Ten classic British toys celebrated on stamps

Never has there been a better day to bring out the Bic and pen a letter, let today be a non-email day, today is the day to scribe a personal update and send it to a surprised relative – but why today?

Well the Royal Mail have launched this most splendid set of stamps celebrating almost a century of British toy making with these ten stamps illustrating some of the nations favourites and giving us a nostalgic nudge.

The line-up includes Sindy, Action Man, Meccano, Merrythought bear, Spirograph, Stickle Bricks, W Britain sparring figures, Space Hopper, Fuzzy-Felt; and the Hornby Dublo train set.

Any notable by their absence in your opinion at all folks? We’re scratching our heads at the exclusion of Scalextric slot racing, Dinky die-cast cars and Top Trumps but we’ll be bagging ourselves the seven quid presentation pack HERE.

About Peter Jenkinson

Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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