2-22-10 Postage Stamps
Two of my hobbies collide!
The curious items pictured are, in fact, postage stamps from
I am very OK with most of these (Pink Floyd, Blur, Rolling Stones, The Clash, Mike Oldfield, David Bowie). I don’t think you can actually buy them separately.
They come in a nice “presentation pack”, and on the reverse is information about the year of issue etc. The blurb on the back is about ‘Hipgnosis’ showing Brand X “Moroccan Roll”! And this is printed by / for the British government! Also pictured on the back are Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon”, Led Zeppelin “Presence” and 10cc “How Dare You”. I wonder if there are other designers on other ‘folders’?
Just imagine if every country did this – putting famous LP’s onto postage stamps? Would
These stamps were sent to me by a pre-internet friend in
Interesting that the British government (who made the stamps) appear to be unconcerned with the personal lives of some of the artists here – I mean, they had recently arrested members of The Rolling Stones when “Let It Bleed” came along. And aren’t New Order faux neo-nazis? Weren’t Pink Floyd famous for being an ‘acid’ band? And I believe there are some outspoken aspects to Primal Scream.
I want the
Which brings me to: I guess the British must be able to make stamps with living people on ‘em? The guy smashing the bass on The Clash album, David Bowie…still walking around…