Audrey Hepurn Postage Fetches Small Fortune at Auction

By: Christina Butty - Published: May 27, 2009   Updated: Jun 23 2011 • References: theinsider
In Berlin, a rare stamp featuring classic movie star Audrey Hepurn sold for a whopping $93,800 at auction. This piece of postage features Ms. Hepburn with a cigarette holder dangling from her mouth.

This Audrey Hepburn stamp was printed in 2001 as part of a run of 14 million stamps. It was subsequently destroyed, however, when the actress' son objected to the cigarette and refused to give copyright.

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