Royal Mail stamps usually consisted of Royal faces, with the occasional special edition here and there. Yet, something we never knew we needed just happened: a set of 15 stamps solely dedicated to the Spice Girls is coming out, commemorating their 30th anniversary. Celebrating “girl power”, the occasion also marks the first time an entire set of stamps was dedicated to a female pop group.
Spice Girls is a British pop group that formed in 1994, consisting of five members, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell-Horner, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown, also known as Baby, Posh, Ginger, Sporty and Scary Spice. The group quickly took the world by storm, mainly popular among young females and femmes.
The special stamp collection includes images from concerts between 1997 and 2012, as well as five headshots of the group members. Fans can expect to see a stamp from the 1997 Brit Awards, the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, and The Return of the Spice Girls Tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 2008.
And, of course, Geri Halliwell-Horner got her own stamp from the 1997 Brit Awards in her sublime Union Jack dress.
The Spice Girls stamps will go on general sale on January 11, giving fans the chance to buy collector’s items, as well as regular stamps from Royal Mail.
In the past, Royal Mail released plenty of interesting limited-edition stamps, such as ones dedicated to Iron Maiden, including performances from Helsinki in 2018, Rio De Janeiro in 2001 and Birmingham in 2018. The Rolling Stones also got their own set of stamps, as well as Harry Potter and Paddington (how very British of us).
What are the most valuable stamps in the UK?
Stamp collectors, also known as philatelists, are always on the hunt for the world’s most valuable stamps. Thankfully, most of them are issued by the UK. The Plate 77 Penny Red stamp issued in 1863 is worth a whopping £550,000, while the Edward VII 6d Pale Dull Purple I.R. Official stamp issued in 1904 is worth £400,000. The only remaining Roses Error stamp that is missing the 13p from 1978 is worth £130,000 (the two others are owned by the king), and the Edward VII 2d Tyrian Plum (1910) costs £102,000.