Star Wars stamps issued to mark The Force Awakens
Eighteen new stamps have been issued by Royal Mail to celebrate Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The set features nine characters from the existing Star Wars franchise and three from the upcoming release.
The new characters are Rey, played by Daisy Ridley; Finn, played by John Boyega; and Kylo Ren, whom Adam Driver plays from behind a mask.
British actress Ridley celebrated by launch by posing with her stamp, which also features robot companion BB-8.
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Darth Vader also feature on the set of first class stamps, illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween.
A miniature sheet with six vehicles and spaceships from the series, set against the landscape of the Death Star, has also been released.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out in the UK and Ireland on 17 December.