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