Saturday, 4 December 2010

Wallace & Gromit Post Early

 More postboxes for Gemma at Greyscale Territory's Weekend Mailbox meme. Post anything remotely to do with mail such as stamps, postcards, old letters, mailboxes etc. Visit her pictures of very individual Australian mail boxes.        Here is my mail:-

A postcard of the Christmas stamp for large items. It replicates the 1st Class stamp but the robin on top of the  postbox is missing and what is out of sight on the other stamp appears to the left, the criminal mastermind Feathers McGraw about to throw a snowball at Gromit.  If the films are familiar you will know that Wallace and Gromit live at 62 West Wallaby Street.  With the usual Aardman Animations detail the postbox replicates the familiar postbox sign but signposting the nearest post office for the last collection as Wallaby Street.

As Britain appears to have disappeared beneath feet of snow and temperatures plummet (the coldest place is the village of Altnaharra in Scotland minus, yes  -22°) this stamp turns out to be rather prescient. Nick Park must have liked the postbox theme for the books of 1st and 2nd class Christmas stamps feature it as well. As Wallace might say "Cracking good job Gromit".

3 comments:

Christine H. said...

I love Wallace and Gromit. I wish we had stamps like these in the U.S.

Greyscale Territory said...

Wow! These are incredible! A great idea to use images from a popular series! Like a beautiful fantasy! And colourful!

Thank you for joining Weekend Mailbox again!

Sheila said...

I love the stamps but I do wish they weren't quite so tiny.