People across the UK have always enjoyed an epic tale of magical adventure – now Royal Mail is bringing together some classic stories, both ancient and modern.
Royal Mail will release Magical Realms, on 8 March2011, features eight stamps (four 1stClass, two 60p and two 97p) which explore some of the world famous wizards and enchanters who have brought a touch of magic to millions of lives.
From the legendary tales of King Arthur to the million-selling books of Sir Terry Pratchett and J.K. Rowling, characters from myth, legend and literature are to take their place on this issue.
Many of these tales, whether ancient or modern, involved more than one magical character, so Royal Mail selected four different sets of stories, choosing two characters from each.
The result is a combination of film imagery and newly commissioned work featuring the myths and legends of King Arthur (Merlin and Morgan le Fay), the Narnia stories of CS Lewis (Aslan and The White Witch), J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series (Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort) and two characters from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld (Rincewind and Nanny Ogg)