Monday, May 21, 2012

Charles Dickens Honored on Postage Stamps

Guernsey Stamps announces the release of commemorative stamps to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, who was born in Portsmouth on 7 February 1812.

The six stamps depict some of George Cruikshank's original illustrations for Oliver Twist.

Considered to be one of the greatest illustrators of his time, Cruikshank was one of the artists with whom Dickens personally collaborated.

From the earlier chapters of Oliver Twist the 36p stamp shows Mr. Gamfield, a chimneysweeper, who has agreed the sum of three pounds and ten to take . . .


Read more at Guernsey Post

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