There is only one unique copy of this brand in the whole world. And for many philatelists, it is the only love that they dream of getting into the arms of their klassers.
However, the cost of the 'Blue Alexandria' is simply off the scale and is expressed in the figure of 1 million dollars. At least, this is the amount that collector Georg Norman paid for the blue pearl of philately at the auction 'David Feldman S. A.' in 1981. Not everyone is able to pay such a dowry, so the stamp remains the subject of dreams of many philatelists.
But, in addition to the love of millions of collectors,' Blue Alexandria ' is distinguished by one more thing: it conceals the great secret of two loving hearts. In order to realize the full drama of the story, it is enough to remember how the unique brand was discovered.
In 1907, a resident of Virginia, Mary Fossett, discovered a decorative cabinet in her late mother's belongings. Inside it, among other things, she found a bundle of letters, carefully tied with a blue ribbon. After reading them, Mary could not hold back the tears: the letters were a delightful love story of her mother, Jeannette Brown, with her father, Mr. James Wallace Huff.
The young people fell in love with each other, but their families belonged to different religious denominations. The members of the Brown family were Presbyterians, and the Wallaces followed the precepts of the Episcopal Church. At that time, this was a very significant reason for young people to be forbidden even to communicate (remember, Romeo and Juliet?).
However, for real feelings, no prohibitions are an obstacle. Between the lovers, a correspondence began, and the atmosphere of romantic mystery only warmed up their feelings for 6 years.
In the end, the story finally found happe ending, and the lovers ' hearts were united. Jeannette and James got married, and they had three lovely children.