Monday, January 23, 2012

Roald Dahl Postage Stamps Honor James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Others

Whether you’re a witch, a fantastic fox or just a plain old twit, you won’t need a Golden Ticket to enjoy Royal Mail’s first special stamps of 2012 – a special set paying tribute to the wonderful work of author Roald Dahl

A set of six stamps, launched on 10th January, celebrate some of Roald Dahl’s most popular stories and feature illustrations by Quentin Blake, whose iconic drawings are synonymous with Roald Dahl’s children’s classics.

One of Roald Dahl’s most famous tales, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, appears with a beaming Charlie Bucket on the 1st Class stamp. Other stamps depict much-loved favourites Fantastic Mr Fox (66p), James and the Giant Peach (68p), Matilda (76p), The Twits (£1) and The Witches (£1.10).

The 30th anniversary of The BFG, or Big Friendly Giant, one of Roald Dahl’s hugely popular characters, is marked by a special sheet of four stamps all of which feature scenes from . . .

Read more at: The Royal Mail

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