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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$427,000 for 1868 Canadian Postage Stamp

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - A very rare 1868 Canadian Stamp has sold for $427,000 at auction. The sale set a new world record for a postage stamp from Canada.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - February 24, 2014


NBC News
$628,000 for Bottle of Scotch (New World Record)

HONG KONG - A rare bottle of whisky set a new world record as the most expensive single malt whisky sold at auction. The six-liter bottle of Macallan 'M' in a crystal decanter sold for $628,205.

Source: NBC News - January 20, 2014

Paul Fraser Collectibles
'Indian Princess' Cigar Store Carving Fetches $675,000

ST MICHAELS, MARYLAND, USA - A rare Indian princess cigar store carving (circa 1880) has sold for $675,000 - a world record for a tobacconist's carving at the time.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - November 8, 2013


Lancashire Telegraph
$1.4 Million for Titanic Violin

DEVIZES, WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND - A violin that was reportedly played as the Titanic sank, has sold for $1.4 million (£900,000). A new world-record for Titanic Memorabilia.

Source: Lancashire Telegraph - October 21, 2013


LA Times
$2.3 Million for Tintype of Billy the Kid

DENVER, COLORADO, USA - An original Billy the Kid (1879-80) tintype portrait fetched $2,300,000. The sale was the highest recorded price for a collectible tintype.

Source: The Los Angeles Times - June 26, 2011