WTF: Bee Gees Get Their Own Stamps

 

We’re partial to those DC and Marvel
Comics stamps, personally, but to each his own…

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Say, if you’re not doing anything this July 4 weekend, why not log on to the
world wide web, surf over to Britain’s
Isle of Man, and order you up some official
BEE GEES COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMPS! This ain’t no jive talkin’… read on.
Meanwhile, where’s our well-worn copy of Saturday
Night Fever…

 

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Isle of Man Post Office commemorates the long and illustrious career of this
world-famous Manx-born band with this set of eight stamps which chart their progress
through the years. The images are derived from the covers of many of their
milestone albums.

 

This multiple award-winning group were born on the Isle of Man to English
parents, Hugh and Barbara and the family lived in various places during the
boys’ childhood — the Isle of Man, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester and
Australia. It was here in Australia
that their musical career began. After early chart success in Australia, they returned to England where
they met Robert Stigwood who became their manager and mentor and the Bee Gees,
as they became known, were promoted to a worldwide audience.

 

It has been estimated that the Bee Gees’ record sales total more than 200
million, making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

 

Although they have lived on three different continents, the Bee Gees have
always felt a strong attachment to the Island
on which they were born. On Christmas day 1997, Manx Radio broadcast a special
programme for which the brothers recorded a version of the Island’s unofficial
national anthem “Ellan Vannin” for Manx Children in Need. “It
was such a proud moment for us” Maurice said. “Believe you me, it was
wonderful to do something for home.”

 

Sadly Maurice died in January 2003, bringing an unexpected end to one of the
most distinctive sounds in pop history. The surviving Bee Gees are proud to be
Manx-born and the Isle of Man is just as proud
of them, over fifty years after they left home.

 

Technical Details

 

Design…..Kcreative
Text……Bob Stanley
Printer…..Lowe-Martin
Stamp Size…..31.7 x 31.7mm
Colours…..5 plus gold foil
Process…..Offset Lithography
Format…..2 sheets of 16
Perforations…..14 per 2cm
Paper……110 gms
Date of Issue…..July 1st 2009

 

Products Available

 

Mint Set……£4.93
CTO Set……£4.93
Mint Sheet Set……£19.72
CTO Sheet Set……£19.72
Presentation Pack…..£5.68
First Day Cover…..£5.63
Crown Coin……£12.50
Stamp & Coin Folder…..£30.00

 

For further information regarding the Bee Gees commemorative stamps, please
contact Maxine (maxine.cannon@iompost.com) or Dot (dot.tilbury@iompost.com) at the Isle Of Man
postal service. Telephone: +44 (0)1624 698430 / Fax: +44 (0)1624 698434

 

www.iomstamps.com

 

 

 

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