Tuesday, January 18

Rolling Stones: unpublished stamps bearing the image of the group soon on sale

To celebrate the 60 years of the famous British rock group, the Royal Mail has just announced the sale of twelve stamps which will be available from January 20.

For all the “Stamped” with rock, this philatelic collection issued by the British Postal Group is excellent news. It includes a total of twelve stamps, eight of which reproduce the most iconic photos of the Rolling Stones on stage.

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We can cite for example their live performance in Hyde Park in London in July 1969 (photo below), their concert in Tokyo in Japan in March 1995 or even their stage performance in New York in July 1972.

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Additionally, one of these stamps depicts the late drummer of the band Charlie Watts, who died in August 2021 at the age of 80, performing on stage in Düsseldorf, Germany, in October 2017.

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Four other stamps complete the special series dedicated to these rock icons, featuring two photos of the group and two promotional posters used during their world tours.

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“Few groups in rock history have managed to have such a long and rich career as that of the Rolling Stones,” David Gold, public relations director of British postal group Royal Mail, said in the press release. “They have created some of the most iconic albums in modern music while giving groundbreaking live performances,” he added.

They are the fourth to be so honored

Thanks to this collection, the Rolling Stones become the fourth group to receive a tribute from the Royal Mail through a dedicated stamp issue, after The Beatles in 2007, Pink Floyd in 2016 and Queen in 2020.

The stamps are available for pre-order since January 11 on the Royal Mail website and their sale will be effective from January 20.

Reference-www.cnews.fr

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