A new set of stamps is set to be released by the Royal Mail as a way of celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Spice Girls.

The group, which was formed in 1994, had enormous success in the remaining years of that decade with hits such as 'Wannabe', 'Viva Forever' and 'Who Do You Think You Are'.

Now fans of the group, which is made up of Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell-Horner, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown, can purchase stamps from their most iconic performances.

The release marks the first time Royal Mail has dedicated an entire stamp issue to a female pop group, the PA News agency reports.

Penarth Times: The Spice Girls are the first female music group to have a stamp collection dedicated to them by the Royal MailThe Spice Girls are the first female music group to have a stamp collection dedicated to them by the Royal Mail (Image: Royal Mail/PA Wire)

Spice Girls are only the sixth music group to feature in a dedicated stamp issue, following The Beatles in 2007, Pink Floyd in 2016, Queen in 2020, The Rolling Stones in 2022 and Iron Maiden in 2023.

What will be shown on the Spice Girls stamp collection?

The main set of 10 stamps features images from performances between 1997 and 2012, including at the Brit Awards in 1997 and at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Another image also shows a close-up of Geri Halliwell-Horner in her famous union flag minidress at the Brits in 1997, while another shows Victoria Beckham performing during The Return Of The Spice Girls Tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 2008.

Further images include individual shots from the Spice World photoshoot showing each band member with her nickname.

Commenting on the announcement The Spice Girls said: “We are so excited to be celebrated by Royal Mail, alongside some of the most iconic and influential music legends.

“When we formed the Spice Girls we couldn’t have dreamt that 30 years later we would be the first female group to be dedicated an entire stamp collection, that’s Girl Power!”

David Gold, Royal Mail director of external affairs and policy, said: “The Spice Girls have been a force to be reckoned with since they formed as a group in 1994.

“We are proud to celebrate the most successful female music group ever seen, not only for their music but their enduring influence over so many aspects of our lives.”

A presentation pack including all 15 stamps in the set is priced at £19.65 and they will go on general sale on Thursday, January 11.