Iron Maiden will be the fifth musical group to appear on Royal mail stamps, after the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen and The Rolling Stones.

The credit goes to what the Royal Mail describes as "genuine rock legends".

The stamps consist of images from various concerts where members Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Janick Gers, Bruce Dickinson and Nicko McBrain are seen. 

The mascot Eddie is there

Four of the stamps also feature the band's mascot Eddie, or "Eddie the head", who has been with the band since its formation in 1975.

The silhouette of the now-deceased monarch, Queen Elizabeth, can also be seen in the upper corner of all stamps.

- It's incredible to think that her majesty, may she rest in peace, saw these and lent her iconic silhouette to them, says Rod Smallwood.

See Iron Maiden's Swedish fans in the clip below, before the departure of an Iron Maiden train to Gothenburg last year.

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In the clip, you see the train and hear the fans cheering.

Photo: Elizabeth Watson