Royal Mail will be issuing a set of 18 special stamps next month to celebrate Star Wars and the upcoming release of the new movie The Force Awakens.

The stamps will feature classic characters such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Emperor, Boba Fett and a stormtrooper along with new characters Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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The Star Wars stamps are illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween and each stamp features a secondary character or scene created by Tween especially for the stamps.

Six further stamps will explore the iconic vehicles and spaceships from the film series such as theMillennium Falcon, X-wing fighter and TIE fighter.

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The Star Wars stamps will be on sale from October 20, but fans can pre-order the stamps in advance by visiting

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