Paul McCartney stamps unveiled

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Royal Mail has revealed the designs of twelve stamps issued to honour the post-Beatles career of Sir Paul McCartney, one of the most influential songwriters in history, with eight of the stamps recreating album artwork.

Paul McCartney stamps honour former Beatle

  • Eight of the stamps will feature images of some of his most loved album covers
  • A further four stamps, presented in a Miniature Sheet, reflect his passion for studio recording
  • The stamps and a range of collectible products are available for pre-order from 6 May
  • The stamps go on general sale from 28 May priced at £16.20 for the full set.

The main stamp set features a selection of eight LPs which have defined Paul McCartney’s career from his first solo album McCartney released in 1970 through to his most recent No.1 album, McCartney III which was recorded and released during lockdown in 2020.

The remaining four stamps, presented in a Miniature Sheet, feature photographs spanning three decades of Paul in the studio, recording for some of the albums featured in the main Special Stamp set.

Paul McCartney is one of only three individual music artists to be featured in a dedicated stamp issue; the others being David Bowie (2017) and Elton John (2019).
 
David Gold, Royal Mail said:

“Paul McCartney remains a vital figure at the centre of rock and pop - an artist whose legacy is immense, but whose work continues to generate popular attention and critical acclaim. This dedicated stamp issue is a fitting tribute to one of the UK’s much loved and revered musical icons.”

Read more about the stamp issue, including an album-by-album guide, in our special stamp guide.