The Ries Chapter
Next up is the Royal Mail set of Beatles albums. The Beatles in this set range from the early 60s to the late 60s, and feature some of my favorite covers like WITH THE BEATLES, HELP!, REVOLVER, SGT. PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND, ABBEY ROAD, and LET IT BE. Each of the 6 albums featured on these Royal Mails stamps has a stack of albums underneath them. The reason I like the Royal Mails Beatles stamps is because they show off the albums’ art so darn well.
With the 50th anniversary of The Beatles Yellow Submarine this year and the USPS coming out with a John Lennon stamp this September, I decided it was time to talk about some of the past Beatles stamps.
I'll start with the 1964 Hallmark Beatles stamps. There's one for each member of the group; John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, plus one of the entire group.
Each stamp has an orange border with BEATLE printed at the top, and STAMP printed at the bottom. Their names are printed on the left and right, with a picture of each Beatle in the middle. My favorite two of this set are John and Ringo. I like these stamps over all because they’re some of the best Beatles stamps ever issued and they’re AWESOME!
Next is the Beatles Yellow Submarine stamp which was released as part of the CELEBRATE THE CENTURY – 1960s set back in 1999. This is one of my favorite Beatle stamps, because it reminds me of how much the cartoon Beatles movie “Yellow Submarine” is a trippy LSD fest and how much I love it. This Beatles Yellow Submarine stamp is beautifully designed and even matches the art on The Beatles Yellow Submarine SONGTRACK (which in my opinion is totally cool).
While writing this article I listened to some of my favorite Beatles albums, including HELP!, LET IT BE, 1, and LOVE.
This article is dedicated to one of the best Rock ‘N Roll bands ever, THE BEATLES.
Peace and Love
Happy Birthday Ringo Starr