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Stamps celebrate 10 classic British children’s toys

Some of the UK’s best-loved figures and accessories feature on the designs.

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

A stamp featuring a Hornby Dublo train set (Royal Mail /PA)
A stamp featuring Herald Trojan Warriors (Royal Mail /PA)

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 British toy manufacturing.

The Sindy Weekender doll is celebrated (Royal Mail /PA)
The Red Devil Action Man figure is featured (Royal Mail /PA)

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.

(Royal Mail /PA)
(Royal Mail /PA)

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.

(Royal Mail /PA)
(Royal Mail /PA)

The stamps are available on Tuesday at 7,000 post offices across the UK as well as Royal Mail’s website.

(Royal Mail/PA)
(Royal Mail/PA)

Royal Mail spokesman Philip Parker said: “British toymakers enjoyed a reputation for quality and innovation, and these nostalgic stamps celebrate 10 wonderful toys that have endured through the decades.”

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