Alderney Channel Islands
Alderney "chose to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens with stamps depicting original illustrations from Oliver Twist by George Cruikshank (1792-1878), one of the artists with whom Dickens personally collaborated. The six stamps were issued May 8, 2012 with values of 36p, 47p, 48p, 52p, 61p, and 65p."
"Dickens worked in close collaboration with his illustrators, supplying them with a summary of the work at the outset for the cover illustration, which served as a wrapper for each of the monthly parts. His works were all issued serially, in monthly or weekly parts."
Dickens' close working relationship with his illustrators is important, as the illustrations provide some insight into the characters as Dickens described them to the illustrator and approved when the drawing was finished. They also give some clues as to which scenes Dickens felt were important and should therefore be illustrated."
Source: Quoted excerpts downloaded Feb. 17, 2015 from World Online Philatelic Agency http://www.wopa-stamps. com