Royal Mail has revealed images of 12 stamps being issued as a tribute to rock group, The Rolling Stones. The collaboration was brought together and facilitated by Bravado, Universal Music Group’s brand management and lifestyle division.
Eight of the stamps will feature images of performances over the years:
- Hyde Park, London, U.K., July 1969
- East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S., August 2019
- Rotterdam, Netherlands, August 1995
- Tokyo, Japan, March 1995
- New York City, U.S., July 1972
- Oslo, Norway, May 2014
- Knebworth, Hertfordshire, U.K., August 1976
- Düsseldorf, Germany, October 2017
A further four stamps, presented in a miniature sheet, feature two shots of the band together and two of their vintage worldwide tour posters. Royal Mail collaborated closely with the band members and their management team on the stamp issue. With this collection, The Rolling Stones become only the fourth music group to feature in a dedicated stamp issue – following The Beatles in 2007, Pink Floyd in 2016 and Queen in 2020.
“Few bands in the history of rock have managed to carve out a career as rich and expansive as that of the Rolling Stones,” says David Gold, director, public affairs and policy, Royal Mail. “They have created some of modern music’s most iconic and inspirational albums, with ground-breaking live performances to match.”
The stamps and a range of collectible products are available for pre-order now at Royalmail.com/rollingstones and by phone at +44 (0)3457 641 641. The stamps go on general sale from Jan. 20.