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New stamps to feature Queen (and also the band Queen)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 June 2020

Queen stamps

Queen are featured on a new set of stamps from the Royal Mail. That’s Queen the band, not the Queen. The Queen will also feature on the stamps, but really small up in the corner, so as not to get in the way of Queen the band. To be clear, these stamps are all about Queen, not the Queen. Although both do feature. I don’t think there should be any confusion here.

“Sometimes it’s strange to wake up and realise the position in which we are now held”, says guitarist Brian May. “We have become a national institution! And nothing brings this home more than this incredible tribute from Royal Mail”.

Drummer Roger Taylor adds: “We must be really part of the furniture now”.

If those statements feel slightly familiar, it’s because they are – like this article – slightly less enthusiastic versions of what everyone said when Queen featured on a set of £5 coins issued by the Royal Mint back in January.

Speaking of coins, four of the quite unnecessary 32 different packs that are available to pre-order featuring these new stamps also include coins from the Royal Mint as well.

In two of those, you can get yourself one of those aforementioned £5 coins. Or, if you’re feeling a little lighter on cash, you can buy a set with a simple £1 coin featuring the band on it. Let’s say you’re feeling a bit flush though and you’ve got £699 spare to spend on five stamps and a coin. Well, in that case, there’s a set with a gold £25 coin in it. They’re just making these things up now.

All of these stamps will go on sale on 9 Jul. I’ve heard that if you stick the stamps on the front of letters and put them in a special box, someone will take them wherever you want them to go. Don’t quote me on that though. Either way, you can have a look at all of this nonsense here.