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Catalogue code: VA288
Classic Scottish cartoon strips Oor Wullie and The Broons celebrate 80 hilarious years in 2016 and Royal Mail is marking this mirthful milestone with two limited edition Stamp Sheets presented in specially designed folders dedicated to the world-famous funnies.
The Sheets, produced in collaboration with strip publishers DC Thomson & Co. Ltd, are released in a limited edition of 10,000 on 8 March. Each Sheet contains imagery of the characters set fittingly next to ten First Class Scottish Saltire stamps, as well as renowned sayings synonymous with the cartoons that first appeared in the Sunday Post newspaper on 8 March 1936.
The official tartan of each is reproduced on the front of the folder while inside you can read the background story to the lovable comic series as well as view illustrations of extracts published over the past 80 years. The back of each folder contains the first strip printed in the Sunday Post.