10 January 2006 - Animal Tales Joint Issue with USA
(A) Royal Mail fdc with both US & GB Maisy and Very Hungry Caterpillar stamps with STRATFORD (caterpillar) and FINDLAY OH (open book) cancellations.
(B) Royal Mail fdc with both US & GB Maisy and Very Hungry Caterpillar stamps with MOUSEHOLE (Maisy look-alike) and FINDLAY OH (open book) cancellations.
(C) We arranged for the Royal Mail fdc to be sent to the USA so that the stamps could be canclled there. This is as (B) but actually serviced at stamp dedication ceremony in the USA with Findlay Ohio cancellation. Only 5 produced by us.
[A & B have the US postmark applied by Royal Mail in Edinburgh.]
Characters in full set:
2nd class Mr Jeremy Fisher© by Beatrix Potter; 2nd class Kipper by Mick Inkpen; 1st class The Enormous Crocodile, by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake; 1st class Paddington Bear™ © by Michael Bond illustrated by Peggy Fortunum; 42p Boots by Satoshi Kitamura; 42p The White Rabbit from Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury; 68p The Very Hungry Caterpillar© Eric Carle; 68p Maisy by Lucy Cousins