Stamps returned to the national news this week when CBS This Morning broadcast a feature story on the British Guiana 1-Cent Magenta.
Reporter Jan Crawford went to the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., where she showed the exhibit now housing the prized rarity, and interviewed its owner, show designer Stuart Weitzman, and James Barron, the author of a new book about the stamp.
Weitzman purchased the stamp in 2014 for $9.5 million and has loaned it to the postal museum for the exhibit.
Barron, a New York Times reporter, this week released his new book, The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World. The book chronicles the stamp’s history and travels by following its nine owners.
Stamp collectors heading to the upcoming Garfield-Perry Stamp Club’s March Party March 23 to 25 in Cleveland will have a chance to hear more, as Barron will be on hand to speak. Barron is scheduled to speak at 10:30 a.m. on March 25.
For more about the stamp show, visit garfieldperry.org. The original CBS story can be found on YouTube here: