In the press release announcing the stamps, Royal Mail said that The Rolling Stones became only the “fourth musical group to have a special Royal Mail stamp issue”. The previous groups were The Beatles in 2007 (Scott 2420-2426), Pink Floyd in 2016 (3514-3520) and Queen in 2020 (3994-4003).
Previous British Postal Agency stamp issues have featured rock acts such as The Beatles, Elton John, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and Queen.
Most British stamp collectors and most regular pub quiz-goers will know that the first commoner to appear on a British postage stamp was William Shakespeare, who appeared on five commemorative stamps issued in 1964 .< /p>
No, not this one – rock band Queen will appear on a range of UK stamps over the summer. They are only the third band to be honored by Royal Mail, following The Beatles in 2007 and Pink Floyd in 2016.
Classic rock band Queen will be immortalized in stamp form, while The Royal Mail prepares to publish a collection dedicated to the quartet. The stamps are issued to commemorate the band’s 50th anniversary, with Queen being only the third band to receive this honor.
For the first time, living people can be honored on US postage. The US The Postal Service announced on Monday that it was ending its long-standing rule that postage stamps should not have anyone alive.
This policy was broken in 1964 and Shakespeare was the first commoner to make an entry on the stamps! He was the first non-royal member to be featured on the stamps. To celebrate the 400th anniversary of his birth, the British Post Office issued a series of stamps to celebrate the Shakespeare Festival.
In 1840 the world’s first self-adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, was issued in Great Britain. It was a black 1d stamp (an old pence) with the head of Queen Victoria.
UK’s Royal Mail commemorates the 50th birthday of the rock band Queen on the fourth set of stamps in their Music Giants series.
The Royal Mail set of thirteen commemorative stamps celebrates one of Britain’s most popular rock groups, Queen, who celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2021.