The “Parklife” Stamp: Even Better Than Sealing Your Letter With A Kiss

Oct 15th, 2009 // 5 Comments

Next year, the UK will issue a series of stamps dedicated to the art of the British album cover. The Stones’ Let It Bleed, New Order’s Power, Corruption, and Lies, Primal Scream’s Screamadelica, and Blur’s Parklife will all be honored in this 10-stamp issue. If the US had a similar stamp issue, I wonder what albums would get the nod? You’d think Thriller would be a no-brainer, and Madonna’s True Blue would look kinda dynamite, but after that… ? (First person to shout Merriweather Post Pavilion!” is fired.) The full issue of stamps after the jump.


Album Art - Block new


Haha, Coldplay. Oh, you Brits.


Design Classics: Classic Album Covers – 7 Janaury 2010 [Norvic Philatelics via NME]

  1. Any of the great ’80s indie covers would work for the U.S. – Double Nickels, Daydream Nation, Murmur (or maybe later R.E.M. like Automatic), Zen Arcade.

  2. It won’t happen here because of the culture wars. No matter how many people may love an album, there are millions more who hate it. And millions millions more who have never heard of it.

  3. Actually, the perfect American stamp would be of Talking Heads’ More Songs About Buildings and Food.

  4. @Thierry
    The Beatles had there turn in 2007 with 6 separate album stamps – http://www.norphil.co.uk/2007/01-beatles.htm

    Thank you for the link to our web site. Music fans and stamp collectors can buy these stamps and postcards first day covers from a new web page: http://www.norphil.co.uk/2010/01a-album_covers_stamps_order_form.html

    And as for the USPS – I understand that the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee is considering similar stamps in about 3 years – maybe 2012? Visit The Virtual Stamp Club (www.virtualstampclub.com) for news about all new US stamps (and other countries) and you will be sure to find it when news appers.

  5. Darn – mistyped again: “The Beatles had their turn in 2007″

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