- 03 Oct 19
Today, An Post launched two stamps to mark fifty years of legendary rock band Thin Lizzy.
Two national rate €1 stamps marking fifty years of Thin Lizzy were unveiled today, Thursday October 3. The stamps were unveiled in Bristol, England by the daughters, grandchildren and ex-wife of the band's late frontman Phil Lynott.
The first stamp features the artwork of Black Rose, from Thin Lizzy's ninth album Black Rose: A Rock Legend. Legendary Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick, who designed numerous Thin Lizzy covers including Black Rose, described this as “the most iconic of all Thin Lizzy’s album covers”.
The second stamp features a portrait of Philip Lynott which appears on the back of the Black Rose album.
Speaking about the unveiling, Fitzpatrick said: “As a close friend of the late Phil Lynott, I am immensely proud to have my artwork included on these stamps.
"Never in our wildest dreams while working together would Phil and I have imagined that, one day, we would be acknowledged on a national stamp!"
The new stamps were designed were designed by Steve Averill, who is perhaps better known as providing the cover art for several U2 albums.
"It’s a great honour, made extra special because another friend of mine, Steve Averill, famed for his U2 album cover artwork, designed the stamps.”
Thin Lizzy Stamp Sets from #JimFitzPatrick
I present to you these very special sets to commemorate the release of the Thin Lizzy Stamps.
Check the out here: https://t.co/xpIZ8YtxXI#ThinLizzy #ThinLizzyStamps #IrishStamps #AnPost pic.twitter.com/B2DJ2Ffnv3
— JIM FITZPATRICK (@jimfitzpatrick) October 3, 2019