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Thomas the Tank Engine Booklet

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Reverend W. Awdry created Thomas the Tank Engine in a series of stories for his son Christopher in the 1940's. Thomas is based on the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 0-6-0E2 steam locomotive with extended side tanks. The TV series "Shining Time Station" has made Thomas a favorite with children all over the world.

On August 15, 1995 the Isle of Man, a part of Great Britain, issued a set of six stamps for "Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends". The stamps are available in several forms:

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Basic set of six stamps.
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Presentation Pack of six stamps.
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First Day Cover - the set of six stamps on one cacheted cover with the special 15/8/95 first day cancels. Cover includes a stuffer card with information as in the Presentation Pack.
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PHQ Cards - Post Office issued set of six post cards with the same designs as the six stamps.
Booklet with two sets of six stamps plus an original short story that the stamps illustrate and a map of the Island of Sodor


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