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Devon bookshop launches Pooh stamps


The late Christopher Robin Milne's Dartmouth bookshop was chosen as the location to unveil the latest Royal Mail stamps.

The Winnie-the-Pooh stamp collection, issued on 12 October 2010, celebrates the enduring popularity and universal appeal of the cuddly character, famously created by AA Milne for his son, Christopher Robin, in 1926.

Pooh was beautifully brought to life in endearing illustrations by EH Shepard.

And original illustrations from the original Pooh stories, Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner and the book of verse, Now we are Six, feature in the collection of 10 Royal Mail Special Stamps.

The Harbour Bookshop in Fairfax Place was run by Christopher and his wife until he retired - it is now owned by Rowland and Caroline Abram.

BBC Spotlight's Greg Wade went to meet them and see the new stamps.

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