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COMPETITION LICKED: Vexnews scores Royal Mail stamp of approval

 

 

AUSTRALIAN web patriot Andrew Landeryou will be honoured on a British postage stamp.

The VEXNEWS chief, who has been liken to a young Rupert Murdoch or an much older Robert Maxwell, will be seen on a limited edition “first class” stamp soon to be released by the Royal Mail.

The stamp will honour Landeryou for his unrelenting and fearless promotion of freedom and merciless and tireless upholding of public morals and standards through his popular VEXNEWS.com web site.

Landeryou’s stamp announcement coincides with news that Indian billionaire Subrata Roy caused considerable embarrassment to London establishment figures this week when he held an unveiling of vanity stamps “dedicated” to him that could be purchased by anyone for £8.

It is unclear whether Landeryou – who will be seen on the stamp in several “provocative” poses – will follow Roy’s lead by holding a high-profile launch and invite celebrities to promote his Royal Mail honour.

Roy’s stamps were unveiled at a function in London earlier this week in the presence of the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow,  Liberal Democrats House of Lords deputy leader, Lord Navnit Dholakia, and Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, among others.

Speaking on the occasion, Roy is reported to have said, “I don’t have voice to express my heartfelt gratitude to Royal Mail for issuing the special stamp. I don’t think I deserve it. I will try to come up to the expectation of such a great honour”.

The stamps “dedicated” to the owner of the Indian Premier League Pune Warriors cricket team were later revealed to have been bought online via the Royal Mail’s website and are known as “Smilers”. You can get your Smilers here too.

It is believed that Roy purchased 10,000 of the stamps through an agent in India.

It is likely that the Landeryou stamp will be much more limited.

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  1. Well, it beats Germaine Greer’s stamp.

    Posted by Ben | April 11, 2011, 10:50
  2. too right. beats Germaine’s anything. well worth 20p Andy.

    Posted by voice of reason | April 11, 2011, 11:14
  3. When is Jake getting his own postage stamp. I will buy “up” big when he does

    Posted by Craig | April 11, 2011, 12:41
  4. I always wondered why people were either licking the back of your head or pummelling you with their fists.

    Obviously,some enthusiastic philatelists got wind of this development.

    Posted by Greensborough Growler | April 11, 2011, 13:09
  5. This article is living proof that there is no censorship on VEXNEWS.

    Posted by Andrew Landeryou - editor VEXNEWS (often licked, never beaten) | April 11, 2011, 14:00
  6. lol. idiots

    Posted by blackmambo | April 11, 2011, 14:27
  7. Huh? I thought that was a picture of Germaine Greer.

    Posted by Oh the humanity | April 11, 2011, 15:00
  8. I always loved to ‘lick the rear’ of the postage stamp when John was on the front.

    Posted by Mr Abbott | April 11, 2011, 20:43
  9. Just when I thought the Poms couldn’t be any dumber!!

    Posted by Inspector Gadget | April 11, 2011, 22:42
  10. I wish someone would give me a lick and tickle since Wenchy is not too busy to meet me under the Pompei Bridge.

    Posted by Boofa | April 12, 2011, 1:12
  11. Get thee all down to Australia Post and order your own.

    Posted by choirboy | April 12, 2011, 4:14
  12. Read on twitter that Alex White spent the weekend taking ‘environmental’ training.

    WILL SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

    Posted by Reds are better in bed | April 12, 2011, 15:33
  13. ‘Provocative’ poses?

    Posted by Gregoryno6 | April 12, 2011, 16:32
  14. Hi Alex White aka “big boy”

    Posted by Craig | April 12, 2011, 18:38
  15. “Smilers” postage stamps are such a great idea for truly vain people such as politicians. Vexnews should let Conroy know about it so he can direct Australia Post to issue vanity stamps for Christmas. I can imagine all the cabinet getting their own stamps to put on those thousands of Christmas cards they have to send out each year.

    Posted by Giuseppe De Simone | April 13, 2011, 23:31