Published on April 16th, 2021 | by Sam Rose
Explore the Sci-Fi Universe with Classic Science Fiction Stamps from Royal Mail – Out Now!
Witness Classic Science Fiction tales coming to life in front of your eyes this month with the thrilling new release of Classic Science Fiction Stamps from the Royal Mail!
Since 1818, there have been several groundbreaking entries within the Science Fiction genre made in Britain – with Frankenstein, or to provide it’s original title, ‘The Post Modern Prometheus’, being regarded as one of the very first.
From that point onwards, the Science Fiction genre (or Sci-Fi as it’s commonly referred as) has continued to expand and interweave itself into television, film, video games and literature to establish itself as one of the most popular genres in the world today – with no signs of slowing down.
With this in mind, the Royal Mail are paying tribute to the Classic Science Fiction stories that have helped to pave the way with the Classic Science Fiction Special Stamps issue – a collection of striking and memorable designs based on Classic Science Fiction literature.
Which Designs Are Featured in the Classic Science Fiction Stamps Issue?
Encapsulating the mystery and thrilling atmospheres within the Science Fiction genre, the Classic Science Fiction issue features the following designs:
1st Class – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
1st Class – The Time Machine by HG Wells
£1.70 – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
£1.70 – The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
£2.55 – Childhood’s End by Arthur C Clarke
£2.55 – Shikasta by Doris Lessing
What Classic Science Fiction Collectibles Are Available from MyPostShop?
There are a number of jaw-dropping collectibles available on the MyPostShop website to accompany this exciting April issue.
Just like the Classic Science Fiction Presentation Pack, which contains all six of these awe-inspiring Stamps in mint condition accompanied with detailed insight into the development of the Science Fiction genre and its most influential contributors.
Looking for something truly unique to add to your collection of Sci-Fi themed memorabilia and merchandise?
Then make sure to take a look at the Classic Science Fiction First Day Cover – a non-personalised version of a traditional First Day cover, with all six stamps delicately affixed to a unique First Day envelope.
Each stamp has been cancelled on the first day of issue with a bespoke Time Machine handstamp, with the cover featuring additional Sci-Fi themed imagery.
The Classic Science Fiction issue is out now, so be sure to purchase this incredible collection at MyPostShop today!