7th January 2014
The Royal mail issues a series of stamps celebrating characters from more than 60 years of children’s television.
Royal Mail is celebrating over 60 years of classic children’s TV with a new stamp collection, kicking off its Special Stamp programme for 2014.
Included in the set are 12 of the most popular characters from children’s television; featuring Andy Pandy, Ivor the Engine, Dougal from The Magic Roundabout, Windy Miller from Camberwick Green, Mr Benn, Great Uncle Bulgaria from The Wombles, Bagpuss, Paddington Bear, Postman Pat and his cat Jess, Bob the Builder, Peppa Pig and Shaun the Sheep.
Andrew Hammond from Royal Mail Stamps stated: “For over 60 years, Britain’s children’s TV characters have brought cheer to generations of viewers. More importantly it has presented us with a cast of characters that, like the memories of the programmes themselves, remain with us throughout our lives. It feels appropriate to celebrate all of these unforgettable characters on a set of very special stamps.”
Each stamp in the collection represents a decade from 1950 to 2010, with some of the older favourites returning to our televisions in the coming years.
2014 sees the UK cinema release of ‘Postman Pat: The Movie’ and ‘Paddington’ and The Wombles are also getting ready for a TV return in 2015 with a new CGI series.
The Classic Children's TV stamps are available from 7th January online or in Post Offices throughout the UK.
So what's your favourite children's classic?