A 10-stamp set celebrating iconic British songwriter David Bowie was unveiled yesterday by Royal Mail.
Bowie died last January after a secret 18-month battle with cancer. In honour of his life – and for the first time ever – Royal Mail has dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure.
“For five decades David Bowie was at the forefront of contemporary culture, and has influenced successive generations of musicians, artists, designers and writers,” said Philip Parker, Royal Mail stamp Strategy manager. “Royal Mail’s stamp issue celebrates this unique figure and some of his many celebrated personas.”
Six stamps will feature images of Bowie’s album covers:
- Hunky Dory;
- Aladdin Sane;
- Let’s Dance;
- Earthling; and
Completing the set, four additional stamps will show Bowie’s live performances on tours across four decades:
- The Ziggy Stardust Tour (1972);
- The Stage Tour (1978);
- The Serious Moonlight Tour (1983); and
- A Reality Tour (2004).
Alongside the stamps, first-day covers and presentation pack, this issue will feature several limited edition David Bowie souvenirs, some of which have an edition limit of only 950 pieces.
The stamps will be available March 14. For more information, click here.