Regular Gustamps customer Jack Frith came on his regular fortnightly visit to Gustamps shop in Brighton. Mr Frith who collects Monaco stamps told Gustamps he would be away for three weeks at least whilst on holiday to the principality of Monaco at the end of this year. He told Gustamps that the highlight of his holiday would be a visit to Monaco-Phil the international stamp exhibition at the Monaco Stamp and Coin Museum. Mr Frith told Gustamps that he was looking forward to viewing the rarest stamp in the world, the famous British Guiana one cent Magenta which would be on display at the exhibition.
Gustamps manager told Mr Frith he wished he could join him as he’s never had the opportunity to see the famous stamp himself. Mr Frith asked Gustamps manager ‘how much do you think its worth?’ Gustamps manager replied ‘quite a lot. I know it was sold at Sotheby’s New York auction last year for over five million pounds.’ Gustamps manager told Mr Frith ‘you will have to come and tell us all about it when you come back from Monaco.’ Mr Frith replied ‘I certainly will, but don’t worry I intend visiting Gustamps quite a few times again before then.’
With many thanks to Mr Jack Frith, one of Gustamps oldest and respected customers for keeping Gustamps up to date with important and interesting news about the world’s rarest stamp and allowing Gustamps to share the information with other readers.