Stamps to Honor David Bowie, Auction of ‘Rudy’ Notre Dame Gear, and More Fresh News

The Royal Mail’s stamps honoring David Bowie, release date March 14, 2017. Courtesy of the Royal Mail

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • Britain’s Royal Mail will debut the next installment in its Music Giants Special Stamp series on March 14: a tribute to music and cultural icon David Bowie. Six different depictions of Bowie LP covers are included in the much-anticipated release. [Read more from the Royal Mail]
  • The jersey and helmet famously worn by Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger during the Nov. 8, 1975 Notre Dame/Georgia Tech game were auctioned over the weekend for $241,500. Ruettiger was a walk-on for the Fighting Irish and recorded a sack late during the last game of that season, inspiring a movie that has become a favorite of its genre. [Read more from the Chicago Tribune]
  • PBS Television’s Antiques Roadshow, now in its 21st season, has gained a new national sponsor — American Cruise Lines (ACL). With its impressive fleet of ships, ACL offers historical theme cruises on America’s waterways that include Civil War and Lewis & Clark itineraries. [Read more from Benzinga]
  • Only the world’s finest handmade luxury wallpaper will do when the client is Tiffany & Co., Chanel or Saks Fifth Avenue. But some of their exquisite wall coverings don’t come from Europe; they’re produced in a converted seed mill in Arkansas. [Read more from the Washington Times]

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