rared, rarer, rarest, raring
Not frequently encountered; scarce; unusual.
So? I don't encounter stamps from Tonga... I don't collect Tonga. Ford Mustangs are not frequently encountered in Libya, but often seen in the USA. Residents of Hanoi, Vietnam don't frequently encounter snow, that doesn't mean that snow is rare.
Sorry classic_paper but as noted above that does mean "rare."NEXT:
There are about 7,888,100,000 [7.888 Billion] folks all living of all age ranges and stages of growth (e.g. infant, child....adult, and insert your word here for the real old).
Now the best estimate of the number of stamp collectors worldwide likely comes from Stanley Gibbons which places the number at 60,000,000 [Sixty million].
That means only 1 stamp collector for each 131 people on Earth. If only 15,000,000 collectors of stamps collect Haitian stamps, then worldwide only less than1 person in 524 may have the stamp in question.
Now I must admit, that if we were outdoors right now, you would be hanging upside down by one or both ankles, while I and likely several others pointed and laughed as you walked right into a trap. Some words, such as rare
are not all that precise . Nor are numbers necessarily properly perceived when it comes to scarcity. You are about twice
as likely to win a lottery of over $1 Billion as owning the unique 1 cent magenta British Guyana as your are. There are three living current or former owners of the stamp and so far six winner of a lottery jackpot valued over $1 Billion.
Edited for 'punk you a son.'.