World Stamps

Late Holocaust hero Nicholas Winton could get a Royal Mail stamp

August 05, 2015 03:59 PM

  • Nicholas Winton, pictured here in Prague in 2007, could get his own stamp from Royal Mail.

By Joe O'Donnell

1. 'Britain's Schindler' considered for stamp

A campaign oranized by Jewish News lobbying for the portrait of British Holocaust hero Nicholas Winton to be put on a Royal Mail stamp just might realize its goal.

BBC News reports, "Royal Mail said Sir Nicholas, from Berkshire, was 'definitely among the subjects for future consideration.'"

Winton died in July at the age of 106. He is known as "Britain's Schindler" after being credited with rescuing 669 Czech children who were fleeing Nazi occupation by setting up foster families for them in Britain. 

2. New release

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3. Printing vs. production

"For a century and a half, forests have been leveled to provide the paper for philatelic publications to describe the various printing methods for stamps. This is crucial information."

4. One for the kids

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Read how John Hotchner does it.

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