Heroes from space

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I recently wrote about Royal Mail’s special edition stamp series honouring David Bowie. Whilst I haven’t actually had any drop into my letterbox, I’ll now be keeping an eye upwards as well just in case – the Royal Mail have just launched 52 sets of the stamps into space on special helium balloons which will fall back to earth when the balloons burst.

I was impressed when the Royal Mail initially commissioned these stamps, but literally creating falling Starmen in this very human and touching gesture is a visionary idea befitting  the man himself – lovely work.