Published Oct 19, 2009Ever wish you could get postage stamps of your favourite album covers? Well, if said album covers include the Clash's London Calling, New Order's Power, Corruption & Lies, Blur's Parklife, or even Led Zeppelin's IV - oh, and you live in the UK - you will be in luck next year.
As of January 7, a new series of classic UK album cover postage stamps will be issued by UK Royal Mail, according to stamp collector site Norvic Philatelics [via NME].
According to the stamp site, the postal company had help from UK music magazine editors, writers and graphic designers to narrow the choices down to a shortlist of candidates. Then the expert team selected the ten UK album covers to make into stamps.
Besides the aforementioned albums, Pink Floyd's The Division Bell, Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Head, the Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed, Primal Scream's Screamadelica, David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells will also get the royal stamp treatment.
Is it just us, or is there something inherently cool about licking a Pink Floyd or Zeppelin stamp and sticking it on a letter to your grandma?
Now, if we could only convince U.S. Post to issue a New York noise rock or Bay Area thrash metal stamp series. Or how about Canada Post doing Nova Scotia garage rock series? Or a series of stamps devoted entirely to Nomeansno? Man, the options are endless...