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FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson

Royal Mail’s first stamp issue of 2011 celebrates the pioneering work of Gerry Anderson. Gerry Anderson is best known for 1960s children TV series such as Joe 90, Captain Scarlet, Stingray and Thunderbirds, all made using specially designed marionettes.

FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson stamp issue

FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson stamp issue

The set of stamps also includes Royal Mail’s first ‘motion stamps’ on a miniature sheet using micro lenticular printing.

FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson miniature sheet

FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson miniature sheet

Several seconds of the original Thunderbirds footage, which plays at 30 frames per second, were re-edited to 36 key frames for the project. Further details on the design and production process can be found on the Creative Review blog.

Two First Day of Issue postmarks are available showing characters and vehicles from Thunderbirds.

FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson first day of issue postmarks

FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson first day of issue postmarks

Stringray stamp from 1996 50th Anniversary of Children’s Television issue, 1996

Stringray stamp from 1996 50th Anniversary of Children’s Television issue, 1996

And if you want to complete your Gerry Anderson on stamps collection, track down the 1996 50th Anniversary of Children’s Television issue, which includes a stamp commemorating the programme Stingray.

The Gerry Anderson stamps are available from the Royal Mail website.