Rock and pop on stamps


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10 July 2020
As part of the Summer of Stamps, and as Royal Mail pay homage to rock band Queen with a new set of stamps, we celebrate stamps with a rock and pop music theme. Discover how you can add a musical note to your collection with this collection of guides and videos…

Forget Glastonbury, Woodstock or Monterey, the Summer of Stamps virtual festival is the place for rock 'n' roll!

Popular music has given us a huge range of stamps to collect, and we're celebrating the theme with this special collection of guides. And we want you to get involved too! Tell us about your favourite music-related stamp and we'll share it right here as part of the festival!

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John Lennon's childhood stamp album

John Lennon’s childhood stamp album, which includes 565 stamps on more than 150 pages, was acquired by the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in 2005.

Guaranteed to blow your mind… Queen on stamps
The day the music died

On February 3, 1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the 'Big Bopper' JP Richardson died in a tragic air crash. In this very special stamp guide, thematics expert and dealer David Griffiths (of Thames Themes) provides some ideas, inspiration and tips on creating a thematic display based on that fateful day.

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Get some tuneful inspiration with these stamp guides…

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