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Stamps to celebrate James Bond films ahead of new movie

The Royal Mail is releasing a set of stamps commemorating James Bond ahead of the release of the new movie (Royal Mail/PA)
The Royal Mail is releasing a set of stamps commemorating James Bond ahead of the release of the new movie (Royal Mail/PA)

A new set of stamps is being released by the Royal Mail to celebrate James Bond films and mark the 25th Bond movie, No Time To Die.

The 10 stamps feature the six actors who have played 007, as well as some of Q Branch’s most well-known vehicles.

In keeping with the antics of the secret service agent, the Q Branch stamps include hidden features which can be revealed when using a UV light.

James Bond stamps
The series of stamps features every actor to play the role of 007 from Sir Sean Connery through to Daniel Craig (Royal Mail/PA)

James Bond is depicted in Casino Royale (Daniel Craig, 2006), GoldenEye (Pierce Brosnan, 1995), The Living Daylights (Timothy Dalton, 1987), Live And Let Die (Roger Moore, 1973), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (George Lazenby, 1969) and Goldfinger (Sean Connery, 1964).

Q Branch vehicles on the stamps are the Lotus Esprit S1 Submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Little Nellie, the autogyro from You Only Live Twice (1967) the Bell-Textron Jet Pack from Thunderball (1965) and the Aston Martin DB5, as seen in Skyfall (2012).

Sir Sean Connery in Goldfinger (Royal Mail/PA)

Royal Mail spokesman Philip Parker said: “James Bond is a British icon, recognised throughout the world for decades. It’s fitting our new stamps celebrate the six Bonds with stylish and evocative designs.”

There are also specially designed limited-edition handstamps for pre-ordered first day covers and stamp souvenirs, with one image featuring the renowned quote: “We’ve been expecting you.”

The stamps will be available from March 17, ahead of the new Bond film, No Time To Die, which is on release from April.

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