Royal Mail pay tribute to Iron Maiden with 12 special stamps

Iron Maiden have become the fifth band ever to be immortalised in stamp form by Royal Mail – see the 12 images (eight live pics and four Eddies) here.

Royal Mail pay tribute to Iron Maiden with 12 special stamps
Emily Carter

Royal Mail have revealed 12 special new Iron Maiden stamps – eight featuring live images and four of iconic mascot Eddie.

The heavy metal legends join only The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen and The Rolling Stones as the fifth band to be immortalised in stamp form, with the items available to pre-order now (they go on general sale from January 12 at the price of £17.70).

“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,” says Steve Harris. “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.”

Maiden manager Rod Smallwood continues: “As a band who have never played by anyone else’s rules for over 40 years, it’s very gratifying to see them honoured in their home country in this way. We’re proud to show how these six band members are still appealing to more and more fans every year with their music and their legendary shows – which I think these stamps really capture well. It’s also fantastic that Eddie has been honoured too – it’s incredible to think that Her Majesty, may she rest in peace, saw these and lent her iconic silhouette to them too.”

Check out the live Maiden stamps:

“Few bands in the history of rock music can be called bona fide rock legends – but Iron Maiden are just that – and more,” enthuses Royal Mail’s Director of External Public Affairs & Policy, David Gold. “With legions of devoted fans of all ages and from every corner of the globe, not only have they changed the way rock music sounds, but they have also changed the way it looks. We fully expect their fans will love these stamps as much as we do.”

See the Eddie stamps:

And catch Maiden on the The Future Past tour at the following UK and European dates:


13 Krakow Tauron Arena
19 Zurich Hallenstadion
24 Dublin 3 Arena
26 Glasgow OVO Hydro
28 Leeds First Direct Arena
30 Manchester AO Arena


3 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
4 Birmingham Utilita Arena
7 London The O2
11 Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
13 Antwerp Sportpaleis
15 Milan The Return Of The Gods Festival

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