Royal Mail have announced a set of 12 special stamps to honour Paul McCartney.

Royal Mail have revealed images of a set of 12 Special Stamps being issued to celebrate Paul McCartney, one of the UK’s most successful songwriters and music icons.

The main stamp set features a selection of eight LPs which have defined Paul McCartney’s career from his first solo album McCartney released in 1970 through to his most recent No.1 album, McCartney III which was recorded and released during lockdown in 2020. The remaining four stamps, presented in a Miniature Sheet, feature photographs spanning three decades of Paul in the studio, recording some of the albums featured in the main set.

Paul McCartney is an icon of 20th and 21st century popular music. He is recognised by Guinness World Records as ‘the most successful songwriter of all time’ having written or co-written 188 charted records in the UK, of which 91 reached the top 10 and 33 reached No.1. He is the most successful albums act in UK Official Chart history and has been awarded more than 60 gold discs. His success in the USA includes 32 No. 1 singles and 21 Grammy awards.

Paul McCartney is one of only three individual music artists to be featured in a dedicated stamp issue after David Bowie (2017) and Elton John (2019).

Royal Mail collaborated closely with Paul and his team at MPL Communications Ltd. on the collection – with Paul having personal involvement in the images used and the wider product range created for the issue.

David Gold, Royal Mail said, “Paul McCartney remains a vital figure at the centre of rock and pop – an artist whose legacy is immense, but whose work continues to generate popular attention and critical acclaim. This dedicated stamp issue is a fitting tribute to one of the UK’s much loved and revered musical icons.”

The stamps and a range of collectible products are available for pre-order from May 6 from www.royalmail.com/paulmccartney, by phone on 03457 641 641 and from 7,000 Post Offices throughout the UK. The stamps go on general sale from May 28.

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