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Aardman - 40 Years of Creativity

Collection Issue Date: 12th August 2016

Celebrating Aardman's 40 years of Creativity.

The Isle of Man Post Office is overjoyed to present this set of eight stamps to celebrate the internationally treasured work of Aardman, the world famous, four times Academy award® winning studio based in Bristol in the UK.

For 40 years, Aardman has entertained and charmed the world, creating much loved characters – including Wallace & Gromit, Morph and Shaun the Sheep – and bringing unforgettable stories to life. From co-founders Peter Lord's and David Sproxton's table top beginnings Aardman has grown in to a major, world class studio, continuing to be innovative, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm.

Issue Information

This collection of colourful and engaging stamps features the studio's stars, including Shaun the Sheep and Wallace & Gromit, in their most famous moments. This issue also features exclusive never before seen images of Morph at some Manx landmarks after paying us a visit to explore the Island.

Whether a lover of our stamps or a dedicated Aardman fan there is something for everyone in this charming collection!

The first stamp features Morph almost being flattened by the Laxey tram, on his way to the Post Office.

The second stamp features Wallace & Gromit on their motorcycle and sidecar from their third film 'A Close Shave', where they found themselves unwittingly entangled in a sheep-rustling scheme with the evil dog, Preston.

The third stamp from the collection features Shaun the Sheep at his home in Mossy Bottom Farm, where there is rarely a peaceful moment as Shaun creates havoc for the Farmer and his sheepdog, Bitzer.

The fourth stamp is an illustration of Timmy, the little lamb of Shaun the Sheep's flock with a delicious cake celebrating Aardman's 40th birthday.

The fifth stamp features Shaun the Sheep from the classic episode 'Draw the Line', where Shaun and friends highjack a road line-painting machine to create chaos by painting a giant work of art in the field.

The sixth stamp is an illustration of Wallace & Gromit from the film 'A Grand Day Out', where the enterprising duo travel to the Moon to sample cheese.

The penultimate stamp features Trixie and Captain Cuddlepuss from the Academy Award® winning short film 'Creature Comforts', where they are relaxing at home on the sofa with a cup of tea.

The final stamp is a snap of Morph at Laxey Wheel, from his recent trip to the Isle of Man, where he discovered some 'fool's gold'.

Available in this collection are:
• Presentation Pack
• First Day Cover
• Set
• Sheets
• Sheetlets
• Sheetlet Sets
• Stamp cards
• Stamp card set

© and ™ Aardman/W&G Ltd. All rights reserved.
Shaun the Sheep, Morph & Timmy Time © and ™ Aardman Animations Ltd 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Technical Information

Text & Images

Aardman Animation

Design

EJC Design

Printer

BDT

Process

Offset Lithography

Colours

4

Paper

110 gms  PVA gummed

Perforations

14 per 2cms

Stamp size

40mm x 40mm

No of Stamps

8

Format

15 stamps per sheet

Date of Issue

12th August 2016

Collection Products

Aardman - 40 Years of Creativity Set and Sheet Set
Aardman - 40 Years of Creativity Set and Sheet Set

Product Code: UL31
Product Issue Date: 12th August 2016

This vibrant set of jovial stamps features some of the nation’s favourite characters in their most famous moments. Exclusive to this collection are two brand new images of Morph on holiday in the Isle of Man.
The sheet set comprises of eight sheets, one for each of the stamps within the collection, each containing 15 stamps.

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Aardman - 40 Years of Creativity Presentation Pack
Aardman - 40 Years of Creativity Presentation Pack

Product Code: UL41
Product Issue Date: 12th August 2016

This colourful collection of stamps is bound to put a smile on any face; featuring some of the nation’s favourite characters in their most famous moments. Exclusive to this collection are two brand new images of Morph on holiday in the Isle of Man. These eye-catching stamps are perfectly showcased in this deluxe glossy four page presentation pack which gives not only the stories behind each of the stamps but the history of the world famous Aardman Animation.

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Aardman - 40 Years of Creativity First Day Cover
Aardman - 40 Years of Creativity First Day Cover

Product Code: UL91
Product Issue Date: 12th August 2016

This bright and fun first day cover features the eight stamps from the Aardman – 40 Years of Creativity collection cancelled with a unique postmark for the first day of issue.
Completing this collectable is a filler card complete with text written by Aardman Animation.

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Aardman Limited Edition Signed Framed Print
Aardman Limited Edition Signed Framed Print

Product Code: UL50
Product Issue Date: 12th August 2016

Isle of Man Stamps and Coins are honoured to present this limited edition print featuring Morph and signed by Aardman founder Peter Lord. This archive-quality print is beautifully mounted and framed in a solid wooden black frame complete and ready for you to hang on your wall.

This wonderful collectable also features an elegantly presented first day cover envelope postmarked with a unique silver-foil cancellation.

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Aardman - 40 Years of Creativity Sheetlets
Aardman - 40 Years of Creativity Sheetlets

Product Code: UL68
Product Issue Date: 12th August 2016

Your favourite characters are now available on their very own sheetlets containing six of their stamps from the Aardman – 40 Years of Creativity Collection. The Morph sheetlet features exclusive images of Morph on holiday on the Isle of Man.
These sheetlets (210 x 148mm) would look great in an album or framed on a bedroom wall.

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Aardman - 40 Years of Creativity Stampcards
Aardman - 40 Years of Creativity Stampcards

Product Code: UL39
Product Issue Date: 12th August 2016

These fun A6 (4.1 x 5.8 in) stampcards are perfectly sized to fit into a collectors’ album or be framed as an eye-catching set. Each of the stampcards features an enlarged version of one of our special issue of eight stamps celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Aardman.

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