Your dreams have come true nerds!
Rather than focus their attention on not constantly losing my packages, or that whole game of delivering them to a neighbour but then not telling me which one, the ever so red Royal Mail are set to release fifteen 1st class stamps covered with the faces of our favourite Game of Thrones characters.
The idea behind this is to celebrate the British contribution to the production of the series; rather than releasing them next year when the eighth and final series will air, they’ll be available nationwide January 23rd.
Ten of the stamps will feature the main characters we’ve all come to love over the years. Faces such as Ned, Arya and Sansa Stark, Jaime, Cersei, Tyrion and Tywin Lannister, Olenna Martell, Daenerys Targaryen and of course Jon Snow.
Five additional stamps will feature non-human characters of the show such as The Night King and Walkers, the Direwolves, the Dragons and of course the Iron Throne.
Most of the filming takes place in the Titanic Studios and on location in Belfast, Ireland with other locations in Croatia, Spain and Iceland.
With the release sure to make us suffer from withdrawals, I suppose we all have time to re-watch every single episode and re-read every single book.
On the plus side, the year-plus wait for the final season will still be less time than dedicated readers of the original books have had to wait for book 6.
Ten stamps feature characters from houses Stark, Targaryen, Lannister and Tyrell. And five more stamps on a Stamp Sheet feature characters such as The Night King and White Walkers, plus the coveted Iron Throne itself.
Like the show, they’re going to be popular. Some gifts and collectibles are limited to a run of 1,500 so pre‐order before 23 January.
Obviously if you’re an avid stamp collector and I couldn’t imagine a reason why you would be; you can pre-order them HERE where you can pay £10.50 for a full set of the stamps in a basic presentation pack.
If your tastes are that much more exquisite however, you can pay around £40 to get them framed and up to £100 to have them with some sort of commemorative medal!
What are you waiting for? Sit on the Iron Throne of sending mail, so someone can open them on the other end and throw the said stamp in the bin.
Don’t expect that post to arrive in a timely manner though.