Pink Floyd to Be Honored on U.K. Stamps


The British government is paying tribute to the vocation of Pink Floyd this year. On July 7, the Royal Mail will issue a combination of stamps that element the band’s famous craftsmanship and live performances. The date is the tenth commemoration of establishing guitarist Syd Barrett’s death.

Calling Pink Floyd “one of the most influential and successful British bands of all time,” the Royal Mail worked with Pink Floyd to make stamps delineating the fronts of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Atom Heart Mother, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Endless River – each with a “vinyl breakout.” Four stamps highlight them in show at different stages in their vocation: The UFO Club in 1966, 1973’s Dark Side of the Moon visit, 1981’s The Wall visit and 1994’s The Division Bell visit.

Accessible for pre-request are such collectibles as a trinket spread committed to Barrett, customized First Day Covers with an exceptional handstamp fit as a fiddle of a guitar pick, a Dark Side of the Moon Maxi-Sheet, surrounded stamps, and a few packs of their offerings. You can see all that they have at their site.

Governments have for some time been putting rockers’ pictures on stamps, most broadly in 1992, when the U.S. Postal Service made a national survey to figure out if a youthful or old Elvis Presley ought to be depicted on a memorial stamp. About 1.2 million tallies were thrown, with the youthful Elvis winning the vote, and the stamp was devoted on Jan. 8, 1993, which would have been Elvis’ 58th birthday. Different specialists to be highlighted on stamps over the world are Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Rush.

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