New Issue: British ‘Game of Thrones’ stamps coming next week

The U.K.’s Royal Mail recently revealed the designs of a forthcoming 15-stamp set celebrating the significant British contribution to the production of the award-winning drama series Game of Thrones.

The series is set on the fictional continent of Westeros and incorporates several plot lines to tell the story of a conflict among several noble families, each of which lay claim to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms.

The stamps, which will be issued on Jan. 23, depict photographic representations of central characters from all seven seasons in the Game of Thrones’ series. Each stamp is centred on an individual character and features a montage of images from the series. The result is a set of 10 bespoke images that embody the crux of each character’s story.

Characters featured on the stamps include:

  • Sansa Stark;
  • Jon Snow;
  • Eddard Stark;
  • Olenna Tyrell;
  • Tywin Lannister;
  • Tyrion Lannister;
  • Cersei Lannister;
  • Arya Stark;
  • Jamie Lannister;
  • and Daenerys Targaryen.

Another sheet will depict five stamps featuring non-human characters.

NON-HUMAN CHARACTERS

A sheet of five additional stamps will feature the series’ non-human characters, including:

  • the Night King and White Walkers;
  • Giants;
  • Direwolves;
  • Dragons;
  • and the Iron Throne itself.

SIGNIFICANT BRITISH CONTRIBUTION

The Game of Thrones production involves a very significant British contribution.

Principal filming of the series is at Titanic Studios in Belfast, at the Linen Hill Film Studio in Banbridge and on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland with additional filming in Scotland and other European locations, including Malta, Croatia, Iceland, Morocco and Spain.

Additionally, the acclaimed cast is predominantly British and Irish, and British expertise is to the fore in many areas of the production, including award-winning costume design and prosthetic special effects.

In addition to the stamps, there is an extensive range of products, including framed stamps, prints and the “prestige stamp book” that provides behind the scenes access to the Game of Thrones world, from costume designs to filming locations and early set designs.

The stamps can be pre-ordered now by visiting royalmail.com/gameofthrones.

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