Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

52 David Bowie stamps are currently floating into space

rexfeatures_2842919am.jpg

Beloved musical and cultural icon David Bowie is now actually a starman waiting in the sky.

In what could be described as a bit of a space oddity, 52 Bowie album cover stamps are currently floating up into the stratosphere.

The 52 commemorative stamps, created specially by the Royal Mint, are to represent each of the 52 years of Bowie’s recording career.

After floating way up to the edge of space, the helium balloons carrying them will burst, allowing the stamps to float back down, honouring Bowie’s The Man Who Fell To Earth.

Fans are invited to guess where they think that the stamps will land (good luck with that) to be in with a chance of winning one of the limited edition album covers.

Related

bowiestampshero.jpg

Royal Mail to release David Bowie stamps

bowiemartin.jpg

David Bowie's most glorious rejections

'Fame 1975' - Louis Sidoli HIGH RES.jpg

Vivid Bowie neon portraits paint the icon in a new light

More

A story saying Big Ben will be renamed for Muslims has upset idiots

Winding up racists - never not funny

by Dave Fawbert
21 Aug 2017

13 facts about cheating all couples need to know

Number one fact: Don't do it

by Gary Ogden
21 Aug 2017

Londoners have revealed their favourite and most-hated Tube lines

Which is your favourite line?

by Dave Fawbert
21 Aug 2017

The 10 most liveable cities in the world have been named

Did your home make the cut?

by Tom Victor
21 Aug 2017

Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

The legendary presenter has died aged 89

by Gary Ogden
18 Aug 2017

The biggest stereotype about men and sex is actually a load of rubbish

We've been wrong this whole time

by Gary Ogden
18 Aug 2017

Discover the words that became cool in the year you were born

Were you born in the year of booty calls or cybersex?

by Emily Reynolds
18 Aug 2017

This German town came up with a genius way of humiliating neo-Nazis

Is this the best possible way to deal with them?

by Alex Finnis
18 Aug 2017

Donald Trump’s lawyer: possibly not racist, definitely not intelligent

Oldest trick in the book

by Tom Victor
17 Aug 2017

The 10 worst cities in the world to live in 2017

To put your first-world problems into perspective

17 Aug 2017