Queen commemorated with new stamps

By Freska on June 27, 2020
September 1976: British rock group Queen at Les Ambassadeurs, where they were presented with silver, gold and platinum discs for sales in excess of one million of their hit single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, which was No 1 for 9 weeks. The band are, from left to right; Brian May, John Deacon (standing), Roger Taylor and Freddie Mercury (Frederick Bulsara, 1946 – 1991). (Photo by Ian Tyas/Keystone/Getty Images)

In a world dominated with coronavirus pandemic news it is always nice to hear about something that brings some levity.  Rock band Queen has 13 new postage stamps.  The set of stamps consist of Queen’s album covers and images from their live performances.  You can purchase them from the Royal Mail website.  Eight of the thirteen stamps depict the following records:  Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night at the Opera, News of the World, The Game, The Greatest Hits, The Works, Innuendo.  The other stamps are printed on a smaller sheet with the individual members on stage throughout the years.  Although this is Queen’s commemoration Freddi Mercury was featured in a 1999 stamp as part of the Royal Mail’s Millennium series.  Also, did you know that Freddie was a stamp collector during his childhood?  Pretty cool!

To see the Queen’s stamps click here.