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The Beatles’ rooftop concert commemorated by Purgatory Post

When I stopped by the post office yesterday afternoon, I had a nice surprise waiting on me: Purgatory Post’s newest stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ rooftop concert.

Pair of 4-sola Purgatory Post stamps picturing The Beatles performing on a London rooftop
Purgatory Post The Beatles’ Rooftop Concert stamps

The unorthodox concert on January 30, 1969, was the iconic British rock band’s final public performance, and was followed by the release of just two more albums: Abbey Road and Let It Be.

If you look closely, you’ll notice that the lower corners of this pair of stamps are darker than the rest of the stamps’ margins. That’s because the stamps’ designer, Scott Abbot, used an image of an apple as the background for the miniature sheets of four that contain two pairs of these stamps; the bottom pair in each sheet is as pictured here, while the top corners are darker on the top pair of stamps.

Miniature sheet containing four 4-sola Purgatory Post stamps picturing The Beatles performing on a London rooftop
Purgatory Post The Beatles’ Rooftop Concert miniature sheet

Published 2019-01-15

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