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Beatles stamps most popular released by Royal Mail in last ten years

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Beatles stamps the most popular special collection released by Royal Mail in last ten years
By Agency Staff
3 June 2015

Plaque to be placed on post box outside Metropolitan Cathedral marking 50 years of special stamps

Royal mail stamp featuring The Beatles albums from 2007
Royal mail stamp featuring The Beatles albums from 2007

by Emilia Bona

A special stamp collection featuring The Beatles’ classic album sleeves remains the most popular of the last decade.

The 2007 stamp issue honoured ten of the band’s most iconic album covers including Abbey Road, Revolver, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Help!



This year, the Royal Mail will be celebrating 50 years of Special Stamps. Since the programme began in 1965, the Royal Mail has issued over 2,600 special stamps.

To mark the anniversary, the Royal Mail will attach plaques to 50 postboxes across the country, in places where a special stamp features a landmark, or where someone of note was born or lived.

The Archbishop of Liverpool will today unveil a postbox plaque featuring the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on Hope Street.

Royal mail stamp featuring The Beatles albums from 2007
Royal mail stamp featuring The Beatles albums from 2007

The Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon, The Archbishop of Liverpool, said: “I am delighted that Royal Mail has chosen this unique way to celebrate a special local landmark through a stamp on a local postbox, giving the community an opportunity to share in the tribute.”

The plaque will provide information about a 1969 special stamp on which the Metropolitan Cathedral featured.

Royal mail stamp featuring The Beatles albums from 2007
Royal mail stamp featuring The Beatles albums from 2007

Stamps on other postboxes around the country include images of Winston Churchill, Dylan Thomas, York Minster and Sherlock Holmes.

Andrew Hammond, director of stamps and collectables at Royal Mail, said: “The UK’s towns and cities have influenced stamp designs over the past 50 years. At the same time, our iconic red postboxes have formed memorable landmarks across the country since 1852.”



In pictures: John Lennon stamps from around the World



Republic of Abkhazia John Lennon stamp


German stamp of John Lennon circa 1988


Republic of Mali 1996 John Lennon stamp


John Lennon Stamps


Republique Centrafricaine, 2011. John Lennon and the beatles stamps


John Lennon stamps from Republic of Chad


Republic of Chad stamps of John Lennon


Republic of Niger stamp of John Lennon


Tanzania stamp of John Lennon


1980 Two Beatles John Lennon date of death & vigil first day covers from US & UK 


John Lennon Stamps from Tanzania


John Lennon stamps from Antigua


John Lennon stamp from Republic of Djibouti


Gibraltar John Lennon Stamp


Ivory Coast stamp of John Lennon


John Lennon stamp 


The Democratic Republic of Madagascar stamp of John Lennon


Guinea stamp of John Lennon


St Vincent stamp of John Lennon


Guyana John Lennon stamps


Republic of Palau stamp of John Lennon


St. Vincent stamps featuring John Lennon


Republic of Chad stamp of John Lennon


The Democratic Republic of the Congo stamp of John Lennon


Republic of Rwanda stamp of John Lennon


Republic of Mali stamp of John Lennon


John Lennon The Beatles Collectible Postage Stamp Mozambique


Guinea-Bissau - John Lennon Stamp 


Republic of Mali stamp of John Lennon


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