Friday, March 30, 2007

New Star Wars Stamps by USPS

USPS Star Wars Stamps 2007
© 2007 USPS. All Rights Reserved.

The US Postal Service has unveiled its new Star Wars commemorative stamps which feature images from all six movies in the Star Wars saga: Luke Skywalker; Han Solo and Chewbacca; Princess Leia Organa with R2-D2; C-3PO; Yoda; Queen Padmé Amidala; Obi-Wan Kenobi as seen in Episodes IV through VI; Anakin Skywalker battling Obi-Wan Kenobi; Darth Vader; Emperor Palpatine; Darth Maul; Imperial Stormtroopers; Boba Fett; the Millennium Falcon; and an X-wing fighter. The stamps will be released at a first-day-of-issue ceremony on Friday, May 25, at Star Wars Celebration IV, the largest party ever for fans of the saga, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

USPS Star Wars Stamps 2007
© 2007 USPS. All Rights Reserved.

The back of the stamp sheet includes extensive text describing the dramatic roles that each featured character or vehicle plays in the Star Wars saga. (View a bigger image of the front and back of the stamp sheet)

You can also vote for your favourite Star Wars stamp here. The stamp that receives the most votes will be honored with the issuance of a single stamp, which will be for sale later this summer.

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