Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Audrey HepburnA rare German postage stamp picturing movie star Audrey Hepburn with a cigarette holder dangling from her mouth auctioned in Germany last week for $93,800. Millions of the stamps were printed in 2001, but the run was destroyed when one of Hepburn's sons objected to the photo of his mother smoking. Only five of the stamps are known to exist, but there could be more out there (an unknown post office employee pocketed 30 advance proofs, but probably used most of them to mail letters). The photo on the stamp was an image from Hepburn's 1961 movie, "Breakfast at Tiffany's."


Anonymous said...

how delightfully ironic that a stamp of Audrey Hepburn fetches a huge price just like in the movie Charade (that she atarred in with Gary Grant)--one of my all time favorites.

Mary said...

Speaking of Cary Grant, is his stamp worth anything?