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‘Star Wars’ stamps

New release coming this spring

Collage of stamps depicting Star Wars droids
The new stamps will feature 10 droids that represent more than 40 years of “Star Wars” storytelling.

The Postal Service will release stamps this spring that salute beloved droids from the “Star Wars” galaxy and the imagination that brings these technological marvels to the screen.

The pane of 20 stamps will feature 10 droids that represent more than four decades of storytelling: IG-11, R2-D2, K-2SO, D-O, L3-37, BB-8, C-3PO, a GNK (or Gonk) power droid, a 2-1B surgical droid and C1-10P, commonly known as Chopper.

The characters will be shown against backgrounds representing memorable “Star Wars” settings. The selvage will feature a passageway from the floating Cloud City above the planet Bespin, introduced in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.”

Greg Breeding designed the stamps, while William Gicker was the art director.

The stamps will help mark this year’s 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm, the studio that created the “Star Wars” franchise.

USPS announced the stamps Jan. 26. Additional details, including the release date, will be revealed later this year.

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