David Bowie Immortalized with His Own Postage Stamps
Published Jan 25, 2017Now that David Bowie has been introduced to a younger generation in emoji form, the iconic rock star is set to be honoured with a slightly more archaic form of communication — stamps.
The UK's Royal Mail will issue a special edition 10-stamp collection featuring images of both Bowie's classic album covers and live performance shots. Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, Heroes, Let's Dance, Earthling and Blackstar have all been given the postal treatment, while photographs documenting 1973's "The Ziggy Stardust Tour," 1978's "The Stage Tour," 1983's "The Serious Moonlight Tour" and 2004's "A Reality Tour" have also been turned into tiny squares.
The stamps will begin to circulate in the UK on March 14 and are currently available for pre-order here. There are also a number of limited-edition stamp-related souvenir packages, including framed sets, special covers and information sheets, available here.
Royal Mail also notes that Bowie marks the first musician to have an entire collection issued in their honour, despite the Beatles and Pink Floyd both previously being toasted with single stamps.
In other recent Bowie collector news, Young Americans, Station to Station and Diamond Dogs are among the latest round of records to get treated to vinyl reissues.