News Release

16 September 2015

 

ROYAL MAIL ISSUES SPECIAL STAMPS TO CELEBRATE STAR WARS

 

  • Royal Mail to issue a set of 18 Special Stamps in October to celebrate Star Wars and the upcoming release of the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The stamps will feature classic characters such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Emperor, Boba Fett and a stormtrooper along with new characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren
  • The stamps are illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween and depict nine popular characters from the first six iconic saga films and three from the forthcoming film
  • Each stamp will feature a secondary character or scene created by Tween especially for the stamps
  • Six further stamps will explore the iconic vehicles and spaceships from the film series such as the Millennium Falcon, X-wing fighter and TIE fighter
  • The stamps celebrate the British expertise behind the Star Wars films as each episode was made with a largely British cast and crew. The new film Star Wars: The Force Awakens was predominately shot at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire
  • The style of the ‘1st‘ value on each of the stamps will replicate the iconic font used for the films
  • The stamps and related commemoratives will be available for pre-order at www.britishstampservice.com/starwars