GREAT BRITAIN

Paul McCartney

Release Date:  28 May 2021

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Issue Date: 28 May 2021
Designer: Baxter & Bailey
Sheet Composition: panes of 48, miniature sheet of 4, collectors sheets, booklet, prestige booklet
Stamp Size: 38 x 31 mm (full pane stamps); 35 x 35 mm (miniature sheet stamps); miniature sheet size: 115 x 89 mm
Printing Method: Offset lithography; 6 x First Class booklet: Photogravure
Perforation: 14 x 14 (full pane stamps); 14.5 x 14.5 (miniature sheet stamps)
Printer: International Security Printers
Quantity: 

Design #1: 1st Class – McCartney (17 April 1970)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design #2: 1st Class – Ram (17 May 1971)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design #3: 1st Class – Venus and Mars (27 May 1975)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design #4: 1st Class – McCartney II (16 May 1980)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design #5: £1.70 – Tug of War (26 April 1982)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design #6: £1.70 – Flaming Pie (5 May 1997)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design #7: £1.70 – Egypt Station (7 September 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design #8: £1.70 – McCartney III (18 December 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Pane of 48 First Class Stamps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Pane of 48 £1.70 Stamps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miniature Sheet of 4 Stamps – McCartney In the Studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design #9: First Class – Recording McCartney  (December 1969-February 1970)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design #10: First Class – Recording Ram  (October 1970-March 1971)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design #11: £1.70 – Recording McCartney II  (June-July 1979)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design #12: £1.70 – Recording Flaming Pie (February 1995-February 1997)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uncut Press Sheet of 16 Miniature Sheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Booklet of 6 First Class Stamps – Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Booklet of 6 First Class Stamps – Pane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation Pack – Folded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation Pack – Expanded 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation Pack – Expanded 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prestige Booklet – Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prestige Booklet – Pane of 4 First Class Stamps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prestige Booklet – Pane of 4 £1.70 Stamps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prestige Booklet – Pane of 4 ‘In The Studio’ Stamps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prestige Booklet – Pane of 8 Definitive Stamps + 1 Label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited Edition Prestige Booklet – Folder Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited Edition Prestige Booklet – Unfolded Showing Front Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited Edition Prestige Booklet – Back Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited Edition Prestige Booklet – Certificate of Authenticity (Front)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited Edition Prestige Booklet – Certificate of Authenticity (Back)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stamps Pack (Protective Strip on Card Backing)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miniature Sheet Pack (Protective Strip on Card Backing)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back of Card Backing Used for Stamps and Miniature Sheet Packs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ram: Fan Sheet of 4 Stamps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McCartney III: Fan Sheet of 4 Stamps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albums: Fan Sheet of 8 Stamps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collectors Sheet of 10 Stamps + 10 Labels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert Card Used in All First Day Covers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Day Cover: 8-Stamp Set – Liverpool Postmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Day Cover: 8-Stamp Set – Tallents House, Edinburgh Postmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Day Cover: Miniature Sheet – Liverpool Postmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Day Cover: Miniature Sheet – Tallents House, Edinburgh Postmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Day Cover: Prestige Booklet Definitives Pane – Liverpool Postmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Day Cover: Prestige Booklet Definitives Pane – Tallents House, Edinburgh Postmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Day Cancellation – Liverpool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Day Cancellation – Tallents House, Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictorial Cancellation – London NW8 (used on Medal Covers pictured below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictorial Cancellation – Campbeltown (used on Medal Covers pictured below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal Cover (8-Stamp Set) – Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal Cover (8-Stamp Set) – Insert Folder Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal Cover (8-Stamp Set) – Insert Folder Opened

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal Cover (8-Stamp Set) – Insert Folder Back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal #1 Obverse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal Cover (Miniature Sheet) – Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal Cover (Miniature Sheet) – Insert Folder Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal Cover (Miniature Sheet) – Insert Folder Opened

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal Cover (Miniature Sheet) – Insert Folder Back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal #2 – Obverse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Folder – Front Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Folder – Opened

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Folder – Back Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Folder – 8-Stamp Set Holder Card (Front)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Folder – 8-Stamp Set Holder Card (Back)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Folder – Miniature Sheet Holder Card (Front)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Folder – Miniature Sheet Holder Card (Back)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Folder – Album-Sized Print of McCartney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Folder – Album-Sized Print of Ram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Folder – Album-Sized Print of Venus and Mars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Folder – Album-Sized Print of McCartney II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Folder – Album-Sized Print of Tug of War

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Folder – Album-Sized Print of Flaming Pie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Folder – Album-Sized Print of Egypt Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir Folder – Album-Sized Print of McCartney III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard #1 – McCartney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard #2 – Ram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard #3 – Venus and Mars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard #4 – McCartney II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard #5 – Tug of War

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard #6 – Flaming Pie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard #7 – Egypt Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard #8 – McCartney III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard #9 – In the Studio, McCartney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard #10 – In the Studio, RAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard #11 – In the Studio, McCartney II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard #12 – In the Studio, Flaming Pie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard #13 – In the Studio Miniature Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eight mint stamps honoring the music legacy of Paul McCartney – recognized by Guinness World Records as the most successful songwriter of all time.

Four First Class and four £1.70 stamps presented as two horizontal se-tenant strips.

A collection of eight Special Stamps, each featuring a classic album from Paul McCartney’s record-breaking career.

The set is book-ended by the inclusion of McCartney, his first solo release from 1970, and 2020’s McCartney III.

First Class | McCartney  (1970)
A clean break from The Beatles and as far from the production extravaganza of their final album Abbey Road as you can get, Paul McCartney’s solo debut was recorded mostly in his living room, with its author playing every instrument. The sound of a brilliant musical mind throwing out random ideas – and finding they all work – still sounds compelling 50 years on, with its loose patchwork of songs, fragments of songs, instrumentals and experiments.

First Class | RAM (1971) 
More professionally recorded than McCartney’s debut, RAM nevertheless shared its charming, homespun feel. Credited to Paul and Linda McCartney, RAM took in everything from the gentle, ukulele-driven ‘Ram On’ to the hardrocking ‘Smile Away’ and the experimental song suite ‘Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey’, the latter an unexpected US Number One. The closing ‘The Back Seat of My Car’ defines the adjective ‘McCartneyesque’ – impossibly melodically rich, apparently effortless songwriting.

First Class | Venus and Mars (Wings, 1975) 
Venus and Mars’s ‘Rock Show’ is a paean to the kind of huge stadium gigs that McCartney’s 1970s band Wings would help pioneer: their ensuing world tour became one of the mid-1970s’ most celebrated musical events. Partly recorded in New Orleans, Venus and Mars captures Wings at their zenith: a supremely polished band operating on the cusp of pop and rock, mixing hits – ‘Listen to What the Man Said’ – with more whimsical ideas, among them a cover of the theme from TV soap Crossroads.

First Class | McCartney II (1980) 
Once more recorded at home and greeted with bafflement on release, McCartney II eventually assumed its rightful place as one of its author’s most celebrated solo albums. McCartney threw himself into experiments, largely driven by synthesizers and drum machines, that ranged from the funky (‘Temporary Secretary’ or ‘Coming Up’) to the flatly bizarre (‘Bogey Music’). The same sessions produced ‘Wonderful Christmastime’, a perennial favorite of the festive season.

£1.70 | Tug of War (1982) 
Produced by George Martin after the break-up of Wings, the global chart-topper Tug of War is a songwriting masterclass. ‘Ebony and Ivory’ and ‘Take It Away’ were the big hits and the reflective tribute to the late John Lennon ‘Here Today’ perhaps its most enduring moment, but the album is densely packed with fantastic tracks, the supremely funky Stevie Wonder collaboration ‘What’s That You’re Doing’ and the gorgeous ballad ‘Wanderlust’ among them.

£1.70 | Flaming Pie (1997) 
Inspired by the years spent working on The Beatles’ Anthology and mostly coproduced by Jeff Lynne – who had also worked on ‘new’ Beatles songs ‘Free as a Bird’ and ‘Real Love’ – and featuring a rare co-writing credit for Ringo Starr, Flaming Pie saw McCartney strip back his sound, a move that allowed an extremely strong, occasionally understated set of songs to flourish. Poignantly, Flaming Pie is also the last McCartney album to feature the backing vocals of Linda McCartney, who died the following year.

£1.70 | Egypt Station (2018) 
In 2018, Paul McCartney unexpectedly teamed up with Adele producer Greg Kurstin and – on ‘Fuh You’ – blue-chip pop songwriter Ryan Tedder. But Egypt Station is not a straightforward lunge for latter-day pop contemporaneity: it is an impressively varied album, which switches between the raucous stomp of ‘Come on to Me’, the troubled, reflective ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘Hunt You Down/Naked/C-Link’, the latest in a long line of McCartney tracks that segue different song fragments together in a thrillingly episodic whole.

£1.70 |McCartney III (2020) 
Inspired by the circumstances of lockdown to return to the home-studio, one-man-band approach of the previous albums in the McCartney series, McCartney III unexpectedly appeared at the end of 2020, a critically lauded collection of songs that ranged from acoustic ballads to tough rock and roll. The experimental spirit of its predecessors in the McCartney series was underlined by its lengthy instrumental opener, ‘Long Tailed Winter Bird’, and the powerful, episodic eight minutes of ‘Deep Deep Feeling’.

Paul McCartney Miniature Sheet: £5.10 

A captivating Miniature Sheet featuring rarely seen photographs of Paul McCartney in the recording studio.

The Paul McCartney Miniature Sheet celebrates a leading light of UK rock and pop at work in his element – the recording studio.

Four stamps feature images spanning three decades of sessions for solo albums that appear in the main stamp set. Two First Class and two £1.70 stamps are set against a fifth shot capturing McCartney’s musical mastery and enjoyment of studio life.

First Class | McCartney

First Class | RAM

£1.70 | McCartney II

£1.70 | Flaming Pie

Paul McCartney Press Sheet: £89.75

Discover an exceptional, highly-collectible keepsake, direct from the printing press – a Press Sheet with 16 Miniature Sheets featuring photographs of Paul McCartney in the recording studio.

A limited edition of just 200 individually numbered copies.

Paul McCartney 6 x 1st Class Stamp Book: £5.10

Printed in gravure, the First Class McCartney and McCartney II stamps are set against a background image inspired by his psychedelic ‘Magic Piano’.

A set of four self-adhesive First Class definitives framed by two Special Stamps from the Paul McCartney issue.

Paul McCartney Presentation Pack: £16.20

Discover and cherish a souvenir celebrating Paul McCartney’s extraordinary music career.

All eight Special Stamps alongside a separate Miniature Sheet and carrier card with stamps and stories focused on McCartney in the recording studio.

Renowned music journalist Alexis Petridis takes a fascinating and insightful journey through half a century of success as a solo artist and with Wings.

The pack includes images from the McCartney archive and features vibrant, colourful illustrations inspired by his psychedelic ‘Magic Piano’.

Paul McCartney Prestige Stamp Book: £20.25

This 24-page Prestige Stamp Book contains all eight album cover Special Stamps spanning Paul McCartney’s remarkable success as a solo artist and with Wings.

Rarely seen photographs of McCartney in the recording studio appear on the four Miniature Sheet stamps.

With stunning photography and words from renowned rock and pop critic, Alexis Petridis, the Prestige Stamp Book takes the reader on a journey through the extraordinary life and career of Paul McCartney right up to the modern era and the release of McCartney III.

The book contains all 12 Paul McCartney stamps perforated as panes within the book, plus an extra pane of definitive stamps which is unique to the stamp issue.

Paul McCartney Limited Edition Prestige Stamp Book: £49.99

A special edition of the beautifully presented and fact-packed Prestige Stamp Book, containing all 12 stamps from the Paul McCartney issue within a stunning 24-page publication.

Eight Special Stamps feature album covers from more than half a century of music as a solo artist and with Wings.

Archive photographs of McCartney in the recording studio appear on the four Miniature Sheet stamps.

The stamps are presented as perforated panes alongside an extra pane of definitive stamps unique to this issue.

This special edition book features a photograph taken by Paul’s daughter Mary for the McCartney III cover photoshoot in 2020 on the front, contrasted beautifully with a classic photo of Paul on the back cover taken by Linda McCartney in 1973.

The book is neatly packaged in a matte black folder which incorporates McCartney’s signature in silver foil on the cover.

A limited edition of just 1,970 individually numbered copies in honour of Paul McCartney’s first solo album, released in 1970.

Includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

Paul McCartney Fan Sheet – RAM: £7.50

A Fan Sheet commemorating the 50th anniversary of McCartney’s second solo album, RAM.

Four gummed stamps are set against the cover of the album.

A limited edition of just 5,000 individually numbered copies.

Paul McCartney Fan Sheet – McCartney III: £7.50

The McCartney III Fan Sheet features four gummed £1.70 Stamps depicting the cover of the music icon’s album, recorded at home and released during lockdown.

A limited edition of just 5,000 individually numbered copies.

Paul McCartney Fan Sheet – Albums: £10.90

All eight Paul McCartney Special Stamps with album covers charting half a century of success as a solo artist and Wings frontman.

Features Four First Class and four £1.70 stamps against a montage of the featured albums.

A limited edition of just 5,000 individually numbered copies.

Paul McCartney Collectors Sheet: £13.00

A stunning showcase of 10 Paul McCartney Special Stamps with labels featuring a range of personal and professional photographs of McCartney, taken throughout his career.

The gummed stamps and labels are set against a dramatic backdrop capturing McCartney performing on the Freshen Up tour in 2019.

 First Day Covers (8-Stamp Set): £12.90

Celebrate half a century of McCartney magnificence. A collection of eight Special Stamps, which include iconic solo and Wings albums – from 1970’s self-titled debut to last year’s home-recorded lockdown release McCartney III.

Customize your First Day Cover with a choice of two special edition postmarks. The standard Tallents House postmark is inspired by Paul McCartney’s song ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’ dedicated to Linda. The alternative postmark features Paul McCartney’s signature and his hometown Liverpool as the postmark location.

Inside the special edition envelope is an information card containing stories and images covering McCartney’s record-breaking career in music.

Unaddressed (“non-personalised”) first day covers available until 26 August 2021.

First Day Covers (Miniature Sheet): £6.80

Take a peek behind the scenes with a customisable First Day Cover Miniature Sheet featuring four superb stamps with images capturing Paul McCartney at his most productive – in the recording studio.

First Day Cover extension: Royal Mail is extending the First Day Cover deadline for this issue due to the uncertainty and restrictions on movement arising from COVID-19. This applies until further notice to First Day Covers ordered directly from Royal Mail as well as to those submitted from Post Office branches for cancellation at a Special Handstamp Centre.

First Day Covers (Prestige Booklet Definitives Pane): £4.15

A customisable First Day Cover featuring the distinctive pane of definitive stamps included in the Paul McCartney Prestige Stamp Book.

The stamps surround an image of McCartney captured during the cover photo shoot for 1979 album McCartney II and are set against a backdrop featuring the ‘Magic Piano’ motif.

Paul McCartney Medal Cover: £19.99 and Silver Medal Cover: £99.99 

This highly collectible Medal Cover showcases key albums in Paul McCartney’s musical journey from 1970 onwards.

It includes a highly collectible medal struck by The Royal Mint exclusively for this stamp issue.

The medal features a psychedelic motif taken from the Wings Over Europe tour bus and McCartney’s signature on the reverse.

All eight Paul McCartney Special Stamps celebrating more than half a century of classic solo and Wings albums are handstamped with a special postmark featuring the silhouette of a piano and London NW8 representing Abbey Road Studios.

A limited edition of 10,000.

Silver Medal Cover (available 11 June 2021):

A limited edition souvenir celebrating the astonishing career of a UK music icon.

The plectrum-shaped medal struck by The Royal Mint is the first of its kind and features a motif inspired by the Wings Over Europe tour bus on the front and Paul McCartney’s signature on the reverse.

The medal is produced using .925 Ag Sterling Silver and specially polished dies to achieve a stunning mirrored and frosted finish to the design.

All eight Paul McCartney Special Stamps featuring album covers spanning more than 50 years as a solo artist and with Wings are presented on the envelope.

The stamps are cancelled with a special edition postmark featuring a piano and the location London NW8 in reference to Abbey Road Studios.

The richly illustrated pack takes a closer look at the unique sound and style of each of the albums in the stamp set from McCartney in 1970 through to McCartney III in 2020.

Individually numbered, limited edition of only 1,000 covers.

  

Paul McCartney In The Studio Medal Cover: £19.99 and Silver Medal Cover: £99.99

This richly illustrated pack includes a highly collectible medal struck by The Royal Mint in the shape of a plectrum, with engraved illustrations on both sides.

The medal is the first of its kind and depicts a Höfner bass guitar on the front and McCartney’s signature on the reverse.

The Miniature Sheet’s four stamps featuring rare photographs of McCartney in the recording studio are handstamped with a special Höfner bass guitar postmark with the location Campbeltown, which is close to McCartney’s home in Scotland.

The pack explores the importance of home studio recording throughout McCartney’s career and his desire to push himself outside of his comfort zone in search of new sounds and styles.

A limited edition of 10,000.

Silver Medal Cover (available 11 June 2021):

A limited edition souvenir celebrating the astonishing solo career of a UK music legend.

The plectrum-shaped medal struck by The Royal Mint is the first of its kind and features a Höfner bass guitar on the front and Paul McCartney’s signature on the reverse.

The medal is produced using .925 Ag Sterling Silver and specially polished dies to achieve a stunning mirrored and frosted finish to the design.

The Miniature Sheet’s four stamps feature rare photographs of McCartney in the recording studio.

The stamps are cancelled with a special edition postmark featuring a Höfner bass guitar and the location Campbeltown, which is close to McCartney’s home in Scotland.

The richly illustrated pack explores the importance of McCartney’s DIY home studio recording sessions and his desire to push himself outside of his comfort zone in search of new sounds and styles.

Individually numbered limited edition of only 1,000 covers.

Paul McCartney Stamp Artwork Souvenir Folder: £24.99

An amazing LP-sized souvenir containing all Paul McCartney Special Stamps plus eight colourful enlarged prints of the album stamps.

Inspired by the retro feel of a vinyl record cover, this stunning souvenir folder includes eight high quality enlarged prints of the Paul McCartney album stamps, perfect for framing.

Also included are the eight album Special Stamps and the ‘In the Studio’ Miniature Sheet affixed to two illustrated presentation cards.

Beautiful contrasting photography of Paul in 2020 and 1970 adorns the front and back covers while the inner spread features a colourful design inspired by his ‘Magic Piano’.

A truly unique collectible for McCartney fans to enjoy and treasure.

 

Paul McCartney Postcards: £5.85

A superb collection of postcards featuring enlarged images of the eight Special Stamps and four Miniature Sheet stamps, plus the composite Miniature Sheet.

Perfect to collect, frame or send to a McCartney fan.

Paul McCartney In the Studio Frame: £39.99

A striking framed presentation featuring four enlarged prints of the stamps in the Paul McCartney ‘In the Studio’ Miniature Sheet.

The photographs arranged chronologically show McCartney performing in the recording studio at different stages in his career for four of his solo albums; McCartney in 1970, RAM in 1971, McCartney II in 1980 and Flaming Pie in 1997.

The images have been mounted within individual apertures alongside a printed Paul McCartney signature and professionally framed with a fixture for hanging.

Displayed in a premium brushed black frame with silver inset trim.

Dimensions: 35cm x 35cm

Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist and bassist for The Beatles. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.

A self-taught musician, McCartney is proficient on bass, guitar, keyboards, and drums. He is known for his melodic approach to bass-playing (mainly playing with a plectrum), his versatile and wide tenor vocal range (spanning over four octaves), and his eclecticism (exploring styles ranging from pre-rock and roll pop to classical and electronica). McCartney began his career as a member of The Quarrymen in 1957, which evolved into The Beatles in 1960. Starting with the 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, he gradually became The Beatles’ de facto leader, providing the creative impetus for most of their music and film projects. His Beatles songs “And I Love Her” (1964), “Yesterday” (1965), “Eleanor Rigby” (1966) and “Blackbird” (1968) rank among the most covered songs in history.

In 1970, McCartney debuted as a solo artist with the album McCartney. Throughout the 1970s, he led Wings, one of the most successful bands of the decade, with more than a dozen international top 10 singles and albums. McCartney resumed his solo career in 1980. Since 1989, he has toured consistently as a solo artist. In 1993, he formed the music duo The Fireman with Youth. Beyond music, he has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, land mines, vegetarianism, poverty, and music education.

McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. He has written or co-written 32 songs that have topped the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2009, had sales of 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. His honors include two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1999), 18 Grammy Awards, an appointment as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1965, and a knighthood in 1997 for services to music. As of 2020, he was one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, with an estimated fortune of £800 million.

  

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