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Iron Maiden Feature On New Royal Mail Postage Stamps In The UK

English heavy metal icons Iron Maiden are the latest musical act to appear on a set of stamps in the UK. The Royal Mail announced the news this week, honouring the group with a set of 12 “Special Stamps”.

Four of the stamps feature the group’s perennial mascot Eddie, while eight feature live shots from the group’s touring career. According to NME, Iron Maiden are just the fifth musical act to be honoured with a set of stamps, following in the footsteps of The Beatles in 2007, Pink Floyd in 2016, Queen in 2020, and The Rolling Stones last year.

Iron Maiden and Eddie become postage stamps

“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,” explained Iron Maiden’s manager, Rod Smallwood. “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.”

Iron Maiden released their latest album Senjutsu in late 2021, following a six year break. After being sidelined by the global pandemic (and cancelling a 2020 Australian visit), the band made their return to the live stage in 2022, continuing their Legacy Of The Beast tour, which began in 2018.

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