Thursday, 16 June 2011

Cinders and Ashes! Thomas the Tank Engine Stamps Giveaway!


To celebrate what would have been The Rev Awdry's 100th birthday this week, Royal Mail have issued a special Thomas the Tank Engine series of stamps.

The vicar wrote the well-loved children's stories nearly 70 years ago, but they remain as popular as ever with young children.  Readers of my blog will know that Ruby is Thomas mad - given the choice she'd pack up her suitcase and move into Thomasland.

The official launch took place earlier this week at the East Lancashire Railway – which boasts Thomas the Tank as a visitor attraction, with a special visit from the Fat Controller (or Sir Topham Hatt as we must say in these politically-correct times!)

credit: Lancashire Telegraph

The stamps feature Thomas on the 1st class; as well as James; Percy; Daisy; Toby and Gordon. They are available as a First Day Cover, Mint Stamps or a Presentation Pack and are available to purchase at post offices or online at the Royal Mail website.  Sales from the First Day Cover will raise funds for the upkeep of the 15th century Norfolk church where Rev Awdry served.


Royal Mail have very kindly given me a special set of these commemorative stamps, as well as a Thomas goodie bag which will delight any fan - full of books, a DVD and a die-cast model from the series.

To win this fabulous prize, simply follow this blog in Google Friend Connect and leave a comment below telling me your (or your child's ) favourite character from the series.

For an additional entry, you can follow Royal Mail Stamps on Twitter and leave a separate comment saying you have done so.

For a final further entry, tweet the following and leave another comment below stating that you have tweeted; " I'm entering @missielizzieb 's blog competition to win Thomas the Tank stamps and goodies here: http://bit.ly/l4z3T4"

The competition will close at 8pm on Monday 27th June 2011 and the winner will be picked at random.  If the winner does not respond or is not contactable, I reserve the right to re-draw. Open to UK only.

145 comments:

  1. My son loves George... as it has the same name as he does (all be it spelt differently!)

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  2. I follow Royalmailstamps on twitter as @yummymumto2

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  3. Have tweeted your message on twitter too as @yummymumto2

    Thanks :)

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  4. Toby the tram as my son is Toby too.

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  5. @happyhomebird has tweeted

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  6. Following Royalmailstamps too

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  7. Aargh, the bickering and unpleasantness between the trains, the master/servant forelock tugging - how I loathe Thomas and Friends! My boys don't though, and are particularly taken with vain James the red engine ;-)

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  8. Hiya, I've followed on GFC and have to tell you that The Boy just likes plain old 'Tom' himself. He's obsessed with him.

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  9. Followed Royal Mail on twitter too.

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  10. Hi and thanks for the great comp!

    I am following via GFC and my eldest son, Rhys, loves Thomas the best and my three triplet boys, Callum, Ceiran and Connor all love Percy !!!!

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  12. Following Royal Mail Stamps on twitter too :)

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  13. I am following you and Royal Mail Stamps on twitter @TracyNixon

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  14. I have tweeted! @TracyNixon

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  15. I am a fan on facebook and have shared your comp in my status!!! Tracy Nixon MSE

    Thanks again xxx

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  16. Although he now has a Charlie train from Thomas (his name is Charlie too) his all time favourite is Bertie the bus

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  17. Hi, I've followed on GFC. My older son's favourite was always Percy, we even had a rabbit called Percy (but he wasn't green) The little man isn't old enough yet but I'm sure he will be a Thomas fan too.

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  18. I am following @RoyalMailStamps

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  19. have tweeted as @bumptobundle

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  20. my daughters fave is percy
    gareth.drake@yahoo.co.uk

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  21. Hello, following you via GFC. Both my sons our Thomas fans, J adores Thomas while L enjoys grabbing any train his big brother is playing with and running off with it. Good Luck Everyone x

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  22. Also following @royalmailstamps

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  23. I follow you and have been tweeting your message! Come on Thomas Fans!! Peep peep!

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  24. i already follow with gfc, my sons favourite is def thomas

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  25. i have tweeted as @ashlallan

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  26. I thought I was already following but Google says I wasn't so I am now.
    I have a soft spot for the Fat Controller, probably because I look a bit like hime (apart from the hat)
    @janesgrapevine

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  27. I'm following Royal Mail Stamps @janesgrapevine

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  28. I've tweeted @janesgrapevine

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  29. We love Gordon! (already follow you via GFC) @goriami

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  30. I already follow royal mail stamps on twitter :) @goriami

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  31. Following will tweet as supermommy1983

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  32. Both my children and grandchilren love Thomas

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  33. Following and tweeted @Juiliefeathers

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  34. cinders59 MSE17 June, 2011 10:34

    Both my children and my grandchildren love Thomas

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  35. My son absolutely loves Thomas - he joins in with the theme tune (sort of) whilst running around shouting ''too too'' (in adults language choo choo!) My 8 mth old daughter is now starting to look at the tv when its on in amazement - i'm sure a new follower to be! Going to go and see him at West Somerset Railway, he will love it! Love Emma emma.l.sp@hotmail.co.uk

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  36. Marina Wilson17 June, 2011 12:14

    @mummycat111 has tweeted and my first child's favourite is Gordon..she always feels sorry for him - she says its the 'look' on his face

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  37. Marina Wilson17 June, 2011 12:17

    I'm following royal mail and have tweeted
    @mummycat111

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  38. My daughter loves Thomas! (I am following via GFC).

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  39. I follow Royal Mail Stamps on Twitter (@pandcands)

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  40. My favourite is Toby (and Henrietta). I'm following your blog

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  41. Have followed on GFC. Hmmm choosing one favourite character is tricky. Today I think it's Hiro or maybe Kelly as those are what have been played with today.

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  42. Already following Royal Mail Stamps on Twitter @millylitre

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  43. Have followed Royal Mail Stamps as @katbroon

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  44. Have also tweeted for a final entry :)

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  45. My favourite character was always Henry.

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  46. Following on Twitter - @LilLeese1

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  47. Jenson loves Diesel. He's cheeky Jen would say.
    Following on gfc. x

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  48. already following Royal mails twitter page. @buttonf1fan

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  49. i just tweeted " I'm entering @missielizzieb 's blog competition to win Thomas the Tank stamps and goodies here: http://bit.ly/l4z3T4"

    @buttonf1fan

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  50. My grandson loves Thomas

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  51. Done "you can follow Royal Mail Stamps on Twitter and leave a separate comment saying you have done so" claner

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  52. claner has twitted this " I'm entering @missielizzieb 's blog competition to win Thomas the Tank stamps and goodies here: http://bit.ly/l4z3T4"

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  53. I'm already a GFC follower :)

    I was very impressed to discover that there is an engine called Emily - she has to be my favourite with her being my namesake!

    Thanks!

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  54. I follow Royal Mail on Twitter too

    Thanks again!

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  55. My youngest is a Thomas fan...She rode on him at the Gwilli Railway a couple of months ago :)

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  56. I am following Royalmailstamps on Tweeeeeeter

    @elvy106

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  57. I have Tweeeeeeeeeeeted your comp :)

    @elvy106

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  58. My daughter likes Thomas, I follow via GFC

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  59. I follow on Twitter @anna8301

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  60. My DD loves Rosie

    Already follow you via GFC

    @littleboo_21

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  61. Following @RoyalMailStamps on Twitter

    @littleboo_21

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  62. Tweeted competition details

    @littleboo_21

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  63. I am following via GFC - robertfox24

    Our favourite character is James because that is my sons name

    Twitter - @bloomingfox

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  64. I am already following Royal Mail Stamps on Twitter - @bloomingfox

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  65. I have tweeted - @bloomingfox

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  66. following, grandson likes Diesel @pooohbear2811

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  67. already following Royal Mail stamps on twitter @pooohbear2811

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  68. tweeted message as well, thanks for running

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  69. Hi i follow with GFC and favourite has to be Thomas!
    @sophiejanem

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  70. I follow Royal Mail Stamps on twitter
    @sophiejanem

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  71. I have also tweeted @sophiejanem

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  72. Has to be Percy - all round family favourite.

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  73. I'm following with gfc.

    My children love Thomas the best.

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  74. I'm following Royalmailstamps on twitter.

    @star100x

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  75. I've tweeted about the giveaway.

    @star100x

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  76. My son's favourite is Thomas!

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  77. I follow via GFC and our fave character is James

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  78. I follow Royal Mail Stamps on twitter @kiki_725

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  79. Following Royal Mail @ericahughes

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  80. I have tweeted as @anandi2.

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  81. percy is the favourite, followed royal mail too and followed your blog through google

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  82. Following you with GFC, and Granddaughters fave is Thomas the 'Peppa Pig' of main characters

    @phyllgerry

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  83. Already following Royal Mail on twitter with @phyllgerry

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  84. Have RT'd giveaway with @phyllgerry

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  85. Lara likes Emily Engine. It makes her giggle when she says it because I always tease her about how she says Emily Elephant (from Peppa Pig). She says "Emily Pentifant" so when she successfully says "Emily Engine" it makes her laugh!

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  86. I have tweeted as @jumblyMummy

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  87. Boy loves Thomas. Altho he knows the names of nearly all of them and there is an engine with his name. He likes Cranky too! following you on GFC

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  88. Have followed Royal Mail as @meetjosmith

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  89. have tweeted as @meetjosmith

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  90. I follow via GFC, my 3 yo son fave character is Gordon!
    @Dorothee77

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  91. I follow @RoyalMailStamps on Twitter
    @Dorothee77

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  92. and I tweeted about the comp
    @Dorothee77

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  93. I am following on GFC. My favorite has to be Thomas of course!

    @daisyangel1

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  94. am following on GFC - fav of my kids is Harold the Helicopter:) @kikicomp

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  95. I am following Royal mail stamps on twitter.

    @daisyangel1

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  96. am following royal mail @kikicomp

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  97. I have tweeted too.

    @daisyangel1

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  98. Has to be Thomas. - @clairew137

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  99. follow Royal Mail Stamps on Twitter - done - @clairew137

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  100. Tweeted - @clairew137

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  101. favourite character thomas

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  102. following royal mail tubbyjpin

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  104. My son like Gordon

    Have tweeted @seejess

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  105. Also following Royal mail on twitter

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  106. I am following on GFC my grandsons favourite is Rosie

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  107. Followed Royal Mail on twitter too.

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  108. I am following royal mail on twitter and have retweeted @rkoya2001

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  109. My husband has been a huge Thomas the Tank Engine fan since he was a child, and a stamp collector too so he would love this prize!

    His favourite character is James, because that's my husband's name and he is also the only red engine (from the original series).

    @TPAJJA

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  110. I am following on twitter

    @TPAJJA

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  111. My daughter loves Thomas as hes the 'cheeky one'

    @lilysmum2008

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  112. 2nd entry
    thomas
    i am following on twitter

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  113. Percy's a favourite in our house

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  114. I follow royal mail stamps on Twitter

    @claireishoop

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  115. I have tweeted

    @claireishoop

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  116. Percy the red engine was my favourite when I was little as he was cheeky.

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  117. I'm following @RoyalMailStamps on twitter.

    @Lisa2062

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  118. Have tweeted your fab competition here http://twitter.com/Lisa2062/status/85375609609519104.

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  119. My youngest daughter loves Emily because she's a girl engine lol, and because Emily is her big sister's middle name! I've retweeted your comp, thank you for running it :) @catharris04

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  120. I'm also following @RoyalMailStamps on Twitter @catharris04

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  121. My favourite character has to be The Fat Controller (sorry, I meant Sir Topham Hatt!). The guy's got great presence and charisma and is a fabulous stand-out character in the very worthy Thomas The Tank Engine series.

    My Twitter username is @Ianthesunlover

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  122. I'm following Royal Mail Stamps on Twitter. My Twitter username is @Ianthesunlover

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  123. I've tweeted the competition message.

    My Twitter username is @Ianthesunlover

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  124. Following your blog via GFC. Favourite character will be Thomas himself!

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  125. Following Royal Mail Stamps on TWitter @ossiesheep

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  126. Tweeted the competition @ossiesheep

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  127. Following on google connect.
    My son likes Thomas

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