Iron Maiden To Be Honored With Royal Mail Stamps

Britain’s Royal Mail will be paying tribute to Iron Maiden with a new stamp collection. The stamps will be available on January 12 with some set to feature live photos and others set to feature the band’s mascot Eddie.

Bassist Steve Harris commented:

“We were all absolutely astounded — in a good way! — when we heard first about the commemorative project, and equally pretty much speechless when we saw the stamps for the very first time. They look superb and I think they really capture the essence and energy of Maiden. We’re all very proud that the Royal Mail has chosen to honor the band’s legacy like this and we know our fans will feel the same way.”

Manager Rod Smallwood continued:

“As a band who have never played by anyone else’s rules for over 40 years, it’s very gratifying to see them honored in their home country in this way.

We’re proud to show how these six band members are still appealing to more and more fans every year with their music and their legendary shows — which I think these stamps really capture well. It’s also fantastic that Eddie has been honored too. It’s incredible to think that Her Majesty, may she rest in peace, saw these and lent her iconic silhouette to them too.”

David Gold, director of external public affairs and policy at Royal Mail, added:

“Few bands in the history of rock music can be called bona fide rock legends, but Iron Maiden are just that — and more.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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