Saturday, October 17, 2009

Legendary Finnish Bands on Stamps

All right, you philatelists, time to get out your checkbook 'cause there are some hot new stamps coming out in January!

England is issuing a set of stamps based on classic album covers (I would say "rock album covers", but Tubular Bells doesn't really qualify as "rock").

The Royal Mail began with extensive research of existing lists and "greatest album covers" polls, talked to music publications and graphic designers, and culled the list down to the top 10.

The list of legendary bands includes Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin.

The set will be issued on January 7, 2010.

But wait, it just gets better!

Finland will also be releasing a set of music-based stamps on January 25th. These stamps celebrate such legendary 80's Finnish bands as Eppu NormaaliPopeda, and Maarit (who may be here, or may not be, it's not clear).

The stamps, designed by Klaus Welp, will be issued in a strict limited edition of 500,000 sheets, unless demand is great and more need to be printed.

Wales Online
Norvic Philatelics (photo)
YLE (photo)

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