December 17, 2017 is the big day for fans of Star Wars because, it is the day when the eighth movie of the hugely successful sci-fi franchise, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi, hits the theaters and so, expect a load of promotions to happen running up to the official screening. Speaking of which, Royal Mail has once again teamed up with Disney/LucasFilm to release a set of commemorative postage stamps. The collection, aptly called The Star Wars Stamp Collection 2017, is not as many as the last collaboration, which was in 2015 for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Continue reading Royal Mail Unveiled New Star Wars Stamps Ahead Of The The Last Jedi
More good news for fans of Star Wars. Further drumming up the imminent release of the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Disney/Lucasfilm, together with UK’s postal service company Royal Mail, will be issuing a collection of Star Wars stamps to commemorate both the sci-fi franchise and the release of the movie, which will open in U.K. on December 17, 2015, followed by December 18, 2015 in the U.S. For the uninitiated, U.K. has strong reasons for heralding this would-be “global phenomenon” (we have high hopes, so J.J. Abrams better not disappoint us), as part of the Star Wars film, as well as the latest Episode VII, was filmed in the U.K. The original Star Wars was shot at Elstree Studios near London, while The Force Awakens was filmed in Pinewood Studios in London and on-location at the Forrest of Dean in Gloucester. Continue reading The Postage Force: Royal Mail Issues New Star Wars Stamp Collection
it is not like legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix needed anything for us to remember by, but it is still nice to know that the rock icon of the 20th century has been further immortalized in USPS Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp. the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp kicks off the 2014 Music Icons series, following the 2013 series featuring Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Lydia Mendoza. the stamp is the work of art by artist Rudy Gutierrez, featuring a vibrant, colorful design that we can’t help but to feel a little woodstocky. the stamp not only evoke the movement and rhythm of the late singer-guitarist, but also pays homage to the psychedelic rock era of the 1960s.
The stamp pane, designed to resemble a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve, features a painting of Hendrix’s face surrounded by colorful swirls and small icons that reference song lyrics or aspects of Hendrix’s life. The various icons include flowers, a guitar, a mermaid and a butterfly. The stamp art shows Hendrix in performance, wearing one of his trademark vintage military jackets and playing one of his beloved white Fender Stratocaster guitars.
the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp is available through USPS web store, along with a series of commemorative merchandize and philatelic products, including Press Sheet with or without die-cuts, First Day Cover, FDC full sheet, First Day Cancelled Full Sheet, T-Shirt with FDC and more. the basic comes in the form of sheet of 16, retailing for $7.94.