"Big, far-reaching career": Royal Mail gives Rolling Stones stamps as a gift

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“Great, far-reaching career”
Royal Mail gives Rolling Stones stamps as a gift

In Germany David Bowie is getting a special postage stamp, in Great Britain the Rolling Stones are now receiving a similar honor: The Royal Mail announces that twelve different stamps with pictures of Mick, Keith and Co. will soon be available. You can already order them.

Great honor for the Rolling Stones: To mark the 60th anniversary of the British rock band this year, the Royal Mail will offer a set of twelve postage stamps for sale. The main set consists of a total of eight stampsdepicting the musicians during legendary live concerts. These include, for example, her appearance in London’s Hyde Park in 1969, one from 1995 in Tokyo or one from October 2017 in Düsseldorf.

The picture from Düsseldorf shows the longtime Stones drummer Charlie Watts. He had died in London last year at the age of 80. Just a few weeks later, the band performed again with a tribute to their colleagues.

On another four stamps, which are presented in a so-called miniature sheet, two recordings of the band and two advertising posters for their world tours can be seen. A press release stated that the band had managed to have such a large and far-reaching career. That is why they are immortalized on the stamps.

Stamps can already be ordered

The Rolling Stones are only the fourth band to receive this honor in Great Britain after the Beatles (2007), Pink Floyd (2016) and Queen (2020). The stamps go on sale on January 20th, can, however, be pre-ordered online now. In addition to the classic postage stamps, there are also some collectibles with special motifs for sale there.

The British superstar David Bowie is currently being honored in a similar way in Germany. He would have turned 75 on January 8th. On this occasion, the Federal Ministry of Finance has issued a special postage stamp. It shows a black and white photo of the musician with guitar in hand in front of a red, yellow and blue background. The stamp, which was issued on January 3rd, has a value of 85 cents.

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