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Christmas 2004 Smilers Cover

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Name Price
Christmas 2004 Happy Blooming Christmas Cover, our choice of 2 Smilers labels & Christmas P/M £20.00 Buy Now
Christmas 2004 Father Christmas cover, signed by Raymond Briggs £40.00 Limited Availability

Product Information

 

  • Christmas 2004 Smilers Cover
  • With our choice of two Smiler labels
  • And a Christmas postmark (2nd November, 2004)
  • Available signed by Raymond Briggs CBE


Issue Date: 02/11/2004

Issue Name: Christmas 2004 Smilers Cover

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

It's bloomin' Christmas again. Time for Father Christmas to prepare his sled, put on his uniform and get on his bloomin' way! Raymond Brigg's Christmas classic, Father Christmas won the Library Association Kate Greenaway Medal in 1973 and has become essential Christmas reading ever since. There is not much dialogue in the book, apart from grumpy Father Christmas' regular 'bloomin' expletives as he delivers the presents across the world. He even pays a visit to Buckingham Palace!

In 2004, Royal Mail offered a lovely selection of Smilers labels starring Father Christmas stamps. We created a whole range of beautiful covers to go with them.

 

  • Christmas 2004 Smilers Cover
  • With our choice of two Smiler labels
  • And a Christmas postmark (2nd November, 2004)
  • Available signed by Raymond Briggs CBE

 

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The Snowman

The Snowman has become one of the best loved Christmas stories. It was first published in 1982 and became an instant success. Films and videos soon followed and now Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without it. The author, Raymond Briggs is an accomplished artist and illustrator. He studied painting at the Wimbledon School of Art, typography at the Central School of Art and then painting at the Slade School.

Raymond won the Francis Williams Award for Best Children's book in 1982 with the Snowman.

 

One winter morning a little boy called James wakes to find that everything outside has turned snow white. Overjoyed, he rushes into the garden, where he begins to build a snowman. That night, he wakes at midnight and decides to check on his snowman. He opens the back door....He can't believe his eyes....The snowman has come to life!

 

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Raymond Redvers Briggs, CBE is an English illustrator, cartoonist, graphic novelist and author who has achieved critical and popular success among adults and children.

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