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Jewish News: Royal Mail will indeed release a Sir Nicholas Winton stamp

August 24, 2015 04:50 PM

By Joe O'Donnell

1. Winton stamp happening

The Jewish News reports the petition it started earlier this summer to have the UK's Royal Mail issue a commemorative stamp for Sir Nicholas Winton, who is commonly referred to as "Britain's Schindler" for his actions to protect hundreds of Jewish children from Czechoslovakia during World War II, is a success.

The petition had 105,901 signatures of support as of Aug. 24.

In an Aug. 24 post on the online petition, Royal Mail stated, "Now we have consulted with his family, we are delighted to confirm our intention to feature Sir Nicholas on a stamp as part of a commemorative set, subject to the appropriate approvals, in 2016. The details will be confirmed in due course." 

READ: Royal Mail WILL honour Sir Nicholas Winton after 100,000 back JN campaign

Winton died in July at the age of 106. He is credited with rescuing 669 Czech children who were fleeing Nazi occupation by setting up foster families for them in Britain. 

2. Snafu fix

Remember when one of five new Canada Post stamps celebrating UNESCO World Heritage Sites was found to have the wrong image?

The replacement stamp is out

3. Princess Charlotte will be honored

"Australia Post will celebrate the birth of Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, fourth in line to the British throne, by issuing a 70¢ domestic-rate stamp Aug. 25."

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