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Spend this Christmas with Wallace and Gromit on Royal Mail's Festive Stamps!
They are multi Academy Award winners and global screen stars, and now Wallace and Gromit will make a special appearance in millions of homes worldwide after signing-up to feature on Royal Mail’s Christmas stamps, unveiled today.
Available from 2nd November, the stamps feature the nation’s favourite animated characters going about their Christmas duties with the 1st Class stamp showing the two posting their Christmas cards.
Wallace and Gromit go carol singing on the 2nd Class stamp and dress the Christmas tree on the 60p stamp. As usual, Gromit is left to do the majority of the work, carrying the cards and hauling an unfeasibly large Christmas pudding around on the 97p stamp with his reward being a bone-themed jumper shown on the £1.46 stamp.
Like the duo’s award-winning films, the stamps are packed with detail, but with the added challenge of reducing the ‘World of Wallace and Gromit’ down to stamp size.
To achieve this Royal Mail’s design team worked closely with Nick Park and Aardman Animations to devise brand new scenes featuring the pair.
The approach to the stamps was similar to how Aardman Animations create a film, with Nick Park drawing scenes and visual jokes involving the characters, before refining the designs so that they would work in a definitive stamp format. Each stamp was then constructed with models, props and background sets – all created especially for the issue.
Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit, said; “It’s been such a wonderful honour and a pleasure to work with Royal Mail and to have my characters, Wallace and Gromit, immortalised on their very own stamps.
“It was one of the biggest challenges my talented team and I have faced yet - to create memorable Christmas images of the duo - the size of postage stamps. But we knew we’d lick it in the end.”
Philip Parker, Royal Mail Stamps spokesperson, said; “The process of developing these stamps has been a labour of love for all concerned – but I think it has resulted in one of the finest sets of Christmas stamps Royal Mail has ever produced.
“Nick and his team’s attention to detail is legendary, but their efforts to bring Christmas with Wallace and Gromit to life on stamps is truly extraordinary. Keen-eyed collectors armed with a magnifying glass will see that the envelope seen being posted on the 1st Class stamp features the actual 1st Class stamp.”
Cracking! They certainly get my Stamp of approval!! Pun intended!
woo i will be getting these there very cool, hope there will be bigger pics soon
I can't wait to buy a set! and of course buy my usual Christmas stamps... but definately havind a complete set just for me!
cool! i can't wait
I will be buying these
I'll get some of these... I also hope that there will be Nativity stamps sold alongside our chums!
Is it possible that they will get to appear in denmark ?
because I think it is a wonderful idea and would like to buy some at the postoffice..
cant wait to got them in post box
I love the pictures i will be buying these but i wont use them, there to good to use.
Katie is there any bigger versions off these pictures because i think they would look good as a wallace and gromit christmas wallpaper.
When will the first days be available?
: ( USA left out AGAINZ!!!!
I live in Australia. I wish I could get these for Christmas!!
I really like Feathers McGraw in the images
@Ursrut I suspect doemtime at the end of October to the beginning of Nov. That's when they usuallly coem out.
Sorry for the rubbish spelling ^ and it won't allow me to edit it
I don't live in England, either. Am in Canada. I think the best and cheapest way to get some of these stamps for yourself would be to find an online penpal from England, somehow, and ask them to send you these stamps in exchange for the cost + a little monetary gift for their trouble!
Yeah Good Idea Horsea!
I can't wait to get them!!!!
Oh, it makes me wish I lived in the UK... So envious!
I think i will be getting the first day cover.
you can make these as a prize for a Christmas competition for the people who live outside the UK?
Those stamps are so cool !
I must buy them !
cant wait to got them in post box
Why do I have to live in the US??!!!
I WANT TO GET THOSE STAMPS!!
Wallace and gromit- Im sure you will be able to order some online?
ur wrong tts848 this is the link for them
I will buy all of these!
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