"This is the first time Royal Mail has dedicated an entire
stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure,"
the company said in a statement. The Beatles and Pink Floyd have
previously been honored with a stamp issue, it said.
The 10 stamps featuring album covers as well as Bowie performing
live will go on sale from March 14, 50 years since the Londoner
released his first album and in the year that he would have
Six of the stamps bear images of album covers for "Hunky Dory",
"Aladdin Sane", "Heroes", "Let's Dance", "Earthling" and "Blackstar",
which was released just days before Bowie's death at the age of
69 from cancer in January 2016.
The other four stamps show the pop chameleon on tour over the
years, with pictures of him performing during the Ziggy Stardust
tour in 1972, the Stage tour in 1978, the Serious Moonlight tour
in 1983 and A Reality tour in 2004.
(Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)
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