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21 July 2020

Rupert Bear Centenary

Guernsey: Rupert Bear Centenary, 21 July 2020. Images from Guernsey Stamps.

Technical Specifications:

Date of Issue: 21 July 2020
Designer: The Potting Shed
Printer: bpost
Values: 50p, 68p, 70p, 85p, 95p, £1.02
Process: Offset Lithography, microtext
Stamp Size: 40mm deep x 30mm wide
Sheet Size: 100mm deep x 140mm wide
Paper: 446 Gummed FSC Securpost 110GPW
Sheet: 10
Perforation: 1.1 x 1.667
Cylinder: A

Originally created by artist and illustrator Mary Tourtel, Rupert Bear first appeared in the Daily Express newspaper on November 8 1920. he is certainly one of the most recognisable bears with his checked yellow trousers, scarf and red jersey.

Rupert was created for The Express newspaper in a bid to rival the Teddy Tail cartoons, which were published in the Daily Mail. It wasn’t long before Rupert took over as the nation’s favourite.

50p Stamp: Rupert bear

68p Stamp: Podgy Pig

70p Stamp: Edward Trunk

85p Stamp: Bill the Badger

95p Stamp: Algy Pug

£1.02 Stamp: Rupert Bear

Rupert®, © Entertainment Rights Distribution Limited/Express Newspapers 2007


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