This week it was announced that Royal Mail will issue a set of 18 special stamps next month to celebrate Star Wars and the upcoming release of the new film in the series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The stamps are illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween and feature nine popular characters from the first six films and three from the forthcoming movie.
Furthermore secondary characters have also been incorporated into each stamp, featuring the new droid BB-8 among others. A miniature sheet of six stamps featuring detailed illustrations of six iconic Star Wars vehicles and spaceships will also be issued, and include the AT-AT walker, Millennium Falcon, Resistance X-wing starfighter and TIE fighter. Special framed editions and character stamp sets will also be available.
Look out for the collection to officially go on sale on October 20 on the Royal Mail website and also at 8000 post offices across the UK.