The Royal Mail celebrates Star Wars: The Last Jedi with new stamps
With its roots running back all the to 1516, the Royal Mail has been delivering the mail around the United Kingdom for just the price of a stamp.
Traditionally these stamps always featured the head of the monarchy but around the mid-20th century that started to change. The Royal Mail started to issue stamps that featured important events such as the World Scout Jubilee Jamboree or the Commonwealth Games.
This tradition has continued and stamps have covered a wide range of topics and anniversaries.
Despite the huge success and cultural phenomenon of Star Wars, the first stamps weren’t issued about that subject until October 2015 to celebrate the release of The Force Awakens.
The Royal Mail is issuing a new set of stamps to celebrate the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi. Here’s full press release.
STAR WARS:THE LAST JEDI, is blasting its way onto cinema screens from 14 December 2017. To celebrate, we’re proud to announce eight new STAR WARS stamps, limited-edition collectibles and gifts, packed with friendly (and not so friendly) characters.
Beautifully illustrated by UK digital artist, Malcolm Tween, some of the stamps feature secret details, revealed only by UV light.
The eight new stamps all feature character portraits of BB8, C3-PO, Chewbacca, K2-SO, Maz Kanata, R2-D2, Supreme Leader Snoke and the strange bird like creatures of The Last Jedi, the Porgs.
These new stamps will be available individually to stick on your post as normal or in a complete set to showcase the new collection. Sets range from £10 to £99 with some only available in strictly limited quantities.
The stamps will go on sale from October 12th but you can beat the ques and pre-order directly from the Royal Mail.