The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Things could be worse


POUND FOR pound, can there be anything more expensive than a humble adhesive stamp?

The tiny square of perforated paper and its dab of glue goes up in price again by 2p and 3p for first and second class respective­ly.

The rises are significan­t but as nothing compared to the near 50-year-old British Guiana One-Cent Magenta.

The unique stamp could cost an enthusiast £12 million when it is auctioned. Think of that when you hesitate before buying a book of 12 today.

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