By Denise McCarty
Spain is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the opening of Stars Wars in theaters on May 25, 1977, by issuing a souvenir sheet showing characters from the film.
The sheet, which was issued on the anniversary date, includes a single €5 stamp picturing Darth Vadar. It is surrounded by stamplike labels showing a Storm Trooper, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Yoda, and C-3PO.
Unlike the other characters, Yoda did not appear in the first Star Wars; he was introduced in 1980 inThe Empire Strikes Back, the second film in the series.
Spain’s post office reports that the sheet was printed using a lenticular effect that gives the images an illusion of depth and movement when viewed at different angles. A total of 300,000 sheets were produced.
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