New Royal Mail stamps bring back 'lovely' childhood memories

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New Royal Mail stamps showing images of famous children’s toys from the last 100 years have sparked a wave of nostalgia across the UK.

The new designs featuring the likes of a Space Hopper, Stickle Bricks and a Sindy doll have been hailed as “fabulous” by Brits.

Fans took to social media to share how many of the toys they remembered owning as a child.

Simon Marshall wrote on Twitter: “These new toy stamps are great.”

Childhood classic: A Sindy Weekender doll appeared on one of the stamps 

While artist and graphic designer Nick Sayers gushed: “OMG @RoyalMail’s new Classic Toys stamps include Spirograph, which inspired my #GiantDrawingMachines. Take my money!”

Others took to Facebook to compare how many of the ten chosen playthings they remembered.

Mikki Longley said: “These new stamps are great – I loved my Stickle bricks!”

Playful designs: The Space Hopper was chosen as one of ten toys pictured on stamps (PA)

Bill Pearson added: “Love the new stamps – sadly I recognise all the toys.”

And, Katy Branum wrote: “Which ones do you remember? I was a big fan of fuzzy felt!” 

The 10 new designs were launched by the Royal Mail on Tuesday and will be available at 7,000 post offices across the UK.

Enthusiasts can also order copies from the Royal Mail’s website.


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