Royal Mail unveil Iron Maiden stamps to pay tribute to heavy metal legends | The Sun

HEAVY metal band Iron Maiden — and their mascot Eddie — feature on this new set of stamps.

They are the fifth British group to earn their own Royal Mail designs following The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen and The Rolling Stones.

Eight stamps feature band members, including singer Bruce Dickinson, 64, and bassist Steve Harris, 66, who said: “They look superb.”

Four of them will picture zombie-like Eddie.

"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", Harris said.

"They look superb and I think they really capture the essence and energy of Maiden.


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"We're all very proud that Royal Mail has chosen to honour the band's legacy like this and we know our fans will feel the same way."

Manager Rod Smallwood agreed. "As a band who have never played by anyone else's rules for over 40 years, it's very gratifying to see them honoured in their home country in this way", he commented.

"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 honoured too – it's incredible to think that Her Majesty, may she rest in peace, saw these and lent her iconic silhouette to them too."

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