Royal Mail have literally JUST announced one of the most exciting stamp issues of the year; Sir Elton John!
50 years on from his debut album, Empty Sky, and as he continues his final world tour – Farewell Yellow Brick Road – Royal Mail take a look back at Elton’s prolific career with the third release in a series of stamps dedicated to ‘Music Giants’, preceded only by Pink Floyd and David Bowie!
With 38 gold and 27 platinum albums, a wealth of musical accolades and a knighthood to his name, it is unsurprising that Royal Mail have bestowed such an honour upon Sir Elton John in this momentous anniversary year. In fact, in terms of stamp releases, it doesn’t get much bigger than this!
So let’s take a look at the official stamps, featuring eight iconic album covers and four defining live performances in a phenomenal musical legacy…
- Honky Château 1st Class – home of Rocket Man, the titular song of Sir Elton John’s 2019 biographical musical blockbuster.
- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 1st class – arguably the artistic pinnacle of Elton’s career featuring Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting, Bennie and the Jets and Candle in the Wind, a 1997 version of which remains the biggest-selling single since UK and US charts began!
- Caribou 1st Class – best known for the epic Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.
- Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy 1st Class – the album behind the tragic Someone Saved My Life Tonight.
- Sleeping with The Past £1.55 – including Sacrifice, Elton’s first UK solo number one single.
- The One £1.55 – designed by Gianni Versace with lyrics haunted by the unfolding AIDS crisis and Elton’s personal battles, the album re-establishes a clean and sober Elton.
- Made in England £1.55 – a mature album reflecting on the highs and lows of ageing
- Songs from the West Coast £1.55 – a latter-day triumph, reminiscent of the warm sound of his early 1970’s albums.
The Live Performances
- Maddison Square Garden, 2018 1st Class – Taken from his ongoing Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, due to consist of over 300 concerts, spanning over three years
- Buckingham Palace, 2012 1st Class – Performing for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Concert, his set list included Your Song and I’m Still Standing
- Dodger Stadium, 1975 £1.55 – Taken from the West of the Rockies Tour in support of his 10th studio album, Rock of the Westies
- Hammersmith Odeon, 1973 £1.55 – Live in concert, Elton’s “Christmas Party” received national coverage on BBC radio in the UK
With Elton’s global popularity and the enormity of the release in terms of philatelic collectability, these stamps are already highly sought-after and everyone is looking for the most unusual and limited ways to own them…
Luckily, we’ve got just the thing! If you’re interested…
You have a strictly limited opportunity of own all eight of the eclectic album stamps in an exclusive capsule edition presentation! Just 4,995 worldwide!
As I’m sure you know, the most important thing to remember when it comes to brand-new stamps is securing that first day of issue postmark. Sealing a moment in time, the first day of issue postmark is the best way to celebrate this significant anniversary. What’s more, only a small number of stamps can be postmarked with that release date – 3rd September 2019 – making them exceptionally limited and all the more coveted.
Luckily, we’ve done the hard part for you! All eight stamps have been postmarked with today’s first day of issue date – 3rd September 2019 – with the Pinner postmark, paying tribute to Elton John’s birthplace. However, as so few stamps can be postmarked in this way, just 4,995 of these sets will ever exist… worldwide!
Encapsulated and housed in a premium presentation case, your stamp and postmark will remain in pristine condition for years to come. Plus, your presentation comes complete with the all-important certificate of authenticity, confirming your set’s place within the strict edition limit.