Royal Mail:Characters of Charles Dickens on Stamps

\"\"The characters of Charles Dickens are featured on a new set of Royal Mail stamps.Their release marks the bicentenary of the birth of Dickens, famous for Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol.The Victorian novelist\’s great-great-great granddaughter Lucinda Dickens-Hawksley called them a testimony to a \”unique and extraordinary man\”.The first-class stamp features Mr Pickwick from The Pickwick Papers, and the second-class features Mr Bumble from Oliver Twist.The remaining four stamps showcase The Marchioness from The Old Curiosity Shop, Mrs Gamp from Martin Chuzzlewit, Captain Cuttle from Dombey and Son, and Mr Micawber from David Copperfield.Life-size versions of the stamps were shown at Charles Dickens World in Chatham, Kent.

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