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Stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton released

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Image caption Sir Nicholas Winton died in 2015 aged 106, he is one of three people featured on a new commemorative set of £1.33 stamps

A man who saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish children during the Holocaust features in a new set of stamps.

Sir Nicholas Winton organised eight trains to carry 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps from Czechoslovakia to London in 1939.

He features in the set of six stamps issued by the Royal Mail which honour some of the UK's greatest humanitarians and their achievements.

Sir Nicholas, who who lived near Maidenhead, died last year aged 106.

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Media captionNewsround looks back at the life of Sir Nicholas Winton

The other two first class stamps feature Sue Ryder, who founded homes for people in need, and Nobel Prize-winning scientist Lord Boyd Orr.

Featured on the three £1.33 stamps are Quaker philanthropist Joseph Rowntree; Eglantyne Jebb, founder of the organisation that became Save the Children; and Josephine Butler, who campaigned for women's rights and social reform.

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