To celebrate the upcoming release of Episode VII and the role of British film industry in making the Star Wars films, Royal Mail is planning to release a collection of Star Wars themed stamps. From the 20th October onwards, if you end up sending letters to your friends from within the UK, or if you are just a dedicated philatelist, you will have the chance to get the 12 stamps featuring characters from both the old trilogy and The Force Awakens.

The Royal Mail will also issue several collectible items and with the release of the seventh film (17th of December) also a special stamp book. The book will include information and pictures related to all the British actors who have taken part in the Star Wars films.