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Classic British Album Covers by Blur, Primal Scream, and others to be Featured on Royal Mail Stamps

Set Will Also Include The Clash, Coldplay, David Bowie, New Order, Pink Floyd, and others

Oct 16, 2009 Bookmark and Share

According to Norvic Philatelics (via NME), a set of 10 special Royal Mail stamps will be available early next year in the U.K. featuring the cover artwork of classic British albums. Included in the set are Pink Floyd’s Division Bell, Blur’s Parklife, The Clash’s London Calling, Primal Scream’s Screamadelica, David Bowie’s The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Coldplay’s A Rush of Blood to the Head, Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin IV, Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, The Rolling Stones’ Let it Bleed, and New Order’s Power, Corruption & Lies.

While the albums are considered classics for their content, the Norvic Philatelics site maintains that all of the artwork chosen based on its own artistic merit by the editors of three major U.K. music publications, graphic designers, and design writers. The final 10 were culled from thousands of prospective sleeves.


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Bev Goodwin
November 14th 2009

What! no Sgt Peppers!

November 15th 2009

this sucks big time, no Queen and Beatles? go and hang yourself whoever did this

Ian - Norvic
November 29th 2009

The Beatles had a 6 stamps with album covers in 2007, including Sgt Pepper!  Thank you for the link to our web site.  Music fans and stamp collectors around the world can buy these stamps and postcards first day covers from a new web page. UK collectors may also find that not all products are available at their local PO.

Malcolm Hessing
January 7th 2010

Although the selection of stamps is a good representation of album art, it is difficult to narrow it down to only 10. Surprised that Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ wasn’t chosen though. Although simple in design, it is, in my opinion, very striking. A good set of stamps none the less.

Brenda Green
August 11th 2010

I agree Malcolm, surprised to see no Dark Side of the Moon too, Royal Mail should do a Pink Floyd collection,awsome!  Must admit i’ve ordered loads of these album cover stamps, they are great & liven up an envelope big time!

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January 10th 2011

Primal scream, david bowie stamps.. LOL
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Phyllis Kimball
August 5th 2011

I’m a little disappointed that the Queens and the Beatles weren’t on the list for this. They are like the biggest classic bands. I’m glad that they chose The Clash and Pink Floyd, though. Thank you for the update.

Ian - Norvic
August 5th 2011

Phyllis - see Nov 2009 comment. “Queens” is a freudian slip, surely?  You had the Beatles in 07, and Freddy Mercury in 2000. Repetition is boring!

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June 21st 2017

The stamps looks cool however the list is incomplete without beatles

September 19th 2017

I remember buying the clash album and being a stamp collector i’m impressed that the royal mail has done a modern thing like this. It’s so refreshing. Now where can I find stamps like that?

September 19th 2017

Plenty available on eBay, I should think, and some dealers have stocks, although we sold out quite quickly.

Still some covers available on our shop