It’s not often that a set of stamps can get me excited (well actually never), but a set released this last week takes me back to my favourite TV programs from the 60’s and 70’s when I was a small child!
This was a time when we didn’t have hours of kids programming on TV, so anything that was good was watched by everyone! That is probably why people my age remember Gerry Anderson’s programs so fondly. He made numerous series of fantastic puppet programs; including Stingray, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90 and my favourite – Thunderbirds! (I am not old enough to remember Supercar or Fireball XL5).
The stamps celebrate the five decades of work by iconic Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson, Royal Mail’s first stamp issue of 2011 features some of the most recognisable ‘marionettes’.
The stamp series, is titled FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson, featuring Stingray, Captain Scarlet, Supercar, Fireball XL5 and Joe 90.
I am not a stamp collector but I may just have to buy a set!