New Star Wars stamps issued by Royal Mail

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15 November 2019
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Royal Mail have surprised collectors by issuing a new set of Star Wars stamps that had not previously been announced. The set of ten stamps show characters from the franchise, whilst a mini-sheet features iconic vehicles from the films.

The new stamps are the third set dedicated to the popular science fiction film franchise (following similar 16-stamp sets in 2015 and 2017), and feature characters and vehicles from previous films as well as characters set to be introduced in the forthcoming movie, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is set to be released in the UK on 19 December.

Ten character stamps feature:

  • Count Dooku
  • Lando Calrissian
  • Sith Trooper
  • Jannah
  • Grand Moff Tarkin
  • Darth Maul
  • Zorii Bliss
  • Wicket Warrick
  • Poe Dameron
  • Queen Amidala

Completing the set are six stamps featuring some of the most iconic vehicles in the Star Wars galaxy:

  • A Podracer
  • Slave I
  • Poe’s X-wing fighter
  • Jedi starfighter
  • TIE silencer
  • Speeder bikes

All ten character stamps are original, exclusive illustrations by digital artist and Star Wars fan, Malcolm Tween. Tween blended the main images with background scenes to create striking and hyper-realistic montages. Tween also designed the hugely popular 2015 and 2017 Star Wars stamp issues.
 
As with the previous two issues, the style of the ‘1st‘ value on each of the stamps will replicate the iconic font used for the films. 

Philip Parker, Royal Mail, said:

'Once again Malcolm Tween takes us on a journey across the Star Wars galaxy with extraordinary artwork of characters old and new. The stamps are miniature masterpieces and a fitting tribute to mark the end of the Skywalker saga.'

The full set of 16 stamps, available in a Presentation Pack, retails at £12. The stamps will be available on general sale at 7,000 Post Offices across the UK from 26 November.

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