Royal Mail is celebrating one of the nation’s best-loved children’s authors, Roald Dahl, with its first stamp issue of 2012.

The presentation pack of six stamps celebrates six of Dahl’s most famous books that children and adults alike came to know and love, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits and Matilda.

The stamps themselves recreate the magic of the Dahl books, using the beautiful illustrations of Quentin Blake.

For the launch, Royal Mail Stamps is running a competition on its Facebook page,, to win Roald Dahl's Scrumdiddlyumptious Story Collection featuring seven of his best-loved books, a pop-up book of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and a Roald Dahl presentation pack.

 The stamps are also available via the link here: also on the Royal Mail eBay store:

Fact: Roald Dahl would write most of his books in a dingy little hut at the bottom of his garden. 

Sophie Dahl asks for help to restore Roald's writing hut.

Sophie Dahl is leading a fund-raising campaign to restore and relocate the famous hut in which her grandfather Roald Dahl penned some of his best-loved children's classics. See More.


Carmen Wing said…
I got an email about these from the post office yesterday. Love Quentin Blake so am definitely getting me a set. Thanks for the heads up about the competition :D and the eBay page come to that - means I should be able to pay with Paypal! Woohoo!
Brian Sibley said…
Glad to have found this piece of news – and your blog!

You might be interested to read about an encounter I had with Roald Dahl, Meeting Mr Wonka.