Aardman gets the stamp of approval for 40th anniversary
In celebration of Aardman’s 40th anniversary, the Isle of Man Post Office is launching special collection of stamps, featuring a variety of their most loved animated characters, whilst commemorating six iconic onscreen moments hand-picked by Aardman’s creative team.
The collection stars family favourites: Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Morph, Timmy, and Trixie and Cuddlepuss of Creature Comforts fame. As a part of the celebration, two additional stamps have been created of Morph on a visit to the Isle of Man to complete the eight-piece set, which will be available to buy from 12th August.
The special edition has been endorsed and approved by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, Co-founders of Aardman, who said: “We’re delighted, and honoured to be celebrating forty years of great characters, good humour and thoroughly British comedy with these lovely Isle of Man stamps.”
Maxine Cannon, Isle of Man Stamps and Coins General Manager said: “All of us at the Isle of Man Post Office feel extremely proud to be working with Aardman on such a fantastic and nostalgic collection of stamps to celebrate ‘40 Years of Creativity’ from the studio. It was a really special day when Morph came into our office, especially watching him lark about in the sorting office! We are committed as a business to encourage innovative thinking, and we hope that these stamps continue to inspire creativity amongst our community”.
In addition to the eight-piece set, the Isle of Man Post Office has a range of Aardman gifts available, including limited edition prints signed by Co-Founder of Aardman Peter Lord.
The stamp collection is available to pre-order from today and can be purchased on the Post Office website.