On a topical note Royal Mail are currently rolling out a programme of attaching stamp plaques to mail boxes and a post box in Stour Street, Canterbury is featuring our stripy cat. See the Twitter feed #yearofthestamp here.
The other characters on the cover are, top left to right
- Andy Pandy and Teddy (pity there was no room in that basket for Looby Lou) first broadcast in 1950 and repeated often. It can no longer be broadcast because those original episodes are too damaged.
- Michael Bond's marmalade loving Peruvian bear, Paddington
- Bob the Builder "Can he fix it. Yes he Can!"
- Dougal from The Magic Roundabout who started life in France, as creation of Serge Danot with the English animator Ivor Wood called 'Le Manège Enchanté featuring a dog called Pollux and his friends in a magic park. When the BBC bought the series they brought in Eric Thompson to narrate and he created entirely new stories to go with the animation.
The stamps issue date (2014) was the 40th Anniversary of Bagpuss and the 50th Anniversary of the Magic Roundabout.
|Peter Fermin, Bagpuss and his postbox in Canterbury|
An entry to Sunday Stamps II theme - 'Cartoons or Children's Drawing's - more to see here