March 2, 2024
Iron Maiden Get Stamp Set from Royal Mail

It’s official—Iron Maiden are on a stamp thanks to Royal Mail, and their collectible quality will definitely appeal to us nerds.

This collection has a bit of everything, from live photos featuring all members of the band to a special Eddy collection.

Images range from the 1980s until 2018 and show: 

–    Steve Harris in Vancouver, June 2010
–    Bruce Dickinson at Hammersmith, Odeon, London, May 1983
–    Dave Murray, Adrian Smith and Steve Harris in Pamplona, September 1988
–    Nicko McBrain in Quito, March 2009
–    Dave Murray, Bruce Dickinson and Janick Gers in Rio de Janeiro, January 2001 
–    Adrian Smith and Steve Harris in Helsinki, May 2018
–    Iron Maiden at Twickenham Stadium, London, July 2008
–    Bruce Dickinson sword fighting with Eddie in Birmingham, August 2018

Shown on the stamps are:
–    ‘Iron Maiden’ Eddie: The stare that started it all. Born in 1980 – on the cover of the band’s debut album
–    ‘The Trooper’ Eddie: The unforgettable artwork for one of Iron Maiden’s greatest hit singles and, more recently, the logo for their award-winning beer
–    ‘Aces High’ Eddie: Reimagined as a fighter pilot for a song honouring the RAF servicemen who defended Britain during the Second World War
–    ‘Senjutsu’ Eddie: Samurais, feudal Japan and flashing blades inspired this katana-wielding warrior, from the band’s most recent album

Bassist Steve Harris comments: 

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

You can get the stamps here.

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