The Royal Mail has made FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson the theme of its first stamp issue of 2011.
Stingray, Joe 90, and Captain Scarlett are among the Sixties television shows featured on stamps.
The stamps went on sale January 11.
Gerry Anderson is a past Worldcon Guest of Honor (1995).
Maybe I will be lucky and Langford will use one of the new stamps when he sends my copy of Ansible. That’s one of the fringe benefits of continuing to trade paper editions of our fanzines. I still have the envelope from his November issue with a stamp bearing a drawing of Pooh and Eeyore.
I must remember to return the favor by using some colorful commemoratives next time I mail him File 770. Which means I better publish another issue, so I will have something to put in the envelope.
But dang, I see I missed the Royal Mail’s Christmas 2010 issue of Wallace and Gromit stamps. Of course, who would mail such lovely things?
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]