100th Anniversary of Rupert Bear – Set

Originally created by artist and illustrator Mary Tourtel, Rupert Bear first appeared in the Daily Express newspaper on November 8 1920. he is certainly one of the most recognisable bears with his checked yellow trousers, scarf and red jersey.

Rupert was created for The Express newspaper in a bid to rival the Teddy Tail cartoons, which were published in the Daily Mail. It wasn’t long before Rupert took over as the nation’s favourite.

50p Stamp: Rupert bear

68p Stamp: Podgy Pig

70p Stamp: Edward Trunk

85p Stamp: Bill the Badger

95p Stamp: Algy Pug

£1.02 Stamp: Rupert Bear