Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Doctor Who Royal Mail Stamp Now Available To Buy

Doctor Who is now the world’s longest running science fiction series. It is also one of the most popular, attracting millions of viewers in some 50 countries around the world. Our tribute to 50 years of Doctor Who is a stunning and comprehensive Special Issue that features not only all 11 incarnations of The Doctor, but also a host of his adversaries such as the Daleks and the Cybermen. This includes a richly illustrated Presentation Pack and Prestige Stamp Book telling the fascinating story of Doctor Who.
 Doctor Who Royal Mail stamps smash sales records

A set of stamps issued today to commemorate Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary have broken sales records at Royal Mail, attracting more pre-orders than any other stamp set produced by the company.

The first class stamps, which are now available to buy online and in 9,000 Post Office branches, feature images of every actor to star in Doctor Who since it was first broadcast in 1963.

There’s also a mixed sheet of stamps featuring the TARDIS and four of the BBC sci-fi drama’s most iconic villains: a Dalek, a Cyberman, a Weeping Angel and an Ood.
“We’ve had a fantastic response from the public who seemingly can’t wait for the stamps,” said Royal Mail’s managing director of stamps and collectibles Andrew Hammond.
“This is a fitting tribute to this remarkable 50th anniversary and we hope our stamps will enable people across the UK to feel part of the celebrations of such a national treasure.”
The collection was launched last night at an event in London attended by Peter Davison, Tom Baker, Paul McGann and Matt Smith, who are among the actors whose faces adorn the stamps. Here are a few pics from the launch:


The 4th Doctor, The 5th Doctor & The 8th Doctors pose with their stamps 

In addition to the stamps, Royal Mail is also creating unique postmarks in each of the Doctor’s hometowns, meaning that post mailed in Northampton, for example – where Matt Smith is from – will feature a postmark with the actor’s name and the length of time he’s played the role.

Presentation Pack

Which Doctor?

Doctor Who Presentation PackIn this lavishly illustrated Presentation Pack, Doctor Who expert Gary Russell discusses all 11 incarnations of The Doctor as well as his most formidable foes. It also includes all 11 Special Stamps and the Miniature Sheet.
Price £9.70

Go here to purchase the stamp collections 

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