IMAGINE PEACE TOWER/JOHN LENNON Icelandic stamp – designed by Örn Smári Gíslason

The stamp was designed by Örn Smári Gíslason for 9th October 2008, John’s 68th birthday.

The stamp is printed by Joh. Enschedé Security Print in Haarlem Holland.
The size of the stamp is 48.00 x 30.00. 10 stamps in a sheet .
Printing process of stamp: 4 colour offset and UV ink (John Lennon image) and phosphorus (glow in the dark effect) on the light column (Imagine Peace Tower).
Additional printing colurs are Pantone silver on stamp selvages.

Stamps, stamp sheets & First Day Covers are available to buy from the Iceland Post Office here.

New technology has made it possible to include a “hidden” image of John Lennon on the stamp; printed with a combination of UV ink and phosphorus, the stamp will seem to glow in the dark, echoing the visual impact of the actual IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.

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barbara Davis October 5, 2010 at 4:03 pm

where can we buy the stamps in the U.S.A. ??????


Tiffany October 8, 2010 at 4:27 pm

I found them on just do a search under john lennon imagine peace stamp. I think I paid $2.50 per stamp.


barbara Davis October 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm

where can we buy the stamps in the U.S>a> thank you


Gary Munn October 10, 2010 at 5:07 am

I would like to buy a set of the stamps and first day covers, but did not find out about the site in time (I am in the Pacific Time Zone. Could someone please send me the URL to purchase the stamps??

Thank you so much!!

Gary Munn


Linda Gisladottir October 18, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Hi Gary.
You should be able to purchase these stamps here:




María August 24, 2012 at 12:52 pm

If someone is still interested in buying these stams you can buy them online from Iceland Post, see (it’s under stamps 2008).

Their really beautiful :)


gacious light October 5, 2012 at 12:33 am

I’d like a rubber stamp and also stickers…and a t-shirt :-)


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