Royal Mail launches Winnie the Pooh stamps

Original illustrations featured on collection of ten special stamps launching today.
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Disney has joined forces with The Royal Mail to launch a special collection of Winnie the Pooh stamps.

The range of ten stamps aims to celebrate the enduring popularity and universal appeal of the character, created back in 1926.

Illustrations from the original Pooh stories - Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner and the book of verse, Now we are Six - feature on the stamps.

As well as Pooh, characters such as Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, Owl and Tigger are included.

"At nearly 90 years old, Winnie the Pooh is looking incredibly good for his age, thanks to the imaginative writing of AA Milne and the timeless illustrations of EH Shephard," said Philip Parker, spokesperson for Royal Mail Stamps. "We're delighted that through this wonderful collection, we will bring a new adventure for Winnie the Pooh and his friends as they travel on letters to millions of homes across the UK and beyond."

A new full-length Winnie the Pooh animated feature film is due to hit cinemas in April 2011, re-telling the stories from the original books.

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