Roald Dahl


Collect GB Stamps Roald Dahl at Wikipedia

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was one of the world’s most imaginative, successful and loved storytellers. His stories are currently published in 49 languages worldwide. They continue to inspire the world’s most creative collaborators, resulting in wonderful new movie adaptations, classical music, opera, plays and musicals.

On 13 September 2006, the first national Roald Dahl Day was celebrated – on what would have been Roald’s 90th birthday. Response to the event was so phenomenal that Roald Dahl Day is now marked annually, throughout the world.

Over 100 million copies of Roald Dahl books have been sold globally.

The RSC version of MATILDA - book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin – is running in London’s West End.

2012 marks 30 years since Roald Dahl’s classic book, THE BFG, was first published.


2012 (January 10 2012)
Commemorative

Designed by Magpie Studio
Size 27mm (h) x 37mm (v)
Printed by Cartor Security Print
Print Process Lithography
Perforations 14 x 14
Gum PVA

Stamps

Roald Dahl 1st Stamp (2012) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

1st
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The story of the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric candymaker Willy Wonka is often considered one of the most beloved children's stories of the 20th century.


Roald Dahl 66p Stamp (2012) Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

66p
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To feed his family, Mr Fox steals chickens, ducks, and turkeys from three mean and wealthy farmers: Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. The farmers get fed up with Mr Fox and try to kill him.


Roald Dahl 68p Stamp (2012) James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

68p
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An enchanted giant peach full of anthropomorphic insects provides the perfect escape for James from his awful abusive aunts


Roald Dahl 76p Stamp (2012) Matilda

Matilda

76p
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Ignored by her parents and abused by her head teacher, Agatha Trunchbull, young Matilda Wormwood discovers that she has psychokinetic powers.


Roald Dahl £1 Stamp (2012) The Twits

The Twits

£1
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Mr and Mrs Twit are two ugly, smelly, nasty, stupid people who enjoy being nasty to animals and children. With the aid of the Roly-Poly Bird, Muggle-Wump the monkey and the other animals extract their revenge.


Roald Dahl £1.10 Stamp (2012) The Witches

The Witches

£1.10
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When an orphan accompanies his grandmother, who is recovering from pneumonia, to a hotel in Bournemouth, little does he imagine the AGM of England’s witches will be taking place at the same hotel.


Roald Dahl 1st Stamp (2012) The BFG and Sophie

The BFG and Sophie

1st

The BFG takes Sophie to Giant Land so that she can’t tell anyone that she has seen him.


Roald Dahl 68p Stamp (2012) The BFG and Sophie wake the Giants

The BFG and Sophie wake the Giants

68p

The BFG wakes up the giants who panic and start fighting each other.


Roald Dahl 76p Stamp (2012) Sophie on the Queen’s Window-Sill

Sophie on the Queen’s Window-Sill

76p

Sophie perches on the window-sill at Buckingham Palace to chat to the Queen.


Roald Dahl £1 Stamp (2012) The BFG and Sophie at the Writing Desk

The BFG and Sophie at the Writing Desk

£1

At the end of the story the BFG becomes a famous author.


Presentation Pack

Presentation Pack Cover

First Day Cover

First Day Cover Insert

Miniature Sheet

Designed by Magpie Studio
Printed by Cartor Security Print
Print Process Lithography
Gum PVA
Perforations 14 x 14.5
Size 115mm (h) x 89mm (v)

Prestige Stamp Book

The prestige stamp book also designed by Magpie Studio features a biography of Dahl by Donald Sturrock and four unique stamp panes. Pane 1: Mixed Machin: 4 x 68p, 2 x 10p and 2 x 2p surrounding a profile of Roald Dahl by Quentin Blake; Pane 2: Three Roald Dahl stamps: 66p, £1.00 and £1.10; Pane 3: Three Roald Dahl stamps: 68p, 1st and 76p; Pane 4: The four BFG stamps from the Miniature Sheet.


Prestige Stamp Book Cover

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