Royal Mail today announces the launch of 10 Special Stamps being issued to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the internationally popular miniatures hobby, Warhammer.
Six stamps in the main set depict characters from the worlds of Warhammer - Space Marines and Orks from Warhammer 40,000; Stormcast Eternals and Slaves to Darkness from Warhammer: Age of Sigmar; and High Elves and Dwarfs from Warhammer:The Old World.
The Miniature Sheet shows four stamps featuring iconic illustrations from the last 40 years of Warhammer - Crimson Fists Space Marines from the first edition of Warhammer 40,000; The Emperor of Mankind from Warhammer: The Horus Heresy; Yndrasta, the Celestial Spear from the current edition of Warhammer: Age of Sigmar; and The Battle for Skull Pass from Warhammer: The Old World.
The background to the miniature sheet is a classic piece of artwork depicting Harald Hammerstorm, a Chaos Champion whose origins can be traced back to the first edition of Warhammer: The Game of Fantasy Battles.
David Gold, Director of External Affairs and Policy, Royal Mail, said: “With millions of devotees across the globe, Warhammer is a creative, collaborative pursuit with a unique power to spark the imagination. We are delighted to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of this immersive tabletop wargame with a set of Special Stamps.”
Helen Smallridge, Global Head of Marketing at Games Workshop commented: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Royal Mail to mark the 40th anniversary of Warhammer. From humble beginnings, Warhammer has grown into a British institution and a global success, with our fantasy miniatures collected by millions around the world. We hope this new stamp range will be a treat for fans, and for those who have yet to discover our rich and fantastical worlds.”
First produced in 1983 by the budding miniature gaming company, Games Workshop, Warhammer quickly became the most successful table-top miniatures hobby in history. With models, paints and games designed and produced in-house its own magazine, White Dwarf, and a bespoke publishing imprint known as Black Library producing novels set in the Warhammer universes, Games Workshop has become a real independent success story.
The stamps are available to pre-order from today (June 1) at www.royalmail.com/warhammer, by telephone on 03457 641 641 and at 7,000 Post Office branches across the UK. A presentation pack including all 10 stamps in the set is priced at £18.10. The stamps go on general sale on June 8, 2023.
About Royal Mail Special Stamps
For more than 50 years Royal Mail’s Special Stamp programme has commemorated anniversaries and celebrated events relevant to UK heritage and life. Today, there are an estimated 60 million stamp collectors worldwide.
About International Distributions Services plc
International Distributions Services plc is the parent company of Royal Mail Group Limited, the leading provider of postal and delivery services in the UK and the UK’s designated universal postal service provider. UK Parcels, International and Letters (“UKPIL”) comprises the company’s UK and international parcels and letters delivery businesses operating under the “Royal Mail” and “Parcelforce Worldwide” brands. Through the Royal Mail Core Network, the company delivers a one-price-goes-anywhere service on a range of parcels and letters products. Royal Mail has the capability to deliver to around 31 million addresses in the UK, six days a week (excluding UK public holidays). Parcelforce Worldwide operates a separate UK network which collects and delivers express parcels. International Distributions Services plc also owns General Logistics Systems (GLS) which operates one of the largest ground-based, deferred parcel delivery networks in Europe.
About Games Workshop
Games Workshop® Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L), based in Nottingham, UK, produces the best fantasy miniatures in the world. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer®: Age of Sigmar® and Warhammer® 40,000® games, miniatures, novels and model kits through more than 520 of its own stores (branded Games Workshop® or Warhammer®), the www.games-workshop.com web store and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. More information about Games Workshop and its other, related, brands and product ranges (including our publishing division ‘Black Library’ and our special resin miniatures studio ‘Forge World’) can be found at www.games-workshop.com
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