Published on June 14th, 2018 | by Jasmine Evans
Dads Army – Celebrate 50 Wonderful Years with Stamps
Royal Mail release 8 special stamps to honour the 50th anniversary of the classic sitcom Dad’s Army. Available to purchase from June 26th, the stamps will eternalise the much-loved characters of the show and their most memorable catchphrases.
During its course between 1968 – 1977, the show attracted 18 million viewers. Set in the fictional town of Walmington-on-Sea during a Nazi invasion, the series’ comedic tales of a World War Two Home Guard platoon resonated with audiences.
The comical characters appearing on the first-class stamps include the imperious Captain Mainwaring, Private Godfrey, Lance Corporal Jones and Chief Warden Hodges. Royal Mail’s second-class stamps will feature chief clerk Sergeant Wilson, Private Pike, Private Frazer and Private Walker.
Captain Mainwaring’s quote: “You stupid boy!” is one of the most memorable quotes of the show.
Featured on a second-class stamp will be Sergeant Wilson’s quote: “Do you think that’s wise, sir?”
Funny quote from Private Frazer: “We’re doomed. Doomed!” will also be showcased in the 8-piece stamp series.
Lance Corporal Jones says: “Don’t panic!”, the stamps will be available to pre-order.
Prominent and Popular Private Walker’s “It won’t cost you much” will also be featured on a stamp.
Private Pike’s “I’ll tell Mum!” stamp will also be released on 26th June.
Private Godfrey’s hilarious character will be portrayed in the Royal Mail stamp series.
Chief Warden Hodges will also be included in the stamp set to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the much-loved show.
Ian Lavender, who played mummy’s boy Private Pike in the hit series, is the only surviving member of the Home Guard platoon. He described being featured on a stamp as ‘overwhelming’ and said: “When you’re young you may dream of many things, but one never thinks there is a possibility of being on a stamp!”
Order Your Stamps
For this #FeelGoodFriday, why not bask in TV nostalgia by pre-ordering your own Dad’s Army Stamps? Available for pre-order at the Post Office Shop, you could own your own commemorative piece from as little as £3.60.