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Classic Toys Stamp Series

The latest stamp collection from Royal Mail has been released and it commemorates 10 classic British toys from the last 100 years as designed by creative agency Interabang.

I have very little to add to what Design Week have already published on these, other than wow – aren’t these just a stunning collection of stamps!

Each stamp is beautifully laid out, evoking pure nostalgia and childhood memories capturing what these toys were all about.

Each of the toys was sourced in the original packaging from the likes of eBay (and private collectors) and formed a prime source of inspiration for each stamp.

A mix of apt photography with period style graphics and text makes them an absolute joy to look at.

“The stamp design is about the toy, but capturing the essence of the world of the toy as well.”

Interabang director Adam Giles

If you have to push me for a favourite I’d have to say Spirograph, though both Meccano and the Stickle Bricks aren’t very far behind.

Fantastic job, Interabang!

The Classic Toys stamp sets are available from Royal Mail and in Post Offices, with the presentation pack top of my list!

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Roald Dahl Stamps

I spent much of my childhood reading Roald Dahl and gazing at the beautiful illustrations by Quentin Blake. Timeless as they, Magpie Studio have used them as the basis for designing a new set of stamps for Royal Mail to celebrate 30 years in print for The BFG.

As the original book was only ever illustrated in black and white (which doesn’t translate to stamps so well), I was particularly pleased to discover some brand new illustrations that Quentin Blake was commissioned to do (in colour!) just for this stamp set.

Snozzcumbers and Whizzpoppers and Whangdoodles.

I couldn’t have put it any better myself.

Featuring in amongst the BFG designs are some of Roald Dahl’s other well known characters, all drawn in the distinctive hand of Blake.

Pick up your own copies of the stamps and other Roald Dahl items at the Royal Mail Shop, the 11 card set particularly caught my eye.


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