An Post unveil Thin Lizzy stamps to mark band's 50th anniversary

Queues formed at Dublin’s GPO this morning as fans snapped up the two new stamps and special collector stamp sheets.

An Post unveil Thin Lizzy stamps to mark band's 50th anniversary

Two national rate €1 stamps marking fifty years of Thin Lizzy were unveiled today in Bristol by the daughters and grandchildren of legendary frontman Phil Lynott.

The first stamp features an image of ‘The Black Rose’ from the Thin Lizzy album cover of the same name. Jim describes this as “the most iconic of all Thin Lizzy’s album covers”.

The second stamp features a portrait of Philip Lynott which appears on the back of the ‘Black Rose’ album and was a particular favourite of Philip’s.

Queues formed at Dublin’s GPO this morning as fans snapped up the two new stamps and special collector stamp sheets celebrating one of Ireland’s greatest ever rock bands.

Speaking about the unveiling, Fitzpatrick said: “As a close friend of the late Phil Lynott, I am immensely proud to have my artwork included on these stamps.

Never in our wildest dreams while working together would Phil and I have imagined that, one day, we would be acknowledged on a national stamp!

"It’s a great honour, made extra special because another friend of mine, Steve Averill, famed for his U2 album cover artwork, designed the stamps.”

They are available at all post offices nationwide and at "It’s a great honour, made extra special because another friend of mine, Steve Averill, famed for his U2 album cover artwork, designed the stamps.” They are available at all post offices nationwide and at irishstamps.ie

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