Fantasy Stamps

The Royal Mail has issued a “Magical Realms” stamp set celebrating British magical figures from Arthurian legend and the fantasy novels of C. S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, and J.R. Rowling.

There are illustrations of Merlin, and Morgan le Fay, Nanny Ogg, Rincewind, and Aslan.

Sir Michael Gambon and Ralph Fiennes appear in character as Dumbledore and Voldemort from the Potter movies and Tilda Swinton is shown as the White Witch from the Narnia films.

In the collectible Presentation Pack one gets, in addition to the stamps, a look at the evolution of British fantasy from the tales of King Arthur to Harry Potter by cultural historian, novelist and film critic Kim Newman.

Dumbledore and Voldemort

Nanny Ogg and Rincewind

Aslan and the White Witch

[Thanks to David Klaus and Andrew Porter for the link.]

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