British TV Children Characters On Stamps

Today's topic for Sunday Stamps II is cartoons or children's drawings. This is one of my favourite themes... So it has been hard no to show one hundred stamps in this post!

These were issued by Royal Mail on January 2014 to celebrate 12 much-loved children characters on TV. Each decade since the 1950s is represented in this issue. 



Have you noticed that each character breaks out of the border? Most of them are/were not very famous in my country. But Postman Pat and his cat Jess have appeared more than once on this blog



Ivor the Engine worked in top left-hand corner of Wales from 1959; Andy Pandy was first screened in 1950; Mr Benn appeared in 1971.



I have received four of them. I would not mind to receive the rest, but I am not sure if they are still available. The rest of the characters are: 
-Windy Miller - Camberwick Green
-Great Uncle Bulgaria - The Wombles
-Paddington Bear
-Bob the Builder
-Peppa Pig
-Shaun the Sheep




14 comments:

  1. You and Joy have hit the jackpot with these. Great stamps.

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  2. I love this stamp set - you are lucky to have received so many of them.

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  3. Oh, and I was so hoping someone would have Shaun the Sheep! These weren't well known in Canada, either.

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    1. Me too! I have recently "discovered" Shaun the Sheep.

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  4. I love igor the engine. Great set of stamps.

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    1. Really? Don't you prefer Postman Pat? ;-)

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  5. Ja hi comptava, que ensenyaries Postman Pat :D M'encanten. Voldria que pengéssis tota la col·lecció de personatges infantils, inclosos els barrufets.

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    1. En realitat no tinc cap "col·lecció" de segells, només segells per ací i per allà... Quan serem vells els ordernarem.

      Només he rebut un segell de barrufets en la vida: http://goo.gl/mAiHav

      Clarament, és una injustícia que isquen tan poc en els segells! :D

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  6. I know some of the characters from the time I lived in Britain. I'd love to see the Dougal and Great Uncle Bulgaria stamps, the latter because I was a Wombles fan! This is a great set!

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    1. I don't know some of the characters, but I agree this is a great set.
      Thanks for your visit! :)

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  7. Good choice! It interesting to see which characters have 'travelled' to other countries.

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    1. Yes, this is big differences between countries. Thanks for your visit, Joy!

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Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.