It has been more than a year since David Bowie left us, but his musical legacy and the impact he had on entertainment and the cultural norms are the reason so many fans around the world still adore him and continue to live out his adventurous spirit. On Wednesday morning, it was announced that the Starman would be honored with a special issue of Royal Mail postage stamps featuring Bowie portraits, as well as images some of his best albums, to be released in a few months on March 14.
“We’re thrilled to reveal the next installment in our Music Giants Special Stamp series: a tribute to David Bowie, one of the most influential music and cultural figures of all time,” it read in a statement on the Royal Mail’s website. This will be the first time Royal Mail has ever dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure. Then again, David Bowie wasn’t just any music artist and cultural icon.
Included in the limited edition stamp collection will be ten different images made up of six album covers and four live shots. Album artwork will include Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, "Heroes", Let’s Dance, and of course ★. The four live shot stamps will be made up of images from The Ziggy Stardust Tour in 1973, The Stage Tour from 1978, The Serious Moonlight Tour in 1983, and 2004's A Reality Tour.
For more info on how international fans can pre-order the limited edition stamp collection and all the Bowie goodies it will also include, click here. The collection will officially go on sale March 14 via the Royal Mail website, with 7,000 Post Office branches across the UK also stocking the items.