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Coronation Street’s 60th anniversary will be marked by the release of Weatherfield-inspired stamps

The stamp of approval for Coronation Street: Beloved soap opera’s 60th anniversary will be marked by the release of Weatherfield-inspired stamps

  • Coronation Street characters will appear on a set of special Royal Mail stamps
  • The special gesture is being made for the show’s 60th anniversary this year
  • The show’s best double-acts and explosive couples will appear on the stamps

To soap fans it has always been the show that delivers. Now Coronation Street is to appear on a set of Royal Mail stamps.

Best-loved double acts, including sharp-tongued rivals Ena Sharples and Elsie Tanner pictured in 1961, will be featured to mark the Street’s 60th anniversary.

Other couples in a set of eight stamps include Jack and Vera Duckworth and Ken and Deirdre Barlow. 

Coronation Street’s most-loved characters will be appearing on Royal Mail stamps to commemorate the show’s 60th anniversary. The show’s legendary couples, including Diedrie and Ken Barlow (pictured), will appear on the stamps

Each stamp has a quote to epitomise the couple's relationship, including this historic quote from Jack and Vera Duckworth

Each stamp has a quote to epitomise the couple’s relationship, including this historic quote from Jack and Vera Duckworth

Sunita and Dev Alahan, the latter of which has been on the show regularly for the past 20 years, are a couple whose faces have been put onto stamps

Sunita and Dev Alahan, the latter of which has been on the show regularly for the past 20 years, are a couple whose faces have been put onto stamps

Each has a quote said to capture the essence of the double act’s relationship.

Characters such as barmaid Bet Lynch will be seen on another set of four stamps. The ITV show, first broadcast in December 1960, is the world’s longest-running continuing TV drama.

Series producer Iain Macleod said: ‘In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. 

The show has been running since 1960 but characters such as Ena Sharples (left) still live long in the memory of soap fans

The show has been running since 1960 but characters such as Ena Sharples (left) still live long in the memory of soap fans

Stan and Hilda Ogden (pictured) are two more characters that have been immortalised on the stamps

Stan and Hilda Ogden (pictured) are two more characters that have been immortalised on the stamps

The Croppers (pictured) were an emotional double act on Coronation Street until Hayley (left)'s death in 2014

The Croppers (pictured) were an emotional double act on Coronation Street until Hayley (left)’s death in 2014

Individual characters including Bet Lynch (left), Raquel Watts (second left) and Gemma Winter (right) will also be given their own stamps

Individual characters including Bet Lynch (left), Raquel Watts (second left) and Gemma Winter (right) will also be given their own stamps

 ‘Coronation Street has had many iconic double acts down the years. Indeed, it’s a defining feature of the show. 

‘I hope fans will agree that the ones we’ve chosen, after much heated debate, are among the best of the bunch.’

The stamps, priced from 61p to £1.63, will be on sale from May 28. When Coronation Street first aired, it cost 3d – just over 1p – to send a letter.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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