Rare British Guiana stamp sets record at New York auction
18 June 2014 Last updated at 07:01 BST
An exceedingly rare 19th Century postage stamp from a British colony in South America has sold for a record $9.5m (£5.6m) at auction in New York.
It took only two minutes for the British Guiana one-cent magenta stamp to be sold to an anonymous bidder.
Mariko Oi reports.