The Royal Mail is celebrating one of UK's most iconic musicians, Elton John.
A set of Elton John stamps are now available for purchase, featuring eight album covers that John personally chose - Honky Chateau, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Caribou, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Sleeping With the Past, The One, Made in England and Songs From the West Coast.
'To say I was surprised when Royal Mail got in touch is an understatement," John said. "Never did I think I'd appear on a stamp!"
Royal Mail spokesperson, Philip Parker, praised John for being one of the most successful British solo artists of all time. He adds, "He has recorded some of the best-known songs in pop history such as 'Candle in the Wind' and 'Rocket Man.' Our stamps ... showcase some of his most iconic albums and celebrate his fantastic musical contribution.
There's also a Miniature Sheet that has pictures from John's iconic live shows.
The stamps are available in several sets and collections including a framed version of the stamps and miniature sheet. There's also a limited edition Dodger Stadium souvenir pack with framed prints and a pair of star-shaped 3D glasses that you can use to view the photographs in a three-dimensional perspective.
Elton John is coming back to New Zealand this February 2020. See the full details here.