Video games celebrated on U.K.’s first stamps of 2020

The U.K.’s Royal Mail launched its 2020 commemorative “Special Stamps” program today with a set celebrating – of all things – video games.

Among the games, all of which were created in the United Kingdom in the 1980s and ’90s, are:

  • Elite;
  • Dizzy;
  • Populous;
  • Lemmings;
  • Micro Machines;
  • Sensible Soccer;
  • Wipeout; and
  • Worms.

Other 2020 Special Stamps will commemorate the 1981 book Visions of the Universe (Feb. 11); the fictional MI6 spy James Bond (March 17); Romantic-era poets (April 7); the end of the Second World War (May 8); the long-running TV show Coronation Street (May 28); Roman Britain (June 18); the rock band Queen (July 9); the Palace of Westminster (July 30); fictional private detective Sherlock Holmes (Aug. 18); the comic character Rupert Bear (Sept. 3); the novelty book Brilliant Bugs (Oct. 1); Christmas (Nov. 3); and Star Trek (Nov. 13).

Since 1965, the Royal Mail’s Special Stamps have “told the story of Britain through tiny yet stunning images that reflect our history, heritage, culture and achievements,” according to the postal service’s website.

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