Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Honored in Stamp Series by German Post Office
When was the last time you wrote a letter? Well, you may want to pick up a pen and paper, quill and ink perhaps, and kick it old school because Germany is giving a great reason to send postage to your friends with the Lemmy Kilmister stamp series!
The late Motorhead icon's famous visage will grace five different stamps (one of which can be seen below) which will arrive in a package of 10. The tribute was made possible through the joint effort of the Deutsche Post and the newspaper Bild, with an official statement reading, “The German official post office Deutsche Post together with Bild are honoring our beloved late Lemmy Kilmister with an official set of German postage stamps for standard size letters. One stamp package contains 10 stamps, five Lemmy motifs altogether and everyone can compile the stamps the way they like. These stamps are limited to 7777 - Lemmy’s lucky seven - and will be available for four weeks only, between May 17 and June 17," [via TeamRock].
The stamps will be available at the Bild website.
"A great artist, a gentleman, an honest and loyal person, an icon for many and an inspiration for his fellow artists and fans," the newspaper added.
Since Lemmy's passing, there has been an outpouring of tributes from around the world. Fans started a petition to change the Jack and Coke drink that was a fixture in the legend's hand to be simply dubbed 'The Lemmy' and a Swedish Thunder Car race has been changed to the 'Lemmy 500' where Saxon will perform with surviving Motorhead members, drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Phil Campbell, to play some classics for the fans in attendance.
Motorhead will be releasing a live CD/DVD, Clean Your Clock, on May 27. The set is culled from the band's final two performances in Germany on Nov. 20 and 21, a little over one month before the icon died on Dec. 28, just two days after his 70th birthday.
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