Dr Who stamps launched today to celebrate 50th anniversary of BBC show

Matt Smith.
Matt Smith.

A new set of stamps to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who have gone on sale today.

A new set of stamps to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who have gone on sale today.

Each of the 11 first class stamps will feature a different Time Lord from the BBC show - the world’s longest running science fiction series.

A five-stamp miniature sheet has also gone on sale featuring the doctor’s Tardis and some of his enemies including a Dalek, a Cyberman, an Ood and a Weeping Angel.

Royal Mail has also created unique postmarks for each of the hometowns of the actors who have played the eleven Doctors.

Andrew Hammond, managing director of stamps and collectibles at Royal Mail, said: “Following our launch announcement last year, we’ve had a fantastic response from the public who seemingly can’t wait for the stamps. This shows just how much we all love Doctor Who.

“The time has come and we are delighted that the stamps are now on sale meaning fans of all ages can send their letters with one of their favourite Doctors on. This is a fitting tribute to this remarkable 50th anniversary and we hope our stamps will enable people across the UK to feel part of the celebrations of such a national treasure.”

The second part of the new Doctor Who series starts on Saturday, March 30, at 6.15pm on BBC One.