About myself... my name is edmund, 32 years old, lives in Singapore... fond of stamps. Apart from philately, I love nature and animals especially tortoises and turtles, travelling around the world and supporting my favourite soccer team Manchester United!
Background of Mr.Men & Little Miss stamps
The late Roger Hargreaves lived in Guernsey and to celebrate his success as one of Britain most popular authors and illustrators a set of six bright and cheery stamps have been produced.
How the stories and characters came into being is a charming example of how closely Roger Hargreaves connected with children and their love of easily identifiable characters and their mishaps and adventures.
In 1971, Roger, then working in an advertising agency, was asked by his son, Adam, what a tickle looked like. Hargreaves senior drew a round, cheerful orange face with long bendy arms, designed to reach anyone's tickly spots and Mr Tickle was born.
Our favourite Mr Men - Messrs Bump, Greedy, Nosey and Strong - were designed soon after, the Mr Men books sold a million copies in just three years and a publishing sensation was born.
While children's tastes are notoriously fickle, moving from one 'in' character to the next, their love for these delightful characters has not waned and three decades on, they are part of childhoods all around the world.
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