Merchandise 2nd Doctor stamp

Published on March 28th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

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Doctor Who Stamps Smash Sales Records!

Smashing sales records the anniversary collection of Doctor Who stamps has outsold any other commemorative product issued by the Royal Mail!

2nd Doctor stamp

The first class stamps available online and in 9,000 Post Office branches feature images of all eleven Doctors and have attracted more pre-orders than any other stamp produced by the company.

Royal Mail’s managing director of stamps and collectibles Andrew Hammond was understandably proud of the collection, which also come with a mixed sheet of stamps featuring the TARDIS and four of the BBC sci-fi drama’s most iconic villains: a Dalek, a Cyberman, a Weeping Angel and an Ood.

“We’ve had a fantastic response from the public who seemingly can’t wait for the stamps. This is a fitting tribute to this remarkable 50th anniversary and we hope our stamps will enable people across the UK to feel part of the celebrations of such a national treasure.”

The collection was launched on Monday night where Peter Davison, Tom Baker, Paul McGann and Matt Smith attended, posing for pictures alongside stamps bearing their likeness.

In addition, Royal Mail is also creating unique postmarks in each of the Doctor’s hometowns, meaning that if you post a letter in Northampton – the hometown of a certain Matt Smith – the postmark will feature the actors name and the length of time he’s played the role!

BBC Worldwide’s product development director Fiona Eastwood commented:

“With the second part to the latest Doctor Who series out on Saturday, these stamps are the perfect way to mark this as well as the 50th anniversary.”

We couldn’t agree more!

For a full gallery of all eleven stamps head over to the Radio Times.

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




3 Responses to Doctor Who Stamps Smash Sales Records!

  1. avatar Philip Bates says:

    I’ve only received a few of the ones I’ve ordered so far, but they’re brilliant. Love them. Very high quality – just as you would expect.

  2. avatar Leo says:

    How cool is that-they are all getting their own postmarks as well!!!!!!!

  3. avatar Seth says:

    How can the Doctor’s devotees in America get ‘em?

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