Stamp Collection of Various Authors

I happened to come upon a postage stamp that got me wondering which stamps have been issued for favourite authors and literary characters. If I could enlarge my stamp collection, I'd love to add some of the following...

~ Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell ~
Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre

~ Alexandre Dumas ~

~ Lord Tennyson ~

~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes ~

~ William Shakespeare ~

~ Charles Dickens ~

~ Jane Austen ~

~ Victor Hugo ~

~ Virginia Woolf ~

~ J M Barrie - Peter Pan ~

~ JRR Tolkien - Lord of the Rings ~

~ C S Lewis - Chronicles of Narnia ~

~ Jules Verne ~

~ Enid Blyton ~

~ Lewis Carroll ~

Magical Worlds: Classical Fantasy Books for Children - 1998 Britain

1. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien, 2. Phoenix and the Carpet - E Nesbit,
3. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll,
4. Lion, Witch & Wardrobe - C S Lewis, 5. The Borrowers - Mary Norton

The year 1979 was designated by the United Nations as The Year of The Child,
with the United Kingdom illustrating characters from well known childrens' books:
The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter;
The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame;
Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne;
and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Caroll.

~ Lucy Maude Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables ~

~ L. Frank Baum - Wizard of Oz ~

~ Frances Hodgson Burnett - A Little Princess ~

~ AA Milne - Winnie the Pooh ~
In 1914, while enroute to the war in Europe, a handsome lieutenant from Winnipeg named Harry Colebourn purchased a black bear from a local hunter in White River, Ontario. He named the bear Winnie, after his hometown. Harry's regiment proclaimed Winnie as their mascot, and when they were called to the battlefields of France, Harry left Winnie in the care of the London Zoo.

After the war, Winnie remained a permanent and popular attraction at the zoo. A frequent visitor was Christopher Robin, son of the author A.A. Milne. Taken with the playful bear from Canada, Christopher Robin renamed his own stuffed toy bear Winnie, adding "The Pooh" for good measure. Winnie the Pooh became the inspiration for some of the most beloved children's stories of all time, and is now one of the world's most popular characters.

And none of it would have happened without Harry and a real live bear from Canada.
(Read more about film 'A Bear Named Winnie' starring Michael Fassbender)


  1. Wow, those are amazing! So beautiful! And to think they're all just little pieces of paper. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. You're welcome! I was surprised to see which ones are out there!



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