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Pieces of Eight: The Crypto community as a force for good, a bargain £80k helmet and another British Guiana Collectable emerges

Pieces of Eight: The Crypto community as a force for good, a bargain £80k helmet and another British Guiana Collectable emerges

🦸🏼‍♀️ Cap worn by Amelia Earhart when she crossed the Atlantic is up for Auction. The leather cap could fetch at least $80,000 as it goes under the hammer this weekend.   According to Heritage Auctions, which is running the sale, Earhart wore the cap when she became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by airplane.

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Our Take: 'a courageous and dedicated aviator and ... an enduring inspiration to women,'" said Chris Ivy, founder and president of Heritage Sports, in a statement to CNN.We don't really have anything to add to Chris's comment, we think this could and perhaps should demand a much higher hammer price.

💰 NYT report that as Russia’s invasion escalated over the weekend, Ukrainian officials made an unusual request on Twitter: Send us your crypto.  Since then, cryptocurrency investors have donated more than $22 million worth of digital assets to the Ukrainian government and a nonprofit supporting the country’s military, according to data provided by the blockchain tracking firm Elliptic on Monday evening.

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Our Take: Collectors are parting company with their prized assets as well as crypto currency. The solidarity shown through this simple act is an incredible reflection on those in the collectors space.

💵 A rarely encountered $20 note from British Guiana dated Jan. 1, 1942, with an estimated selling price of $20,000 to $25,000, is at the forefront of the 536 lots in the World Banknote Auctions Live Sale.The $20 note is one of six denominations printed in London by Waterlow & Sons Limited, they all have the Potaro River’s enormous Kaieteur Falls in the center on the face, with a toucan bird sitting on a branch at left, and a three-masted sailing ship in a seal at right.

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Our Take: It may be almost 100 years younger than the 1c Magenta but the $20 is highly sought after. We'd love to hear from our collectors as to whether we should try and unite these South American treasures!

🚀Showpiece number two is here!🚀 - We are beyond thrilled to launch Showpiece number two, click the link below to find out what it is...