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One Little White Bear

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Rupert the Bear first appeared in the British newspaper the Daily Express on November 8th of 1920 in a comic strip called Little Lost Bear, written and illustrated by Mary Tourtel. Since then he has gone on to become a world-wide symbol of childhood through the eyes of the U.K. — much like another well-known little British bear. Well now in celebration of Rupert’s 100th birthday (he looks young for his age!), Great Britain has released a whole new line of Rupert-themed stamps. We stumbled across an article from the BBC (thanks Twitter!) that has a lot more information about Rupert in general and the stamps in particular.


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I remember seeing a TV show of Rupert on PBS (I think) and it’s amazing he started out on a newspaper in the 1920’s.

It’s too bad the Daily Express is now a hotbed of scaremongering and fake news.

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From what I've heard from British friends, it always has been, unfortunately. Rupert was just kind of a little bright spot of sunshine amidst the fog.

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