On 12th August, the Isle of Man Post Office will celebrate the anniversary with a set of postal collectibles.
The collection of stamps will feature a variety of Aardman’s most-loved animated characters, whilst commemorating six iconic on-screen moments, picked by Aardman’s creative team.
The collection stars Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Morph, Timmy and Trixie and Cuddlepuss of Creature Comforts. As a part of the celebration, two additional stamps have been created of Morph on a visit to the Isle of Man to complete the eight-piece set.
The special edition has been endorsed and approved by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, co-founders of Aardman, who said: “We’re delighted and honoured to be celebrating 40 years of great characters, good humour and thoroughly British comedy with these lovely Isle of Man stamps.”
Maxine Cannon, Isle of Man stamps and coins general manager, added: “All of us at the Isle of Man Post Office feel extremely proud to be working with Aardman on such a fantastic and nostalgic collection of stamps to celebrate 40 years of creativity from the studio. We are committed as a business to encouraging innovative thinking, and we hope that these stamps continue to inspire creativity amongst our community.”
In addition to the eight-piece set, the Isle of Man Post Office has a range of Aardman gifts available, including limited edition prints signed Peter Lord. The stamp collection is available to pre-order from today and can be purchased at iompost.com/aardman.