Mar 11 2011 11:20am

Mail: Now with More Magic!

Merlin UK stampForget sending your overnight letters via owl! Several wizards and magical bigwigs are all set to enchant the Royal Mail. According to The Guardian, a special set of eight stamps featuring “famous wizards, witches and enchanters...” will now help along those in the U.K. with their post.

The stamps features Merlin, Morgan Le Fay, Aslan, The White Witch, Nanny Ogg, Rincewind, Dumbledore, and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named! Speaking of those who were not named—it looks like both Gandalf and Saurman were not asked to show up. A curious absence, considering the presence of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia characters. (Perhaps the request was lost in the mail?)

Check out the link for images of all of the stamps.

[via The Guardian]


Stubby the Rocket is the mascot and voice of the staff. Stubby wants to know just how long its going to take before it is asked to be on a postage stamp.

Jeff LaSala
1. JLaSala
No Makes me wonder if the Tolkien estates were somehow involved in this.
2. inthesun
Or New Line Cinema. (Or whoever the heck is making the movies these days. MGM? I've lost track.)
Marcus W
3. toryx
That's awesome, but it really is a shame that Gandalf isn't part of it. I could see the Tolkien estates holding that up.
Chris Chaplain
4. chaplainchris1
Aslan is not a wizard, witch, or enchanter. Perhaps the Lewis estate should be a bit more restrictive, and the Tolkien estate a bit less.
adrian bellis
5. Nilrem
Some of those stamps look great, I may try and get the Discworld ones.

I back the question as to why they didn't have Gandalf and had Aslan, although I've got a feeling they did a whole set of LOTR stamps not too long ago which would probably explain it, as I'd imagine he was in with them (their Harry Potter Stamps were book covers/house insignia's I think), but that doesn't explain Aslan.
6. Smaug's Li'l Brother Puff
Love the illos, hate the movie stills. Regardless, let's pick one or the other, Royal Mail. If Gambon and the Ziggy Stardust lady get to be on stamps, how about Nicol Williamson and Helen Mirren as Merlin and Morgan?
7. Hosen and shoon
I can just imagine what the evangelicals over here would do if the USPS tried to issue a series like that.

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