Royal Mail Iron Maiden Philatelic Collection

One of the most revered and influential heavy metal bands from the golden age of heavy metal, Iron Maiden, now has its own stamp collection. Earlier this month, Royal Mail revealed 12 stamps issued as a tribute to the English heavy metal band.

Royal Mail Iron Maiden Philatelic Collection

Of the 12 stamps from the Royal Mail Iron Maiden Philatelic Collection, 8 feature images of some of their legendary performances from the 1980s to 2018. Further 4 stamps, which are presented in a miniature sheet, pay homage to the band’s mascot and undisputable heavy metal icon, Eddie. The backdrop of the miniature sheet is taken from Iron Maiden’s first official live album, Live After Death (1985).

The stamps, along with a range of collectible products, are available to buy now from the Royal Mail web store. Super fans may want to check out the Iron Maiden Limited Edition Platinum Eddie Stamps (£199.99 or around US$248), featuring platinum-layered Eddie Stamp Sheet stamps packaged in an Iron Maiden flight case.

Royal Mail Iron Maiden Philatelic Collection

Last we checked, Iron Maiden Limited Edition Platinum Eddie Stamps were marked as “out of stock” but you can log in to be notified when it is back in stock. If you are on a budget and want to have all 12 stamps, be sure to check out the Iron Maiden Presentation Pack (£17.70 or about US$22) which contains all 12 stamps.

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You may want to check out the entire collection HERE (starting at £5.85/US$7.26). Do note that some products will not be available until March 02.

With the Royal Mail Iron Maiden Philatelic Collection, the band became the fifth music act to be featured in a dedicated stamp issue after The Beatles in 2007, Pink Floyd in 2016, Queen in 2020, and the Rolling Stones in 2022. 

Royal Mail Iron Maiden Philatelic Collection
Royal Mail Iron Maiden Philatelic Collection
Royal Mail Iron Maiden Philatelic Collection

All images courtesy of Royal Mail.