It takes a lot to get me excited about postage stamps, but the Royal Mail’s James Bond stamp collection just about does it.
Unveiled today and available to buy and use from January 8th 2008, the James Bond collection marks the centenary of the birth of Bond creator Ian Fleming and includes six ‘extra-long’ stamps, each featuring different covers of six of his most famous Bond novels.
The two 1st Class stamps feature Fleming’s first novel Casino Royale (1953) and Dr No (the first novel to be filmed). The 54p stamps shows the covers of Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever, while the final 78p pairing features For Your Eyes Only and From Russia with Love.
All can be ordered now as collector’s packs from the Royal Mail website.