January 5, 2023
Royal Mail has revealed images of 12 new Special Stamps celebrating rock band Iron Maiden.
Eight stamps celebrate Iron Maiden’s live performances, featuring a selection of photos from their worldwide tours across the years, internationally and at home – and feature current members of the band.
A further four stamps pay homage to the band’s long-serving mascot and pop-cultural icon in his own right, Eddie, with his own miniature sheet. The stamps show four Eddie artworks, including the latest addition – featuring Eddie as a samurai warrior from the recent “Senjutsu” album.
The backdrop of the miniature sheet is taken from Iron Maiden’s first official live album, “Live After Death (1985).”
The Eddie Iron Maiden stamps.
“We were all absolutely astounded – in a good way! - when we heard first about the commemorative project, and equally pretty much speechless when we saw the stamps for the very first time,” says Steve Harris, founding member and bassit, Iron Maiden. “They look superb and I think they really capture the essence and energy of Maiden. We’re all very proud that Royal Mail has chosen to honor the band’s legacy like this and we know our fans will feel the same way.”
Royal Mail collaborated closely with the band members and Phantom Music Management Ltd on the stamp issue.
“Few bands in the history of rock music can be called bona fide rock legends – but Iron Maiden are just that – and more,” says David Gold, director, external public affairs and policy, Royal Mail. “With legions of devoted fans of all ages and from every corner of the globe, not only have they changed the way rock music sounds, but they have also changed the way it looks. We fully expect their fans will love these stamps as much as we do.”
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