Star Wars Stamp
English postal service Royal Mail has unveiled a new series of Star Wars-themed stamps. The postal service is releasing these stamps to celebrate the upcoming release of new franchise film The Last Jedi.
The Last Jedi will appear in cinemas on December 14 in the UK and on December 15 in the US. These new eight stamps going on sale from October 12.
They feature Maz Kanata, Chewbacca, Supreme Leader Snoke, the newly introduced adorable Porgs, and the droids BB-8, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Rogue One’s K-2SO. UK digital artist Malcolm Tween has illustrated these designs, and are available for pre-order now.
Royal Mail says the four droid stamps have hidden details that can only be revealed through a UV light. The stamps come in both standard and collectible packs, with some limited to just 750 copies. The basic eight stamp pack costs £6.50 ($8.40), a framed set is £40 ($51.80), a BB-8 display set is £10 ($13), and a medal set starts from £19.99 ($25.90).
Royal Mail says Tween has also created scenes especially for each stamp. These stamps feature a celebrated spaceship or vehicle with the hero character. Tween also illustrated a stamp set released in 2015 ahead of The Force Awakens, which featured Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Han Solo from the original trilogy, and Finn, Rey, and Kylo Ren.