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US NewsSir Elton John is set to feature on a new set of stamps to mark his 50 years in showbiz

07:50  25 august  2019
07:50  25 august  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Sir Elton John is to receive the ultimate stamp of approval – from the Royal Mail. Sir Elton – a year into a three- year world tour of 300 concerts – has a long association with the Royal Family. A friend of the late Princess Diana, he reworked his hit Candle In The Wind and performed it at her funeral in

Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight ; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967

Sir Elton John is set to feature on a new set of stamps to mark his 50 years in showbiz © Getty Images Elton John He has sold more than 300 million records, won an Oscar and been given a knighthood, and now Sir Elton John is to receive the ultimate stamp of approval – from the Royal Mail.

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the 72-year-old singer is to feature on a new set of postage stamps to mark his 50 years in showbusiness.

Sir Elton John is set to feature on a new set of stamps to mark his 50 years in showbiz © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Sir Elton, who responded to the award of his knighthood in 1998 by saying ‘They don’t come much bigger than this’, is said to be ‘overjoyed and honoured’ by the new accolade.

It is understood there will be a set of four stamps, each charting a different phase of his career. They will go on sale in October, coinciding with the publication of his autobiography, Me Elton John.

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Sir Elton John is set to make an announcement about his future career at a press conference on Wednesday. Image copyright EltonJohn .com. He also appeared as himself in action movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle last year . The star is due to perform a duet with Miley Cyrus at

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Sir Elton John is set to feature on a new set of stamps to mark his 50 years in showbiz © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited It is understood there will be a set of four stamps, each charting a different phase of his career (pictured: A Mail on Sunday interpretation of how the stamps commemorating Sir Elton’s career could look) A source said: ‘To Elton, this is the most tremendous honour. He is absolutely overjoyed. He has been planning his own ways to commemorate his 50 years of producing and performing music, but to be noticed and celebrated by the Royal Mail is so special for him.

‘He has been honoured by the Queen before, but this is different, this is something so out of the ordinary.’

Sir Elton John is set to feature on a new set of stamps to mark his 50 years in showbiz © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited It is understood there will be a set of four stamps, each charting a different phase of his career (pictured: A Mail on Sunday interpretation of how the stamps commemorating Sir Elton’s career could look) The first commemorative stamp was issued for the British Empire Exhibition in 1924, but they were rare before 1965 when Tony Benn, the then Postmaster General, issued new criteria for what could appear on stamps.

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Sir Elton John is set to make an announcement about his future career at a press conference on Wednesday. Image copyright EltonJohn .com. He also appeared as himself in action movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle last year . The star is due to perform a duet with Miley Cyrus at

Religious services for the whole Order are held every four years ; new Knights and Male clergy of the Church of England or the Church of Scotland do not use the title Sir as they do not receive the Wives of male members of all classes also feature on the order of precedence, as do sons, daughters and

Since then, six to nine sets of commemorative stamps have been issued each year but few – apart from those celebrating members of the Royal Family or British sporting success – feature living people.

Sir Elton John is set to feature on a new set of stamps to mark his 50 years in showbiz © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A Mail on Sunday interpretation of how the stamps commemorating Sir Elton’s career could look Sir Elton – a year into a three-year world tour of 300 concerts – has a long association with the Royal Family.

A friend of the late Princess Diana, he reworked his hit Candle In The Wind and performed it at her funeral in 1997.

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