Australia Post gives the stamp of approval to literary legends reports the Sydney Morning Herald of 20 January 2010. And who were the Australian authors honoured by gettting their mugs plastered on a postage stamp?
Bryce Courtenay said modestly:
‘Stamps aren’t what they used to be … It was the king’s head on stamps when I was young. Now they just put old sh*tbags on them.’
Well I think it is wonderful to see this great selection of Australian authors philatelicly honoured.
Has New Zealand done literary themed stamps?
A quick search revealed this 1989 Authors issue : Katherine Mansfield, James K Baxter, Bruce Mason and Ngaio Marsh.