So the Royal Mail are producing Bowie Stamps in March. I seem to remember buying Bowie stamps a few years ago. I’ve also been a little dissapointed by the number of Bowie merchandise popping up on various websites over the last year. I suppose it was to be expected but it made me think about Bowie turning down Royal honours and yet the ‘Royal Mail’ is very happy to sell Bowie stamps. They would probably sell Jack the ripper stamps if they thought they had a market. Maybe they should have stuck with a second class edition!
Today on Twitter someone shared one of their vinyl bargains with me (Hounds Of Love, £2, fab). It came with a leaflet advertising merchandise available by mail order, including a Hounds Of Love t-shirt, sweatshirt and ‘art prints’ which were really just photos of Kate in a variety of super poses. This reminded me of a spiffing insert in a Bee Gees LP I bought earlier this year, plus a merch leaflet in my old copy of S’Express’ debut album from 1989.
As you might be able to see, the 14 year old me hopefully filled in the order form for an S’Express hoodie, but never got the funds together to actually get it. God knows why I selected x-large; I was 7 stone at that age (*sighs*) and although baggy was in, it would have been tent-like. Anyway, what merchandise leaflets, or indeed other interesting inserts reside in your record collections? And did you ever actually buy anything?