Girl Power is coming to a British post office soon.
Royal Mail announced that legendary pop act Spice Girls will be commemorated in a series of stamps due out January 11. The occasion marks the 30th anniversary of the group’s formation
“We are so excited to be celebrated by Royal Mail, alongside some of the most iconic and influential music legends,” the Spice Girls said in a statement via the British postal agency. “When we formed the Spice Girls we couldn’t have dreamt that 30 years later we would be the first female group to be dedicated an entire stamp collection, that’s Girl Power!”
The collection features 10 stamps depicting the Spice Girls – Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) and Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) – both in individual and in group performance shots. There is also a miniature sheet featuring the members with their stamps.
“Formed in 1994, the Spice Girls are the biggest female group of all time, with worldwide record sales in excess of 100 million,” said Royal Mail in a news release. “Emma, Geri, Mel B, Melanie C and Victoria – aka Baby, Ginger, Scary, Sporty and Posh Spice – spearheaded their own rise to chart dominance at a time when girl groups were not considered to be commercially viable. Their infectious pop sound and bold ‘Girl Power!’ philosophy changed the face of music and inspired a generation of artists and fans.”
The Spice Girls stamps mark the first time Royal Mail has honored an all-female music group. Previous bands who have been commemorated on British postage include the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Queen and most recently Iron Maiden.
Memorably associated with ’90s Cool Britannia, the Spice Girls conquered the British and international charts with such hits as the iconic signature song “Wannabe,” “Say You’ll Be There,” “2 Become 1” and “Spice Up Your Life.”
The new stamps are available now for pre-sale and will be available to the general public on January 11. Additionally, presentation packs, first-day covers and other collectibles associated with the stamp release will be on sale.