Philately has never been particularly rock ‘n’ roll, but things are set to change.

Pennie Smith’s London Calling cover shot is to be honoured with an appearance on a first class stamp being issued by The Royal Mail on 7 January 2010.

The iconic London Calling cover photograph has the accolade of being chosen by Q magazine as the best rock ‘n’ roll photograph of all time, and Pennie offers it as a signed handmade silver gelatin print, signed on the front under the image area.

Buy one and we’ll throw in a stamp!

Interestingly, the original cover artwork by Ray Lowry has just fetched £72,000 at auction – here’s what it looked like

A fascinating piece of history!