6 September 1988 United Kingdom
design: M. Swatridge and S. Dew
Issued for centenary of death of Edward Lear, who was an English artist, illustrator, author, and poet. Illustration of the top stamp is from “Nonsense Books Songs and Stories” (1871), titled “The Owl and the Pussycat”. Owls and cats are repeatedly used in his illustration. A lots of pages of his Nonesense books are seen in this web site.