Thursday, June 25, 2009

Audrey Hepburn Stamp Worth $93,000!

This Audrey Hepburn stamp has got to be one of the most expensive, it sold at auction for $93,000 this week in Berlin.

The stamp is so rare that only five copies of it exist in the entire world. The stamp was auctioned off at The Schlegel auction house, who refused to identify the buyer.

The minimum bid for the stamp was 30,000 euros.

In 2001 the government printed 14 million Audrey Hepburn stamps as part of a series, which also featured Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, and Greta Garbo. However the print run was destroyed after Hepburn’s son, Sean Ferrer, refused to grant a copyright. Sean took issue with the cigarette holder hanging from the actress’ mouth in the picture, which was taken for the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Audrey died of cancer, and Sean said that he hopes the seller will put the money towards cancer research or an anti-smoking campaign.

Although the stamps never went into circulation, the Finance Ministry did deliver advance copies of the Hepburn stamps to Deutsche Post for approval. Thirty of those proof copies disappeared, and five are known to remain. That is how the Audrey Hepburn stamp came to be worth so much.


Blogger Jojobits said...

What a beautiful stamp, wish I had one!

June 25, 2009 at 2:06 PM


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