Royal Mail in the UK has commissioned Nick Park and Aardman Animations to produce designs for a new set of holiday stamps featuring Wallace & Gromit. The seven stamps, to be launched on November 2, feature Wallace and Gromit carol singing (2nd class inland letter rate), posting Christmas cards (1st class inland letter rate), dressing the Christmas tree (60p – European Basic rate), Gromit with Christmas pudding (97p – Rest of World airmail to 20gm) and Gromit’s Christmas pullover (£1.46 – Rest of world up to 40gm). Look out for Feathers McGraw the dastardly penguin.
Royal Mail spokesman Philip Parker said the festive stamps were one of the finest sets ever produced. He said: “Nick and his team’s attention to detail is legendary… keen-eyed collectors armed with a magnifying glass will see that the envelope seen being posted on the 1st class stamp features the actual 1st class stamp.”