B British Guiana stampRare British Guiana stamp sets record at New York auction”price in BBC News US & Canada reports record price of $9.5 million [£5.6 million] at an action at Sotheby’s in New York. The stamp was a rare 1856 one cent stamp from a British colony in South America.

The auction lasted only two minutes. The starting price was $4.5 million. From $4.5 million to $9.5 million in two minutes — far too exciting.