Published on April 21st, 2013 | by Philip Bates
Free Royal Mail Stamp Cards!
If you’re collecting the Doctor Who Royal Mail stamp collection, hurry down to your local newsagent or supermarket, including WHSmith and Sainsbury’s, to get Stamp & Coin Mart magazine – with free Doctor Who postcards!
The May 2013 issue gives away the full pack of 17 postcards, featuring all eleven Doctors, plus enemies like the Cybermen and Daleks, as well as including a three-page feature on the stamps and souvenirs. (Yes, all 17. Ignore the misprint on the mag’s cover that states just ‘eleven.’)
The Royal Mail is selling the postcards for about £5, but prices vary wildly. Some Forbidden Planet stores are charging around £12, and one shop has them for £15! While these prices might seem expensive now, these postcards – and indeed the whole collection – is bound to increase in value massively pretty soon.
The Stamp & Coin Mart magazine, which offers the postcards free, is just £3.50.
There are sixteen stamps in total, one for each Doctor, four foes and the TARDIS, as well as a miniature sheet with monsters like the Weeping Angel and the Ood. And you can even buy a pin badge with the TARDIS stamp on! Fiona Eastwood, Product Development Director at BBC Worldwide Consumer Products says:
“The Doctor Who stamps are the perfect way to mark and celebrate the 50th anniversary of this much-loved programme. The collection is really impressive, and I am sure they will delight all Doctor Who fans.”
The magazine also advertises the Buckingham Covers limited edition First Day Covers, signed by Doctors Four, Five, Seven and Eight – that’s Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann. The impressive officially-licensed covers are co-designed by a long-term fan of the show, Joanne Down, who told Stamp & Coin Mart:
“We were quite limited with the material we had to work with, but we got our creative thinking caps on and had great fun designing a variety of covers to compliment the stamps.”
While the postcards will be a much-sought-after addition to a fan’s collection, the magazine itself is sure to be a collector’s item soon too.
The issue also spotlights the ‘Great Britons’ honoured by the Royal Mail in a separate stamp collection, featuring the 1960s movie version of the First Doctor, Peter Cushing.
But you’ll have to be quick to get the issue, as its official website has completely sold out! Fingers crossed a retailer near you still has copies…
Head over to their official website to find out more – and keep your eyes peeled for this elusive issue!