Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Australia Post to release "Brangelina" stamp

Superstars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are about to join the Queen, the Pope and the nation's sporting heroes by being immortalised on an Australia Post stamp according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

The paper reports, "The Hollywood A-List couple were featured on the cover of a recent best-selling edition of New Idea, the magazine which last week received top honors at the 10th Annual Magazine of the Year Awards in Australia."
Australia Post, as major sponsor of the awards, plans to reproduce the best-selling New Idea cover (shown above) in the form of a 50c stamp.
It shows Pitt and Jolie with their newborn baby girl Shiloh.
A New Idea spokesman is quoted in the article as saying, "I don't know of any other country in the world that has ever had Brad and Angelina on a stamp. Whatever the case, these stamps are sure to become instantly collectable and be sought after by philatelists around the country."
The magazine itself reports, "Australia Post bestowed upon New Idea a very limited edition stamp sporting its most famous cover from the past year. This stamp is legal and can be used on mail in Australia, but will not be available to buy. "
Sounds like it may just be a limited edition, personalized postage (computerized label) rather than an actual government issued stamp.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM