Audrey Hepburn Stamp Vs. Beatles Sgt Pepper Poster (Auction Faceoff)

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Timeless Audrey Hepburn‘s value is unquestionable, even on a stamp! Her smiley face, her big, smart, bold eyes see through you even if she’s doing it from a tiny piece of printed paper!

Five copies of Audrey Hepburn stamps have been issued in 2001 featuring a print that has been destroyed by Audrey Hepburn’s son who refused to grant copyright for this cigarette holding picture. (such a relief to see people still care and fight against smoking!) While cashing in $93,000 for selling the stamp, the seller has been advised by Hepburn’s son to donate for cancer research or anti smoking campaigns. (the story continues right after the jump!)

Audrey Hepburn rare stamp

The other auction smackdown participant is The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper souvenir poster, autographed by the band members. Dating from 1967 (Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album), this iconic item from a recent Christie’s auction was sold for almost $50,000. (the two auctions took place in different locations, on different dates. I drew an imaginary parallel between the two because of the iconic value of the objects placed for bidding.)

Putting things in perspective, I’d say fashion is far more prized than music! There’s no match for Audrey Hepburn! (via 1, 2)

Beatles Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts poster


#1 Adriana on 06.24.09 at 7:22 am

As a music, movie and fashion lover I cannot say what or who has more value. Audrey was so much more than this image, I keep on saying it, she had and still has a lot of value for a lot off things. I’m very touched by her son’s request, both her sons always speaks so fondly and with respect of their mother. She must have been a great inspiration and a great mother that her son tried something to achieve in her spirit.

I promised myself to stop talking about Lupus her on Stylefrizz. But since the real “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” has lupus in a bad way can they donate that money for Lupus Awareness?

(Lucy was little Julian Lennon’s school girl friend. Julian showed his father a picture of her with star-like shapes and told him it was “Lucy in the sky with diamonds” which inpired John for the title of the song. Lucy is now 46 years old.)

#2 Ellington on 06.24.09 at 11:14 am

I am an Audrey fan all the way!
She is one of my iconic role models.
I was never really a Beatles fan, I like some of their music but I really prefer the Rolling Stones to be honest. I think that that influence comes from my Mom who always liked Mick better than the John or Paul.
Both stamps are lovely though and will find collectors/buyers.

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