Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Animation stamps from UK

Issue Date: 7th January 2014

Catalogue code: AP384

Presentation pack from the classic children's TV collection at Royal Mail.

The presentation pack from the Royal Mail classic children's TV collection features all your favourite shows including The Wombles, Peppa Pig plus much more.

In this lavishly illustrated Presentation Pack, television writer Graham Kibble-White discusses the golden age of children’s TV from the 1950s to the present day, looking at a host of iconic series and including individual pen portraits of those featured on the 12 Special Stamps.

Andy Pandy
First screened in 1950, Andy Pandy co-starred with Teddy and Looby Loo. 

Ivor the Engine
Ivor the Engine worked in the ‘top left-hand corner of Wales’ from 1959. 

Dougal - The Magic Roundabout
Created by Serge Danot, this popular series made its UK debut in 1965.

Windy Miller - Camberwick Green
Broadcast from 1966, the series was narrated by Play School’s Brian Cant

Mr Benn
Mr Benn appeared in 1971, and the shopkeeper appeared ‘as if by magic’.

Great Uncle Bulgaria - The Wombles
The Wombles introduced us all to the idea of recycling way back in 1973.

This ‘saggy old cloth cat’ first appeared on our Television screens in 1974.

Paddington Bear
The well-meaning bear from Darkest Peru found TV stardom in 1975.

Postman Pat
The friendly postman first appeared in 1981, together with his cat Jess.

Bob the Builder
Can he fix it? Yes he can, and he’s been doing so ever since 1998.

Peppa Pig
This lovable and cheeky little pig celebrates her 10th anniversary in 2014.

Shaun the Sheep
Following ‘A Close Shave’ in 1995, Shaun graduated to TV in 2007.

Technical Specifications
Design Interabang
Stamp format /size Square 25mm x 25mm excluding protrusions
Printer International Security Printers
Print process Gravure
Perforation 15 x 15
Phosphor All over
Gum Self-adhesive
Number per sheet 30/60 

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