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Saturday, 7th October 2017
The downthetubes news blog was assimilated into our main site back in 2013, but we're glad you're here, because that's currently undergoing some under the bonnet refurb! So we've brought this blog back from the dead to tide us over.
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Saturday, 24 March 2012
British Comic Stamps: Twinkle
Here's the ninth of our ten posts to mark the release of the Royal Mail's Comic Collection, celebrating 75 years of British comics. The Royal Mail have kindly sent us large versions of each stamp, so we thought we'd show them off in all their glory, in the order of first comic publication.
Twinkle, 'the picture paper especially for little girls', was published by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd from 1968 to 1999. It was aimed at young girls and came out weekly. Nurse Nancy, who ran a toy hospital with her grandfather, was one of the most popular characters.