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Guernsey Post Commemorates the birth of Charles Dickens

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Guernsey Stamps has released commemorative stamps to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, who was born in Portsmouth on 7 February 1812.

The six stamps depict some of George Cruikshank's original illustrations for Oliver Twist. Considered to be one of the greatest illustrators of his time, Cruikshank was one of the artists with whom Dickens personally collaborated.

Dawn Gallienne, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post, said: "We are delighted to be able to use George Cruikshank's original illustrations from Oliver Twist to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, who remains one of the most celebrated authors of all time."

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