The Rolling Stones Are Getting Their Own Stamps Courtesy of the U.K.’s Royal Mail

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The Rolling Stones are rock and roll royalty — that much is undisputed — and now they’ll be given the ultimate treatment by the United Kingdom’s Royal Mail system: stamps!

As part of the ongoing 60th anniversary of the legendary English rockers, a series of 12 commemorative stamps emblazoned with imagery and photos of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the crew from live performances between 1969 and 2019 has been made available. There’s also one spotlighting late drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away in August of 2021.

Billboard notes that this achievement makes the Stones just the fourth band to be given this honor, joining Pink Floyd, Queen, and the Beatles.

“Few bands in the history of rock have managed to carve out a career as rich and expansive as that of the Rolling Stones,” said David Gold, director of public affairs & policy at Royal Mail, per Billboard. “They have created some of modern music’s most iconic and inspirational albums, with ground-breaking live performances to match.”

Given the collectability of stamps and the passion of Stones fans, this is a slam-dunk of an idea. And, accordingly, there are a number of special edition versions of the stamps available at the Royal Mail site.

Like these ones, which the Royal Mail site says are “plated in pure 24 carat gold with colourised and embossed detailing,” and limited to 1,962 sets:

And yes, you can purchase them from the United States, this isn’t limited to U.K.-based Stones/stamps aficionados.

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