Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Carry On Screaming

The latest set of stamps from Royal Mail has got at least one unidentified British columnist interested in stamp collecting because it features two of his favorite series of British movies - the Hammer horrors and the Carry Ons.

Using images of the original movie posters, the stamps celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Carry On film, Carry On Sergeant (which appears on the first class stamp), and the release of Hammer's definitive version of Dracula (the 48p stamp).

Carry On Cleo is on the 50p stamp, The Curse of Frankenstein on the 56p and The Mummy on the 81p. The Carry On team's spoof of the Hammers, Carry on Screaming, makes up the set, appearing on the 72p stamp.

Writing on the Mercury website he concludes, "Unlike my Dad I've never really seen the interest in stamp collecting - though given how much his collection's worth maybe I should."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM