The AP reports that an unidentified buyer paid the equivalent of $93,800 for a rare 2001 German stamp featuring Audrey Hepburn.
The stamp’s original 14 million run was destroyed following a copyright dispute with Hepburn’s son Sean Ferrer who took issue with the portrayal of his mother with a cigarette holder. 30 proof copies were saved when an unknown Finance Ministry employee used them to mail letters.
Yes, it’s kind of a slow news day so far, but this is more interesting than a hunk of metal purported to be a prop from James Cameron’s Avatar or news that they’re remaking Buffy the Vampire Slayer without Joss Whedon or speculation about another crack at a failed Marvel superhero movie because a Battlestar Galactica actress bought some comic books in Hollywood, isn’t it?
Besides, stamps and Audrey Hepburn make me think of Stanley Donen’s Charade co-starring Cary Grant, Walter Matthau and James Coburn and that’s never a bad thing.
Source: USA Today