First Day Covers

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As a child, my mum used to get First Day Covers for my brothers and me. Although I’m not a stamp collector, I do tend to collect things – well, I don’t throw things away unless they are physically prised from my hands. So I still have my stamps, tucked away in a drawer amongst the old Smash Hits and gonks.

I’m not a huge Doctor Who fan either, though I have a fondness for it as an institution. I’ve never quite got over Tom Baker regenerating into Peter Davidson (no offence, Peter). But I am quite excited about the latest anniversary collection of stamps: 50 years of Doctor Who. Eleven stamps, one for each actor who has played the Time Lord (bagsy David Tennant and, of course, Tom).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21937601

This did get me thinking about some of the iconic stamps of my childhood. And what little works of art they are.

Who remembers these:

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