Friday, October 15, 2010

Winnie The Pooh and his Pals

Britain's Herald Express reports, "Winnie the Pooh and his pals from the 100 Acre Wood have been putting their stamp on Dartmouth – the home of the original Christopher Robin."

According to reporter Steve Peacock Speacock, "The Royal Mail chose the town to launch their latest batch of Winnie the Pooh stamps. It all took place at the Harbour Bookshop in Fairfax Place which was run by the late Christopher Robin – the son of Winnie the Pooh author A.A.Milne and the model for his Pooh Corner character."

Bookshop manager Andrea Saunders,is quoted as saying, "Christopher was a real gentlemen and I remember him with great fondness. Even after his retirement he was a loyal customer."

The new stamps feature all the books' favorites including Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, Owl and, of course, Tigger. Illustrations by E.H. Shepard, and original illustrations from Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner and the book of verse, Now We Are Six, were used.

Shown above, Bookshop owners Roland and Andrea Abram holding blow-ups of the new stamps with the help of Dartmouth postie Simon Webb.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM