Jun
04

Ounce for ounce, this tiny slip of paper is the most valuable thing in the world.

Ounce for ounce, this tiny slip of paper is the most valuable thing in the world.

A single postage stamp has made a long and historic journey from a tiny British colony in South America through the hands of a murderer to the collection of a famous shoe designer–along the way becoming the rarest stamp in the world. This may be your only chance to see it. Continue reading Ounce for ounce, this tiny slip of paper is the most valuable thing in the world.

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Feb
21

Which album by John Lennon won’t be found on the top music charts?

His childhood stamp album. The album features more than 550 stamps from several countries. Already a budding artist, 9-year-old Lennon added his own touches, drawing mustaches and whiskers on the images of Queen Victoria and King George VI. The album is at the National Postal Museum. The lost album Questions come alive at the Smithsonian:… Continue reading Which album by John Lennon won’t be found on the top music charts?

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