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    LEGENDARY COIN AND STAMP SPECIMENS AT SOTHEBY’S

    Thursday, March 11th, 2021

    The three most legendary coin and stamp specimens in the world will come up at auction at Sotheby’s in New York on June 8. The 1933 Double Eagle, the only example legally sanctioned by the United States government for private ownership; the sole-surviving example of the British Guiana One-Cent Magenta, the most famous and valuable stamp in the world and The Inverted Jenny Plate Block, the most well-known and sought-after American stamp rarity will come up at a dedicated live auction. The first two lots are estimated at $10-15 million, the Jenny Plate Block has an estimate of $5-7 million. They are from the collection of entrepreneur and philanthropist Stuart Weitzman, renowned for creating high-end shoes synonymous with the pinnacle of luxury fashion design. Weitzman is a life-long philatelist and numismatist. All proceeds will benefit charitable ventures, including The Weitzman Family Foundation, which supports medical research and higher education such as the Stuart Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Other major Foundation projects include a museum in Madrid, the first of its kind, devoted to Spanish Judaica. 

    The British Guiana One-Cent Magenta