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CRIKEY, A STAMP OF APPROVAL
News Source: Sunshine Coast Daily (5th November 2007)

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THE late Crocodile Hunter has been immortalised on a new commemorative stamp, brought out just in time to celebrate Steve Irwin Day.

The stamp features a New Idea magazine commemorative cover of Irwin, his two children Bindi and Bob - and a large snake.

The cover was originally published shortly after his death in September last year.

The stamp is the second joint venture between Australia Post and New Idea, after the two previously collaborated on a souvenir stamp featuring Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Asked by the magazine to nominate a second celebrity for another set of stamps, the public overwhelmingly voted for the late world-famous but home-grown wildlife warrior.

"We were overwhelmed with the response to the public poll and happy to be able to support New Idea in this initiative," Australia Post's Michael Zsolt said. "This is the first time that an Australian magazine cover has been made available to the general public on an Australia Post stamp product."

The stamp can be purchased from Australia Post outlets today, with proceeds going to Wildlife Warriors.


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