Archive for May 26th, 2016

RARE POSTAGE STAMP TO BE AUCTIONED


This stamp, known as "Position 58," was valued at between 
$525,000 and $1.6 million.

(AP) – An ultra-rare stamp could sell for more than $1 million when it hits
the auction block in New York City next week, analysts have estimated.

It was one of 100 "inverted Jenny" stamps, legends among collectors. They
were issued in 1918 to celebrate the launch of U.S. air mail, but showed the
Curtiss JN-4H "Jenny" biplane inverted. A smart customer bought a 100-
stamp sheet before anyone realized the error.

According to the auction house, the stamp hitting the auction block on May
31 was “remarkable for its pristine state of preservation and for its centering”. 


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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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CAMILLE BOHANNON


Hank Williams Jr. (Randall Hank Williams) is 67 years old today.


Hank Williams with little Hank Jr., early 1950s.

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RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1973

The son "Smoke on the Water" is from the 1972 album Machine Head by
the English rock band Deep Purple. In 2004, it was ranked number 434
on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 500 greatest songs of all time and was
number 4 in Total Guitar magazines Greatest Guitar Riffs Ever and in
March 2005. Q magazine placed “Smoke on the Water” at number 12
in its list of the 100 greatest tracks.  

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