Action Man and Sindy to feature on Royal Mail stamp designs

Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps commemorating famous British children's toys from the last 100 years.

Monday, 21st August 2017, 2:26 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 1:09 pm
The new set of stamps featuring some of the most iconic and much-loved British toys

Some of the UK's best-loved figures and accessories, including the Sindy doll and Action Man, will feature on the designs in a nostalgic nod to a golden age in British toy manufacturing.

Frank Hornby's beloved Meccano is also among the designs, along with other classic products including the Merrythought bear; Spirograph; Stickle Bricks; W Britain toy figures; Space Hopper; Fuzzy-Felt; and Hornby Dublo trains.

The inclusion of Merrythought bears will celebrate the Shropshire-based company's recognisable teddies, which quickly attracted high-end retailers such as Harrods in the 1930s and continue to be produced today.

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The stamps are available on Tuesday at 7,000 post offices across the UK as well as Royal Mail's website.

Royal Mail spokesman Philip Parker said: "British toymakers enjoyed a reputation for quality and innovation, and these nostalgic stamps celebrate 10 wonderful toys that have endured through the decades."