Famous and Special Stamps

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Famous and Special Stamps

  1. 1. Famous and Special Stamps<br />By <br />Edison Siow Xiong<br />Copyright 2010 ©<br />
  2. 2. The most famous stamp of all<br />The most famous stamp would be perhaps, the Treskilling Yellow, a stamp from Sweden, bringing about 2 million US Dollars. There is only one of it in existence and it is very wanted. <br />Here is a picture:<br />
  3. 3. What makes a stamp special <br />It could be the size, the rarity, its history or perhaps errors printed on it, for example the Treskilling Yellow stamp you saw just now. <br />
  4. 4. The Beginning of Stamps<br />It all started with our friend down there: <br />Wasn’t that dramatic? It’s called the One Penny and it was the first postage stamp ever made, and has been hailed by people everywhere.(Which is why they are selling them at $3 in Britain.)<br />
  5. 5. Topsy-Turvy Stamps<br />Some stamps are special because they are printed wrongly which makes them difficult to find. (Unless you print one yourself)<br />Here are some examples:<br />
  6. 6. Topsine- Turvine Stamps<br />The stamps you last saw were stamps with colour and background handicapsbut there are stamps with even larger handicaps, the hybrids that happen when an upside-down machine and ink come together.<br />Here it is:<br />
  7. 7. REALLY, REALLY BIG STAMPS<br />The largest stamp was measuring 55.7 to 45.8 centimeters long<br />The largest stamp mosaic was 100.10m(squared)<br />The person who collected stamps from the most countries is JaishankarPrasadd, having collected stamps from 306 countries<br />
  8. 8. Ka-Chiiiing!<br />Here listed are some of the most expensive stamps:<br />Treskilling Yellow: 2.3 Million<br />Mauritius Stamps: 1 Million to 1.1 Million<br />The Inverted Jenny: 800,000 to 1 million<br />British Guiania One Cent: 935,000 dollars<br />U.S . Franklin Grill: 930,000 dollars<br />Hawaiian Missionaries:200,000 to 800,000 dollars<br />
  9. 9. Some Strange Facts<br />There was an underwater post office named Sea Floor/Bahamas<br />A stamp was created on the moon by the Apollo 11 astronauts<br />Britain is the only country without it’s name printed on the back<br />
  10. 10. The End<br />Thank You For Watching<br />

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