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Upcoming Star Wars stamps from Great Britain getting mainstream coverage

September 14, 2015 04:21 PM

  • A souvenir sheet from Royal Mail depicts six vehicles from the Star War film series against an illustration of the Death Star.

By Colin Sallee

1. The Force has returned 

"Royal Mail made the surprise announcement of the new stamps Sept. 12 and unveiled the designs at the same time.

"Twelve of the stamps feature characters from the Star Wars  film series, and the other six picture vehicles and spaceships."

With the highly anticipated release of the The Force Awakens in December, Royal Mail will issue 18 stamps celebrating the Star Wars saga. 

All of the bases will be covered, because characters, spaceships, and other vehicles will be depicted on the sheet that will be issued Oct. 20. 

The upcoming stamps have received plenty of mainstream media attention: Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Nerdist and Mashable are all covering them.

Here's how the topic is doing on Twitter.

2. Scandinavian stamp sale 

"The next Postiljonen international auction will take place Oct. 1-2 at the firm’s offices in Malmo, Sweden, offering top Scandinavian classics, along with a selection of worldwide stamps and postal history, larger lots and collections.

"This sale is being presented in two parts to specifically highlight a specialized collection of the earliest Danish classics from 1850 to 1863"

There's plenty to be excited about ahead of the next Postilijonen auction. 

Read more about what to expect.

3. Hot topics

Have a quick look at the top three posts of the last couple of days on Linns.com: 

  1. Wide range of material at Regency-Superior’s Oct. 3-4 Sescal auction
  2. Siegel to offer Bowman, Gilbart, Curtis collections Sept. 29 through Oct. 1
  3. It’s ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ on 10 new U.S. stamps

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