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Thunderbirds Stamps Are Go: Also Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, Fireball XL5, Supercar And Stingray

by | 11th, January 2011

GERRY Anderson’s Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, Fireball XL5, Supercar and Stingray feature on a new set of Royal Mail Special Stamps.
Anderson’s programmes began with Supercar in 1961.

The Queen still features and has not been replaced by Lady Penelope. But Her Majesty might well envy the four motions stamps, which when tilted back and forth count down to launch from 5.

The idea could be adapted to form a waving Queen. Or when globe trotting environmentalist Prince Charles becomes King, his face can feature in place of the puppets and take off in a jet. Prince Harry would be a shoo-in to do the Paul Merson lager dance.

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EMBARGOED TO 0001 TUESDAY JANUARY 11. Gerry Anderson, creator of iconic and cult TV programmes such as Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet, launches Royal Mail's first stamp issue of 2011, FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson, which goes on sale on Tuesday 11th January 2011.



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