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Issue Date: 22/08/2017
Issue Name: Classic Toys - Rabbit & Plane Full Set Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This August Royal Mail will be releasing a brand new set of British stamps which will undoubtedly prove popular with collectors young and old, this lovely cover features the full set of ten 1st class stamps and continues the feelings of nostalgia celebrated through recent popular stamps issues. This stamp issue celebrates some of the most iconic and much loved British toys from the last 100 years.
A Space Hopper is a rubber ball with handles which allows one to sit on it without falling off. The user can hop around on the toy, using the elastic properties of the ball to move forward. The original UK space hopper was manufactured by Mettoy in 1969 although the origins of this concept are Italian.
Fuzzy-Felt is a simple fabric toy intended for young children. It was created in 1950 by Lois Allan of the United Kingdom. The toys consist of a flocked backing board onto which a number of felt shapes are placed to create different pictures.
Meccano is a model construction system created in Liverpool, United Kingdom, by Frank Hornby. Meccano consists of reusable metal strips, plates, angle girders, wheels, axles and gears, and high quality plastic parts that are connected together using nuts, bolts and set screws. It enables the building of working models and mechanical devices. Although Meccano has always been seen as an engaging education toy, today the brand focuses on promoting engineering and robotics through fun play to support STEM learning.
Action Man is an action figure launched in Britain in 1966 by Palitoy as a licensed copy of Hasbro’s American “movable fighting man” G.I. Joe and awarded ‘Toy of the Year’ by the British Association of Toy Retailers in 1966.
Hornby Dublo is a British model railway brand. Its roots date back to 1901, when founder Frank Hornby received a patent for his Meccano construction toy. The first clockwork train was produced in 1920. From 1938, Hornby’s genius was to launch its first 00 gauge known as ‘Hornby Dublo’, which allowed for complex layouts to be built on a smaller budget and in a smaller space, taking into account the modest size of the average British living room.
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