The new Star Wars Royal Mail Stamps (UK)

To mark the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens the UK’s Royal Mail has issued Eighteen new stamps featuring characters and spaceships from the series of films.

In the twelve character first class stamps we have nine characters from the existing Star Wars movies and three from the upcoming release. There are stamps for Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Darth Vader and new characters Rey, played by Daisy Ridley; Finn, played by John Boyega; and Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver from behind the mask.

There is also a sheet with six vehicles and spaceships from the series, all of which have been illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween.

The wise and powerful Jedi Master Yoda presided over the Jedi High Council before the dark days of the EmpireYoda
One of the new characters, Rey makes a living by scavenging on the desert planet Jakku
Luke Skywalker
Luke Skywalker’s uncle and aunt raised him on the desolate and remote planet Tatooine.
Princess Leia
Twin sister of Luke, Princess Leia escaped detection by her father, Darth Vader, and became the leader of the Rebel Alliance
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi trained the young Anakin Skywalker but was unable to prevent his fall to the dark side
White-Armoured Stormtrooper were the feared soldiers of the Empire
Kylo Ren
As the First Order emerges from the remnants of the defeated Empire Kylo Ren becomes a new symbol of terror
Han Solo
A long-time smuggler and rogue, Han Solo fell in with the Rebal Alliance after meeting Luke and Leia Skywalker
One of the new characters Finn is a stormtrooper in the forces of the First Order until he gets stranded on the planet Jakku.
Emperor Palpatine
Emperor Palpatine was a Sith Lord, a user of the deadly dark side of the force, who rules the galaxy with a iron hand.
Boba Fett
Boba Fett has a reputation as the best bounty hunter in the galaxy.
Darth Vader
The fearsome black-armoured figure of Darth Vader emerged when Anakin Skywalker fell to the dark side
Star Wars Stamps - Vehicles and Spaceships
Star Wars Stamps – The Retail Carrier card with the six vehicles and spaceships featured in the other stamps