Ed Sheeran is the latest actor to be confirmed in the run of Game of Thrones stamps, with his Lannister foot soldier adorning a 1st Class postage stamp.

“We only wanted the key characters to feature on this limited edition run of stamps,” explained Martin Heath, the Post Office’s Marketing Director.

“I think we can all agree that the show was dragging on until Ed appeared on screen.”

Sean Bean is said to have been disappointed that his character, Ned Stark, was knocked off the line-up by Sheeran’s Lannister minstrel.

“Look, we can’t please everybody,” said Heath.

“But we do have a compromise; we can feature Ned Stark’s headless body on a 2nd Class stamp.

“Take it or leave it.”

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