15 feb. 2014

Cel mai rar timbru care se gaseste pe Pamant la aceasta ora


In lumea colectionarilor aceasta "bucata de hartie" este comparata cu Mona Lisa. Specialistii spun ca este unul dintre cele mai rare timbre care se gasesc pe Pamant la aceasta ora. Si totusi, povestea lui este cat se poate de simpla.
In 1856 un copil de 12 ani, baiatul unor functionari britanici din Guiana, teritorii ocupate, cumpara un timbru pentru doar 1 cent. Dupa un secol acesta avea sa devina cel mai scump timbru din lume.
Valoarea lui este data de raritate. Practic, pana acum este singurul exemplar din seria respectiva, cunoscut care ar fi supravietuit timpului. Un plus este si insemnarea din latina de pe acesta: " Am dat si acum asteptam in schimb".
Pustiul de 12 ani a vandut mai departe timbrul unui negustor scotian pentru doar cativa centi in plus.
In 1980, aflat deja la a patra mana, timbrul valora 1,5 milioane de dolari si devenea cunoscut drept unul dintre cele mai rare exemplare din lume.
Astazi, dupa ce se afla in proprietatea lui John E Du Pont, casa de licitatii Sotheby’s din New York se pregateste sa-l vanda pentru 20 de milioane de dolari.

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