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|Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:13 pm Post subject: James Bond Stamps Issued
|The centenary of the birth of James Bond creator Ian Fleming is to be marked next month with six extra-long UK stamps, Royal Mail has said.
Each will feature a different novel, with the first-class stamps showing his first book, Casino Royale, and Dr No, the first to be turned into a film.
The 54p stamps reveal the covers of Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever.
And the final 78p pairing, also launched on 8 January, has For Your Eyes Only and From Russia With Love.
Other Royal Mail stamp issues for 2008 will include celebrations of the classic Carry On and Hammer horror films, both of which will be available in June.
"Royal Mail's special stamps are a national institution, marking famous anniversaries, celebrating the greatest events and showcasing the best of British," said Julietta Edgar from the postal company.
Meanwhile the US Postal Service is honouring film actress Bette Davis next year, with a commemorative stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of her birth.
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