Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Audrey Hepburn stamps fetch $606,000 for charity

A rare sheet of 10 stamps depicting Audrey Hepburn fetched euro430,000 ($606,000) at a charity auction in Berlin, two-thirds of which will go to help educate children in sub-Saharan Africa.
The mint-condition sheet of 10 stamps featuring Hepburn, a coy smile on her face and a long, black cigarette holder dangling from her lips, brought a profitable outcome to a botched stamp series that should have been destroyed years ago _ and evokes Hepburn's starring role in the 1963 thriller "Charade," in which the characters chase a set of rare stamps.