Royal Mail to Release 18 First Class Stamps with Characters and Scenes from Star Wars Including The Force Awakens!

StampsThe British Royal Mail announced that a set of 18 first-class stamps will be on sale from October 20. The stamps will feature characters and scenes from all Star Wars movies. This issue in particular celebrates Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the role that Britain’s world-leading film industry has played…


The stamps feature portraits of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia,  Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi as well as new characters Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren. The remaining stamps, which feature vehicles and spacecrafts from the movies are illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween.


Here’s the brief description of the characters from The Force Awakens:



Rey: Three decades after the battle of Endor, Rey makes a living by scavenging on the desert planet Jakku. However, she soon finds herself catapulted into the heart of a new crisis in the galaxy.



Kylo RenKylo Ren: As the First Order emerges from the remnants of the defeated Empire, Kylo Ren becomes a new symbol of terror, with his dark hood and cloak and his mastery of a new kind of lightsaber with three red blades.




Finn: Fin was a Stormtrooper in the forces of the First Order until he got stranded on the planet Jakku. There, an unlikely alliance with local scavenger Rey starts a chain of events that will affect the fate the entire galaxy.


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28 thoughts on “Royal Mail to Release 18 First Class Stamps with Characters and Scenes from Star Wars Including The Force Awakens!

  • September 12, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    There’s a ‘missing link’ between Rey/Finn and Kylo/First Order, and I don’t believe that it’s as simple as Luke’s ‘old lightsaber’.

  • September 12, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    I’ve always wanted to lick the back of Yoda’s head. I wonder if it’ll bring me good luck?
    Makes a change from licking the back of the queens head.

    • September 12, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Our stamps are sticky backed now so dont need licking, just as a warning 😉

  • September 12, 2015 at 4:27 pm


  • September 12, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    The Palpatine/Anakin one seems out of place….

    • September 13, 2015 at 12:57 am


      • September 13, 2015 at 6:42 pm

        I never liked how Palpatine’s makeup looked in RotS. Also, everything else is post-IV. just seems odd. Should have used ROTJ palpatine.

        • September 13, 2015 at 8:42 pm

          It was the same actor who has aged 20 years since ROTJ, and he was shown unhooded often, not so in ROTJ. I think the 20+ years allows for changes.

          • September 14, 2015 at 4:51 am

            Ofcourse, but i still didn’t like how he looked. lol
            And something else i hated about RotS (even thought i love all the star wars films, and think RotS was the best of the prequels) was the lightsabers….

            I don’t like how they have a pointed tip in RotS. I prefer lightsabers to have a rounded end. Kylo Ren’s, i can see being that way, but i hope the rest aren’t.

          • September 14, 2015 at 10:07 pm

            Never really bothered me, the only part it was more noticable to me was when Anakin held his saber at Palpatine’s throat.

          • September 14, 2015 at 11:12 pm

            That is the EXACT part i remember when i think about it. Also, when Mace Windu is assaulting Palpatine. I just hate the pointed tip lightsaber. Again, it works for Kylo Ren.

  • September 12, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Looks awesome! Still have my first day issue stamps of the Star Wars run from a few years back. Now I just need a way to mail my future self and ask him how the force awakens was. Hope he gets back to me!

  • September 12, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    So Finn gets stranded on Jakku? That’s very interesting.

  • September 12, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Vague character descriptions for the ST and no prequel characters. Yep, just another day…

  • September 12, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Telling that there are no PT exclusive characters. The closest is the EP3 Palpatine. They could have used Maul or Qui-Gon. I do think it is premature to have anyone from TFA. The movie could be fabulous, but what if it is not… And they have stamps…

  • September 13, 2015 at 4:44 am

    It’s really bothering me that they have NOTHING regarding the prequel trilogy. It’s as if Disney doesn’t even want to acknowledge their existence and that really is a shame in my opinion.

    • September 13, 2015 at 7:09 am

      Because they have NOTHING to do with the overall story. You could skip I-III and not miss anything. 95 percent of it is filler which is why it sucked and even Lucas himself admitted it.

      • September 13, 2015 at 7:21 am

        Filler or not it’s still part of the saga that showed us a glimpse of what it was like “before the dark times, before the empire.” There are people who love them and there are people who don’t, regardless it’s still a part of the story Lucas wanted to tell and it should be respected as such. And arguably this “sequel trilogy” is just as irrelevant, especially this late in the game. And yes WHERE ARE THE DROIDS AND THE WOOKIE?!

      • September 13, 2015 at 11:43 am

        You are joking right. The fall of the republic, the story of Anakin/Vader, the rise of Palpatine/Sidious, the killing of the Jedi. Nothing to do with the overall story?

        • September 13, 2015 at 4:19 pm

          Which was a very small part of it compared to the awful love story, the Syfo-Dyas BS, and all the other CG nonsense. It didn’t need to be told and even GL says that himself. His version also directly contradicts what was stated in the OT making it even more superflous.

          • September 13, 2015 at 4:47 pm

            Small part? I dont think we have seen the same movies then.

          • September 14, 2015 at 11:30 am

            Jar Jar has more lines and screentime in Episode I than Darth Sidious has in all three prequels.

    • September 13, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Yeah. I agree. Kinda stupid. The prequels had all sorts of awesome characters. The original trilogy had very little. Even the Star Wars calendars that come out every year are like that as well I noticed.

  • September 13, 2015 at 7:08 am

    No Chewie or the Droids?!

  • September 13, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Yeah. I agree. Kinda stupid. The prequels had all sorts of awesome characters. The original trilogy had very little.

  • September 13, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Did anyone take a good look at ALL the stamps? Pre-mechanical Anakin/Vader is there with The Emperor. So there is a prequel item. Chewbacca is on with Han and the droids are on with Leia.

  • September 13, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Is it sad that I immediately noticed Luke is wearing his ROTJ outfit while fighting Vader on Cloud City.

    • September 13, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      The whole scene looks made up.

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