David Bowie Is Getting His Own British Postage Stamp Collection
From constellations to rescued canines, there has been no shortage of public tributes to the late David Bowie. Now, The Guardian reports, the UK's Royal Mail postal service will honor the legendary artist with a special edition stamp collection, slated for release on March 14, 2017.
In the past, the Royal Mail has released stamp sets that pay tribute to music groups like Pink Floyd and The Beatles, but the Bowie collection marks the first time they've ever dedicated an entire stamp issue to a single musician or cultural figure.
“For five decades David Bowie was at the forefront of contemporary culture, and has influenced successive generations of musicians, artists, designers, and writers,” Philip Parker, Royal Mail's head of stamp strategy, said in a statement. “Royal Mail’s stamp issue celebrates this unique figure and some of his many celebrated personas.”
The collection’s 10 stamps feature cover art from six albums, including Hunky Dory (1971), Aladdin Sane (1973), Let’s Dance (1983), and Blackstar (2016), along with images of Bowie performing live on tour. They’re currently available for pre-order online, and some even come with special edition souvenirs.
[h/t The Guardian]