Terry Pratchetts Discworld


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A set of eight Special Stamps issued to celebrate Terry Pratchett’s globally popular, fantasy Discworld series, and the 40th anniverary of the first book in the series, The Colour of Magic.
The stamps include characters Rincewind, The Librarian, Granny Weatherwax, Sam Vimes, and Great A’Tuin, as well as specially commissioned artworks of Death and Mort, Tiffany Aching and Moist von Lipwig by Terry Pratchett’s illustrator of choice, Paul Kidby.
Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE (1948–2015) is regarded as one of the UK’s greatest fantasy writers. His defining work is the Discworld series, which spans 41 novels that have been translated into over 40 languages, with more than a hundred million copies sold worldwide.
Illustrator, Paul Kidby said: “It has been a huge honour to illustrate this set of stamps to commemorate 40 years of Discworld. I am delighted to finally be able to tell people about it as it has been a big secret to keep! It’s a wonderful celebration of Terry’s ongoing legacy and continued popularity.”


2023 (August 10 2023)
Commemorative

Designed by So design consultants
Size 35mm (h) x 37mm (v)
Printed by Cartor Security Print
Print Process Lithography
Perforations 14.5 x 14
Gum PVA

Stamps

Terry Pratchetts Discworld 1st Stamp (2023) Rincewind

Rincewind

1st

Rincewind the failed wizard is now the Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography at the Unseen University. He has a natural ability with languages and is usually seen running away.

Terry Pratchetts Discworld 1st Stamp (2023) Moist von Lipwig

Moist von Lipwig

1st

Moist von Lipwig was a con artist who, when caught, was given the option of sudden death or becoming Postmaster General. He took the job, transformed the postal service and was given a splendid golden postman’s hat.

Terry Pratchetts Discworld £1.00 Stamp (2023) The Librarian

The Librarian

£1.00

The Librarian is an immensely strong orangutan. A former wizard, he was transformed by a strong wave of magic and found that this made it much easier to get around the multidimensional Unseen University Library.

Terry Pratchetts Discworld £1.00 Stamp (2023) Granny Weatherwax

Granny Weatherwax

£1.00

Granny Weatherwax is the most powerful witch on Discworld and uses magic only as the last resort. Usually she relies on ‘headology’ and common – and even uncommon – sense.

Terry Pratchetts Discworld £2.00 Stamp (2023) Sam Vimes

Sam Vimes

£2.00

Sam Vimes once patrolled the streets of Ankh-Morpork as a lowly copper. He is now Commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, but he still likes to walk the beat when he can.

Terry Pratchetts Discworld £2.20 Stamp (2023) Death and Mort

Death and Mort

£2.20

Death is a black-robed skeleton who usually carries a scythe. He has become frustrated with the unfair inevitability of death, but it is a job only he can do. Death takes on Mort, a gangly young man, as his apprentice.

Terry Pratchetts Discworld £2.20 Stamp (2023) Tiffany Aching

Tiffany Aching

£2.20

Tiffany Aching is a young witch who grew up in a farming family in an area called the Chalk. She was just nine years old when her talent in magic was discovered. She is also an excellent cheesemaker.

Terry Pratchetts Discworld £2.20 Stamp (2023) Great ATuin

Great ATuin

£2.20

The Great A’Tuin is a vast star turtle, which moves through the universe propelled by its massive flippers, avoiding meteors and other hazards. The Great A’Tuin carries the spinning disc of Discworld.

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