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Literature and Authors Commemorated on Topical Stamps 

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Thomas the Tank Engine Mint Sheet of 4 Great Britain, 2011
Item ID: AM198


Great Britain commemorated Thomas the Tank Engine with this mint sheet of four stamps (issued on June 14, 2011). The stamp designs feature Thomas the Tank Engine children's book characters by Rev. Wilbert Awdry (1911-1997). Immensely popular as both children's books and as cartoons. Scott Cat.# 2914.
Price: $10.50
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Winnie-the-Pooh Mint Set of 6 Great Britain, 2010
Item ID: CY185


Issued by Great Britain on October 12, 2010, this mint set of six stamps commemorates Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne. The characters Christopher Robin, Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, Tigger and friends are all depicted. Only one of the stamps is denominated for the domestic letter rate- the other five stamps all have higher denominations. Scott Cat.# 2842-2847.
Price: $13.90
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Winnie-the-Pooh Mint Sheet of 4 Great Britain, 2010
Item ID: CY186


Issued by Great Britain on October 12, 2010, this mint sheet of four stamps features characters from Winnie-the-Pooh stories by A.A. Milne. From the Royal Post: "Royal Mail has worked closely with Disney to bring you Winnie-the-Pooh on stamps. A.A. Milne's stories of the bear of very little brain have delighted generations of young readers, not to mention their parents." The stamps feature many of the characters from the Hundred Acre Wood, captured by the timeless charm of E.H. Shephard's original illustrations. Scott Cat.# 2848.
Price: $9.95
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Roald Dahl - Mint Set of 6 Great Britain, 2012
Item ID: CY193


Featuring illustrations from children's books by Roald Dahl (1916-1990), this complete mint set of six stamps was issued by Great Britain on January 10, 2012. Only one of the stamps is a First Class letter rate stamp; the remainder pay higher-denominated rates. The stamps feature Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The Twits, and The Witches. Scott Cat.# 2983-8.
Price: $14.95
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Roald Dahl - Mint Sheet of 4 Great Britain, 2012
Item ID: CY194


Great Britain paid tribute Roald Dahl and his children's books with the release of this mini-sheet of four stamps on January 10, 2012. The sheet features scenes from "The Big Friendly Giant" (BFG).An excerpt from BFG, chapter 19 ("The Queen") is included in the sheet selvage. Scott Cat.# 2989.
Price: $9.95
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Stella - Mint Sheet of 2 Canada, 2013
Item ID: CY246


This mint sheet of two "children's literature" stamps features characters from the Stella series of books authored by Marie-Louise Gay. Issued by Canada Post on July 5, 2013. Scott Cat.# 2652.
Price: $2.80
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Ernest Hemingway Issue United States, 1989
Item ID: LA1


With the release of this mint stamp on July 17, 1989, the U.S. Postal Service honored Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), the Nobel Prize-winning author of "The Sun Also Rises," "For Whom The Bell Tolls," and other great works. Scott Cat.# 2418.
Price: $0.75
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Robinson Jeffers Issue United States, 1973
Item ID: LA12


Issuing Country: United States
Date of Issue: August 13, 1973
Scott Catalogue Number(s): 1485
Description: This mint stamp was issued to pay tribute to the poet Robinson Jeffers. The stamp design features a portrait of Jeffers and, in the background, children with a burrow. Jeffers' works were predominantly allegories influenced by his love of the classical Roman and Greek tragedies.
Price: $0.40
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Sidney Lanier Issue United States, 1972
Item ID: LA13


Issuing Country: United States
Date of Issue: February 3, 1972
Scott Catalogue Number(s): 1446
Description: This mint stamp honors Sidney Lanier, an American poet who also had a distinguished career as a lawyer, teacher and musician - all accomplished before his death at the young age of 39. He was born in Macon, GA.
Price: $0.40
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Herman Melville Issue United States, 1984
Item ID: LA16


Issuing Country: United States
Date of Issue: August 1, 1984
Scott Catalogue Number(s): 2094
Description: This attractively-designed mint stamp honors the 19th century author Herman Melville. Melville was a writer of short stories, poems and novels. Two of his most popular novels are Typee and Moby-Dick.
Price: $0.60
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Edgar Lee Masters Issue United States, 1970
Item ID: LA17


Issuing Country: United States
Date of Issue: August 22, 1970
Scott Catalogue Number(s): 1405
Description: This mint stamp commemorates poet Edgar Lee Masters. Masters is perhaps best known for his Spoon River Anthology, an exposure of small town mores.
Price: $0.40
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Carl Sandburg Issue United States, 1978
Item ID: LA18


Issuing Country: United States
Date of Issue: January 6, 1978
Scott Catalogue Number(s): 1731
Description: This mint stamp pays tribute to Carl Sandburg on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Known as "The Poet of the People," Sandburg won the Pulitzer Prize three times.
Price: $0.48
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