Royal Mail Stamp Guide 2017, Star Wars, 12 October 2017
Royal Mail has revealed the design of a set of eight Special Stamps to mark the upcoming release of the latest Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi which launches this December.
The stamps feature images of new and classic droids and aliens that have appeared across the iconic films.
Included in the set are: Maz Kanata; Chewbacca; Supreme Leader Snoke; and from the new movie, a Porg. The droids are: BB-8; R2-D2; C-3PO; and K-2SO.
The stamps are illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween who also designed the hugely popular Star Wars stamp set issued in 2015 to mark the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Each stamp will also feature a scene created by Tween especially for the stamps that includes the hero character as well as an iconic spaceship or vehicle.
The four ‘droid’ stamps include fluorescent ink to emphasise some of the design features of the stamps. These will become visible only under a UV light.
In addition, the font used for the ‘1ST’ value of the stamps will replicate that of the iconic typeface used for the films.
Out in cinemas this December Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the hugely anticipated next chapter in the Skywalker saga, following The Force Awakens – the UK’s biggest film of all time.
Read much more about the stamps in the November 2017 issue of Stamp & Coin Mart magazine.