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Classic Album Covers Stamps

The world’s first prepaid stamps were proposed by English schoolmaster Rowland Hill in 1837 and the first of those stamps went on sale in Britain on May 1, 1940. They were the One-Penny Black and Twopence Blue stamps, featuring Queen Victoria.

Through the years the British Post Office, or Royal Mail, has continually been at the forefront of stamp design. Now they have launched a truly great design, the Classic Album stamp collection which features 10 classic album covers to celebrate raving good music. 

Led Zeppelin IV

Led Zeppelin IV – 1971
(this album did not feature the band’s name or the album title yet sold 32 million copies)

 

Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield

Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield – 1973
(17 million copies sold)

 

Division bell - Pink Floyd

The Division Bell – Pink Floyd – 1994
(design by Storm Thorgerson)

 

Let it bleed - Rolling Stones

Let It Bleed – The Rolling Stones – 1969
(original cover by Robert Brownjohn, photo by Don McAllester, cake by Delia Smith

 

Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
– David Bowie – 1972

 

Power, Corruption & Lies - New Order

Power, Corruption & Lies – New Order – 1983
(design by Peter Saville, A Basket of Roses by Henri Fantin-Latour, 1890)

 

London Calling - The Clash

London Calling – The Clash – 1979
(photograph by Pennie Smith)

 

Screamadelica - Primal Scream

Screamadelica – Primal Scream – 1991
(design by Paul Cannell)

 

Parklife - Blur

Parklife – Blur – 1994
(design by Chris Thomson/Stylorouge, photography by Bob Thomas)

 

A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay

A Rush of Blood to the Head – Coldplay – 2002
(design by Sølve Sundsbø)

Classic Album stamp collection site

07/01/2010. Category: Media. Topic: , .

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