In Germany somebody paid $93,800 for a rare postage stamp that shows Audrey Hepburn with a cigarette holder in her mouth.
The stamp was printed in 2001 by Germany, but Hepburn’s son objected to the image of her smoking and didn’t give his permission so the stamps were destroyed. Most of them, anyway. They say an employee scampered off with some and used them as regular postage stamps. Since 2004 five of the stamps have been found.
You can see the stamp in this exceedingly dull video from the Associated Press:
Better yet, go here for the story, and while you’re there look at the slide show of other crazy prices paid for a variety of things, from gems and art to cars and corn flakes (well, one corn flake, anyway, in the shape of Illinois).