New Star Trek Stamps to be Issued by Royal Mail

Royal Mail will be issuing a set of 12 stamps to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the world wide science fiction hit television series.

The long-running space adventure has so far produced more than 780 TV episodes and 13 movies after its first broadcast in the UK in 1969.

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Star Trek Stamps

The set comprises 12 stamps depicting the captains from six principle TV series, plus additional crew members: Captain James T Kirk, Spock, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Commander Deanna Troi, Captain Benjamin Sisko, Doctor Julian Bashir, Captain Kathryn Janeway, Captain Jonathan Archer, Lieutenant Malcolm Reed, Captain Gabriel Lorca, Lieutenant Ash Tyler and Commander Michael Burnham.

A further six stamps, presented in a miniature sheet, feature characters from across Star Trek movies, all played by British actors: Montgomery Scott, Shinzon, Tolian Soran, Klingon Chancellor Gorkon, Carol Marcus, and Krall.

The 12 main character stamps are new illustrations by London-based artist Freya Betts.

The 24 year old Cornwall based illustrator initially worked in the film industry, artworking and designing campaigns for Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros and Disney. Now, freelance and represented by illustration agency Jelly, the Star Trek stamps are her latest commission.

The images portray the characters alongside reflective details, including starships, in the background of their respective series.

The stamps are on sale on November 13.

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