Issue Date: 12/10/2010
Issue Name: Winnie the Pooh - Pooh Sticks Bridge Stamp Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This lovely cover has a beautiful image of the iconic Pooh Sticks Bridge, made famous by the wonderful Winnie the Pooh stories. It has all six of the Children’s Books stamps and is postmarked at Ashdown Forest, Crowborough East Sussex, the location of the 100 Acre Wood attraction, and is available signed by Susannah York; actress and author of Children's Books.
Winnie the Pooh and Poohsticks
Who has not, on an idle summers day, leant over a bridge and dropped a stick or pine cone into the fast flowing stream beneath then rushed to the other side of the bridge to see it coming through? The game is known as Poohsticks, after the Bear of a little brain, Winnie the, who invented it.
A A Milne wrote these stories for his son, Christopher Robin. The characters are based around Christopher Robin's toys. They were written a hundred years ago, but they still capture the hearts of today's children. Because the stories work on an adult level as well, they are a pleasure to read. The stories are written about Christopher Robin's toys, bought to life in the delightful drawings of E H Shepard. Although new generations will grow up with the new Disney versions of Pooh and friends, Shepard's drawings will always capture the essence of a childhood in the early twentieth century.
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Susannah York was an English film, stage and television actress. She was awarded a BAFTA as Best Supporting Actress for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) and was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for the same film.
James Christopher Bolam, MBE is an English actor, best known for his roles as Terry Collier in The Likely Lads and its sequel Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?