Another special stamp bearing a classic album, this time David Bowie’s seminal 1972 LP ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’. This shot was taken on Heddon Street in central London. The back cover of the original vinyl copies carried the inscription: “TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME”.
Blur’s ‘Parklife’ is among the special edition stamps. This shot was purchased by the band from an image library, and the unwitting photographer asked for a flat fee to use the image rather than a percentage. They’d previously considered shots of a fruit and veg stand and a bookmaker’s window before settling on the snarling hounds.