With Aardman's 40th anniversary just around the corner, the Isle of Man Post Office has launched a special collection of stamps to mark the occasion! Featuring Wallace and Gromit alongside other favourite Aardman characters, the stamps also commemorate six memorable moments from the Aardman story.
Featuring two iconic Wallace and Gromit images from A Grand Day Out and A Close Shave, the stamps can be used for your letters, postcards and parcels from the Isle of Man but you can buy souvenir packs online wherever you live. Also featured in the eight-piece set are Shaun the Sheep, Timmy and Trixie and Cuddlepuss, the adorable dog and cat duo from Creature Comforts. One of Aardman's earliest creations - Morph - is also included, in two lovely images from Morph's holiday snaps with Isle of Man landmarks in the backdrop.
There is a variety of sets on offer, including first day covers and character sheetlets. There's also a stunning limited edition print, signed by Peter Lord and featuring an exclusive Morph picture and first day cover sheet.
Maxine Cannon, Isle of Man Stamps and Coins General Manager said: “All of us at the Isle of Man Post Office feel extremely proud to be working with Aardman on such a fantastic and nostalgic collection of stamps to celebrate ‘40 Years of Creativity’ from the studio. It was a really special day when Morph came into our office, especially watching him lark about in the sorting office! We are committed as a business to encourage innovative thinking, and we hope that these stamps continue to inspire creativity amongst our community”.
The stamp collection is available to pre-order from the Post Office website.