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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 Characters

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.

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Captain Mainwaring’s quote: “You stupid boy!” is one of the most memorable quotes of the show.

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Featured on a second-class stamp will be Sergeant Wilson’s quote: “Do you think that’s wise, sir?”

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Funny quote from Private Frazer: “We’re doomed. Doomed!” will also be showcased in the 8-piece stamp series.

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Lance Corporal Jones says: “Don’t panic!”, the stamps will be available to pre-order.

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Prominent and Popular Private Walker’s “It won’t cost you much” will also be featured on a stamp.

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Private Pike’s “I’ll tell Mum!” stamp will also be released on 26th June.

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Private Godfrey’s hilarious character will be portrayed in the Royal Mail stamp series.

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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.


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