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Led Zeppelin's 1971 Fourth Album Cover Featured in new Royal Mail UK Stamp Collection

January 8, 2010

Jimmy Page has launched a new set of stamps in the U.K. featuring classic album covers from the last 40 years.

British postal service Royal Mail went through thousands of pieces of artwork to draw up a short list of 10 for the set, released today.

They include Led Zeppelin IV, the classic 1971 album that contained Stairway To Heaven and which sold 32 million copies.

Page, who helped design the artwork for IV, said: "Almost 40 years after the album came out, nobody knows the old man who featured on the cover, nor the artist who painted him, that sort of sums up what we wanted to achieve with the album cover, which has remained both anonymous and enigmatic at the same time."

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