This stamp issue (a set of six Special Stamps from Ivor Wood’s strip cartoons of Paddington, originally published in the London Evening News newspaper in the late 1970s) is celebrating the 65th birthday of Peru’s most famous talking bear – Paddington. The marmalade-loving bear first featured in October 1958 in A Bear Called Paddington, written by English author Thomas Michael Bond CBE.
Two 1st Class, Paddington with a jar of marmalade & Paddington sawing wood
Two £2.20, Paddington carrying presents & Paddington and a crab
Two £2.00, Paddington pushing a shopping trolley & Paddington holding an ice cream