2019 is the 20th anniversary of The Gruffalo, a 1999 children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. It has become an international hit selling around thirteen million copies worldwide, been translated into 81 languages, turned into a short film and voted as the UK’s favourite bedtime story. This beautiful Gruffalo Coin Cover AN167 is just part of this endearing range that follows the captivating journey of the plucky, quick-witted mouse through the perilous dark wood.
The striking Gruffalo Coin Cover features a brilliant uncirculated 50p coin. The miniature is cancelled with the playful postmark ldquo;Foxhole, St.Austell”. The engaging miniature sheet features a brand-new, full colour illustration by Axel Scheffler that captures the Gruffalo and other characters: Mouse, Owl, Fox and Snake in an all new scene. The Coin Cover includes fun facts about The Gruffalo and its creators, the inspiration behind the story and the growth and success since the first book 20 years ago.
The special stamps in the mini-sheet sheet are:
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