Britain’s Royal Mail Honors Iron Maiden With Postage Stamps

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Iron Maiden proved themselves to be one of the most essential acts in all of music, and now Great Britain’s Royal Mail is honoring them in a big way.

These stamps are releasing January 12 and feature both live shots of the band, as well as some classic images of Eddie on a sheet. These Eddie stamps include the covers for the albums and singles Iron Maiden, Aces High, The Trooper and Senjutsu’s inner cover.

Iron Maiden isn’t the first band to be honored in this way by the Royal Mail. In the past there have been Beatles stamps, Queen stamps, Rolling Stones stamps, Paul McCartney stamps and more.

The stamps are all a testament to the great rock n’ roll legacy of Great Britain and Iron Maiden is a more than worthy addition to the tapestry of talent already honored.

In other Iron Maiden news, Bruce Dickinson recently spoke about Iron Maiden’s penchant for theatricality and how it almost lead to a total inferno.

In Iron Maiden’s behind-the-scenes series, Dickinson said,

“That all started by accident. Early on in one of the shows, Keith let off a pyro as I was standing over the top of it, and it made me jump, ‘Whoa!,’ like that. It gave me a [fright]. I asked him afterwards, Keith …. and he was like, ‘Oh I’m so sorry,’ and I was like, ‘Oh no, was it funny?’”

Bruce followed up with Keith and says, “‘I said, ‘No seriously, was it funny? Come on, own up.’ He was like, ‘Yeah, it looked funny.’ I’m like, ‘Right! Good! So let’s have a series of them like Wile E. Coyote blowing me up around the stage and then we’ll have a big Wile E. Coyote TNT plunger blow up the stage at the end. So that’s how it started.”

Check out the stamps for yourself below, and score them (if you live in the UK or are willing to get them shipped) here.

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