In celebration of The Rolling Stones' 60th anniversary, the Royal Mail are releasing a collection of postage stamps in their honour.
A dozen designs were created by the postage company in collaboration with members of the band and their management team to mark ‘60 years of iconic music and legendary shows’, according to the Royal Mail website.
Eight of the stamps feature the Stones performing at a selection of highly-praised shows such as London's Hyde Park in July 1969, New York, USA in July 1972, Knebworth, Hertfordshire in August 1976 and Tokyo, Japan, in March 1995.
Legendary Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away in August last year, will also be printed on a tribute stamp, featuring him performing on stage in Düsseldorf, Germany, in October 2017.
The remaining four stamps consist of two shots of the band and two promotional posters used on worldwide tours over the years, presented together on a miniature sheet.
In a press statement, Royal Mail Director of Public Affairs & Policy David Gold says: “Few bands in the history of rock have managed to carve out a career as rich and expansive as that of The Rolling Stones.
“They have created some of modern music’s most iconic and inspirational albums, with ground-breaking live performances to match.”
The Rolling Stones are the fourth iconic English rock band to get their own postage stamp collection, following The Beatles in 2007, Pink Floyd in 2016 and Queen in 2020.
The stamps are available to pre-order from today (January 11) and will go on general sale on January 20 via the Royal Mail site. A range of collectors items including prints, postcards and more featuring the special images will also be available.