Royal mail will issue 18 Special Stamps to mark the release of the forthcoming episode, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and to celebrate the Star Wars series of films.
The stamps will feature classic characters such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Emperor, Boba Fett and a stormtrooper along with new characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens , Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren
The stamps, illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween, depict nine iconic characters from the first six films and three from the forthcoming film.
A Miniature Sheet of six stamps will also be issued featuring intricately detailed illustrations of six iconic Star Wars vehicles the Millennium Falcon, X-wing fighter and TIE fighter, brought together against a backdrop of the dreaded Death Star.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Star Wars series began in 1977. So far, there have been two trilogies of movies that have included major British involvement at UK studios.
17 December 2015 will see the UK theatrical release of the latest instalment in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which has been filmed at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, using British expertise in cast and crew.
The two further episodes in this trilogy will also be filmed in the UK.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will reunite the three principal actors from the original trilogy as well as the robots R2-D2 and C-3PO.
New characters Rey and Finn will be played by British actors Daisy Ridley and John Boyega respectively, with additional British cast members including Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis.
Title: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Date of Issue: 20 October 2015
Country: United Kingdom
Denominations: 1st class
Source: Royal Mail