Philatelic record smashed by socialite’s ball

A new philatelic record has just been achieved, and it's all thanks to a colonial governor’s wife and her grand balls

Auction wrecks hopes for world’s priciest stamp

Did stamp collecting just hit the rocks?

Auction watch: The world’s most valuable stamp (it’s the ugly one)

If a stamp collector you know is jumping around like an excited puppy, either there’s a sale on argyle knitwear, or they’ve heard about Sotheby’s Three Treasures auction.

Watch auctions for clues to buried treasure

Perhaps you can't afford to buy high-priced rarities. But pay attention, and maybe one day you'll sell one...

Auction Watch: Meet Australia’s prized ‘Monograms’

Would you know one of Australia's most valuable stamps if you found one? Learn to look for those squiggles underneath...

The Shape of… Who?

A world stamp collection is heading to auction with a very surprising name on the front cover

Storytime! Weekend at Punkie’s

A chance find at an auction has Punk suddenly rethinking his collecting strategy

An apology to rich people

Recently I wrote that rich people would pay outlandish prices for things that rats have peed on. I was wrong.

Watch a rich person pay $85,000 for something a rat peed on

The story of a king's head and a rat who couldn't wait

You Can Own A Little Piece Of The Creepy Multimillionaire Who Steve Carell Got An Academy Award Nomination For Playing

Lately, Steve Carell has been creeping out moviegoers with his portrayal of John E. Du Pont in the film Foxcatcher. Academy voters even gave him a Best Actor nomination, hoping it would make him go away and stop haunting their nightmares. John E. Du Pont was an heir to the fortune of the American chemical... Continue Reading →

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