Commemorative stamps are miniature works of art which bring pleasure to a lot of individuals especially stamp collectors, and each one of the collection of ten first class stamps is uniquely designed to show an album cover and a vinyl disc extending from the face of this stamp. Although these GB stamps are meant to celebrate the album cover layouts as an art form, the rolls of stamps is also serve to highlight aspects of British music culture throughout the last four decades.
These layout classics represent the very best of British album cover design and were selected to cover a variety of music genres such as conventional roll and rock, glam rock and punk.
The extraordinary image from Pink Floyd’s final studio album, The Division Bell, featuring nine feet tall metallic heads designed by Storm Thorgerson, can also be included one of this set of stunning iconic pictures.
Since these albums were widely marketed, the graphics on these stamp stamps will be immediately recognizable by many for whom a few of these bands are their personal heroes. They vary from”Let it Bleed” by the Rolling Stones that premiered in 1969 all of the way through to”A Rush Of Blood To The Head” by Coldplay, one of the biggest rock bands of the last decade, the album has been released in the summer of 2002. The cake portrayed on the Rolling Stones cover was baked by Delia Smith, then an unidentified but now a well-known celebrity chef.
Album sales are stated to have been in decline over the past five decades however there are several album covers which have an enduring appeal. Britain’s Royal Mail searched through thousands of album covers and completed extensive research before deciding on a final list of what they believed to be the ten finest designed album covers of the past forty years. From this list they made a set of postage stamps with which they kicked off the philatelic year in 2010.