Sunday, 5 February 2012

Charles Dickens - Sunday Stamps

The 7th February is the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens. I have been a volunteer text corrector for the Dickens Journals Online (DJO) Project. The project aims to have all his works in the magazines Household Words and All The Year Round available for reading on line in time for his birthday. As of today they are 98% complete. You can read about DJO and listen to Simon Callow explaining what's going on at

Meanwhile the stamps I have for you this week are those issued in 1970 on the centenary of his death.

Charles Dickens 1812/1870
Top row: Pickwick Papers - Mr Pickwick and Sam (Weller); David Copperfield - Mr & Mrs Micawber

Bottom row: David Copperfield and Betsy Trotwood; Oliver Twist asking for more.

You will find other selections at Viridian's Sunday Stamps


Ana said...

Charles Dickens...reminds me so much of my childhood with his Oliver Twist...LOVE it!

And the stamps are so nice too!

have a great Sunday, and good luck with the remaining 2% :)

viridian said...

Great stamps, and a great project. Now I know such an interesting project is almost done. I'm proud to say I read Bleak House and enjoyed it - on my own, not for school.
Thank you for participating.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

It's a shame the Dickens anniversary is a little overshadowed by the queen's Jubilee and the Olympics. It's a busy year for events.

Joy said...

What a marvellous project you have been involved in, a Victorian internet. Love those old magazines, I have a few bound copies but unfortunately no Dickens in them.

Little Nell said...

That’s very noble - doing all those corrections. I do love old Mr Dickens!

Postcardy said...

That sounds like an interesting project. I had no idea that Dickens was involved with magazines.

Alfandi said...

I love Dickens''s good to know that he is still being honored for his achievements today..

Jocelyn said...

These are very nice stamps and I cannot wait for the new stamps in June ^_^

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. love the stamps and the notes you've written - what a great project. Lucky you to have been involved .. I must pop over and see what it's all about - I saw Simon Callow down in Portsmouth this a.m. at Dickens' birth home down there .. Cheers Hilary