In a historic move, Royal Mail is unveiling a special stamp collection dedicated to the Spice Girls, marking the 30th anniversary of the globally influential pop group. This unique stamp issue represents the first time Royal Mail has dedicated an entire collection to a female pop group, underscoring the enduring impact of the Spice Girls.
Comprising a set of 15 stamps, the collection features iconic moments from the group’s performances between 1997 and 2012. Noteworthy inclusions are snapshots from the Brit Awards in 1997 and the London 2012 Olympic Games’ closing ceremony. Geri Halliwell-Horner’s memorable appearance in her Union Jack dress at the 1997 Brits receives special recognition with an individual stamp. Additionally, a miniature sheet showcases individual band members from the Spice World photoshoot in five separate stamps.
Formed in 1994, the Spice Girls—Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell-Horner, Melanie Chisholm, and Melanie Brown—skyrocketed to global fame with their debut single “Wannabe” in 1996, sparking the cultural phenomenon known as “Spice mania.” The group achieved an impressive nine UK number one hits, leaving an indelible mark on the music landscape with hits like “2 Become 1” and “Spice Up Your Life.”
This dedicated stamp release follows in the footsteps of previous collections honouring legendary music figures such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Rolling Stones, and Iron Maiden. The Spice Girls expressed their excitement at being recognised alongside these iconic musicians.
David Gold, Royal Mail’s Director of External Affairs and Policy, acknowledged the enduring influence of the Spice Girls not only in the realm of music but also in various aspects of life. The stamps, set to be available for purchase starting January 11, offer fans and collectors alike an opportunity to commemorate the Spice Girls’ significant contributions to pop culture over the past three decades.