Dr Who stamps pre order sales smash UK records

Posted on 26 March 2013
By Carlton Whitfield
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Sales of Doctor Who stamps, specially released to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary have smashed all sales records.

Pre-registration for the stamps was more than three times higher than any other commemorative set Royal Mail has produced.

The first class stamps, which go on sale today, feature each of the actors who have played the role of the Time Lord.

Andrew Hammond, of Royal Mail, said: “We’ve had a fantastic response from the public.

“These stamps pay tribute to the brilliant actors that have played the Doctor over the years as well as the adversaries that helped make the show so popular.”

The stamp design see the face of each of the Doctors appearing out of the iconic swirling screen idents, made famous by the opening credits of the TV show.

The first two stamps are in black and white, as the first two incarnations of the Doctor were broadcast in monochrome.

Featuring on the stamps are the present Doctor, Matt Smith, as well as David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston, Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Peter Davison, Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton and the First Doctor, William Hartnell.