Fun Fruit & Veg 1st class
This set of 10 self-adhesive stamps illustrated popular fruits and vegetables (most eye-catchingly a strawberry), with two twists.
Firstly, the designs extended beyond the rectangular frame of the stamps. Secondly, they came with an interactive element, by way of stick-on facial features such as eyes, lips, bow-ties, hats and feet.
Clearly intended to attract children, they also rekindled memories of the potato-man kits older collectors might have enjoyed.
Many wondered whether the add-ons might be used on other stamps. The reality seems to be that few were postally used at all.
Design: Johnson Banks.
Printing: gravure by Walsall.
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