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Why This Red Smudge is the Most Valuable Stamp in the World

It may be hard to believe, but that faded bit of paper you see above is actually the most sought-after and revered stamp in the world. Or at least, it will be this June, which is when it's poised to pull in a whopping £6-12 million at auction—the most money ever spent a dirty piece of paper. Read More >>

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7 Iconic Film Props You Can Totally Try to Buy Right Now

Break out your chequebook and get ready to explain to your kids why they're not going to university anymore, Julien's Auction House is currently running its "Hollywood Legends 2013" live auction in Beverly Hills. In addition to a creep-ton of clothing once worn by now-deceased actress Brittany Murphy, many classic props from some of Hollywood's biggest films are up for bidding right now. Props like Captain Kirk's one-of-a-kind Phaser Rifle used in the retooled series pilot, which is estimated to go for £30,000 to £50,000. Ouch. Read More >>

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Take a Tour of Rancho Obi-Wan, The Largest Star Wars Collection in the Galaxy

Steve Sansweet is a bit of a rebel among hardcore Star Wars collectors. While many aficionados will specialise in a single type of memorabilia—Rob Foster's 2,000-piece set only includes figurines for example—Sansweet will pick up anything from the series for curation in his massive, 300,000-piece museum, Rancho Obi-Wan. Read More >>

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The World's Most Expensive Lego Is A £9,000 Solid Gold Brick

With all the insane, high tech Lego contraptions running around these days, it's easy to overlook the beauty in a single, elemental brick — unless that element is solid, 14-carat gold. Read More >>

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