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You may need to lick-it-to-ride, but hop on board the mail truck and join Sir Paul McCartney for his newest honor: His images on set of 12 special stamps!

The stamp collection features eight album covers that have defined his career, along with photos of Sir Paul in the recording studio.

The one-time Beatle has written or co-written 188 charted records in the UK and has been awarded more than 60 gold discs, and as a member of The Beatles, scored 20 number-one hits in America and as a solo artist or with Wings, 9 number one hits and 35 top-40 hits. The Royal Mail stamps are “a fitting tribute to one of the UK’s much loved and revered musical icons”.

The main set of stamps feature a selection of eight LPs, from his first solo album in 1970, “McCartney”, through to his most recent number one album, McCartney III, which was recorded and released during lockdown in 2020.

A miniature sheet of four stamps will also be available, featuring photographs of him in the recording studio, spanning three decades.  See the many incarnations of stamp collections here. 

Sir Paul himself was involved in selecting the images being used in the collection. His appearance on the Royal Mail stamps makes him just one of three individual music artists to be featured in a dedicated stamp issue: David Bowie was honored in 2017 and Sir Elton John stamps were issued in 2019, and of course in America, Elvis Presley was honored on a 29-cent stamp on January 8, 1993.
The Royal Mail stamps are “a fitting tribute to one of the UK’s much loved and revered musical icons”. The Sir Paul McCartney stamps go on sale later this month of May.
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