Royal Mail is set to inject a dose of Girl Power into its stamps by dedicating an entire issue to the Spice Girls to mark the pop legends’ 30th anniversary.
Fans of the band, made up of Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell-Horner, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown, will be able to slam the stamps down and wind them all around after Royal Mail announced it will issue a set celebrating one of the world’s most successful pop groups.
The release marks the first time Royal Mail has dedicated an entire stamp issue to a female pop group.
The band is only the sixth music group to feature in a dedicated stamp issue, following on from The Beatles in 2007, Pink Floyd in 2016, Queen in 2020, The Rolling Stones in 2022 and Iron Maiden in 2023.
The main set of ten stamps features images from performances between 1997 and 2012, including at the Brit Awards in 1997 and at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Another image also shows a close-up of Geri Halliwell-Horner in her famous union flag minidress at the Brits in 1997, while another shows Victoria Beckham performing during The Return Of The Spice Girls Tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 2008.
The set also includes a further five stamps, presented in a miniature sheet, featuring individual images from the Spice World photoshoot, showing each band member with her nickname, Baby Spice, Posh Spice, Sporty Spice, Ginger Spice and Scary Spice for Bunton, Beckham, Chisholm, Halliwell-Horner and Brown respectively.
The Spice Girls said: “We are so excited to be celebrated by Royal Mail, alongside some of the most iconic and influential music legends.
“When we formed the Spice Girls we couldn’t have dreamt that 30 years later we would be the first female group to be dedicated an entire stamp collection, that’s Girl Power!”
David Gold, Royal Mail director of external affairs and policy said: “The Spice Girls have been a force to be reckoned with since they formed as a group in 1994.
“We are proud to celebrate the most successful female music group ever seen, not only for their music but their enduring influence over so many aspects of our lives.”
The Spice Girls burst on to the music scene in 1996 with their debut single Wannabe, which spent seven weeks at number one.
Other chart-topping hits include Say You’ll Be There, 2 Become 1, Who Do You Think You Are, Spice Up Your Life and Viva Forever.
The band also starred in a 1997 feature film called Spice World.
The stamps, and a range of collectible products, are available to pre-order from January 5 at www.royalmail.com/spicegirls and by telephone on 03457 641 641.
A presentation pack including all 15 stamps in the set is priced at £19.65.
The stamps go on general sale on January 11.
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