Thursday, 1 September 2011

Magical Realms on Stamps


To celebrate the importance of the myths and magic genre, which have been casting from the World of British Literature, the Royal Mail has issued the stamp series features the characters of the stories and legends that are so memorable and powerful.
The chosen stories are Discworld, Harry Potter, King Arthur, Narnia.The  stamps consist of 6 single value stamps and released on March 8th, 2011.The selected two leading figures from each story, with as many villains as heroes coming to the fore.

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2x1st Class – Rincewind and Nanny Ogg from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld
The Discworld stories are represented in stamp form by Rincewind, the inept and cowardly wizard, who inadvertently saves the Discworld, and Nanny Ogg, an elderly witch whose singing voice can make birds fall from the sky.
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2 x 1st Class – Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort from J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter.
The Harry Potter stamps feature Dumbledore, the kindly headmaster of Hogwarts and the evil Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter’s own nemesis.

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2 x 60p – Merlin and Morgan le Fay from Legends of King Arthur
The Arthurian stamps depict those relentless adversaries. Merlin the wizard and the powerful sorceress Morgan Ie Fay, who appeared in later prose as an antagonist to King Arthur and Queen Guinevere.

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2 x 97p – Aslan and The White Witch from C.S. Lewis’s Narnia
The Narnia books are represented by Aslan. the Great Lion who is central throughout the series, while evil is depicted by the White Witch, the character from the first Narnia film The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. (Summarized from Resources: Royal Mail News)

3 comments:

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I am also a stamp collector. I like this work. I have many stamps of different countries. I like most a stamp which is of US. In this Abraham Lincoln's picture.

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