December 27, 2023

Two Men Arrested After Stealing Banksy Installation in Broad Daylight

Less than an hour after Banksy confirmed a new installation in South London, it vanished. But how is not a mystery. Two men were filmed taking down the traffic sign, which was covered in three planes that resembled military drones. The videos of two men taking bolt cutters to the stop sign were widely circulated on social media, with police already making arrests in the case.

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December 6, 2023

Prized ‘Inverted Jenny’ Stamp Sells for $1.7 Million

Everyone has their hobby, and one of the most paradigmatic is stamp collecting. The hobby has existed since the 19th century when adhesive stamps began to be created, sold, and used. Enthusiasts can count among their members John Lennon, Amelia Earhart, Freddie Mercury, and King George V. But few of even the most elite stamp collectors get to purchase the stamp-collecting holy grail, the Inverted Jenny.

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October 16, 2023

Actor LeVar Burton Set To Replace Drew Barrymore as Host of National Book Awards

Each year, the National Book Awards honors the accomplishments of writers and their books. So it's only fitting that the host of the event reflects the commitment to lifting the voices of creators. While Drew Barrymore was originally chosen to fill this role in the 2023 awards, her decision to continue her talk show during the WGA strike led the National Book Foundation to rescind their invitation and find a replacement.

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October 3, 2023

Rare $10,000 Bill Sells for Almost Half a Million Dollars at Auction

Many artworks and memorabilia sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars in auctions, but sometimes money itself—in the form of coins or banknotes—can sell for even more money. Rare bills and coins are favorites among deep-pocketed collectors. Recently, a handful of pieces at a numismatic event from Heritage Auctions were sold for record-breaking amounts, proving them to be highly unique, vintage pieces. Namely, a $10,000 bill from 1934 sold for $480,000.

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