David Bowie


Collect GB Stamps David Bowie at Royal Mail

This is the first time Royal Mail has dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure. They are issued in the year of what would have been his 70th birthday, and 50 years since his first album release. Endlessly innovative and pioneering, he is widely regarded as having elevated his music to an art form.


2017 (March 14 2017)
Commemorative


Stamps

David Bowie 1st Stamp (2017) Hunky Dory

Hunky Dory

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Bowie’s fourth album and released in December 1971. Time magazine chose it as part of their "100 best albums of all time" list in January 2010.


David Bowie 1st Stamp (2017) Aladdin Sane

Aladdin Sane

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His sixth album and released in April 1973. The album features the iconic photograph by Brian Duffy


David Bowie 1st Stamp (2017) Heroes

Heroes

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His twelfth studio album and released in October 1977. This was the second instalment of his "Berlin Trilogy" recorded with Brian Eno and Tony Visconti. The title track remains one of Bowie's best known and acclaimed songs.


David Bowie £1.52 Stamp (2017) Let's Dance

Let's Dance

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His fifteenth studio album and released in April 1983. Co-produced by Nile Rodgers, and featuring three of his most successful singles Let's Dance, Modern Love and China Girl. Let's Dance is Bowie's best-selling album.


David Bowie £1.52 Stamp (2017) Earthling

Earthling

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His twentieth studio album and released in February 1997. The striking cover art features Bowie in an Alexander McQueen designed Union Flag coat.


David Bowie £1.52 Stamp (2017) Black Star

Black Star

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Bowie’s 28th and final studio album, released on his 69th birthday - 8 January 2016 - and charting at No.1 in more than 20 countries. Bowie died two days after the release of Black Star, the album reaffirming his legacy as modern music’s most unrelenting innovator and topping critics’ ‘Best of 2016’ lists.


David Bowie 1st Stamp (2017) The Ziggy Stardust Tour, 1972

The Ziggy Stardust Tour, 1972

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The tour promoted The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars studio album and took in the UK, North America, and Japan.


David Bowie 1st Stamp (2017) The Serious Moonlight Tour, 1983

The Serious Moonlight Tour, 1983

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The tour was designed to support the Let's Dance album and was Bowie's longest, largest and most successful concert tour.


David Bowie 1st Stamp (2017) The Stage Tour, 1978

The Stage Tour, 1978

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Also known as Isolar II – The 1978 World Tour and The Low / “Heroes” World Tour because it was staged to promote the Low and “Heroes” albums


David Bowie 1st Stamp (2017) A Reality Tour, 2004

A Reality Tour, 2004

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Staged to promote the Reality album this tour was to be Bowie’s last tour.


Presentation Pack

Presentation Pack Cover

First Day Cover

First Day Cover Insert

Miniature Sheet

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