Sunday 23 September 2018

Special stamps to highlight British contributions to Game Of Thrones

The set of themed stamps will go on sale near the end of January.

New Royal Mail stamps
New Royal Mail stamps

By Sam Baker, Press Association

Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow and Arya Stark are among Game Of Thrones characters who will feature on a new series of stamps, Royal Mail has announced.

They are among 10 main protagonists from the hit HBO fantasy programme, based on the books by George RR Martin, who feature in the set, which goes on sale on January 23.

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New Royal Mail stamps

The set of 15 first-class stamps is being released to highlight British contributions to the series.

The seven series so far have been mainly filmed in Northern Ireland with a predominantly British and Irish cast.

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New Royal Mail stamps

As well as the characters played by Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and Maisie Williams, the roll-call of characters from Westeros also includes Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance), Eddard Stark (Sean Bean), Olenna Tyrell (Dame Diana Rigg), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).

There is also a five-stamp sheet featuring images of the Night King and his undead White Walkers, giants, direwolves and dragons, and the Iron Throne.

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New Royal Mail stamps

The collection’s release comes ahead of the eighth and final series, which is currently in production.

Fans can pre-order stamps now from the Royal Mail website and buy them from January 23 at Post Office branches across the UK or by calling Royal Mail’s customer service line.

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