David Bowie stamps to be rolled out by Royal Mail

David Bowie's best album cover designs to appear on Royal Mail stamps

The UK postal service is commemorating David Bowie with a set of postage stamps featuring images of six of his most iconic album covers.

David Bowie stamps

The set of 10 stamps, which go on sale on 14 March, will celebrate four of the late musician's tours and six of his albums.

Artworks from Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, Heroes, Let's Dance, Earthling and Blackstar – the final album before his death in January 2016 – will feature.

David Bowie stamps

The other four stamps will show images of Bowie performing live during the Ziggy Stardust tour in 1973, the 1978 Stage tour, the 1983 Serious Moonlight tour and the 2004 Reality tour.

The release marks the first time Royal Mail has dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure. It coincides with the 50th anniversary of Bowie's first album.

David Bowie stamps

"For five decades David Bowie was at the forefront of contemporary culture, and has influenced successive generations of musicians, artists, designers and writers," said Philip Parker, Royal Mail stamp strategy manager.

"Royal Mail's stamp issue celebrates this unique figure and some of his many celebrated personas."

David Bowie stamps

While the stamps won't be released until 14 March, presentation packs are already available to pre-order from the Royal Mail website.

Royal Mail previously rolled out a set of stamps that commemorated the London Olympics by featuring architecture from around the capital. More recently, it released a set of six animal-shaped stamps designed to appeal to children.

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