New Star Wars Stamps Launching This Spring
May the force be with…your mail?
The U.S. Postal Service announced a new series of collectible Star Wars stamps coming this spring from a galaxy far, far away.
The new postage will launch with a pane of 20 stamps featuring ten favorite Star Wars droids from both film and animated series of the franchise.
Designed by Greg Breeding with art director William Gicker, the stamps will feature: bounty hunter IG-11, astromech R2D2, security droid K-2SO, pilot L3-37, playful D-O, loyal astromech BB-8, polite protocol droid C-3PO, surgical droid 2-1B, a “gonk” droid and Chopper, the grumpy hero droid.
The Postal Service stated that the new series is part of Disney’s “commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning and the continued collaboration between Star Wars: Force for Change and global pre-K-12 nonprofit organization FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).” The collaboration aims to expand access to STEM learning around the world. Featuring the droids was an intentional salute to the technology and engineering that brings these characters to life on the screen.
An issue date will be announced later this year, coinciding with Lucasfilm’s 50th anniversary in 2021.
Stamps can be purchased through the U.S. Postal Service website, phone line, mail order or post office locations.
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