GB-2009: Mythical Creatures
Meanwhile smaller creatures were abroad on land, sea and air.
I only occasionally purchase presentation packs but this one was irresistible. Not only had Dave McKean (illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer) designed the stamps, but also the fold out presentation pack had more of his pen and ink drawings inside, and topped off by the fact that his long time collaborator, the author and fantasy genius Neil Gaiman, had done little stories to go with the stamps. The one about fairies is only a few lines so here it is:
"Its not that they're small, the fair folk, especially not the queen of them all. Mab of the flashing eyes and slow smile with lips that can conjure your heart under the hills for a hundred years.It's not that they're are small. It's that we're so far away".