Stamp mystery has been licked

IF YESTERDAY'S front page left you wondering about the mystery of ‘stamp man' – wonder no more.

Teresa Hutchinson had appealed for information on who the late Owen Secombe or ‘stamp man' had been collecting for – and now she knows.

“I have just received a call from a lady from the Department of Fair Trading where the stamp man also visited,” Ms Hutchinson said. “He had told her that he collected for Lifeline, so she has been taking her stamps to the op-shop at the Uniting Church building near the Palm Centre – now I know where to go.”

The Advocate was also contacted by a number of stamp-collecting groups, including the Bonville Sawtell Lions Club and local branches of the Red Cross.

Past president of the Coffs Harbour Red Cross, Anne Moon, said while ‘stamp man' didn't collect for them, every year during the Red Cross Calling appeal he would donate around 200 stamped envelopes for their office use as well as used stamps for re-sale in Sydney. Stamps can be dropped into both Lifeline on Vernon St or the Red Cross on Harbour Dr.



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