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Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Reg Mombassa's stamps should be a big hit. To be released on 5 June, they depict Big Things found around Australia. 'Iconic' or 'kitsch'?

Iconic has a positive spin on it while kitsch just means outdated and uncool. Or does it?

The Sydney Morning Herald's 'Stay in touch' page features the new stamps. Australia Post calls them a celebration of "giant kitsch replicas" and "iconic Australiana".

Asked by the editors to name preferred Big Things, commenter KD called for "The big p***k in Canberra". Nasty.

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