Alderney Post issues The life of Beatrix Potter stamps

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06 August 2013
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imports_CCGB_stamp-54-_52468.jpg Alderney Post issues The life of Beatrix Potter stamps
Alderney Post celebrates the life of the popular children's author Beatrix Potter with a set of six stamps. ...
Alderney Post celebrates the life of the popular children's author Beatrix Potter with a set of six stamps. The colourful stamps, designed by the Potting Shed, show the young Beatrix Potter in six scenes from her childhood - which may have later inspired her books including The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. The stamps show:

40p- Beatrix walking in the countryside near her home
53p -  Beatrix feeding a duck
55p - Beatrix picking onions
63p - The young Beatrix with a Springer Spaniel
71p - Beatrix drawing a cat in a basket
79p - Beatrix walking through a farmyard

Beatrix Potter was born on 28 July 1866 in Kensington, London, and showed an early interest in animals and the natural world, both of which were to feature in her later children's books, writings which were to make a global name. Her first book was The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published in 1902 with Frederick Warne & Co. She died in 1943 at the age of 77, having published more than twenty books, many of which would later be adapted into TV dramatisations and theatre productions.

The six stamps are also accompanied by associated products including a first day cover, presentation pack and souvenir sheet. To order, visit the Alderney Stamps website.

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