Feb. 02, 1964 - ~100,00 Stamps Raid in the Strand: Rare stamps worth up to ~100,000 were stolen by a gang who broke into the office of a leading Strand stamp dealer in London last night. The raiders cut open two safes containing hundreds of rare and historic stamp. Some of them unique, including a sheet of 120 New Zealand 1/9d railway stamps issued last year with their value and red colouring omitted, valued at about ~10,200. Photo shows Mr

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Feb. 02, 1964 - ~100,00 Stamps Raid in the Strand: Rare stamps worth up to ~100,000 were stolen by a gang who broke into the office of a leading Strand stamp dealer in London last night. The raiders cut open two safes containing hundreds of rare and historic stamp. Some of them unique, including a sheet of 120 New Zealand 1/9d railway stamps issued last year with their value and red colouring omitted, valued at about ~10,200. Photo shows Mr. Allan Leverton, a director of the stamp company holds a photograph of the company holds a photograph of the sheet of stolen New Zealand stamps in the office of the company this morning. (Credit Image: Keystone Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS)