OK, here’s the deal: The U.K.’s Royal Mail will be issuing 50th anniversary Doctor Who commemorative stamps on March 26th.
See, I know you’re already rushing off trying to find out how to get your hands on them. Hold on, I have the information here.
First, the what and who: There will be a set of 11 stamps, including each of the Doctors, working back from Matt Smith through David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston, Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Peter Davison, Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, and William Hartnell (the latter two in black-and-white, naturally). There will also be a five-stamp miniature sheet with a TARDIS in the middle, surrounded by a Dalek, a Cyberman, an Ood, and a Weeping Angel.
You know the when: March 26th. You don’t need a why, because you don’t, and where is, of course, in the U.K., where the stamps will be sold online (this is the how) at www.royalmail.com/stamps, by phone at 08457 641641, and at 9,000 Royal Mail post offices. They’re doing a contest and giving away five sets of the stamps, but you have to be a U.K. resident over 18 years old to enter. If you want to enter, or if you want to put yourself on the list to get more information, you can click here.
I don’t have to tell you that you probably don’t want to use them to send off your electricity bill payments or anything like that.