David Bowie will become the first individual cultural figure to receive his own series of Royal Mail stamps, with news that a series of 10 featuring the Thin White Duke will be available soon.
Six of the stamps honour his eclectic musical output, featuring the album covers of Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, Heroes, Let’s Dance, Earthling and Blackstar. The other four focus on crucial tours: 1973’s The Ziggy Stardust Tour, 1978’s The Stage Tour, 1983’s The Serious Moonlight Tour, and 2004’s A Reality Tour.
“For five decades,” Philip Parker from Royal Mail writes, “David Bowie was at the forefront of contemporary culture, and has influenced successive generations of musicians, artists, designers and writers. Royal Mail’s stamp issue celebrates this unique figure and some of his many celebrated personas.”
The only other musicians with UK stamps are Pink Floyd and The Beatles.
The stamps will be available in the UK from March 14, and can be pre-ordered from Royal Mail. Check them out, below.