Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Beatles on stamps

The UK's Times Online report Royal Mail's first issue of 2007 will show six of the Beatles most popular album covers.

The set will feature the covers of "With The Beatles" (released in the U.S. as "Meet the Beatles", "Revolver", "Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Abbey Road" and "Let It Be."

The site goes on to say, "It was only last year that the rule was deliberately broken that members of the Royal Family could be the only living people identifiable on British stamps."

"There was uproar among philatelists and royal-watchers alike in 1999 when Queen drummer Roger Taylor could be clearly seen in the background of a stamp honouring the band’s legendary late singer Freddie Mercury."

McCartney and Starr are still alive, Lennon was murdered in 1980 and Harrison died in 2001

To see other Beatles stamps from around the world, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:00 AM