Royal Mail Stamps Guide 2017 - David Bowie, 17 March 2017

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Royal Mail will issue a set of ten Special Stamps as a tribute to David Bowie, marking the first time Royal Mail has dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure

Royal Mail will issue a set of ten Special Stamps as a tribute to David Bowie, marking the first time Royal Mail has dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure.

Six stamps will feature images of the album covers :

Hunky Dory
Aladdin Sane
Heroes
Let’s Dance
Earthling

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Completing the set, four additional stamps will show Bowie performing live on tours across four decades:
The Ziggy Stardust Tour, 1972
The Stage Tour, 1978
The Serious Moonlight Tour, 1983
A Reality Tour, 2004

The stamps and a range of limited edition souvenirs are available to pre-order from today at www.royalmail.com/davidbowie and will be on sale from 14 March 2017.

Bowie’s 1972 album cover for The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars was featured in the Classic Album Covers stamp set issued in January 2010.
 
The only other music artists to have been honoured with a dedicated stamp issue are groups; The Beatles (2010) and Pink Floyd (2015).

Read more about the stamp set in the March 2017 issue of Stamp & Coin Mart