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Star Wars stamps issued to mark The Force Awakens

Daisy Ridley with her stamp and how she appears on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster Image copyright PA/AP
Image caption Daisy Ridley with her stamp (left) and as she appears on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster (right)

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.

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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.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out in the UK and Ireland on 17 December.

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