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50th Anniversary of The Wombles

Products in this Issue

Set of 6 Stamps Local Letter - Uncle BulgariaUK Letter - Bungo and OrinocoLocal Large Madame CholetEUR Letter - Uncle Bulgaria and Cousin YellowstoneROW Letter - TobermoyUK Large Letter - TomskOur sets are supplied i..

Price £4.06

First Day Cover The First Day Cover carries the illustration of the character known as 'Alderney'.The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to a..

Price £5.26

Presentation Pack A convenient and attractive method of displaying and storing Guernsey Post commemorative and definitive stamp issues is the presentation pack folder. Housed in a proprietary stock card, to which is at..

Price £4.96

Souvenir Sheet A small sheet containing one of each stamp from the issue, set against an illustrated background.This illustration features the Womble known as Alderney. She was in charge of the burrow’s tea trolley,..

Price £4.06

Souvenir Sheet First Day Cover The First Day Cover carries the illustration of the character known as 'Alderney'.The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to a..

Price £5.26

Souvenir Sheet Pack Insert A pack insert is a backing board with a clear pocket containing the souvenir sheet with this issue. It is hole punched in order to insert it into our presentation pack binder. If you like to collect p..

Price £4.26

Sheets of 10 Some of our stamp issues are produced in sheets of ten. This enables collectors to obtain cost-effective sheets of each value with the name of the designer, printer and printer’s information and ‘traf..

Price £40.60

Description

Elisabeth "Liza" Beresford was born on 6 August 1926 in Paris and educated at St Mary’s Hall and Brighton and Hove High School in England. She is best known as the creator of the furry, pointy-nosed Wombles from Wimbledon Common. These wonderful creatures, who were ahead of their time in recycling "things that the every day folks leave behind", achieved worldwide success, having appeared in a 35-episode BBC television series in the mid-1970s. Consequently, The Wombles, some of the nation’s favourite little pickers, were chosen to front a campaign to Keep Britain Tidy.

Elisabeth’s inspiration for the Wombles came about on a Boxing Day walk when she took her young children to Wimbledon Common to let off some steam.  Her daughter, Kate, mispronounced it as Wombledon Common and it was there that an idea was born. 

Along with the very popular and well known characters depicted on the stamps, such as Uncle Bulgaria and Orinoco , Elisabeth also created a character called Alderney, she was Madame Cholet's assistance and features on the Souvenir sheet and the First Day Cover.

By kind permission of The Wombles Copyright Holding Ltd, the illustrations for the stamps have been taken from the Bloomsbury fully illustrated book 'The Wombles', illustrated by Nick Price first published in October 2011.



Specification

Date of Issue 14 February 2018
Designer Mark Totty
Printer Southern Colour Print
Values GY Letter, UK Letter, GY Large Letter, EUR Letter, ROW Letter, UK Large Letter
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30mm deep x 40mm wide
Sheet 10
Perforation 13.33 x 13.60
Cylinder A