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A Victorian Tribute: Charles Dickens Stamps

Charles Dickens

Is there a soul who doesn’t recognize Mr Bumble (Oliver Twist), Mr Pickwick (The Pickwick Papers) and Mr Micawber (David Copperfield) — the iconic characters created by Charles Dickens? It’s simply delightful to see them on stamps. A fitting tribute to a great British novelist.

Dickens was 28 when stamps were introduced in England. This revolutionized the concept of letter writing in the country. Dickens would have been glad to see his characters are now a part of Royal Mail.

Charles Dickens stamps were previously issued in Soviet Russia and Dubai.

Charles Dickens

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