A new set of stamps is released today celebrating the life and work of one of the world's most famous novelists, Charles Dickens.
The author was born in Hampshire but grew up in Kent and his centenary has been celebrated here.
The stamps feature iconic characters from Dickens' tales. The first-class stamp show Mr Pickwick from The Pickwick Papers while Mr Bumble, the parish beadle from Oliver Twist, is featured on the second-class stamp.
The set also comprises The Marchioness from The Old Curiosity Shop, Mrs Gamp from Martin Chuzzlewitt, Captain Cuttle from Dombey and Son and Mr Micawber from David Copperfield.