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Royal Mail mark 70 years of Beano favourite Dennis the Menace with 10 new stamps


TEN new stamps will mark 70 years of Beano favourite Dennis the Menace.

Six will feature black and white images from a 1951 comic strip.

Royal Mail have marked 70 years of Beano's Dennis the Menace with 10 new stamps

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Royal Mail have marked 70 years of Beano’s Dennis the Menace with 10 new stampsCredit: PA

Four more drawings by Dennis artist Nigel Parkinson are from a specially-written strip.

Natasha Ayivor, of Royal Mail, said: “For seven decades Dennis has been entertaining children by getting into all manner of mischief and mayhem.

“Generations have experienced the excitement and anticipation of reading about Dennis’s latest prank. Royal Mail is delighted to be honouring Dennis and Gnasher with a set of stamps as the ultimate birthday present.”

Mike Stirling, editorial director of Beano Studios, said: “Dennis has stamped his personality across first class laughs and mischief for generations of children.

Royal Mail have featured Gnasher on the set of stamps

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Royal Mail have featured Gnasher on the set of stampsCredit: PA
Minnie the Mix was a major character in The Beano

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Minnie the Mix was a major character in The BeanoCredit: PA
Dennis' little sister Bea makes an appearance on one stamp

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Dennis’ little sister Bea makes an appearance on one stampCredit: PA

“We believe everyone has a little bit of the Dennis spirit within them, so can’t wait for fans big and small to take delivery of this amazing piece of Dennis history.

“This incredible stamp collection really pushes the envelope of philately flattery for our hero.”

Dennis was first brought to life in a pencil sketch in January 1951, making his debut in the Beano later that year.

The stamps mark 70 years of Dennis the Menace

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The stamps mark 70 years of Dennis the MenaceCredit: PA
Drawings by Dennis artist Nigel Parkinson are from a specially-written strip

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Drawings by Dennis artist Nigel Parkinson are from a specially-written stripCredit: PA
One of the 10 stamps features the moment Dennis adopts pig Rasher

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One of the 10 stamps features the moment Dennis adopts pig RasherCredit: PA
The hugely talented Nigel Parkinson sketched the strips

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The hugely talented Nigel Parkinson sketched the stripsCredit: PA
Dennis adopting Gnasher, from 1968, is featured in the stamp collection

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Dennis adopting Gnasher, from 1968, is featured in the stamp collectionCredit: PA
The moment Dennis means his sister Bea, from 1998, is one of the 10 stamps

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The moment Dennis means his sister Bea, from 1998, is one of the 10 stampsCredit: PA
Harry Maguire talks about his resemblance to Dennis the Menace





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