The Herminator is selling well, just not as well as The Terminator. An Austrian postage stamp depicting Hermann Maier, the country's first skiing star to adorn a stamp, sold out in just six weeks after it went on sale September 25, the country's post office said Tuesday. Fans from all over the world snapped up 600,000 stamps.
"There are no more stamps for sale," said post office chief Herbert Goetz, who presented the first of the stamps to the four-time World Cup champion. As impressive as that was, it couldn't top the demand for a stamp released last summer honoring Austrian-born California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, which sold out in just three weeks.
Maier, nicknamed the "Herminator," took the defeat in good humor, conceding he failed to achieve his goal to top his friend.