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Pink Floyd gets stamp of approval

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Royal Mail and Pink Floyd have teamed up to produce a souvenir stamp product featuring the band's final studio album, The Division Bell.

Julietta Edgar, head of special stamps at Royal Mail, said: "It's the first time Royal Mail has worked with a major rock band to produce a product of this kind, and reflects the band's enormous global impact over more than four decades."

"Pink Floyd has a huge fan base around the world and this souvenir stamp sheet is for them and music fans in general."

Issued on guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour's birthday, 6 March, the sheet's design mimics a 7'' record cover and features ten of the 1st Class The Division Bell stamps, first released as part of Royal Mail's hugely successful Album Covers issue of January.

The sheet also features the lyrics of 'High Hopes', the final song on the band's final studio album, along with a Pink Floyd emblem against a background of the astonishing metal heads which featured on the record's cover.

Since its release in 1994, The Division Bell has sold more than 12m copies worldwide, and the sheet is issued as part of Royal Mail's Big Month of Music which runs throughout March.

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