21 December 2022
Royal Mail are kicking off 2023 with a new set of stamps and a miniature sheet dedicated to heavy metal band Iron Maiden, who formed in 1975 and have released over 40 albums.
The new stamps still bear the silhouette of the Queen, suggesting they were planned and produced before the Queen’s sad passing in September, and show the band performing at a variety of concerts throughout their long career.
The value of each stamp is shown in a font reminiscent of the band’s familiar logo. The four-stamp mini sheet is dedicated to the band’s mascot Eddie, who regularly appears on the band’s artwork.
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A spokesperson for Royal Mail said:
‘Unmatched and renowned for their onstage shows, the main stamp set celebrates Iron Maiden’s live performances; featuring a selection of photos from their world-wide tours across the years, internationally and at home and featuring all current members of the band.’
Iron Maiden are the latest music stars to appear on British stamps, following the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, and Pink Floyd; so far few female musicians have received the same honour.