Great Britain, 2011, 1st., 68 p., 76 p., £ 1. 14 (3/4) x 14 (1/4). multicoloured
Michel: 3109/3112, block 87
Scott: SS 2914
Stanley Gibbons: MS3193
The Miniature Sheet features original illustrations from the Thomas the Tank Engine books.
1st Class – ‘Thomas and Bertie the Bus’
In this original illustration from the story ‘Thomas and Bertie’ (from Tank Engine Thomas Again), Thomas challenges Bertie the bus to a race. Here he is speeding past Bertie at a level crossing in this original illustration by C Reginald Dalby.
66p – ‘James’
James ends up covered in tar when he crashes into the yard after failing to pin down his brakes at the top of a hill, fortunately it’s only his pride that is hurt. Original illustration by C Reginald Dalby from the story ‘Dirty Objects in Toby the Tram Engine’.
76p – ‘Percy’
Percy ends up in the sea when he ignores a sign in ‘Percy Takes the Plunge’ (from The Eight
Famous Engines). Original illustration by John T Kenny.
£1.00 – ‘Henry’
In the ‘Sad Story of Henry’ (from The Three Railway Engines), Henry ends up being walled up in a tunnel as punishment for not wanting to get his paint wet. Illustration by C Reginald Dalby.
Plots: Awdry Wilbert and Christofer. Thomas the Tank Engine