Matt Smith on a postage stamp.  Now Doctor Who will really go places!

Matt Smith on a postage stamp. Now Doctor Who will really go places!

LONDON — Doctor Who first went on the air on BBC One in 1963. If you do the math, that means he’s going to be fifty years old in 2013, and to commemorate this momentous event, the Royal Mail of Britain is releasing a series of stamps fifty years ago, and to commemorate Dr. Who, who usually uses a police box for travel, will be zooming through time and space on the edge of letters in 2013.

Britain’s Royal Mail is marking the 50th anniversary of the science fiction show “Doctor Who” with a series of stamps featuring each of the 11 actors who have played the title role. Those featured include the present doctor, Matt Smith, as well as past Time Lords such as David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston. The series will also include a miniature sheet that brings together Second Class stamps featuring four of the doctor’s iconic foes — a Dalek, an Ood, a Weeping Angel and a Cyberman.

The stamps honoring the cult British television program will be available starting at the end of March. We can only imagine what the actors think of having their faces on postage stamps – it has got to be a thrill. Sadly, you’ll have to be in the U.K. to buy the stamps. So far there is no news as to whether they’ll be sold to overseas buyers.

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