Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Roald Dahl Stamps-UK Royal Mail Honours Dahl

Out today - the Royal Mail has issued a series of postage stamps to celebrate the work of best loved children's author Roald Dahl. Featuring the illustrations of Quentin Blake, the stamps have images from all the favourites - Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Twits, and more. As this year marks the 30th year of (probably his most famous of all) The BFG being in print, there is a special sheet depicting four stamps with illustrations from the BFG.. as well as the image showing when the BFG met the Queen.
"Dahl's daughter, Ophelia Dahl, said her father would have been "thrilled" about the stamps. "My dad wrote thousands of letters home throughout his life and never dreamed that one day one of his own characters would grace a stamp," she said. "This is an excellent way for us to kick off a year of celebrations to mark 30 years in print for The BFG and it's great that the stamps include a collector's set, devoted to The BFG and other characters from this book."
(Photographs from The Guardian Children's Blog Gallery)


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