German Post Office to Release Lemmy Stamps
Since his tragic passing late last year, Motörhead frontman and rock lifer Lemmy Kilmister has been honored in countless forms, from hockey helmets to playable video game characters. The latest monument to the man’s legacy? The German post office has released a line of Lemmy stamps.
The collection is a collaboration between the German postal service and the nespaper Bild, and will be available between May 17th and June 17th from the Bild website, though Metal Hammer makes a point of mentioning that they’ll only be available in Germany, so I guess us yanks can’t order a book.
The paper made the following statements about the collection:
“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 letter.
“One stamp package contains 10 stamps, 5 Lemmy motives 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.
“A great artist, a gentleman, an honest and loyal person, an icon for many and an inspiration for his fellow artists and fans.”
God dammit, what the Hell is wrong with America that we’re not as metal as countries like Germany and Finland…
Anyway, we’re all for Lemmy being honored in as many ways as possible, so hats off to Deutschland for making him a part of the official postal service. If any of our German readers want to send us hate mail with a Lemmy stamp on it, we’ll gladly receive it.