Smart, feisty and ingenious, R2D2has served a number of different masters since he first rolled across our screens in the original 1977 movie. Brave to a fault, the diminutive droid is always handy to have around, deploying a timely buzz-saw, fire extinguisher or rocket booster when things threaten to go wrong.
Royal Mail has produced a stamp and coin cover celebrating some of the series' most iconic characters. Royal Mail's striking stamps are accompanied by a specially commissioned Royal Mint medal.
This limited edition cover features a stamp sheet including eight stamps and an information card written by Star Wars expert Simon Beecroft, detailing R2D2's exploits across his epic story arc. Each cover contains a Brilliant Uncirculated medal designed exclusively for this product.
The obverse of the medal shows R2D2 aboard the Millennium Falcon, while the reverse shows the pivotal scene where Princess Leia inserts the tapes containing the stolen Death Star plans into the little droid.
The stamps are cancelled by an exclusive handstamp featuring the Star, Llanfyrnach location, uniquely tying these stamps to the cover.