The new Burlingame Library mobile app is available in the Apple App Store. With the app, you can find materials, connect with the library, store your library card, check your account, and access digital resources such as eBooks and language learning. We hope you try it out. The Android version is awaiting approval. Thank you for your patience.
The One-cent Magenta
Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World
"When it was issued in 1856, it cost a penny. In 2014, this tiny square of faded red paper sold at Sotheby's for nearly $9.5 million, the largest amount ever paid for a postage stamp at auction. Through the stories of the eccentric characters who have bought, owned, and sold the one-cent magenta in the years in between, James Barron delivers a fascinating tale of global history and immense wealth, and of the human desire to collect"-- Provided by publisher.