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Written by Matt   
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Pink Floyd - Royal Mail stamps 2016
Pink Floyd - Royal Mail stamps 2016

The UK's Royal Mail today reveal images of a set of 10 stamps that will be issued to mark the time since Pink Floyd turned professional (at the start of 1967) and became the 'house band' of the London Underground movement of music and arts. The stamps are available to pre-order from today, May 26th at and to purchase from 8,000 Post Offices across the UK from July 7th, the official "on sale" date.

Six stamps feature iconic album covers: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn; Atom Heart Mother; The Dark Side of the Moon; Wish You Were Here; Animals and The Endless River. In 2014, The Division Bell was issued by the Royal Mail in a similar edition, but in the midst of a range of covers by different artists.

A further four stamps within a miniature sheet celebrate the live performances of the band. Arguably the most visually literate band of all time, as well as being one of the most successful, their live appearances were renowned. They were among the first groups to make extensive use of light shows and projection of films for their appearances, increasing in ambition over the decades.

The four images convey the experience of these live performances, from the appearances at the influential UFO Club, London in 1966 where they stunned audiences with their revolutionary, psychedelic light show; to the extremely ambitious staging for albums such as The Wall and the Division Bell tours.

The Royal Mail website are offering a variety of different editions, and special presentation items, such as First Day Covers, framed prints, and more - all destined to be very collectable items. Place your orders now through

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