Magical Realms

Magical Realms explores some of the world famous wizards and enchanters who have brought a touch of magic to millions of lives.

From the legendary tales of King Arthur to the million-selling books of Sir Terry Pratchett and J.K. Rowling, characters from myth, legend and literature are to take their place on this issue.

The result is a combination of film imagery and newly commissioned work featuring the myths and legends of King Arthur (Merlin and Morgan le Fay), the Narnia stories of CS Lewis (Aslan and The White Witch), J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series (Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort) and two characters from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld (Rincewind and Nanny Ogg).

2011 (March 9 2011)
Commemorative

Designed by So Design Consultants
Size 35mm (h) x 35mm (v)
Printed by De La Rue Security Print
Print Process Gravure
Perforations 14.5 x 14.5
Phosphor All Over
Gum PVA

Stamps

Magical Realms 1st Stamp (2011) Rincewind

Rincewind

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Rincewind was the first protagonist of Discworld; a wizard with no skill, no wizardly qualifications and no interest in heroics. He is the archetypal coward, but is constantly thrust into extremely dangerous adventures and not only manages to stay alive, but also saves Discworld on several occasions, and has an instrumental role in the emergence of life on Roundworld (Science of Discworld) and Discworld itself (Eric).


Magical Realms 1st Stamp (2011) Nanny Ogg

Nanny Ogg

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Gytha Ogg is a witch from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. She is a member of the Lancre coven. Her singing voice, when echoed by a half filled bathtub, causes birds to fall from the sky and goat milk to turn into yoghurt while still in the goat.


Magical Realms 1st Stamp (2011) Dumbledore

Dumbledore

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Dumbledore is the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Sir Michael Gambon features on the stamp in character as Dumbledore, with imagery used from the film adaptation.


Magical Realms 1st Stamp (2011) Voldemort

Voldemort

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A Dark wizard, Lord Voldemort and his followers are feared throughout the wizarding world. Ralph Fiennes features on the stamp in character as Lord Voldemort, with imagery used from the film adaptation.


Magical Realms 60p Stamp (2011) Merlin

Merlin

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Merlin is a legendary wizard featured in the Arthurian legend. The standard depiction of the character first appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, written c. 1136, and is based on an amalgamation of previous historical and legendary figures.


Magical Realms 60p Stamp (2011) Morgan le Fay

Morgan le Fay

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Morgan le Fay, alternatively known as Morgane, Morgaine, Morgana and other variants, is a powerful sorceress in the Arthurian legend. Early works featuring Morgan do not elaborate her character beyond her role as a fay or magician. She became much more prominent in the later cyclical prose works as an antagonist to King Arthur and Queen Guinevere.


Magical Realms 97p Stamp (2011) Aslan

Aslan

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Aslan, the "Great Lion", is the central character in The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis. He is the eponymous lion of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and his role in Narnia is developed throughout the remaining books. He is the only character to appear in all seven books of the series.


Magical Realms 97p Stamp (2011) The White Queen

The White Queen

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Jadis, commonly known during her rule of Narnia as the White Witch, is the main villain of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published book in C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series. She is the Witch who froze Narnia in the Hundred Years Winter. Tilda Swinton features on the stamp in character as the White Witch, with imagery used from the film adaptation.


Presentation Pack

Presentation Pack Cover

First Day Cover

First Day Cover Insert

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