British Postage Service Honors David Bowie with 10 Commemorative Stamps

David Bowie performs onstage during his "Ziggy Stardust" era in 1973.
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David Bowie performs onstage during his "Ziggy Stardust" era in 1973. 

The British postal service is commemorating late rock icon David Bowie by issuing a limited-edition run of 10 postage stamps featuring covers of the late singer's albums and images from his tours. One year after the British rocker's shocking death at age 69, the Royal Mail has unveiled stamps featuring the art from such landmark albums as Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, Heroes, Let's Dance, Earthling and Bowie's final work, last year's Blackstar, as well as four of his tours.

"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, the Royal Mail’s stamp strategy manager, in a press release. “Royal Mail’s stamp issue celebrates this unique figure and some of his many celebrated personas.” The honor comes after similar special runs dedicated to British rock royalty, including Pink Floyd stamps in 2015 and the Beatles in 2010. You can order the stamps, which will be released on March 14, here.




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