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Star Wars fans will be able to get their hands on stamps themed on the films

Updated: 2:34 pm, Sep 14, 2015

STAR Wars fans from across Bromsgrove, Rubery, South Birmingham and other galaxies further away will be able to get their hands on a set of 18 special stamps next month to coincide with the release of the new movie

Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The stamps will feature classic characters, including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Emperor, Boba Fett and a stormtrooper, along with new characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren.

The stamps have been illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween and depict nine popular characters from the first six iconic saga films and three from the forthcoming film.

Each stamp will feature a secondary character or scene, created especially for the stamps and a further six stamps will explore the iconic vehicles and ships from the series, such as the Millennium Falcon, X-wing fighter and TIE fighter.

The stamps will also celebrate the British expertise behind the Star Wars films as each episode was made with a largely British cast and crew.

The stamps will be on sale from October 20, but fans can pre-order them in advance by visiting www.royalmail.com/starwars

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