were sold for $3.8 million.


5. Baden 9 Kreuzer Error, 1851

Cost: €1.31 Million

Consider a printer who misread the 9 for a 6 and made – accidentally – perhaps the most uncommon stamp on the planet. Quite possibly the earliest stamp gave by the previous German territory of Baden, the stamp was intended to be green. The green ink plate was to be utilized for the 6 Kreuzer stamp, however the printer misread the 9 for a 6, bringing about a variety blunder.


6. The Inverted Jenny, 1918

Cost: $1.35 Million

The Inverted Jenny is a misprint of a 1918 stamp including one of the Jenny biplanes previously utilized by the US Post Office to convey mail. On the substance of the stamp, the plane was mistakenly printed topsy turvy. Henceforth, the name The Inverted Jenny. on the essence of the stamp was coincidentally printed topsy turvy. To check the 95th commemoration of this printing mistake, in 2014, the US Post Office delivered a few million sheets of Inverted Jenny stamps.


7. 3c George Washington w/B Grill, 1867

Cost: $900,000

The 3c George Washington is rose pink in variety and bears the substance of, indeed, George Washington, the main President of the United States. Neither variety nor the engraving makes this stamp exceptional. Its back is strange – there’s a B barbecue design on the back which is basically the same as the Z barbecue design highlighted on the Benjamin Franklin stamp. The barbecue design was not added for tasteful reasons – the waffle-life design was incorporated to get/stay away from extortion. There are just four 3-penny George Washington with B barbecue stamps in presence.

8. Tiflis Stamp, 1857

Cost: $700,000

Beginning from the city of Tiflis (presently in Georgia), the Tiflis Stamp, otherwise called the Tiflis Unique, is one of the most established enduring stamps of the Russian realm. In the event that one didn’t realize it were a stamp, one would take a gander at its metal sheet and decorated lettering and expect it was a metal bookplate. This tasteful curiosity makes Tiflis Unique so extraordinary. There are just five of these stamps in presence.


9. Hawaiian Missionaries, 1851

Cost: $600,000

In 1851, the Kingdom of Hawaii gave its first stamps in 2, 5 and 13-penny valuations. Since it was transcendently utilized by Christian preachers, the stamps came to be known as Hawaiian Missionaries. There was nothing so strange about the stamps with the exception of that they were imprinted on dainty paper that tore without any problem. Relatively few Hawaiian Missionaries endure the rage of time yet the all around safeguarded ones are exceptionally pursued by authorities. The most important are the 2-penny stamps utilized for paper flow, of which just 15 exist.

10. The Whole Country is Red, 1968

Cost: $475,000

Given in 1968 during the Cultural Revolution, China’s The Whole Country is Red is renowned for its mistake printing. Portraying a red guide of China with a laborer, a rancher and a trooper holding the Selected Works of Chairman Mao, the stamp was of a 8 fen (around 1 US penny) division. However the stamp has ‘The Whole Country is Red’ embellished on it, the island of Taiwan was left in white. The stamp was accessible just for a large portion of a day since it was removed when the blunder was taken note. An unmounted ‘The Whole Country is Red’ stamp sold for $1.5 million at a 2018 closeout.