From tomorrow (September 16), Poczta Polska will introduce a postage stamp into circulation dedicated to The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. The stamp worth 6 zł (~£1.18) features the same illustration of Geralt of Rivia as the box art for the game.
The stamp will also be released with a First Day Cover envelope which will commemorate the release. The dimensions of the stamp are 31.25 x 39.5 mm while the main envelope will measure 70 x 90 mm. 180,000 units will be placed into circulation.
Printed on fluorescent paper using the typical rotogravure technique, it is likely that Poland will get to see Geralt glow in the dark on its stamps. Since its release on 19 May 2015, the Witcher series has sold over 20 million copies with The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt making just over half of those sales. Thanks to the video game series, Poland's place in the global economy has been greatly strengthened.
The The Witcher video game series, was originally created around the Polish author, Andzrej Sapkowski's original books which were written between 1994 and 1999. Sapkowski's books have been translated into at least 18 different languages. The English translation of Blood of Elves, the first book in the series, won the David Gemmell Legend Award in 2009.
Wiedźmin (The Hexer) was even released as a television series in both Poland and International in 2001. Excerpts of the television series even created a film adaptation of the same title, however both television and film versions were box office failures. When Polish developer CD Projekt RED created their role-playing game based on the original book series in 2007, The Witcher quickly evolved into one of the biggest and most beautiful video games ever.
The series' insane popularity in Poland was noticed specifically in 2011 when Donlad Tusk, the Polish Prime Minister at the time, gifted President Barack Obama with the collectors edition of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings during his visit. Tusk's reason for the gift was to show off the work ethic of the Polish people through this incredible achievement.