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I see a little silhouetto of Her Maj: New stamps honouring rock legends Queen go on sale

I see a little silhouetto of Her Maj: New stamps honouring rock legends Queen go on sale

  • The set of special stamps will feature some of their most popular album covers
  • It will also include a miniature set marking some of their live performances
  • Queen become the third music group to have a dedicated stamp issue 

A set of special stamps is being issued to celebrate rock group Queen and will feature images of some of their most popular album covers. 

Band members said they were honoured by the tribute, which also includes a miniature set of stamps marking some of their live performances. 

There will be eight stamps with album covers on. The album covers will be Queen II (1974), Sheer Heart Attack (1974), A Night At The Opera (1975), News Of The World (1977), The Game (1980), Greatest Hits (1981), The Works (1984) and Innuendo (1991). 

A set of special stamps is being issued to celebrate rock group Queen. They are the third group to have a dedicated stamp issue

Queen II (1974)

Sheer Heart Attack (1974)

There will be eight stamps with album covers on, including Queen II (1974) and Sheer Heart Attack (1974) 

The miniature-sheet has images of Freddie Mercury at Wembley Stadium (1986), Roger Taylor at Hyde Park (1976), John Deacon at Hammersmith Odeon (1975) and Brian May in Budapest (1986). 

Taylor said: ‘Wow – stamps featuring our albums. What an honour. We must be really part of the furniture now.’ 

May added: ‘Since we four precocious boys started out on our quest 50 years ago, our lives have been devoted to making our impossible dream come true.

A Night At The Opera (1975)

News Of The World (1977)

There will also be stamps featuring the covers of A Night At The Opera (1975) and News Of The World (1977)

The Game (1980)

Greatest Hits (1981)

The Game (1980) and Greatest Hits (1981) will also feature in the set of special stamps

The Works (1984)

Innuendo (1991)

The final two albums to feature in the collection to be sold from July 9 will be The Works (1984) and Innuendo (1991)

‘Sometimes it’s strange to wake up and realise the position in which we are now held – we have become a national institution, and nothing brings this home more than this incredible tribute from Royal Mail.’ 

Philip Parker, of Royal Mail, said: ‘With their truly original, theatrical sound and effortless ability to mix musical styles, Queen are rock royalty. We pay tribute to one of the most loved bands of all time with these stunning stamps.’ 

The stamps will be on sale from July 9. 

Queen becomes only the third music group to have a dedicated stamp issue, following on from the Beatles in 2007 and Pink Floyd in 2016.  

Freddie Mercury at Wembley Stadium (1986)

Roger Taylor at Hyde Park (1976)

The set includes a miniature set of stamps marking some of their live performances, including Freddie Mercury at Wembley Stadium (1986) and Roger Taylor at Hyde Park (1976)

John Deacon at Hammersmith Odeon (1975)

Brian May in Budapest (1986)

The other two stamps marking live performances are John Deacon at Hammersmith Odeon (1975) and Brian May in Budapest (1986)

Queen becomes only the third music group to have a dedicated stamp issue, following on from the Beatles in 2007 and Pink Floyd in 2016

Queen becomes only the third music group to have a dedicated stamp issue, following on from the Beatles in 2007 and Pink Floyd in 2016

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