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Beatles covers to be on UK stamps
The first class stamp featuring Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The sleeves which were selected span the career of the "Fab Four"

Six of the Beatles' album covers are to feature in a special set of UK stamps, to be issued next month.

Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Revolver are among the sleeves which will be reproduced on 9 January.

TV show The Sky at Night, in its 50th year, will also be commemorated by the Royal Mail in 2007, with six celestial images chosen by Sir Patrick Moore.

Other subjects for sets will include UK inventions which changed the world and the abolition of the slave trade.

The diamond wedding anniversary of the Queen - whose image appears on traditional British stamps - and the Duke of Edinburgh will be marked in October.

Underwater life, British Army uniforms and the centenary of the Scout Association will also feature on stamps in the UK during the next 12 months.


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