Tuesday 11 January 2022
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the rock band
Royal Mail Gives Rolling Stones Its Own Brand
In Germany, David Bowie receives a special postage stamp, in Great Britain, the Rolling Stones receive a similar honor: The Royal Mail announced that twelve different stamps with images of Mick, Keith and Co. It will be available soon. You can already order them.
A big honor for the Rolling Stones: In celebration of the British rock band’s sixtieth anniversary this year, the Royal Mail will be offering a set of twelve postage stamps for sale. The main set consists of eight stampsVisualize the musicians during legendary live concerts. These include, for example, her 1969 appearance in London’s Hyde Park, her 1995 appearance in Tokyo or her October 2017 appearance in Düsseldorf.
The photo from Dusseldorf shows old drummer Charlie Watts. He had died in London last year at the age of 80. A few weeks later, the band came back again in honor of their bandmates.
On four other stamps, which are presented in the so-called miniature sheet, two recordings of the band and two posters advertising their world tours can be seen. A press release stated that the band managed to land such a big and far-reaching career. This is why it is immortalized on stamps.
Stamps can already be ordered
The Rolling Stones are only the fourth group to receive this honor in Great Britain after The Beatles (2007), Pink Floyd (2016) and The Queen (2020). The stamps will go on sale on January 20th. It can be pre-ordered online now. In addition to classic postage stamps, there are also some collector’s items with special decorations for sale.
British superstar David Bowie is currently being honored in a similar fashion in Germany. He would have turned 75 on January 8. On this occasion, the Federal Ministry of Finance issued a special postage stamp. It displays a black and white photo of a musician with guitar in hand against a red, yellow, and blue background. The stamp, released January 3, is worth 85 cents.