The Isle of Man Post Office has launched a series of eight hi-tech stamps that celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, rated one of the greatest films of all time.
Designed in partnership with Warner Bros. and through them the Kubrick family and SKFA, to create a set of stamps that are respectful of the genre, the film and its makers, as well as the millions of fans in the UK and beyond.
In true Kubrick style, each of the ‘2001’ stamps contain hidden secrets, a message embedded for fans to find.
The special First Day and Commemorative Covers are a groundbreaking homage to the film and much of the collection is in strictly limited-edition numbers, highly prized by collectors and film fans.
Katharina Kubrick said: “Wow, they are beautiful. I can’t wait to get my hands on them! What a lovely tribute on this momentous occasion.”
Maxine Cannon, General Manager, Stamps and Coins, IOM Post office said, “The Isle of Man Post Office was honoured and excited to work with Warner Bros., the Kubrick family and the SKFA in producing the latest iteration in our celebration of space.
“The film is a masterpiece that has stood the test of time and has predicted many of the things we take for granted today. Having worked with Sir Arthur C. Clarke back in 2001, we know that both our loyal collectors and 2001: A Space Odyssey fans will love the stamps, especially when they discover the hidden secrets.”
The stamps are available now for pre-order from www.iompost.com/2001 with the official First Day of Issue on June 14th, 2018.