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Auction of Rare Audrey Hepburn Postage Stamp

A rare German postage stamp that shows the famous British actress Audrey Hepburn smoking is going to be auctions with a minimum bid of about $42,000. All of those stamps were supposed to have been destroyed at the request of her son. It will be auctioned on Tuesday at Berlin's Kempinski Hotel Bristol.

New Diamond Sale Sets New Record

At Sotheby's, a flawless blue diamond which weighs 7.03 carats sold today for $9.49 million, setting a record as it is the highest price paid per carat for any diamond or for that matter, any gemstone at an auction.

Bargains on Private Islands

Now is your chance to pick up your own island. Because of the recession, several Australian islands off the Great Barrier Reef are on the market and have been reduced in price. Many of the island prices have been cut in half.

Most Expensive Wine

Forbes Magazine came out with its list of the most expensive wines. At the top of the list is 1787 Chateau Lafitte, a Bordeaux which sells for $160,000.

You've Got to Be Kidding: Billionaire Richard Branson Wants to Fight Stephen Colbert

Billionaire Richard Branson said in an interview that he wants to fist-fight comedian Stephen Colbert. Colbert agreed, but only if they duel with naked models clinging to their backs.

Tsingtao Brewery being Bought Out by Chinese Billionaire

Chinese billionaire Chen Fashu is paying $235 million for Anheuser-Busch InBev's the remaining ownership in China’s Tsingtao Brewery Co Ltd. Anheuser-Busch InBev is the largest brewer in the world.