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James Barron: The One-Cent Magenta

The 14th Annual Maynard Sundman Lecture
September 21, 2017

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The museum welcomed Mr. James Barron, who published the book titled The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World. Through the stories of those who have bought, owned, and sold the One-Cent Magenta, James Barron delivered a fascinating tale of global history and immense wealth, and of the human desire to collect.

Born in Washington, D.C., Mr. Barron joined the New York Times in June 1977 after graduating from Princeton University, where he had been the paper’s correspondent during his junior and senior years.