Champions and interesting things in the world of seals, which were not created by online stamp making
Satisfy the curiosity of readers, and our first exhibit among atypical print products — is…
Stamp for 22 million dollars
That’s how many dollars was paid for the XVIII century stamp, sold at auction in December 2016. The seal is the size of the palm of an adult and is made of red steatite and decorated with nine white steatite dragon figurines — it symbolizes the masculinity and power of Emperor Aixingero Hongli, who ruled under the name Qianlong.
In the nineteenth century, this seal fell into the hands of a French ship’s doctor who sailed to China, and then — to Europe. The current owner of the seal preferred to remain anonymous.
China, of course, strongly protests against the sale of the national heritage, but nothing can be done, and the fact remains — an unknown collector wanted to buy a seal for 150 million Chinese yuan, which is 22 million dollars, or 1.3 billion rubles, and at the moment it is the most expensive stamp in the world.
Stamp with a height of 15 meters
Now it’s time to measure the size. 49-foot (15-meter) stamp with the word FREE can be found in Cleveland, Ohio. Strictly speaking, it is not quite a stamp, but rather an art object, but theoretically it can make an impression (if you hire a lift and persuade the city authorities to allow the sculpture to be torn off the ground). It was made by a couple of sculptors for the headquarters of the company Sohio in honor of the freedom for which the heroes of the Civil war fought, a monument to which is installed next to the headquarters building. However, to install the seal did not work — the company Sohio was absorbed by British Petroleum, and the new Director decided that the inscription on the print hints that the new owners infringe on corporate freedom, and the installation was banned.
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