Belfast Telegraph

Iconic toys feature on new stamps

By Peter Cary

Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps commemorating famous British children's toys from the last 100 years.

Some of the UK's best-loved figures and accessories, including the Sindy doll and Action Man, will feature on the designs in a nostalgic nod to a golden age in toy manufacturing.

Frank Hornby's beloved Meccano is also among the designs, along with other classic products including the Merrythought bear, Spirograph, Stickle Bricks, W Britain toy figures, Space Hopper, Fuzzy-Felt and Hornby Dublo trains.

The inclusion of Merrythought bears will celebrate the Shropshire-based company's recognisable teddies, which quickly attracted high-end retailers such as Harrods in the 1930s and continue to be produced today.

The stamps are available from today at 7,000 Post Offices and Royal Mail's website.

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