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31/08/2017

Royal Mail releases special Fuzzy-Felt stamp

Fuzzy-Felt has been commemorated with a special stamp from the Royal Mail, which is celebrating some of the most iconic and much-loved British toys from the last 100 years.

Fuzzy-Felt was amongst some of the classic toys chosen, as it evokes feelings of nostalgia across generations and is still hugely popular today.

Created in 1950 by Lois Allan, Fuzzy-Felt has been a childhood favourite and has captured the imagination of young minds for over 65 years by creating colourful scenes using pre-cut felt shapes that can stick on a flocked backing board.

Perhaps less well known is the fact that the toy’s origins lie in the production of tanks during the Second World War. The tanks’ gaskets were made of felt and the manufacturing process created small offcuts which the factory workers’ children would play with.

The original felt pieces were plain silhouettes and later evolved into more detailed printed shapes on themes such as farm animals and dinosaurs.

The stamps are available at 7,000 post offices across the UK as well as the Royal Mail’s website.

Explore the full Fuzzy-Felt ranges here!

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